Thursday, September 19, 2019
Farming 101

Farming 101

Farm and Dairy is featuring a series of “101” columns throughout the year to help young and beginning farmers master farm living. From finances to management to machinery repair and animal care, farmers do it all.

Economic losses in dairy herd production can often be attributed to foot problems. Learn more about potential issues and how they can affect your herd.
bumper pull trailer

With fair season underway, it’s a good time to consider the safety of yourself and your animals when loading a livestock trailer.

Farming is an ever-changing business that needs careful attention to be successful. Here are seven tips for all farmers to consider.

Learn to navigate through Ohio's Current Agricultural Use Value legislation to find out if you qualify.
Angus cattle grazing

Animals can be unpredictable. No matter how well you think you know your livestock, something could spook them, causing the animal to react quickly and violently.
tractor

Learn how to inspect a used tractor before buying it. Check out these tips for evaluating a tractor’s appearance, performance and overall condition.
Pricing banner

A price strategy can help attract new customers, increase sales volume, boost revenue and gain access to new markets. Learn to use these five strategies.
irrigation

Whether you are using a well or surface water to irrigate, the primary components of an irrigation system are often similar, if not identical.

Tagging livestock is an important part of animal identification but must be done properly to keep the animal from losing its tag or getting an infection.
fencing on farm

Planning is the key to ensuring fencing is installed properly and you're getting the most out of your investment.
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