Livestock

Dairy leaders highlight priorities for coming months

With a major reform of the federal dairy safety net now complete, the leadership of the National Milk Producers Federation pledged to step up efforts on other key issues, including the fight for meaningful immigration reform, and opening more foreign markets to U.S. dairy products. Speaking at the organization’s two-day annual meeting, Board Chairman Randy [...]

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Ag classroom materials support Ohio teachers

Across the nation, and in Ohio, eight- and nine-year-old students are facing increasing pressures to pass reading proficiency targets in order to advance to the next grade. To support third-grade teachers, the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) has developed a package of free educational materials that support key Ohio academic content standards while also teaching students [...]

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Kyle Brown, hog production manager at Maken Bacon Farms, has put detailed biosecurity plans in to action on his farm near Nevada in Wyandot County.

Pork producers taking steps to prevent a winter resurgence of PEDv

While the recent threat of Ebola in the United States has the Centers for Disease Control in a frenzy to track outbreaks of the virus and determine how easily it is spread, the pork industry continues similar efforts with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Since it first appeared in Ohio during the summer of [...]

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Ohio egg farmers benefitting Nationwide Hospital

For the third year, 10 Columbus restaurants that usually are open for breakfast and lunch only re-opened their doors from 5 p.m. to close on Thursday, October 23, 2014, to serve breakfast for dinner starring the incredible edible egg and one worthy cause. This year’s event set a new record as guests of all ages [...]

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NFU: WTO ruling on COOL shows USDA is headed in the right direction

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said that the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) recent ruling on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) clearly shows U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is headed in right direction. “This ruling demonstrates the legitimate nature of the COOL objective and finds that the current labeling rule is an improvement over the original [...]

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Select Sires internship opportunity

Select Sires Inc. has announced plans to offer two summer internships at its headquarters facility in Plain City during the summer of 2015. Positions are available within the sales and marketing and communications departments, with applications due by January 1, 2015. “Both practical work experience within the industry and networking are extremely important in helping [...]

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Ohio fertilizer training program kicks off

Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is ramping up its efforts to improve Ohio’s water quality through a new fertilizer applicator certification training program that’s designed to help growers increase crop yields using less fertilizer more efficiently, thus reducing the potential for phosphorus runoff into the state’s watersheds. Introduced in September as [...]

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WTO announces decision on COOL

After a lengthy process, the World Trade Organization officially announced that the United States’ implementation of mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) for imported meat is noncompliant with WTO rules. WTO that found that COOL in its amended form discriminates against the Canadian and Mexican livestock industries. The U.S. amended the COOL regulations after a similar [...]

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2014 Ohio Hereford Futurity results

A large crowd of Hereford enthusiasts gathered Sunday September 8, 2014, at the Wayne Co. Fairgrounds  in Wooster, Ohio. The Buckeye Hereford Association hosted the annual event that showcases Ohio bred seedstock. Judge Bruce Everhart of Waldron, Indiana sorted out the entries and noted the depth and quality of the cattle. Judge Everhart complimented the [...]

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