When it comes to sheep breeds, there’s no mistaking a Cheviot. They’re small in stature compared to most other breeds, but those who raise them select them because they’re hardy, fast-maturing and efficient on grass. [Read more…]
After a lifetime of raising Herefords, Dan Snyder knows what he likes. Although cattle styles have changed over the years, sometimes to the extreme, Snyder has always stuck with what he believes are true performers with style, function and longevity. [Read more…]
The Pennsylvania Beef Producers Working Group has completed a careful study of a non-traditional feedlot approach for feeding Holstein beef calves, led by Dr. Tara Felix at the PDA Livestock Evaluation Center (LEC), Rock Springs, PA. [Read more…]
HARRISBURG, PA — Liddleholme Resur Lu-Red-ET, exhibited by Anthony Liddle, Argyle, NY, was named Supreme Champion and Supreme Champion Bred and Owned to conclude the 2017 All-American Dairy Show on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. [Read more…]
by Cammie Barden
You hear it everywhere — no-tilling practices creates better yield and better soil health. But how exactly does this happen and what can you do to get there.
James Hoorman, USDA NRCS Northeast Regional Soil Health Specialist, went through the basics in nutrient recycling and soil ecology at the 2017 Empire Farm Days. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In just a few weeks, farmers and ranchers across the nation will start receiving the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Producers can mail in their completed census form, or respond online via the improved web questionnaire. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has extensively revised the online questionnaire to make it more convenient for producers. [Read more…]
“We need to get this farm bill done,” said Congressman Glenn Thompson. Thompson’s district in Centre County, Pennsylvania is larger than the five smallest states. “Farm income is down over 50 percent over the past number of years and that is unacceptable.” [Read more…]
by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant
Does leaky gut contribute to heat stress and ketosis in dairy cows? Lance Baumgard of Iowa State University presented a webinar on the topic hosted by Ag Model Systems.
His hypothesis is that “the origin of both heat stress — in all farm animals — and ketosis in dairy cows problems is a compromised intestinal integrity.” [Read more…]