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Ohio cow tops Jersey show at expo

Monday, October 5, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — Stephan Sparkler Vera-ET, the winning entry in the six-year-old and older class, was named grand champion at the Central National Jersey Show held at World Dairy Expo. She is owned by Joel and Greg Bourne of Ansonia, Ohio, and received the Udder Comfort $1,000 grand champion cash award. Reserve grand champion was […]

Pa. native takes top spot Keystone steer show

Monday, October 5, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Valerie Svonavec of Rockwood, Pa., exhibited the grand champion steer from among 31 head at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition Oct. 3 in Harrisburg. The 15-year-old daughter of Vince and Donna Svonavec exhibited the 1,310 pound steer, winning the steer heavy weight class and heavy weight division champion. Reserve champion The reserve […]

KILE supreme swine titles go to Pennsylvania Hampshire boar, Ohio Duroc gilt

Monday, October 5, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Duroc gilt and Hampshire boar topped a field of 364 animals in the open breeding swine show at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition Oct. 2. Along with the receiving the champion banners, the two winners each received $250 from EMM Sales & Service, Brownstown, Pa. The winning Duroc gilt, exhibited by […]

Bill to encourage use of bio-products, boost Ohio agriculture passes Senate

Friday, October 2, 2009

COLUMBUS — State Sen. Karen Gillmor (R-Tiffin) announced the Ohio Senate approved Senate Bill 131, her bill that would create a “Buy Bio-Ohio” purchasing program, which would apply state purchasing preferences to bio-products. Bio-products are composed wholly or in significant part of biological elements, including renewable agricultural materials such as plant, animal and marine materials […]

Profit forum offers one-on-one with U.S. Department of Agriculture

Friday, October 2, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse will speak at the 2009 Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum Oct. 27 in the Banquet Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg. Scuse will discuss how USDA policies, regulations and services affect dairy farm families. […]

Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium scheduled

Friday, October 2, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — The 15th Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Albany Marriott, Albany, N.Y. The Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium is the major annual event of the dairy sheep industry in North America. For 15 years, this event has attracted dairy sheep producers from Canada, Mexico and throughout […]

Organic minerals can be helpful in preventing lameness in sows

Friday, October 2, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. — One of the greatest challenges facing swine breeding herd managers today is increasing sow longevity in the herd, especially when gestating sows are group housed. Today’s females have been bred to produce and support large litters, and this increases the pressure and nutrient drain from their bodies. University of Minnesota veterinarian […]

Composition of milk, rbST or not, is the same

Friday, October 2, 2009

Panel finds no evidence of human health risks from drinking milk from cows supplemented with rbST.

Dwarf scouring rush found in rare wetland on Mercyhurst College land

Thursday, October 1, 2009

GIRARD, Pa. — Western Pennsylvania Conservancy scientists have discovered a plant in Erie County that has never been recorded in Pennsylvania. The plant, dwarf scouring rush, was identified with the aid of a Mercyhurst College professor on the college’s Mercyhurst West property in Girard. Dwarf scouring rush is known to exist in northern U.S. states […]

New program prepares young agriculture advocates

Thursday, October 1, 2009

DENVER — The American National CattleWomen Inc. will launch of College Aggies Online, a new program aimed at helping today’s college students become confident advocates for the agriculture industry. College Aggies Online, a joint venture of the Animal Agriculture Alliance and American National CattleWomen, Inc., will connect college students from across the country who are […]


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