Livestock

Stronger dairy program is a farm bill priority for some

As Congress begins its deliberations on the next farm bill, improvements to the dairy Margin Protection Program must be a top priority for lawmakers, said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, who spoke before the House Agriculture Committee. During the farm bill hearing on Capitol Hill, Mulhern told committee members [...]

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Avian influenza discovered in Alabama

Alabama State Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, confirmed that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Pickens County and a backyard flock located in Madison County have both tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). During routine screening, a commercial company collected samples from their Pickens County flock and submitted [...]

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Ohio Cattlemen Seedstock Improvement Bull Sale set for April 8

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will hold its annual Seedstock Improvement Sale on Saturday, April 8 at noon at the Union Stock Yards Company in Hillsboro, Ohio.  This year’s sale features 44 bulls from one year to five years of age.  Breeds consigned include Angus, Simmental, Hybrid Simmental, Gelbvieh, Hereford, Maintainer, Red Angus, and Shorthorn. [...]

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Regulating livestock welfare remains an issue around the country

While livestock producers in Ohio have been subject to standards for the care of livestock since 2011, animal welfare remains a topic of debate around the country. Most recently, attention turned to the care of livestock raised under the National Organic Program and animals raised in confinement in Massachusetts.   Federal organic standards On January [...]

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Ohio Beef Expo highlights

The Ohio Beef Expo celebrated its 30th year in grand style setting records and packing the Expo Center facilities full for the three-day event. “It is great to come to an event like this because it creates enthusiasm,” said John Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef specialist. “It is a little bit like a church [...]

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Visit OCJ/OAN at the Beef Expo

Come visit us at the Ohio Beef Expo! The Ohio Beef Expo, the premier event of Ohio’s beef industry starts Friday and runs through March 19 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), includes a kickoff social, breed sales, shows and displays, an educational seminar, [...]

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Are you making the beef industry great again?

We are in the early days of the Presidency of Donald Trump.  Regardless of which side of the political fence you stand, I’m sure you will be closely watching the activity out of Washington D.C.  Based on the first few days of the Trump administration, the status quo will not be standard business as usual [...]

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OLC launches new environmental website for farmers

The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) announced the launch of the Livestock Environmental Assurance Program (LEAP) website — a voluntary program to help Ohio’s livestock farms take a proactive approach in protecting the land, air and water on and around their farms. The website, available at www.ohleap.org, helps farmers identify and address key management issues affecting environmental [...]

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Clipboard Syndicate raising money for OSU Dairy Judging Team expenses

Travelling and entry fees for the Ohio State University Collegiate Dairy Judging Team competitions are expensive. The students manage the dairy parlor at the Ohio State Fair and do other fundraisers to pay their own way, but as travel costs continue to rise, the long-term budget for the program is looking slimmer. Extension dairy program [...]

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Beef Expo celebrates 30 years this week

The Ohio Beef Expo is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the incredible success of the event March 17 to 19 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The Ohio Beef Expo is coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) and includes a kickoff social, breed sales, shows and displays, an educational seminar, and a highly [...]

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