BURLINGTON, VT — Hard work and determination paid off for the 30 4-H dairy members chosen by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension to represent Vermont in the dairy show at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. [Read more…]
New England Farm Weekly
For 157 years the Woodstock Fair in Connecticut has been the main attraction in the late summer for residents of northeastern Connecticut and beyond. Attracting upwards of 200,000 people the fair has something for everyone. [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…]
For over 30 years, Prudy Wholey, who is better known as Farmer Prudy, has been raising beef and pork to sell to loyal, repeat customers. To give an idea of the longevity of her customers, families order their meat from her throughout their children’s school years and beyond. [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…]
The Tunbridge World’s Fair means a great deal to many. Starting in 1867, the fair has been an institution in New England since its inception, serving as a reprieve from the daily grind of agricultural life in Vermont. It was a celebration of the end of another season’s worth of hard work and the traditions and workmanship necessary to maintain it. [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…]