The notion of milking cows with a robot, let alone one named “Lely Astronaut 3,” might remind some milk producers of science fiction shows like Star Wars or Star Trek. There is no known robotic milker currently installed in Ohio, but these sleek, high-tech machines are tugging on the barn doors of some of the state’s most progressive dairies, and the seemingly fictional concept is proving to be a science rooted in efficiency and increased productivity.
LANSING, Michigan — Michigan is one step away from approving a new bill to regulate animal care in agreement with standards outlined by one of the nation’s most active animal welfare organizations — The Humane Society of the United States.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Duroc gilt and Hampshire boar topped a field of 364 animals in the open breeding swine show at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition Oct. 2. Along with the receiving the champion banners, the two winners each received $250 from EMM Sales & Service, Brownstown, Pa. The winning Duroc gilt, exhibited by […]
WASHINGTON — Senate and House negotiators agreed Sept. 30 to provide $350 million for U.S. dairy farmers. Under the language that Congress still must approve, $290 million would be provided in direct support to dairy farmers using guidelines to be determined by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack under an expedited process.
Twin-row cropping is growing in popularity because of yield gains and low cost in new equipment.
The ODA has completed its investigation and found no violations of the grain warehouse law.
Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Topping more than 1,000 entries at the 46th All-American Dairy Show held in Harrisburg, Pa., Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, owned by Allen Bassler, Jr. of Upperville, Va., once again took home the supreme champion title Sept. 24. A seven-time All-American Brown Swiss, this 11-year-old cow was supreme champion of the All-American Dairy […]
(Reed Tychonski photo) Bill Neptune of New Concord, Ohio, set a new record at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Neptune’s entry tipped the scales at 1,503 pounds. That’s 328 pounds heavier than last year’s king pumpkin and 214 pounds larger than any other pumpkin displayed at the festival during its 46 years. Second place went to […]
The lamb, hog and steer sale was held Sept. 24 at the Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009. This year was a big year for Landon Helmke who earned both grand champion steer and grand champion hog honors.
Scenes from the Farm Science Review 2009
Fair season is over and the memories are filed in another chapter in a Mahoning County family’s life.
Lots to see at the 2009 Farm Science Review, including this whopper Ag-Bag X114 silage bagger that can fill a 500-foot bag in less than four hours. The Review, which continues through Thursday, Sept. 24, is held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.
(Scroll down to see more photos from this year’s U.S. draft horse plowing match, held in Dayton, Ohio.) DAYTON, Ohio — Carriage Hill MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio, hosted the Ohio state and U.S. draft horse plowing matches over Labor Day weekend, establishing bragging rights for a year for a host of enthusiasts. During the last […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said the root mealybug has been found in some soybean fields. He and […]
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Run with pink pigs and shoot up the corn maze with pink paintballs for cancer awareness at Niederman Family Farm this fall.
We asked our readers to answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Our readers took us up on the chance to tell their stories and responded with some amazing accounts of their auction bargains. They submitted incredible stories of hidden treasures and complete surprises. They all really did get […]
This year’s Farm Science Review runs Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.
On the record with Sommer Mueller, DVM, director of Food and Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Bob Evans Farms, discussing animal welfare in Ohio.
A Portage County farmer is named one of the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award recipients this year.