Livestock

Bovine tuberculosis diagnosed in Indiana white-tailed deer

Last week the Indiana Board of Animal Health announced the  diagnoses of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a wild white-tailed deer in Franklin County, Indiana. Bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been diagnosed in a white-tailed deer in Franklin County, Ind. This marks the first time the disease (more formally known as Mycobacterium bovis) has been found in a [...]

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Ohio Cattlemen’s Conference helps young cattlemen develop industry leadership skills

The 2016 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) hosted 18 cattlemen and women for a 3-day leadership development program in Columbus and the central Ohio areas, Aug. 18-20. The conference was made possible by Farm Credit Mid-America and the Ohio Soybean Council. YCC kicked off Thursday evening at the Crowne Plaza North in Columbus [...]

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Animal Health Alert: Bovine Tuberculosis Detected In SE Indiana

State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey is recommending cattle owners in Southwest Ohio monitor their herds closely after the Indiana Board of Animal Health reported this week that bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been diagnosed in a wild white-tailed deer in Franklin County in Southeast Indiana. No cases have been diagnosed in Ohio. “While the extent to [...]

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Price reporting rules show little change

The American Sheep Industry Association was disappointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to reject industry-suggested language in reauthorizing Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting. The final rule was published Aug. 11 in the Federal Register and will be effective in 60 days. ASI offered three recommendations to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service that would have improved [...]

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Ohio Cattlemen’s Roundup to Include Trump campaign officials

The registration deadline for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Roundup planned for Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27 is quickly approaching and those interested in attending are encouraged to make plans to attend. The 2016 Roundup will be held at theOARDC Jackson Agricultural Research Station located at 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson, OH 45640. OCA [...]

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U.S., Mexican dairy industry leaders pledge renewed cooperation

Concluding a successful two-day summit, leaders of U.S. and Mexican dairy industry organizations pledged to work together to boost trade between the two countries, address mutual challenges and increase dairy consumption while also promoting milk production on both sides of the border. The dairy leaders signed a memorandum creating a U.S.-Mexico Dairy Alliance that will [...]

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Grazing tips for dry pastures

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, many areas are experiencing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions — and the impact on crops is obvious. One farmer last week told me he had to drive around a lot in his fields to make round bales. All crops are showing signs of stress, including pasture grasses and [...]

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ODPA's Scott Higgins spoke on manure legislation and other efforts undertaken by the organization.

Dairy producers talk phosphorous, manure legislation at summer meeting

It wasn’t long ago that Grand Lake St. Marys was the center of controversy due to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). A lot has happened since that time and phosphorus reduction was one of several important topics at the Ohio Dairy Producers Association (ODPA) Summer Meeting held Wednesday on the banks of the lake in Celina. [...]

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Seeking help for low prices on the dairy farm

America’s dairy farmers are struggling through a round of low milk prices across the country as dairy prices have fallen from recent record highs in 2014. “Dairy farmers all around the world are suffering and various governments are looking at what they can do, including the U.S. government,” said Chris Galen, Senior Vice President of Communications [...]

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Tri State Small Ruminant Summit

The Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office, Indiana Sheep Association, and Ohio Sheep Improvement Association are proud to present the 2016 KIO Tri State Small Ruminant Summit – Let’s Grow Together conference, aimed at herd improvement for sheep and goat producers. The Summit is an event that brings together producers and experts from different states [...]

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