Archive for November, 2012

Holstein sale averages over $2,000

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — When the gavel fell for the last time at the Ohio Holstein Spring Sale March 21 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, 46 registered Holsteins had sold for an average of $2,058. Biggest bid Topping the sale was Shultz Shottle Krisp, a 3-year-old daughter of the popular Picston Shottle-ET. She was […]

Geauga County farmers weigh energy projections

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CHARDON, Ohio — Dale Arnold, director of energy services for the Ohio Farm Bureau, spoke glowingly of the future of farm-produced energy March 27. Since last summer’s gas prices exceeded $4 a gallon and helped bring the economy down, people have become far more attuned to the need for domestic fuel and energy sources, he […]

USDA: Purchase of nonfat dry milk helps both farmers and low-income families

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WASHINGTON — The USDA is transferring approximately 200 million pounds of nonfat dry milk from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service for use in domestic feeding programs. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the goal is to help support both low-income families struggling to put nutritious food on their […]

More than 325 head of cattle sold at 2009 Ohio Beef Expo in Columbus

Monday, March 30, 2009

COLUMBUS — More than 30,000 cattle industry enthusiasts attended the Ohio Beef Expo March 20-22 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. In its 22nd year, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association hosted the annual event. The major attraction March 21 was six purebred sales. A total of more than 325 lots were sold with an […]

There is no answer to your question

Monday, March 30, 2009

Editor: In his commentary, “Can’t feed the hungry without farmers,” in the March 26 issue, Denny Banister makes some very valid points. His common sense reasons for continuing direct payments to farmers with one half million dollars in annual sales include: 1. Those farms produce 75 percent of the entire U.S. food supply and we […]

Affordably controlling Johne’s disease

Monday, March 30, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin field trial has proven that a Johne’s disease control program is both effective and affordable. The disease can cause body wasting and chronic diarrhea, but not all cattle show these clinical signs, which creates a dilemma for dairy producers. Which cows should be removed or isolated from the herd? It’s […]

Ohio hunters help offset hunger

Monday, March 30, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio deer hunters have donated more than 54,800 pounds of venison to local food banks through the 2008-09 deer hunting season, according to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Meals The 54,800 pounds of venison equals approximately 219,200 meals for Ohioans in need. […]

Dairy Calf and Heifer leader offers online tour

Monday, March 30, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz. — A checkoff-funded virtual tour titled “Dairy beef from start to finish” was recently presented at the Dairy Calf and Heifer annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz. The video features Bart Hanson, DCHA president, on his custom calf and heifer raising operation, Amber Hills Ranch. Topics The tour discusses their operation, the importance of […]

Reducing tillage in organic vegetables

Monday, March 30, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — “Is there a way to try something different to move to less tillage?” That’s the question Anu Rangarajan, the director of Cornell’s Small Farm Program, asked an overflowing crowd at the latest Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference. Rangarajan urged the growers at this PASA annual Farming for the Future […]

USDA: Ohio hog numbers up; U.S. numbers down

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ohio hog producers had 1.97 million hogs on hand March 1, 2009, up 2 percent from last quarter and up 6 percent from a year ago. U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2009, was 65.4 million head, down 3 percent from March 1, 2008, and down 2 percent from December 1, 2008.

More than 100 black bear sightings in Ohio in 2008

Saturday, March 28, 2009

ATHENS, Ohio — One hundred-five black bear sightings were reported in 21 Ohio counties last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Confirmed sightings Of that number, state wildlife personnel confirmed 38 sightings, a similar count to the 39 confirmed sightings in 2007. The confirmed sightings of 2008 occurred in […]

The big planting question: Corn or soybeans?

Friday, March 27, 2009

You can toss a coin, but don’t ignore your own experience when making planting decisions.

From corn and soy to cupcake wrappers, cork and toilet paper

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Three teams of Purdue University students that created new uses for corn and soybeans — melt-away cupcake liners, biodegradable cork and toilet paper — took top honors March 23 in the Student Soybean and Corn Innovation Contests. The competition, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, […]

Ohio family wins logger of the year

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — Redoutey Logging, a family logging business based in Scioto County, recently accepted the 2009 National Outstanding Logger of the Year award in recognition of excellence in environmentally-friendly harvesting practices, business operations, employee safety training and for community contributions. The Redoutey’s recognition is the first time an Ohio logger has ever been selected the […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget (or at least ‘hazard a guess’ as to its use).

Ohio nature preserve facility gets a facelift

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — On April 18, the Ohio Historical Society and the Cedar Bog Association will dedicate a new education center. New facilities The building will include a modern classroom, restrooms, office space, sales area and exhibit space. The entire design has been planned, not as a destination in itself, but as a compliment to the […]

Ohio Beef Expo names breed winners

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — More than 30,000 cattle industry enthusiasts attended the Ohio Beef Expo March 20-22 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. In its 22nd year, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association hosted the annual event. Over 325 head of cattle were sold in the various purebred sales for an average of $2,369. The following are the […]

Auction Roundup — Real estate, firearms and farm equipment bring high bids at auctions

Thursday, March 26, 2009

- Don R. Wallick Auctions Inc. of Strasburg, Ohio, held a real estate auction of the Harriett B. Snoga estate in Uhrichsville, Ohio, March 14. The 221 acres were sold as an entirety for $475,000. – Auctioneer Nick Cummings of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. Inc. of Columbia City, Ind., held a land auction […]

Ohio Beef Expo “Ear Man”

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sometimes the most important person on a cattle photo shoot isn’t the photographer, it’s the “ear man.” Here, a little wave of the baseball cap out-of-sight of the main camera keeps this winning Hereford at attention at the 2009 Ohio Beef Expo.

FSA Andy for March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hello again! The Farm Service Agency wants to remind interested applicants FSA offers loans for farmers to purchase farmland and to finance agricultural operations. FSA loan programs are designed to help producers who are temporarily unable to obtain private or commercial credit. In many cases, applicants are beginning farmers who have insufficient net worth to […]

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