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Dairypalooza 2011

The Ohio Dairy Programs present Dairypalooza 2011, a learning and growing experience for 4-H dairy members of all ages. The event will be held April 30 at the Grammer Jersey Farm at 11810 Johnson Rd. in Beloit. Highlights of the day include: * Dairy JudgingClinic/Contest where we will give you …

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Challenging decisions for forage producers

By John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator At the risk of stating the painfully obvious, it has been a very wet spring in the state of Ohio and most surrounding states. The cool, wet weather has put nearly every farming enterprise behind schedule thus far and this week’s weather …

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Livestock industry: May 2 Workshop in Columbus tackles ammonia, nitrogen

This year’s Ohio State University agricultural air quality workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing livestock and poultry producers when it comes to ammonia emissions and their connection with nitrogen fertilizer. It will take place Monday, May 2, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus.

Aimed at farmers, allied animal agriculture industries, agency …

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Charles Moellendick receives COBA/Select Sires Distinguished Service Award

Charles Moellendick, Lancaster, Ohio recently received a Distinguished Service Award from COBA/Select Sires during the cooperative’s annual meetings. He was presented with a plaque which read, “For Your Calm & Effective Service and Leadership 1980-2011.”  Moellendick thus became the first person to receive this prestigious recognition since 1996.  Moellendick also …

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EPA exempts milk from SPCC rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempted milk and milk product containers from the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule, potentially saving the milk and dairy industries more than $140 million per year. This regulation has been in place since the 1970s, and with this action, EPA for …

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