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Shorthorn female reigns supreme

Thursday, January 22, 2009

There was a great deal of excitement as the supreme champion beef winners were named Jan. 12 at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

New York Farm Show to offer sessions on farming for the future

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The 24th annual New York Farm Show will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26-28 at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. The indoor farm show will offer new and practical equipment, services and products for farming. More than 425 exhibitors covering more than 215,000 square feet will be available. Two […]

Ohio cattlemen remember Roy Wallace, present top awards

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

COLUMBUS — A year ago, the U.S. beef industry mourned the death of Ohio’s Roy Wallace, vice president of beef programs at Select Sires, who died suddenly while attending the National Western Livestock show in Denver. On Saturday, the Ohio beef industry celebrated Wallace’s life and contributions, as the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association awarded its Industry […]

Meetings offer advice for beef farmers

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Turbulent change has rattled the beef industry recently, leaving many producers wondering how to take the next step. A February meeting series called Managing Dynamic Change in the Beef Industry will guide farmers through the process of understanding today’s beef cattle business. Topics to be covered include herd profitability; buying, selling and […]

Erie Co. maple producer gets highest honor at Pa. Farm Show

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Janet Woods, a native of Edinboro, Pa., was named premier exhibitor, the highest honor in the maple syrup competition, at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show. A three-year farm show exhibitor, Woods also won the Best Maple Syrup award and more than $500 in prize money. A good run Co-chair of the show’s […]

Champion animals hit auction block at Pa. Farm Show

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Evan Vonada, a 4-H’er from Clinton County, earned a $10,000 bid for his grand champion market steer at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Hoss’s Steak and Sea House purchased the 1,300-pound champion at the farm show’s sale of champions Jan. 13. This year’s sale totaled $32,800. The second-highest selling animal at the sale […]

Kuhn expands in U.S. and France

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

BRODHEAD, Wis. — North America, Inc., of Brodhead, Wis., is expanding to the manufacturing plant in Brodhead, and is opening a new, large machine assembly facility in Monswiller, France. A 66,000 square foot expansion at the Brodhead manufacturing plant opened in September 2008, and is now fully operational. This new facility has allowed for critical […]

Accelerated Genetics has sexed semen

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

BARABOO, Wis. — Sexing Technologies of Navasota, Texas, has set up an operational semen-sexing lab at Accelerated Genetics production facility in Westby, Wis. ACC-SS sexed semen will be available on many of Accelerated Genetics’ proven sires and new genomic high-value young sires to customers around the world. ACC-SS sexed semen is processed through Sexing Technologies […]

Milk pricing system needs to change

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Editor: In these times of plunging milk prices, it must be remembered that traders on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange who are driving down milk prices to dairy farmers nationwide are real people with real names and real motivations. There is more involved here than just the economy. This reminds me of a quote by Kenneth […]

Organic marketers emphasize selling strategies for new growing season

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CORALVILLE, Iowa — As America’s organic crop producers prepare for another growing season, they are reaping the benefits of strong and stable prices during a time of economic crisis. Although organic grain producers have experienced only moderate price softening, compared to the negative price volatility of conventional crops. Annual growth rate The organic market has […]

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