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Animal industry considered “acceptable collateral damage”

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Editor: As an animal owner I was completely stunned on June 30 with the announcement of the “agreement” between Gov. Strickland, OFBF/Commodity Leaders and HSUS. In the weeks since, I have researched all three groups and the “agreement.” However, representatives of both the OFBF and the governor’s office give very different answers to the very […]

Nearly 2,000 accepted into program that gives health care coverage to early retirees

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the first round of applicants accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program. Nearly 2,000 employers, representing large and small businesses, state and local governments, educational institutions, non-profits and unions have been accepted into the program and will begin to receive reimbursements for employee […]

Oregano in the dairy ration? Could ease greenhouse gassy cows, increase milk production

Monday, August 30, 2010

During Penn State University experiments, oregano consistently reduced methane produced by cows without demonstrating any negative effects (plus it increased milk production).

Cut alfalfa early for best spring growth

Monday, August 30, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa — Timing the final alfalfa cutting before mid-September offers regrowth opportunities to reduce the risk of winter injury, say experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. “Whether a grower is in a three- or four-cut alfalfa program, cutting from Sept. 10 to Oct. 1 in most northern climates rarely allows the crop […]

Richman Farms sweeps championship awards at Ohio District 8 Holstein Show

Monday, August 30, 2010

WELLINGTON, Ohio — Richman Farms, Richard Indoe and Family, Lodi, Ohio, took home the championship awards at the Ohio District 8 Holstein Show held Aug. 24 at the Lorain County Fair, Wellington. Their senior 3-year-old cow, Mors Roller SS Just Once, was chosen as intermediate champion and went on to be named the grand champion […]

Michigan confirms two human Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Outbreak in southwest Michigan remains a threat to horses and people.

Lower wheat production across the globe may mean brighter economy

Saturday, August 28, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A drought in Russia and reduced global wheat production along with shifts in U.S. crop production affect the entire U.S. agricultural outlook. Changes in one sector ripple through all farm segments. A mid-year update of the 2010 U.S. agricultural baseline shows increased wheat exports, moderate rises in grain prices and modest recovery […]

Hereford group releases heifer calving rate data

Friday, August 27, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Hereford Association released its first heifer calving rate (HCR) expected progeny differences (EPD) in late July. Using whole herd total performance records data submitted by AHA members since 2001, these values show genetic differences in Hereford sires for the likelihood of their daughters to calve as heifers. Details More […]

Co-products, cornstalk residue cut cow feed costs

Friday, August 27, 2010

URBANA — University of Illinois researchers recently discovered that feeding co-products and cornstalk residue in the winter can save cow-calf producers up to $1 per day per cow as compared to feeding hay. Feed costs continue to be the number one detriment to profitability in cow-calf operations. With feed comprising 60 percent of a producer’s […]

Pennsylvania preserves farmland in 16 counties

Friday, August 27, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board recently added 4,528 acres on 40 farms to the state’s nationally recognized Farmland Preservation Program, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said. Counties The action keeps those lands in agricultural use and protects them from development. The latest farms to be preserved are located in Adams, Berks, […]

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