A group of people assembled for the dedication of a historic marker to commemorate a historic creamery got more than a bowl of ice cream and a slice of cake to remember the occasion. Thanks to some dedicated residents who were determined to uncover the forgotten history of a local creamery, the group also learned some interesting historical facts about the dairy industry. [Read more…]
A new challenge in the form of the FDA Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act is here. Among its many sets and subsets, it clearly defines the way in which antibiotics may be used in food animal management. Perhaps it is better said it clearly defines when antibiotics designated to be used in humans may not be used in the feed of animals. [Read more…]
How do you know if your livestock needs shade? The answer has to do with heat stress. But heat stress can get complicated.
If animals are in the thermoneutral zone (TNZ), then shade isn’t needed. Outside of that zone, an animal must expend energy keeping cool. [Read more…]
Not surprisingly, many of today’s top horsemen and women started riding when they were young and when their legs were quite short. Classic Shetland Ponies, known for their child-friendly size, were their perfect first mounts. [Read more…]
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…]