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Horses ‘utterly horror-stricken’

Thursday, August 26, 2004

“For those who did not drive one, automobiles were an unmitigated nuisance and often provided even dangerous situations.

Crop report prompts prognostication

Thursday, August 26, 2004

It happened again the other evening, just as it happens every year after the USDA farmer-rattling August Crop Production Report.

Planning your fall/winter grazing

Thursday, August 26, 2004

August is the month to begin planning your fall/winter grazing.
By the end of August many practices will have to be implemented in order to maximize forage production.

Milking preparation: Secret methods of producing high quality milk

Thursday, August 26, 2004

“Pre-milking cow preparation – secret methods of producing high quality milk” catchy title!
That “Secret Methods” part is a particularly nice touch

Back to school project

Thursday, August 26, 2004

It’s hard to believe that summer break from school is drawing to an end. Many of us are already involved with sports practices and band camp that kept us thinking of school and schedules.

Pride and prejudice: Geography as destiny

Thursday, August 26, 2004

In the heartland of this great nation, we’ve apparently all entered the Witness Protection Program. Our exact locations must remain a closely guarded secret.

Dairy 4-H’ers show in Holmes Co.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

MILLERSBURG, Ohio – Judge Lee Kohler of Baltimore, Ohio, commended 4-H club dairy members for their entries in the Holmes County Junior Fair Dairy Show.

Pa. farmers apply for fuel tax refund

Thursday, August 26, 2004

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Any Pennsylvania resident who uses liquid fuels in agricultural production is eligible for a tax refund.

Northeast Ohio Holsteins take honors

Thursday, August 26, 2004

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Northeast Ohio District Holstein Show was July 24 in Canfield, Ohio.
Under perfect weather, judge Dave Dyment of Ontario, Canada, surveyed 136 head of top dairy cattle.

Locust invasion threatens agriculture

Thursday, August 26, 2004

KAEDI, Mauritania – As swarm after swarm of desert locusts – some of them up 40 kilometers long and containing billions of insects – arrive in the agricultural south of this West African country, farmers, herders and government alike say that without outside help the region’s population is facing catastrophe.

Florida Cattlemen’s Association assessing damage in wake of Charley

Thursday, August 26, 2004

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Sixth-three percent of Florida ranches, stocked with approximately 1.2 million head of beef cattle, were significantly damaged by Hurricane Charley, according to estimates of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association.

Do you want to early wean calves?

Thursday, August 26, 2004

FARGO, N.D. – Midsummer means the calves should be maximizing gain at 20 to 30 pounds per week.
Recent seasonal rains have made the cows walking milk machines, which should continue as long as there is adequate forage quantity and quality.

Clarion Co. Fair sale totals are up

Thursday, August 26, 2004

CLARION, Pa. – The Clarion County Fair 4-H livestock auction held July 30 totaled at $58,242.50, up substantially from last year’s total of $48,871.

Shaver’s Creek: Look into an owl’s world

Thursday, August 26, 2004

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. – Do you see that white light? Blink. Blink. Blink.
It isn’t an emergency strobe light but it is a warning.

Gov. Rendell spells out ACRE

Thursday, August 26, 2004

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. – Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell bolstered his plan to keep farmers out of court in front of more than 600 people at Ag Progress Days last week in Rock Springs, Pa.

Waltrip’s wonder

Thursday, August 26, 2004

With help from a Columbus art student and a Missouri crop cutter, Hartville-area farmer-turned-entrepreneur Bill Bakan has fashioned a corn maze complete with the NASCAR and NAPA Auto Parts logos and Michael Waltrip’s No.

Tractor roll-over demonstrations show severity, reality of accident

Thursday, August 26, 2004

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. – Parents pushed toddlers in strollers closer to the barrier fence and pointed to their older children to watch as a New Holland tractor rolled over a hillside at Ag Progress Days last week.

Jefferson County Fair: Grand champion hog sets record; sales up $35,000

Thursday, August 26, 2004

SMITHFIELD, Ohio – If Jefferson County 4-H and FFA members were stranded on an island last week, what are the two things they’d have been sure to bring with them?
Their livestock projects and plenty of buyers, which is exactly what the young people brought to Friendship Park bidders’ pavilion Aug.

Don’t keep it: Seed wheat quality not up to par for next crop’s planting

Thursday, August 26, 2004

SALEM, Ohio – There’s no question about it: Whenever there’s a wet spring and summer, farmers will have trouble with their wheat crop.

Grand champion steer sold for $3 a pound to Hoss’s Steak & Seafood House.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Eleven-year-old Jocelyn Kelly’s summer show season started out on a painful note, but ended in pleasure.

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