In 2008 the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) was first spotted in California, Since then it has emerged as one of the most devastating pests of small and stone fruit in nearly every state and worldwide. The pest, of Asian origin, can multiply its population by 200 times within one to two weeks. [Read more…]
We often see heavy emphasis of preventative maintenance programs being applied to the equipment directly affecting the livestock on the farm, with less focus on the Glycol Chiller System.
The items below are some common items that can be reviewed weekly to help avoid emergency service calls and improve the operation of the chiller system. [Read more…]
Sat. April 15th 2017 9 AM
@ Clinton Tractor – 31 Meadow St – Clinton, NY
The Calidonna Family is busy and the yard is full of nice trades. This is an early list and will be updated daily !
Onsite financing from several lenders — Online bidding available ! [Read more…]
Word on the street says you gain experience just after you really need it and you’re supposed to learn from past experiences in an effort to not repeat. After 32 years in the managed grazing business, I’m not supposed to be surprised anymore. That was until the dry spell of 2012 when I literally got burned. [Read more…]
Yes, you can finish high-quality beef on grass. To do so, you need to feed the soil, feed the plants, and feed the animals. The grass-farming model relies upon nutrient-dense forages to promote average daily gain. While selecting animals with the genetics to turn forage into fat, and to thrive on pasture, is one part of the equation, rotating those animals through the pastures to optimize energy intake, promote forage regrowth, and build the soil is the other. [Read more…]
Warwick, MA resident Diane Miller had never owned a chicken before but that all changed in 2012 when she agreed to take in several four-week-old chicks from a friend who could no longer care for them. As she went through the arduous process of hand-raising them, Miller found herself slowing falling in love with her new found feathered friends. [Read more…]
For agriculture industry professionals looking for insights into what 2017 may hold for the future of agriculture, the USDA’s 93rd Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, “A New Horizon: The Future of Agriculture” was the place to be. This two-day event took place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA, Feb. 23-24, 2017, and hosted nearly 1,000 attendees. [Read more…]
At the 2017 Maryland Dairy Convention Program for the Maryland Dairy Industry Association at the FSK Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Frederick, MD, the theme was Improving Performance through Better Cow Well-Being. [Read more…]