A poultry tractor, (sometimes called an ark), is a movable coop without a floor. This housing allows free ranging along with shelter, where birds can consume fresh forage such as grass, weeds, bugs, worms, or grubs. Most poultry tractors are lightly built A-frames which one person can drag to designated areas in their yard. It may have wheels on one or both ends to make travel easier. [Read more…]
New England Farm Weekly
BURLINGTON, VT — Vermont 4-H horse delegates that went to the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup did the state proud, finishing in the top 10 in team competitions and in all events with the communications team capturing first place in their contest. [Read more…]
On Friday Nov. 11, New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation celebrated their 100th Annual Meeting with a conference at Church Landing in Meredith. Workshops and training sessions were held throughout the day for Farm Bureau members. Congresswoman Ann Kuster, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, recognized the accomplishments and hard work of Farm Bureau members over their 100 Years of service to agriculture in a letter and Governor Maggie Hassan honored the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation with a commendation read by NHFB President, Denis Ward, during the evening banquet. [Read more…]
Dairy farmers know the importance of colostrum to the newborn calf, and well-managed farms have established protocol for ensuring calves have adequate colostrum within hours of birth.
“Colostrum management is the most important thing you do with an animal in their life,” said Dr. Jud Heinrichs, professor of dairy science at Penn State University. “What you do in the first two hours of their life has huge implications.” [Read more…]
The largest farm equipment and service provider trade show in Pennsylvania is back and bigger than ever. The Keystone Farm Show returns for its 20th year Jan. 10-12, 2017 at the York Fairgrounds in York, PA.
New this year is another expansion of the show to a new building. Last year saw the addition of the Expansion Building (Building #9) that featured the show’s first farm toy exhibit. This area allowed both collectors and traders to shop, swap and showcase their extensive farm toy collections. [Read more…]
The Woodbury FFA chapter located at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury sent 52 students and graduates to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN recently. Because the Woodbury FFA members won first place and qualified to compete at Nationals in eight different state FFA judging contests during the past school year, there are 52 students from the Woodbury chapter who earned the opportunity to represent the chapter and the state at the National FFA competition. [Read more…]
In some ways, making maple syrup is the simplest process in the world. You stick a spigot in a tree, hang a bucket from it, boil off the water, filter out the sediment and there you have it; the sweet nectar of the gods. It’s a process that requires no questioning, no redesigning, no tinkering. That is, of course, unless you are Charlie Chase of Charlie’s Sugar House in Coventry, RI. [Read more…]
Representing Vermont in sheep events, held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, were Jarod and Raymond Bushey, both from Addison; Rebecca Moriarty of Jericho; and Gabrielle and Riley Ochs and Siri Swanson, all from Orwell. Bridget Denio of Waterford, and Lillie Tuckerman from South Woodstock, participated in dairy goat contests, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. [Read more…]