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Jersey production set records in 2010

The American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) announced that new records for production by Registered Jersey cows were established in 2010. The official Jersey lactation average increased to 18,567 lbs. milk, 876 lbs. fat, and 671 lbs. protein. On a Cheddar cheese equivalent basis, average yield is 2,270 pounds. All are …

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UPI scholarship

United Producers Inc. (UPI) is excited to support the future generation of agriculture through a new scholarship opportunity. UPI is offering one $1000 scholarship in each of its 16 districts to deserving high school students pursuing agriculture degrees. “The future of agriculture depends highly on those who are currently considering …

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Nutrient record-keeping proves important for all producers

Livestock producers large and small need to not only manage nutrients properly but also keep detailed records of their nutrient management practices, said Purdue Extension animal scientist Tamilee Nennich. Smaller producers often think nutrient management record-keeping is necessary only for large producers. But Nennich says that’s not the case. “Every …

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Ohio hog inventory up 1%

Ohio hog producers had 2,030,000 hogs on hand December 1, 2010, was up 1% from a year earlier, but down 1% from last quarter. The number of market hogs, at 1,860,000 head, was up 1% from last year but down 1% from last quarter. Breeding stock, at 170,000 head, was …

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HSUS teams up with Forever 21

By Amanda Radke, Beef Daily Christmas may be just around the corner, but agriculture advocacy never takes a holiday. This just in: Forever 21, a popular clothing store for teens and 20-somethings, is now supporting the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), the richest anti-animal agriculture organization in America. This …

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