Livestock

Sean Wintzer made some comments after his family accepted the Legacy Award.

Ohio Poultry Association highlights award winners and looks at proactive measures for avian influenza

As always the Ohio Poultry Association Annual Celebration Banquet was an event not to be missed. The 33rd annual banquet featured great food and the chance to recognize award winners. The Ohio Poultry Association’s Golden Feather Award is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves as a champion of poultry, livestock or other agriculture [...]

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Red meat exports continue to outpace 2017

February exports of U.S. pork, beef and lamb were higher than a year ago in both volume and value, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports totaled 205,466 metric tons (mt) in February, up 4% from last year’s large total, while export value increased 12% [...]

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Will Dean Foods’ Dairy announcement affect the beef cattle industry?

A few weeks ago, Dean Foods announced they were discontinuing milk contracts with 100 or so dairies which included a dozen or so operations in Tennessee. Essentially, the dairies impacted have until the end of May to find a new outlet for their milk or they will be forced to exit the industry due to [...]

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Aubree Topp Shelby County and Lydia Kaverman Clark County lead their Jersey Summer yearling..

Spring Dairy Expo highlights success, challenges and opportunities

Though dairy prices continue to be serious concern, it did not slow down participants and exhibitors at the 2018 Spring Dairy Expo at the soggy/chilly/sunny/cloudy end of March. “At the beginning of March, entries were well over 670 head entered with an additional 200-plus sale animals featuring all breeds. We were pleased to see numbers [...]

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Milk production of Ohio dairy herds

It is always important to monitor the yield of milk and the composition of milk, especially for the individual farmer, because the income of the dairy farm depends on this source of revenue. The yields of fat and protein are the primary determinants of the price received by farmers. The proportions of fat and protein [...]

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China announces 25% duty on U.S. pork

China has announced new tariffs on American agricultural exports as retaliation for U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. “We regret the Chinese government’s decision to impose an additional 25% duty on imports of U.S. pork and pork variety meat. The United States is a reliable supplier of pork products to China, and this decision will [...]

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Deanna Langenkamp is from Darke County with the Buckeye Dairy Club.

Milk marketing opportunities a topic at Spring Dairy Expo

  Though dairy prices continue to be serious concern, it did not slow down participants and exhibitors at the 2018 Spring Dairy Expo this weekend. Dale Minyo caught up Scott Higgins and Jenny Hubble with the American Dairy Association Mideast to get an update on efforts to continue expanding markets. “It was a little chilly but [...]

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Dairy groups applaud U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) applauded the Trump Administration’s swift and effective negotiation with South Korea regarding the terms and implementation of the U.S.-Korea free trade Agreement (KORUS). In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the two dairy groups expressed appreciation that trade officials were able [...]

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What are you calving priorities?

Calving season is underway to some degree for many producers. If you have not started your calving season, you likely will soon. Calving time is an exciting period for producers as they are seeing the results of their genetic choices and management decisions coming to reality. Warmer weather and green pastures will develop in the [...]

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Omnibus bill addressed milk labeling concerns

The massive congressional spending bill signed into law last week  expresses Congress’ concern that many plant-based foods and beverages are not properly labeled. It builds on language from the DAIRY PRIDE Act (DPA), a bipartisan bill introduced last year in both chambers of Congress, to compel the Food and Drug Administration to act against misbranded imitations. [...]

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