2018 Junior Market Lamb Sale


All exhibitors in the 2018 Market Lamb Sale got at least $975 with contributions from the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and LEAD Council Banner Booster Program including Apex Clean Energy, Fowler Family Southdowns, Backwoods Farm, Reynolds Club Lambs, Black Thunder Breaking Donkey’s — Garrett Krasula, Emma Matthews Photography, Tom Butler Farms, Amstutz Club Lambs, Kalmbach Feeds, Umbarger Feeds, Elvin Elifritz Double E Dorsets, Johnson Show Lambs.Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 66 | #WaterDrama18

A busy time in Ohio agriculture with #WaterDrama18 heating up. The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese talks the latest developments in the ongoing water quality situation in Ohio. In this episode, we hear interviews with Ohio Soybean Council’s Tom Fontana, Steve Culman of Ohio State University (talking fertilizer recommendations), Ben Bowsher on 2018 wheat, and showman Collin Britton of Wood County who recently received a character award from the BEST series.… Continue reading

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Lessons learned in Ohio’s updated fertilizer recommendations

At the recent 4R Field Day in Hardin County, Ohio State soil fertility specialist Steve Culman presented on the updated fertilizer recommendations through 300+ on-farm strip trials since 2014.

He said some main take-home points he hoped to get across to agriculturalists were:

  • From 2014 – 2017, 300+ on-farm strip trials were conducted across Ohio evaluating corn, soybean and wheat response to N, P and K fertilizer.
  • Yield responses to P and K fertilizer in soils at or above the current maintenance range were very rare.
  • Long-term data from 3 sites show that when Ohio soils are in the current maintenance range, they can supply sufficient P and K to meet corn and soybean demand for many growing seasons without fertilization.
  • Recommended corn N rates were updated this spring and are based on maximizing farmer profitability, not maximizing yields.
  • Corn, soybean and wheat are yielding more grain with less nutrient: Grain nutrient removal per bushel of grain is lower than it was 20 years ago.
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 65 | Clean water and what to do about it

The 65th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, joins host Matt Reese alongside Joel Penhorwood and Ty Higgins.

Lake Erie and water quality is the topic of the week after Ohio Governor John Kasich made an executive order on the matter, temporarily surpassing the wishes of agricultural groups.

Interviews in this week’s episode include Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels, Ohio Corn and Wheat Executive Director Tadd Nicholson, and Rick Stumpf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.… Continue reading

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High Oleic Soybeans Making Big Splash in Oil Market

High oleic soybean oil is making a bigger splash in a familiar market in response to the FDA’s recently enacted ban on partially hydrogenated oil.

Compared to commodity soybean oil, high oleic soybean oil offers an increased stability for end users, including food manufacturers and restaurants. High oleic soybean oil is just what the food industry needs to comply with the FDA ban and continue to keep customers happy.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with former United Soybean Board Chair and Ohio soybean grower John Motter about the new possibilities of high oleic.… Continue reading

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Summer on the Sawdust – Paige Pence, Clark County

Before the final drive and the fair ending sale, many early mornings and countless hours are spent getting livestock exhibits looking their best. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins recently visited the Clark County farm of Paige Pence. Paige, along with her mom, Christine and her dad, Brent, is a prime example of a family that spends more time together in the summer than any other time of year as they prepare for show season.… Continue reading

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