Every dairy farmer does their best to provide excellent care and comfort for cows, but one Maryland farm goes a little further. David Pyle and his wife Katie Dotterer-Pyle, owners of Cow Comfort Inn Dairy in Union Bridge, MD, are young farmers who are committed to outstanding animal welfare. [Read more…]
This morning (Tuesday) Frank, one of my crop program advisees, called to tell me that he had finished first cutting. This Central New York farmer crops about 150 acres of mixed mostly grass hay baleage; most of that land is rented. He raises a few beef cattle, and works some off-farm at a machinery dealership. [Read more…]
RALEIGH – Thirty-three North Carolina students have been named recipients of 2018 North Carolina State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced recently. [Read more…]
The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, has been found in three nearby states — New Jersey, West Virginia and Virginia. The Maryland Department of Agriculture urges animal owners to check livestock and pets for this new, exotic species, and to report any unusual ticks or high volumes of tick bites to the department’s Animal Health Program office. [Read more…]
Information released by the Center for Disease Control, last updated July 25, 2017.
- Anaplasmosis is transmitted to humans by tick bites primarily from the blacklegged tick in the northeastern and upper midwestern U.S. and the western blacklegged tick along the Pacific coast.
The 2018 Virginia Small Grains Field Day drew one of the event’s largest crowds yet to the Eastern Virginia AREC in Warsaw, VA. The Virginia Grain Producers Association, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Small Grains Checkoff Board and the EVAREC were proud to host the annual field day for wheat and barley. [Read more…]
Many livestock farms rely on a combination of grazing and stored forages to feed ruminant animals throughout the year. This involves careful consideration of forage species that will work for both pasture and stored forage. Producers should plan ahead to minimize risk and ensure successful crop establishment. [Read more…]
In the world of the everyday pony, “just plain cute works” well. Generally speaking, a just plain cute pony with good manners is set for life with two squares, a nice stall and minimal work with a succession of decent tiny people to ride it. [Read more…]