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 […]