The old-time auction standard for selling a horse as “sound” was always considered to be sound of eye, wind and not a cribber. If an unscrupulous dealer slipped a horse through an auction with any of these problems not clearly stated he would find himself on the wrong side of the law, the auction and public opinion in short order. [Read more…]
Our hands are a critical part of what we’re able to accomplish every day, and we use them every day to complete routine tasks and precision movements. [Read more…]
With a leap in numbers, the Central New York Beef Producers 2017 Spring Feeder Calf Sale more than tripled in size from the 2016 Fall Sale.
“Through the early winter, after our October 2016 sale, we were pleased to get quite a few calls to include calves in our Spring Sale,” remarked CNY CCE Educator Bill Gibson, coordinator of the CNY Beef Producers and the sales. [Read more…]
New York State is leading the pack when it comes to bringing back industrial hemp — after becoming prohibited about 80 years ago, to be an agricultural option for farmers in the Southern Tier of the state. [Read more…]
When Potomac Horse Fever was first identified in the Potomac River region of Maryland, horse owners who lived outside that area weren’t too concerned. But the rickettsial disease soon spread to other geographic regions.
“Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) was first noticed in 1979 in the Potomac Valley region of Maryland,” said Cornell University veterinarian Dr. Joy Tomlinson. [Read more…]
by Katie Navarra
The word for this year’s growing season is patience says Aaron Gabriel, soils and crops educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Washington County. Unlike the past few springs, this spring has been cold and wet.
“Farmers are a bit anxious with all the rain. It has slowed hay seedings and corn planting,” he said. [Read more…]
Carla DuRand and her mother Linda Palmer had plenty of experience with full-sized horses when they added miniature horses to their farm in Gettysburg, PA in 2007. [Read more…]
CANANDAIGUA, NY — Herd management vastly affects herd pregnancy rates, said the experts at a local Cornell-led event, “Successful Reproductive Management” held recently. Moderated by Dave Keller, representing Cornell’s Northwest Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team, the forum featured Wesley Smith, herd manager at Fairvue Farms in Woodstock, CT and Scott Yetter, reproduction manager with Cornell University Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY. [Read more…]