Livestock

Doc's Talk: Making peace … what’s next?

By “Doc” Donald E. Sanders, DMV, OSU Large Animal Field Service The livestock farmers I’ve visited lately are mad as Hades. They are frustrated over our ag leadership and governor entering a “kiss your sister” kind of agreement regarding animal welfare in Ohio. Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), [...]

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Ohio State Fair Dairy Show Results

Junior Ayrshire Show (36 exhibitors, 76 animals) Junior Champion – Ashley Hawvermale, Wooster; Reserve Junior Champion – Rachel Duncan, Warsaw; Grand Champion – Tanner Topp, Wooster; Reserve Grand Champion – Lane Greiwe, Sidney Junior Brown Swiss Show (31 exhibitors, 65 animals) Junior Champion – Alexandra Lammers, Botkins; Reserve Junior Champion – Bradley Moffett, Jeromesville; Grand [...]

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Ohio State Fair Scholarship Winners

The Ohio State Fair is pleased to announce the 2010 Junior Fair Scholarship winners. Applicants were judged on scholastic standing, citizenship, leadership, Ohio State Fair participation, county fair participation and financial need. The following is a list of winners: Rhodes Endowment — $1,500, Kelsey Brockman, Coldwater; Nationwide — $1,000, Paige Pottkotter, Ft. Recovery; Governor’s Scholarship [...]

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2010 Jr. Fair Steer Show Results

More Jr. Fair Market Beef Show Photos Heifer Show Grand Champion: Cameron Alexandar Reserve: Sam Grauer 3rd Overall: Hannah Winegardner 4th Overall: Hannah Winegardner 5th Overall: Zach Henthorn Breed & Performance Winners Market beef division winners: BPCQ Champion – Jessica Lohr, Crawford; BPCQ Res. Champion – Kady Davis, Carroll Division 1 Champion – Brooke Egbert, [...]

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A conversation with … Gary Conklin, Conklin Dairy, Plain City

Editor’s note: Due to death threats received by the Conklin family, a photo has not been included. Conklin was recently cleared by a Union County grand jury in an animal-abuse case involving his farm and a video released by Mercy For Animals. OCJ: What is your family’s history in the dairy Industry? Gary: The business [...]

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4000th Operation Main Street Speech Helps Take We Care Message to Millions

Pork producers are more committed than ever to demonstrating how much they care about producing safe and nutritious food, the well-being of their animals and protecting the environment. Through some amazing efforts, they have reached another important milestone for the National Pork Board’s Operation Main Street (OMS) program. On Aug. 4, volunteer OMS speakers achieved [...]

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Jr. Fair Market Hog Show Results

Photos of the Jr. Fair Hog Show Light Crossbreds Grand Champion: Haley Clinker Reserve: Troy Elwer Darke Crossbreds Grand Champion: Alec Brenek Reserve: Nathan Siefker Yorkshire Grand Champion: Mason Creager Reserve: Samantha Darner Duroc Grand Champion: Kalie Bodey Reserve: Christopher Nott Poland China Grand Champion: Jason Geer Reserve: Samantha McAlister Berkshire Grand Champion: Kelsey Zircher [...]

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Jr. Fair Poultry Results

Dale Minyo visits with the poultry judge, Dr. Keith Bramwell of the University of Arkansas on this years show. Market Turkey Show Results Grand Champion:Zachary Johnson Reserve Champion:Alexandra Lang 3rd Overall:Sarah Johnson 4th Overall: Taylor Hoepf 5th Overall: Jake Ellis Poultry show photo gallery

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Ohio agriculture remains divided after the HSUS agreement

By Matt Reese After the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced their plan to put an issue on the November ballot to implement restrictive measures on animal agriculture, Ohio agriculture united to thwart the efforts. The efforts from both sides of this contentious issue, however, ended in late June when HSUS announced that [...]

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