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USDA: Natural selenium good for sheep

Friday, February 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — A more cost-effective, longer-lasting selenium supplement for livestock may soon be available, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist. Animals as well as humans need selenium, a trace mineral and component of antioxidants, to stay healthy. Inadequate selenium in sheep reduces conception rates, increases neonatal mortality, and in some instances, causes “white […]

Youngstown meeting doesn’t give exact answers to earthquake questions

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — Without a doubt, injection wells in Ohio will continue to be a hot topic in the future. Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone convened a public meeting of the city of Youngstown public utilities committee Jan. 11 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. Area residents came in the hopes of finding out some information about […]

Organizations announce sheep and goat WebEx series in February

Friday, January 13, 2012

COLUMBUS — In a coordinated effort, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension are sponsoring the 2012 Sheep and Goat WebEx Series this winter. Health programs. The Sheep and Goat WebEx Series will replace the district sheep and goat program series that started in 2001. The 2012 Sheep and Goat WebEx Series […]

NAILE 2011 takes over Louisville, Ky.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

During NAILE, the event hosts nearly 23,000 livestock entries from almost every state.

Vacation With Us… Hayes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Janet Hays (left), of Kensington, Ohio, and Sally Hays (right), of Guilford Lake, Ohio, went on a bus trip to Wisconsin Dells, House on the Rock and Chicago in June.

Chardon team places 12th in Envirothon

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CHARDON, Ohio — The Chardon High School Envirothon team, representing the state of Ohio, placed 12th in the North American Envirothon. The team previously made it to the national level four years in a row: placing fifth in 2006, eleventh in 2007, fifth in 2008 and eighth in 2010. Competition The Chardon team competed with […]

Records fall at Butler Farm Show market livestock sale

Friday, August 12, 2011

Several records were set at this year’s market livestock sale at the Butler Farm Show, including a record $25.50 per pound for the grand champion hog.

LETTER: HSUS has a goal for Ohio and farmers need to stand up

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Editor: In August 2010 HSUS started its first phase of killing Ohio farms. They were given all the help they needed by the Ohio Farm Bureau and ex-Gov. Ted Strickland. But maybe it started before then; maybe it started a year earlier when the Ohio Farm Bureau pushed the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Telling […]

Blue catfish project moves to Hoover Reservoir

Saturday, August 6, 2011

COLUMBUS — Yearling and fingerling blue catfish will be stocked into Hoover Reservoir for the first time this fall, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. Pilot project This stocking effort is part of a pilot project conducted by the division’s Inland Fisheries Research Unit to determine if stocking blue catfish […]

Ohio couple receives national young Jersey breeder award

Friday, July 8, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio —David and Beth Ertl, Edison, Ohio, received one of six Young Jersey Breeder Awards given by the American Jersey Cattle Association in ceremonies during the association’s annual meetings in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Pioneer experts: Bunker management offers bottom-line advantages

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa — Growing conditions determine fiber digestibility, and the right combination of weather conditions make for an optimum silage crop, say experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. While temperatures and moisture levels over the course of the growing season will set the stage, producers can actively take steps to preserve silage quality […]

Milk board maintains current dairy price

Thursday, June 23, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) commended the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) for its decision to maintain the current $2.15 over-order premium for Class I milk paid to Pennsylvania dairy farmers. The decision covers a six-month period beginning July 1. “We believe the board recognized the negative impact that historically high production costs […]

Research brings precision agriculture into the milking parlor

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A research and extension team led by dairy systems management extension specialist Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Animal and Food Sciences, is embarking on a two-year study to advance precision dairy farming at the UK Coldstream Dairy Research Farm.

Farm and Dairy’s Just Say Cheese photo contest

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June is National Dairy Month, so we figured, why not celebrate? In honor of our love for all things dairy — “dairy” is half of our namesake, after all — Farm and Dairy wants your best dairy-related photos.

Life Out Loud: Where does the time go?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The graduate. She has deep blue eyes, a gorgeous smile, and her senior class superlative is “prettiest hair.” That makes sense. She does have the prettiest hair. It’s a gorgeous shade of deep, natural red. This was true even when she was mostly bald and later, briefly, when it all sort of fluffed around her head like a vibrant dandelion puff.

Study finds hide color isn’t crucial

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Animal scientist Ty Lawrence knows that it’s what’s under the hide that counts. The West Texas A&M researcher was in a beef packing plant one night when he had a revelation: “I’m looking down the stun line and the cattle that were coming toward me were a Heinz 57 mix of hide […]

Worried about emerald ash borer? You don’t have to cut ash trees down

Monday, April 4, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — Cutting down ash trees isn’t the only strategy for managing emerald ash borer (EAB) in residential and municipal landscapes.

Ohio care board OKs stall confinement for young veal calves

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A close call, but majority says confinement offers benefits for calves 10 weeks and younger.

Ohio Beef Expo to provide live video of sales and shows

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Beef Expo will once again provided live streaming video March 19 on the Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental and Maine-Anjou sales on as well as both the junior market animal show and heifer show rings March 20. This coverage can be accessed on the Ohio Beef Expo site at or at […]

Top trainer and instructor to teach winning ways clinic in March

Monday, February 14, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Art O’Brien, leading equine trainer, instructor and exhibitor, will provide detailed riding and showing instruction at the 25th annual Winning Ways Clinic March 12. Location The clinic will be held at the Snider Agricultural Arena at Penn State University and will continue the tradition of providing practical, do-it-yourself skills for youth and […]


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