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Mercy for Animals press conference deemed a waste of time

Media says Mercy for Animals press conference and video release a waste of time Actually, the Ohio facility in the video looks pretty clean and there is nothing out of the ordinary to suggest wrong-doing. The only negative footage is spliced in from Conklin, New York and some other random places to make things look [...]

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Goat's special trip to the vet leaves owner queasy

A friend of mine sent this funny story the other day and I thought it was worth sharing. She has pygmy goats and a weak stomach. I had to take a 5-month-old buck goat to the vet for castration. I thought I was prepared, though I have never actually witnessed a “surgical” castration before. We [...]

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Goat’s special trip to the vet leaves owner queasy

A friend of mine sent this funny story the other day and I thought it was worth sharing. She has pygmy goats and a weak stomach. I had to take a 5-month-old buck goat to the vet for castration. I thought I was prepared, though I have never actually witnessed a “surgical” castration before. We [...]

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Biodiesel Dale and the big fish

The next time you see Dale, make sure you get one of his new t-shirts. They are comfortable, fashionable and the big fish will surely follow. I am one for one catching 20-inch bass in a Dale t-shirt. It must be a trend.

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Bacon explosion

My brother suggested that we look into trying this recipe for our next family gathering as all Reese boys have an inherent affinity for bacon. I think this would be a hit, as would just about anything that includes a “bacon weave” topped with sausage and (of course) some more bacon.

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Kent Boyd;From Farmtown to Hollywood

By Heather Vaubel Hetterick The summer of 2010 won’t soon be forgotten in my little town. A place where the town pool is the hot spot and summer plans are scheduled around the county fair, this summer was different. Kent Boyd made it different. I first got wind of things at preschool graduation. All the [...]

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Did Wayne Pacelle start a Chinese restaurant?

My wife was in Atlanta recently and got a photo of this now unsettling acronym in Ohio agriculture on a signed clinging to the side of this building. Pronounced “Sue’s,” this Chinese dining establishment had fine fare (including a variety of meats). My wife stopped to eat there after hearing good reviews and I told [...]

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New Ohio Ag Net Mobile Studio

I often tell people I’m Dale’s sidekick. He’s batman and I’m Robin. Nothing proves the point more than when you see the cool soy biodiesel mobile he drives.  Our new mobile studio was just finished and his RAM truck that runs on soy biodiesel recently got a new look to match. You certainly can’t miss [...]

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Washing and showing sheep with the Reeses

Our two-year-old made her show ring debut for the Open Horned Dorset Show at the Ohio State Fair. Before the show it was move-in day for the breeding sheep at the Ohio State Fair. We got our Horned Dorsets washed up and ready for the shows over the next couple of days. Our daughter helped [...]

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Animal regulations and the future for today’s 4-H exhibitors

By Matt Reese Starting in late July, a sea of dedicated Ohio youth clad in plaid shirts, jeans and shiny belt buckles congregated in Columbus for the Ohio State Fair, the pinnacle of livestock shows in the state. They arrived toting meticulously groomed and cared for market livestock of every kind — from goats to [...]

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