Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 10/4

Week in review: 10/4

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

1. Prolong the life of decorative pumpkins, gourds and squash in five simple steps

Pumpkins, gourds and squash are commonly used for decoration during the autumn season. Washing, curing and polishing these fruits can help them last for months.

2. OSU vet debunks cattlemen’s myths

The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association, Carroll County 4-H and OSU Extension teamed up to discuss the best way to winterize cattle. Several “myths” were debunked, including feeding practices, the role of protein in a cow’s diet and treating scours in calves.

3. Gypsum: The mineral that could help balance the others

Nutrient runoff issues have frequently made the news since the city of Toledo, Ohio implemented a water ban at the beginning of August. Harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie affected Ohio’s water supply.

Now, researchers have proposed that gypsum could reduce the runoff of other nutrients.

4. Fighting off the flu

Flu season has arrived and lasts through the winter months and into spring. The flu can be serious, so prevention steps are necessary in order to lessen the chance of falling ill.

Getting a flu shot is the answer that healthcare professionals recommend as the best way to fend off the virus, especially for certain groups of people.

5. You’re invited: Celebrate Farm and Dairy’s 100 year anniversary

Farm and Dairy’s roots reach back to 1914. Join us Sunday, Oct. 12. for our anniversary open house as we celebrate this milestone.

 Brag about your bag

Brag About Your Bag

“Brag About your Bag” is back! From now until Feb. 1, submit photos of your hunting feats. Photos will be featured on our website’s Brag About your Bag photo gallery, and some lucky hunters will see their photos in print. Go ahead, brag about your bag!

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