Livestock

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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Jr. Fair Lamb Show Results

Photo gallery of the lamb show Breed Champions: Hampshire Grand Champion: Madison Banbury Reserve Champion: Audrey Neal Shropshire Grand Champion: Rachel Overs Reserve Champion: Jordan Barns Southdown Grand Champion: Mattew Walen Reserve Champion: Austin Springer Suffolk Grand Champion: Audrey Neal Reserve Champion: Logan Harvel Dorset Grand Champion: Kyle Rowe Reserve Champion: Colin Gump Corriedale Grand [...]

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USDA announces extension to GIPSA comment period

In late July, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responded to calls to extend the comment period for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) proposed rule on livestock marketing. Concerns expressed by Congress, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and other leading agriculture organizations led to the [...]

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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on July 1, 2010. The inventory was 3 percent above July 1, 2009. The inventory included 6.25 million steers and steer calves, up 4 percent from the previous year. This [...]

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Logan County cattleman joins Ohio beef industry’s elite

By Kyle Sharp In 1966, at the age of 14, Frank Phelps moved with his family from their farm in Van Wert County to the current farm they operate in Logan County. The previous year, they had become joint owners of a herd of registered Limousin cattle with the O’Connor family, which owns the Logan [...]

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Ag Panel Concerned With What They Heard

  Members of a House Agriculture subcommittee expressed deep concern with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule on livestock and poultry contracts and marketing arrangements, a regulation that would limit pork producers’ options in selling pigs to processors, according to the National Pork Producers Council.   The chairman and ranking member, of the Agriculture [...]

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