Livestock

Beef 510 Program to be held in March

Beef 510 is a one-day program designed for those who have participated in Beef 509, but is open to all cattlemen. The program will continue the traditional beef sensory sessions and BQA presentations, but will also present information designed to help producers better prepare their operations and their cattle to meet challenges of the future. [...]

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China not a factor in U.S. beef exports . . . yet

The latest beef trade data for November shows continued improvement in beef exports. November beef exports were 260.7 million pounds, up 2.7% over exports in November, 2016. Beef exports have increased year over year each month in 2017 for the first 11 months of the year. For the year-to-date, beef exports are up 13% over [...]

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OPC hosts annual Taste of Elegance

Chef Todd McDunn, Lakeview Café, Scotts Miracle Gro Campus, took top honors at the Ohio Pork Council’s Taste of Elegance Chefs Competition and Reception, earning the coveted Chef Par Excellence award. Chef Aaron Braun, The Meadowlark, was named Superior Chef, while Chef Ryan Berlin was selected Premier Chef. Chef Aaron Braun also earned the People’s [...]

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Mastitis: An issue not to be taken lightly in small ruminants

Mastitis in goats and sheep, similar to cows, is defined as inflammation of the mammary gland and can occurs due several factors, which may be infectious or not and may present in clinical or subclinical form. In clinical mastitis, it is possible to observe the signs of inflammation, such as: pain, redness, swelling of the [...]

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TPP moving forward without the U.S.

Eleven nations have finalized a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that does not include the United States. Some in agriculture are expressing concerns. “Withdrawing from TPP was a missed opportunity for the United States to gain greater access to some of the world’s most vibrant and growing markets. As we now enter a pivotal [...]

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USDA announces proposed rule to modernize swine inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced its continued effort to modernize inspection systems through science-based approaches to food safety. USDA is proposing to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to establish a new voluntary inspection system for market hog slaughter establishments called the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System [...]

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CERCLA reporting deadline Jan. 22

As a reminder, EPA issued a notice directing all livestock farms emitting more than 100 pounds of ammonia or hydrogen sulfide in a 24-hour period to report continuous air emissions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The deadline to report is Monday, January 22, 2018. For more information on how to [...]

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Joe Foster hands the gavel to Sasha Rittenhouse, the new Ohio Cattlemen’s Association president.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet highlights

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet was held in January in Lewis Center at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center. More than 200 attended the event that offered educational breakout sessions, several new youth opportunities, the annual meeting, and evening banquet. “We got an update from Washington, D.C. We heard about where [...]

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Manure sidedress

Sidedressing manure into corn continues to have promising results

Ohio State University Extension has conducted manure research on growing crops for several years in an effort to make better use of the available nutrients. Incorporating manure into growing corn can boost crop yields, reduce nutrient losses, and give livestock producers or commercial manure applicators another window of time to apply manure to farm fields. [...]

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