Livestock

Canada responds to dairy trade criticism

U.S. dairy sector and state agriculture officials urged President Trump to take immediate action against Canada’s perceived disregard for its trade obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Most recently, Canada implemented a new national pricing policy that dairy groups contend blocks American dairy exports and will enable significant dumping of Canadian dairy products [...]

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OSIA/OSWP award nominations due June 1, 2017

In 2010, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) Board of Trustees initiated an award nomination program to recognize outstanding accomplishments made by sheep farmers as well as people who are associated with the Ohio sheep industry. Nominations for these awards can only be submitted by OSIA members and must be received by June 1, 2017. [...]

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In search of the 2017-18 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen

The search is on once again. Help us round up the next Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen. The queen serves as a spokesperson for the industry throughout her year of reign at numerous promotional events and activities around the state and will be selected by judges at the Ohio State Fair. Contestants will attend an [...]

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Some cows may be predisposed to subacute ruminal acidosis

Scientists are not sure why some cows develop the condition known as subacute ruminal acidosis, or SARA, but producers know it causes a number of minor symptoms that add up to major problems over time. “Subacute ruminal acidosis is what happens when the pH of the rumen — the large compartment of a cow’s stomach [...]

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NPPC pushing for GIPSA withdraw

Starting this week after former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture, the National Pork Producers Council will begin a concerted effort to get the Trump administration to withdraw the Obama-era Farmer Fair Practices Rules related to the buying and selling of livestock. Written by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, [...]

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Culinary Center building beef demand through education

What once was an Italian restaurant, serving chicken parmesan and lasagna on the outskirts of Wooster, Ohio, now only has one thing on the menu — beef. The hostess station and the full bar is all that remains from the once garlic-filled establishment, but what Certified Angus Beef has added to the facility, now known [...]

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The Stoller family from Van Wert County that received the Family Legacy Award

Ohio Poultry Association banquet highlights

As always the Ohio Poultry Association Annual Celebration Banquet was an event not to be missed, this year featuring a “Peace, Love & Poultry” theme. The 32nd annual banquet featured great food and the chance to recognize award winners. Jim Cooper, of Cooper Farms was recognized with the Golden Egg Award. Others recognized at the [...]

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Scrapie submissions needed

The good news for American sheep producers is that the industry has scrapie on the run. The bad news is that the current status makes carriers of the fatal disease more difficult to find. “The incidence rate is now very low and finding the few remaining cases becomes more difficult using traditional surveillance methods,” said [...]

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Now is not the time to relax for cattle producers

April is an exciting time of the year for cow-calf producers. The 2017 calf crop is taking shape and breeding season is currently or soon will be underway  We have begun to emerge from the doldrums of winter to the warmth and new growth of spring. The drudgery of feeding hay to the herd is [...]

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Ohio sheep industry scholarships

Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is once again sponsoring the Dr. Jack Judy and Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarships to support future sheep farmers through its scholarship program. OSIA is offering a minimum of one $1,500 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship to deserving students, which have graduated from high school, and college students pursuing college [...]

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