Livestock

NIAA coming to Columbus April 3-7

The 2017 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Conference agenda April 3 to April 6, 2017 in Columbus is focusing on the globalization of food production with a prominent line–up of industry, academic and policy experts. “No matter what business you are in, you have to realize we are in a more global marketplace than [...]

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New FARM Program environmental stewardship module helps measure improvements in dairy sustainability

In its continued effort to share the compelling story of continuous improvement on America’s dairy farms, the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program has opened participation in its third component, FARM Environmental Stewardship (ES). The Environmental Stewardship module joins the FARM Program’s two other pillars, FARM Animal Care and FARM Antibiotic Stewardship. The [...]

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Hog prices outperform expectations

The pork industry outlook has experienced a major shift to the upside. Pork producers are pleased to see 2017 hog prices higher than expected. The low point for the industry was in late November when hog prices dropped to near $32 per hundredweight on a live weight basis. Recent live prices have reached the mid-$50 [...]

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41st Annual Ohio Dorset Sale

Plans for the 41st Annual Ohio Dorset Sale have been set for March 17 and 18 at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton. Billed as “the first, the biggest, the best” Dorset sale, it will feature both Horned and Polled Dorsets. In addition, this year’s sale will feature the National Polled and Horned Dorset Sale. [...]

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The recent Evolution Ag Plain City Customer Appreciation Day saw a notable crowd at the day's fertilizer certification training.

Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training to end soon

We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers. Yes, this new regulation applies to you. You, being almost every farmer in Ohio. You have until Sept. 30, 2017 to become certified to apply fertilizer. And you all tell me you won’t go to meetings after about March 15—so this means [...]

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Curiosity abounds after antibiotic resistant gene found on farm

Research published in early December last year by Ohio State University animal scientists detailed the discovery of an antibiotic-resistant gene in a farrowing barn. Since its announcement, the industry has responded in various ways, ranging from curiosity to disappointment to calls for further testing. Thomas Wittum, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Preventative Veterinary [...]

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Ohio Beef Expo gearing up to celebrate 30th anniversary

The Ohio Beef Expo, the premier event of Ohio’s beef industry, will take place March 17-19 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), includes a kickoff social, breed sales, shows and displays, an educational seminar, three-day trade show and a highly competitive junior show. [...]

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State of pork industry, production lessons at Pork Congress

The 2017 Ohio Pork Congress brought producers from all aspects of the swine industry to Columbus February 14. Ohio Pork Council’s Ryan McClure and Rich Deaton each noted the supply demand atmosphere of the pork council in the past, and what it has for the future including increased packing plants down the road. OSU Extension’s [...]

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Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. announces paperless signing for customers

Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. (“CGB”), a leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970, is pleased to announce that it will begin offering paperless signing service for its customers. This service, brought to you by CGB and E-Sign Live, will go live in March and will be available free of charge! “We continually [...]

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Josh Bleill is an Iraq war veteran and motivational speaker. Bliell is a double-amputee and shared insights from his time in the war, his recovery and the life he has built since his return home.

2017 Ohio Pork Congress highlights

The 2017 Ohio Professional Pork Producers Symposium was held on Feb. 15 at the Columbus Crowne Plaza North as a part of the 2017 Ohio Pork Congress. To kick off the morning with a general session, producers and industry representatives heard from a variety of speakers on trade, exports, risk management, safe animal handling, and [...]

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