Livestock

Iowa’s grand champion steer a clone of 2008 grand champion

By Dale Minyo This year’s Grand Champion Steer at the Iowa State Fair is a clone of the 2008 Grand Champion Steer. Yes it is legal, or at least no rules were broken. The 1,320 pound steer was produced by Bovance, a joint venture between Trans Ova and the cloning firm ViaGen. The exhibitor’s dad [...]

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Iowa's grand champion steer a clone of 2008 grand champion

By Dale Minyo This year’s Grand Champion Steer at the Iowa State Fair is a clone of the 2008 Grand Champion Steer. Yes it is legal, or at least no rules were broken. The 1,320 pound steer was produced by Bovance, a joint venture between Trans Ova and the cloning firm ViaGen. The exhibitor’s dad [...]

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Digester That Turns Manure into Methane Demonstrated at Farm Science Review

Farmers interested in alternative energy technologies for the farm can learn more about the small-scale biodigester developed by Ohio State University ecological engineers. The technology will be demonstrated at Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Jay Martin, a researcher with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, [...]

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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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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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