For the most part, the corn crop is off to a slow start in the Northeast and beyond. It is good to finally see fields with tidy rows of corn plants making the most of sunny days and warmer temperatures. At this time of year, it is not uncommon to get calls about missing corn plants. If you have missing plants or an uneven stand, investigating the matter sooner than later will increase the likelihood that you will find useful indicators of the cause of the problem. Continue reading
While many American families are preparing for Fourth of July activities, others will be on the road, traveling to the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, for the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). The show will be held July 5 – 12.
Amy Cowan, director of youth activities, says the show will bring 1,240 cattle, 1,530 entries and 610 exhibitors from 34 states.
“This is the furthest east the show has ever been,” said Cowan. “We’re excited to have it in Pennsylvania.” Continue reading
When Jenni Tilton-Flood talks about Flood Brothers Farm, she prefers to leave numbers out of the conversation.
“There’s a lot of variation in herd size within the state,” said Jenni, who wasn’t a farmer until she married Dana Flood. “We’re very proud of our approach. We’ve always felt that if we provide everything the cows need, we can make outstanding milkers out of them.” Continue reading
Poultry are relatively easy to raise and do well with basic food, water and shelter.
While it’s fairly simple to raise poultry it is important to be prepared, plan ahead and do some research prior to bringing chicks or older birds to your property.
First, you’ll have to decide if you’re raising a laying flock or a broiler flock or a combination of the two.