ORISKANY FALLS, NY — Country singer, Kenny Chesney, praised the farmer’s iron horses as being sexy. Old hit-and-miss engines and tractor aficionados, Dale and Jennifer Brown of West Winfield think they’re more like being in a love affair. [Read more…]
How do you know if your livestock needs shade? The answer has to do with heat stress. But heat stress can get complicated.
If animals are in the thermoneutral zone (TNZ), then shade isn’t needed. Outside of that zone, an animal must expend energy keeping cool. [Read more…]
by Katie Navarra
Parasites are the most important limiting factor in small ruminant flocks because they are the most difficult factor to control, especially as parasites have become resistant to our most common anti worming chemicals. “These invisible killers have proven a formidable foe in the biological battle to raise healthy and happy animals for food and we here at the extension agency are actively promoting best practices to ensure that our local animals are safe and we are not perpetuating the cycle of resistance,” said Jason Detzel, livestock educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC). [Read more…]
Things can get hectic at times during the day of a show, according to Debra Hopkins, a sheep breeder and clinician. By staying on top of the show schedule and prioritizing the tasks which need to be done you can have a smooth show day. [Read more…]
Not surprisingly, many of today’s top horsemen and women started riding when they were young and when their legs were quite short. Classic Shetland Ponies, known for their child-friendly size, were their perfect first mounts. [Read more…]
Could a career in agriculture be in your future?
That’s a question that many of the over 1,100 students attending the inaugural Farming Your Future event will now seriously consider. [Read more…]
Anyone with a pesticide applicator’s license has heard it: the label is the law.
Tracy Harpster, Penn State extension educator, pesticide education program, says labels are not only the law but also include information about the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for that product. [Read more…]
In a memo to its members and partners throughout the region, The Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company, LLC (NELPSC) has announced it is closing down its storied operation that has helped countless farmers, secure quality processing and market their animals through the Northeast corridor. [Read more…]