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BSE case confirmed in Alberta, Canada

Friday, May 15, 2009

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease, in an 80-month-old dairy cow from Alberta.

After 25 years of research, new apple debuts

Friday, May 15, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Following more than 25 years of breeding and research, a new apple cultivar has been introduced by scientists from the cooperative apple breeding program of the Illinois, New Jersey and Indiana experiment stations. WineCrisp This high-quality dessert apple will be sold under the name WineCrisp. Schuyler S. Korban of the Department of […]

Northeastern Ohio Forestry Association holds banquet

Friday, May 15, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Northeastern Ohio Forestry Association held its annual banquet with approximately 103 members and guests in attendance. Awards Dave and Nancy Hively received the Distinguished Service Award and Charlie and Annette Woodrum received the Outstanding Woodlot Management Award. Thanks in part to the Hivelys, the group’s membership numbers have climbed and are sustaining […]

Ohio Young Cattlemen’s Conference and Tour set for Aug. 20-22

Friday, May 15, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Young Cattlemen’s Conference and Tour will be held Aug. 20-22 in Columbus and the central Ohio area. The event is coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. Purpose The purpose of the tour is to offer emerging Ohio beef industry leaders and young producers the opportunity to build their own leadership skills […]

Ohio producer recognized with top honor

Friday, May 15, 2009

COLUMBUS — An Ohio producer was honored with one of the top producer awards at the Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, April 30-May 3 in Sacramento, Calif. Champion Hill The Beef Improvement Federation named Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, the 2009 Seedstock Producer of the Year. Paul Hill and Marshall Reynolds of Champion […]

Insurance program gives dairy producers chance to protect gross margins

Friday, May 15, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A dairy insurance program is being simplified to help dairy producers purchase insurance to help control market fluctuations and protect their investments. Revisions to the Livestock Gross Margin plans of insurance, including the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy program, were announced by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. These changes will take effect […]

Dairylea sends equity checks early

Friday, May 15, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In light of the unprecedented times faced by dairy farmers, the Dairylea Cooperative Inc. board of directors recently passed a resolution to release this year’s revolving equity four months before the normal time frame. Equity checks This is the 18th consecutive year Dairylea has been able to make a return on members’ […]

Cattle implants boost rate of gain, even on pasture

Friday, May 15, 2009

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Cattlemen looking to save money in tight times may want to consider using implants.

H1N1 flu didn’t start on Mexican hog farm

Friday, May 15, 2009

MEXICO CITY — According to Mexican officials, there is no outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) at any farm in the country. Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture Alberto Cardenas Jimenez said a team of 450 veterinarians who traveled the country’s pig farms found no outbreak of Influenza A H1N1. That means the influenza strain that has infected […]

Sugarberry tree discovery a sweet find for ODNR

Thursday, May 14, 2009

CINCINNATI — Sugarberry, Celtis laevigata, a large, broad, fast growing deciduous tree with a rounded vase crown of spreading, pendulous branches, has recently been found in the Chilo and Utopia areas in southeastern Clermont County. It is Ohio’s first native tree species discovery in more than half a century. ODNR Division of Forestry Private Lands […]

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