Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/7

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Collage of this week's top stories

Here are this week’s top stories from Farm and Dairy:

1. That one day … A bull shatters a farmer’s life

The day Judy Ligo was attacked by her Highland bull could have turned out very differently if it had not been for a six-year-old witness across the road and a cow named Antonia. Ligo had been taking photos of a cow that was for sale when she heard Bandit, the bull, snort and paw the ground.

After finding out that she had a broken neck and broken ribs. Watch the video in this post to hear from Judy and her husband, John, about the attack, Judy’s recovery and lessons learned from the attack.

2. How to cook with cast iron

Cast iron offers a versatile approach to baking, roasting and frying your favorite foods.

Farm and Dairy online columnist Ivory Harlow explains how to season your cast iron cookware and also offers maintenance advice and troubleshooting tips for cast iron cooking.

3. Ag leaders defend crop insurance program

Late last month, a bipartisan budget deal that would potentially include $3 billion in cuts to the crop insurance program. The budget deal passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, but it wasn’t long until agricultural leaders expressed their concerns.

Rep. Mike Conway, Republican House Agricultural Committee Chairman, was able to reach a deal with House leaders to reverse the cuts.

4. Dickinson Cattle Co. wins champion Longhorn contest

Dickinson Cattle Co. of Barnesville, Ohio, was named the winner of the 2015 Longhorn World Championship in Oklahoma City, on Oct. 24. Dickinson Cattle Co. entered two Ohio sires, both of which were prior world champions.

The horn-measuring event features tip-to-tip measurements and total horn.

5. When should I fertilize my lawn and garden?

Fall is a great time to apply fertilizer to your lawn before the ground is frozen and before turf is dormant.

A soil test is necessary to determine which nutrients your soil needs. Once you’ve tested your soil, you can appropriately apply the correct amount of fertilizer.

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Katie Woods grew up in Columbiana, Ohio. Katie likes reading, writing, enjoying the outdoors and DIY projects.

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