Archive for November, 2014

Plan now for the summer slump

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What are you going to do this summer when growth in your cool-season pastures slows down? What will you do if they stop growing altogether sometime this summer? You must be thinking, “Aw come on man, why are you asking me that when spring has barely gotten into gear?” The answer is simply that a […]

Auction Roundup — Real estate, cars sell well at auctions

Thursday, April 30, 2009

- Bob Wagner and Associates, Inc. of North Canton, Ohio, held the Gyalai trust auction April 19 in Canton with 210 registered bidders. The top-selling item was a 1998 Lincoln Town car that sold for $6,000. Other highlights included a 1994 Buick Skylark for $3,800; a Hummel Ring Around the Rosie for $1,050; International sterling […]

The Cookie Crumbles This Way

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Homemade cookies are always a welcome treat, so when I received a request for chewy cookie recipes, I didn’t have to think twice. Follow recipes closely and measure ingredients carefully for best results; using the correct ingredients is key. Here are some other pointers adapted from allrecipes.com. Fats. Cookies are made primarily with butter, margarine […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 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).

Big biz and the big university

Thursday, April 30, 2009

When David Chicoine explains his new, part-time job — one of 11 members of the board of directors at seed giant Monsanto Co. — it all sounds very smart, very modern, very…good. “Big companies like Monsanto,” related Chicoine in an April 21 telephone interview, “have contacts anywhere they find talent. Their only interest is high […]

Producers should maintain herd health amid swine flu outbreaks

Thursday, April 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The strain of swine flu suspected of sickening dozens of people in the United States and killing more than 150 in Mexico, known as the H1N1 virus, is a new strain that has never been found in U.S. swine herds. “Reports indicate that the H1N1 virus in the current outbreak is a […]

Parenting 101: Cajoling and punishment

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I suspect that civilization, as a whole, took a nosedive the very moment people started trying to reason with children. Children are, by nature, unreasonable. Children are basically egos with lungs and legs. Nonetheless, modern parents seem to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to coax, cajole and downright beg their progeny to “please, […]

It’s been such a long time coming

Thursday, April 30, 2009

“It is late April. Daylight comes now around 4 o’clock. While the sky is still dark roosters begin to crow from various farms in the neighborhood. Their voices pierce the dark sky like a knife cutting a design in the top crust of a raspberry pie, and the morning comes through like colored juice out […]

DIBS address issues facing dairy producers dealing with milk prices

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Plummeting prices in the dairy industry are creating critical cash-flow and long-term survivability issues on Ohio’s 3,328 dairy farms. Full awareness Cost-cutting decisions must be made with full awareness of both short and long-term production and economic consequences. For instance, do you really save money by buying a bull and not purchasing frozen semen? A […]

Spring migration and its parade of color are under way

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A flash of red signals the return of a male rose-breasted grosbeak. A lemon drop bouncing across a country road means yellow warblers are back. And a patch of deep blue atop a withered snag tells me indigo buntings have arrived. Spring migration and its parade of color are under way. The colors of birds […]

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