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.
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.
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.
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 […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Cutting down ash trees isn’t the only strategy for managing emerald ash borer (EAB) in residential and municipal landscapes.
A close call, but majority says confinement offers benefits for calves 10 weeks and younger.
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 www.ohiobeefexpo.com or at www.dvauction.com. […]
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 […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An online seminar offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension at 1 p.m., Feb. 16, will cover what Pennsylvania residents, who benefit financially from natural-gas wells on their properties, need to know about tax implications. Associate Professor of Forest Resources Mike Jacobson will address primarily landowners who want to understand the basic […]
PORTAGE COUNTY, Wis. — Anyone taking the recent, mysterious deaths of 200 steers in a Portage County, Wis., feedlot as a sign of the apocalypse can rest easy. The cows, according to the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, were done in by bad spuds. Specifically, the cows were poisoned by a toxin found in moldy sweet […]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report that shows 15 years of successful results from its nationwide effort to address acid rain. Since its inception in 1995 as part of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, EPA’s Acid Rain Program has earned widespread acclaim due to dramatic sulfur dioxide (SO2) […]
George Eli Sharec One of Ohio’s biggest champions of conservation efforts and no-till production, George Eli Sharec, died May 2, 2008, His life’s passion revolved around the family farm in Trumbull County. Awareness of conservation practices began when George, his wife, Ruth, and George’s father, Eli, acquired their first Conservation Farming Guide from the Trumbull […]
TOLEDO — Rabo AgriFinance now owns several Vreba Hoff Dairy farms as Southern Michigan Dairies LLC. The bank is now running Vreba Hoff I, Vreba Hoff II and the Waldron Dairy. In addition, Van Ham Dairy LLC, a 2,200-cow dairy in Continental, Ohio, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court […]
2010 is a year that many in agriculture will not soon forget. Here is a look back at some of the stories that have touched the ag community.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Extension and the OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics have scheduled the first Ohio Farm Management Conference Jan. 25-26 at the University Plaza Hotel in Columbus. The event is designed to provide livestock and row crop producers, as well as agribusiness professionals, a competitive edge in the […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — A staggering number of Western bean cutworm moths were trapped in Ohio corn fields this year compared to previous years, however, economic damage has yet to be recorded. Corn pests “The large increase of adult moths caught and the presence of the pest on infested corn suggests that producers will have to […]
What will the agreement with Ohio farm groups and HSUS mean with a new governor? Time will tell.
“Use it up; wear it out; make it do; do without. Host a harvest party to the harvest moon, use up apples in a bobbing contest for the little ones, serve cider to all. High spirits will carry a community through the hard, lean times.” — Mildred Barrington, 1929 >On the days when I no […]
PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Young Birders Club raised over $3,000 during the club’s recent Big Sit fundraiser. The idea behind a Big Sit is to raise money through pledges and gifts based on the number of bird species identified from 17-foot circle during a limited period of time. Species The more species spotted, the […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Harvesting corn and soybeans may be the only thing on the minds of Ohio growers at the moment, but they shouldn’t overlook the importance of soil testing for soybean cyst nematode. Soil sampling in the fall is the first step to a soybean cyst nematode management program and the best way to […]