Things can get hectic at times during the day of a show, according to Debra Hopkins, a sheep breeder and clinician. By staying on top of the show schedule and prioritizing the tasks which need to be done you can have a smooth show day. [Read more…]
New England Farm Weekly
Anyone with a pesticide applicator’s license has heard it: the label is the law.
Tracy Harpster, Penn State extension educator, pesticide education program, says labels are not only the law but also include information about the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for that product. [Read more…]
by Elizabeth A. Tomlin
What does it take to be a successful, organic, reduced tillage farmer? What are the practices? What are the keys?
Cornell Small Farm Program recently teamed up with Michigan State University and the University of Maine to offer results of the latest research on reduced tillage for small-scale organic vegetable production in a series of webinars. [Read more…]
Ag Day at the State House is always one of Rhode Island agriculture’s biggest days, but this year was historic. On May 17, 2017, the halls around the rotunda were filled with farmers distributing samples of local delicacies and Ag service. [Read more…]
Dr. Travis Hoffman, joint sheep extension specialist for University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University, says lamb is on the uptick, but producers should be aware of trends in order to provide what the market demands. [Read more…]
The old-time auction standard for selling a horse as “sound” was always considered to be sound of eye, wind and not a cribber. If an unscrupulous dealer slipped a horse through an auction with any of these problems not clearly stated he would find himself on the wrong side of the law, the auction and public opinion in short order. [Read more…]
When Potomac Horse Fever was first identified in the Potomac River region of Maryland, horse owners who lived outside that area weren’t too concerned. But the rickettsial disease soon spread to other geographic regions.
“Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) was first noticed in 1979 in the Potomac Valley region of Maryland,” said Cornell University veterinarian Dr. Joy Tomlinson. [Read more…]
The 11th annual Big East Regional Youth and Jackpot Cattle Show took place May 5-7 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. The three-day event, geared toward youths ages three to 21, consisted of numerous family friendly activities and several different cattle breed shows. The Big East Show also played host to the New England Junior Hereford Association’s regional show and the Northeast Highland Cattle Association Spring Show and Gathering. [Read more…]