Livestock

Neil Grassbaugh served as the photographer for the Bantam Centennial Standard.

Ohio National builds on long tradition in poultry breeding

Buff Orpingtons, Buckeyes, and Barred Rocks are alive and well at the Ohio National, the largest poultry show in the nation that is held at the Ohio Expo Center each November. The 59-year-old event held earlier this month is the longest running show at the facility, larger than the Ohio State Fair in terms of [...]

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Survey gauges Ohioans views on water resources

Safe drinking water is Ohioans’ No. 1 environmental priority, according to a survey sponsored by Healthy Water Ohio (HwO). Water quality outweighs all other environmental concerns including air quality, waste disposal, quantity of water supplies, land use and coping with weather extremes. The survey of 1,000 Ohio voters aimed to identify the issues citizens care [...]

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Nutrient management plan workshops

Four workshops designed to teach Certified Crop Advisers how to help farmers develop nutrient management plans will be offered by agronomists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The daylong Software for Development Nutrient Management Plans workshops were devised to assist CCAs in learning software to help them develop nutrient management [...]

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Ohio Cattlemen’s BEST Program begins 16th year

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is pleased to announce the 2014-15 BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) program sponsoring partners that include Bob Evans Farms, Burroughs Frazier Farms, Farm Credit Mid-America, Franklin Equipment LLC, M.H. Eby, Inc., Ohio Farm Bureau and Weaver Livestock. BEST is a youth development program that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors through [...]

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CAB writing internship

College sophomores or juniors who understand the cattle business and have a passion for effective writing could be the next interns with the world’s leading beef brand. Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) offers paid positions for those who will be juniors or seniors during the internships from next summer into spring 2016. Students with a [...]

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Acorn poisoning can be a threat for cattle and sheep

The increase in this year’s fall acorn crop means that livestock producers who have oak trees in their pastures need to be on the lookout — acorns from these trees could cause kidney failure in their animals, particularly in cattle and sheep. Acorn poisoning can be a significant issue for producers, especially in feeder calves [...]

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Gary Cooper, left, his son Cole Cooper, Vanessa Cooper, and their son, Case, have all gotten to work with the “presidential” turkeys this summer.

Cooper Farms providing turkeys for presidential pardon

Later this month, ovens, grills, deep fryers, and smokers will all be fired up to cook delicious Thanksgiving turkeys in many different ways. There are a couple of Ohio turkeys, however, that have a November destination quite different from the rest of their counterparts — a presidential pardon at the White House. Each year the [...]

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New membership year underway for Ohio Cattlemen’s

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) kicked off the 2015 membership year with member only opportunities and member benefits that are better than ever. Outstanding membership partner, New Holland Agriculture, has given top recruiters extra incentive to encourage their friends, neighbors and fellow cattlemen to become members. Any member that recruits 10 new OCA members will [...]

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Distillers grains with calcium oxide improve cattle diets

Research by Purdue University scientist Jon Schoonmaker and his colleagues has shown that small amounts of calcium oxide can neutralize the acid in distillers grains, a commonly used alternative to corn in many livestock feed mixes. The findings are good news for beef producers hoping to provide a more nutritious, better balanced diet to their [...]

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OCA Replacement Female Sale

Several members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will sell over 90 consignments in the OCA Replacement Female Sale on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company facility in Zanesville, Ohio. Consignments include approximately 30 mature cows, less than five years of age, and approximately 60 bred heifers. Breeds [...]

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