How does a family dairy with 50 milking cows survive today? Thanks to a forward-thinking family, Cooper’s Hilltop Farm has withstood the ups and downs of the dairy industry over the past 100 years and continues to gain customers. [Read more…]
New England Farm Weekly
by George Looby, DVM
In early May, the Cushman Farm in Franklin, CT played host to a rather unique get together of people from agriculture, industry and engineering regarding issues affecting agriculture. Traditionally there has been very little collaboration on research projects among the various schools and colleges that make up a university. [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…]
A long-standing program supported by the beef checkoff designed to build advocates for beef, a Long-Range Plan strategic initiative, is the Team Beef program. [Read more…]
There are many instances that certain horses have found themselves in circumstances well beyond their control with owners who have neither the time, the talent, the disposition or the resources to care for them. Every year there are heart- wrenching stories of horses who are rescued by regulatory authorities after having been found in deplorable conditions. [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.
Kevin Erb, Certified Crop Agronomist with University of Wisconsin extension, encourages farmers to understand the value of farm manure in crop production systems. [Read more…]