Livestock

Henry County finds H1N2

Monday, August 14, four hogs at the Henry County Fair were diagnosed with H1N2 influenza. No human illness has been reported in conjunction with this finding. The health department and area doctors have been notified. “On Sunday four hogs began showing symptoms compatible with influenza. On Sunday night, I called the Ohio Department of Agriculture [...]

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AgriClear and United Producers Inc. announce strategic alliance

AgriClear, North America’s premier online cattle transaction and payment platform, together with United Producers Inc. (UPI), one of North America’s largest farmer owned and operated livestock marketing cooperatives, today announced a collaborative agreement to benefit livestock farmers across the Midwest. UPI will now utilize AgriClear as its digital marketing solution for online cattle transactions, which [...]

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Sheep shearing school

The Statewide Sheep Shearing School will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Dave Cable Farm, 10491 Canal Rd., Hebron, OH 43025. The class limit is 15 and the cost is $50 per student, which must be returned with registration form by Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. [...]

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Beef and Forage Field Night Aug. 24

Beef and forage enthusiasts alike are invited to attend the upcoming 2017 Beef and Forage Field Night scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5-8:30 P.M. This event will be held at the Jackson Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 019 Standpipe Rd. Jackson, OH 45640. The agenda for the [...]

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OCA Young Cattlemen’s Conference provides industry learning experience

The 2017 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) hosted 25 cattlemen and women for a 3-day leadership development program in Columbus and the central Ohio areas, Aug. 10-12. The conference was made possible by Farm Credit Mid-America and the Ohio Soybean Council. YCC kicked off Thursday evening at the Legends Lane Reproductive Services in [...]

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Mid-Ohio Valley Grazing Conference

f you pasture livestock or want to know more about pasture management, then please do not miss this upcoming opportunity on Sept. 16  to learn from the region’s “Who’s Who” among forages and pasture management.  Ohio State University Extension, West Virginia University Extension, Washington County Farm Bureau, Washington Soil and Water Conservation District, and The [...]

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Minimize forage ash content

Forage ash content comes from both internal and external sources. Internal sources include minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium found in the leaves and stems of forage plants. External sources include things like soil, bedding, and sand that are deposited on the surface of the forage. An average internal ash content for alfalfa is [...]

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2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Market Champions Reflection

The 2017 Ohio State Fair has come and gone. The memories gained by the numerous young people involved in this year’s fair will last a lifetime. We congratulate all the youth that worked hard to make it to the fair. In this video, we take one final chance to recognize the junior market champions that [...]

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Strong first half for red meat exports

U.S. pork and beef exports continued to trend above year-ago levels in June, capping a very strong first half of the year. According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), exports also achieved higher values on a per-head-slaughtered basis and accounted for a steady-to-higher percentage of total production. [...]

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Beef Industry Update meeting Aug. 15

A Beef Industry Update meeting provided by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will take place in Seneca County. Beef producers from Seneca and surrounding counties are encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Carmie’s Bar & Grill, 2460 OH-231 Tiffin, Ohio 44883. A complimentary dinner will be hosted by [...]

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