Those who raised beef cattle in the early 1900s were often on their own when it came to diagnosing and treating sick cattle. Many stockmen relied on recipes for concoctions passed down from generation to generation. But savvy stockmen sought more up-to-date resources. One widely-used resource was The Practical Stock Doctor, first published in 1904 by professor of veterinary medicine Dr. George Waterman of Michigan State Agricultural College. This book was written as a guide for farmers and ranchers who were interested in learning more about livestock diseases and how to recognize and treat those diseases on their own. [Read more…]
by Sanne Kure-Jensen
Farm inputs can include energy in the form of fuels, electricity and fertilizers. Crop and livestock production uses energy in many forms. Energy heats water for washing equipment and harvested crops, and powers lighting for production and handling areas. Livestock and produce producers use energy for heating, ventilation and refrigeration. Transportation uses more energy to move inputs to farms as well as moving produce and livestock from farms to processors, markets and consumers. Sustainable, viable farms maximize energy efficiency and minimize costs for all aspects of production.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) oversees programs that help farmers and producers conserve energy through a variety of on-farm energy upgrades for existing buildings. Kip Pheil, C.E.M., Acting Leader of the USDA NRCS National Energy Technology Development Team and Stephen Henry, P.E., NRCS South Carolina Assistant State Conservation Engineer described NRCS programs and shared their expertise in a webinar called “Key NRCS Energy Practices: Farmstead Energy, Lighting, and Building Envelope.” [Read more…]
Great New!! The New York Beef Producers Association, along with Priefert are welcoming Baxter Black in Syracuse, New York. Don’t miss your chance to see America’s favorite Cowboy Poet & Humorist live at the Double Tree Hotel, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, New York on Friday evening, January 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM.
Ticket Reservations must be made NOW! Call Brenda Bippert at 716-870-2777 to get your reservations in. Taking reservations until January 14th. We accept Master Card and Visa. Tickets to see Baxter Black are only $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. Plan now to enjoy a great evening of laughter, humor, and cowboy poetry with nationally acclaimed poet Baxter Black! [Read more…]
This year’s Equine Affaire held on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA was the 50th in a string of events dating back 22 years. If bigger and better is an overused phrase in the world of entertainment then it will have to suffice until a better one comes along. Those attending were educated by experts, brought up to speed on the latest in horse tack and equipment and got a chance to view breeds of horses that many in attendance might be hard pressed to properly identify. [Read more…]
“While many of the pension reforms included in House Bill 2497 are noble, I cannot support legislation I know does not meet constitutional muster. No matter what provisions are included in the bill, if it does not correspond with the constitution I have sworn to uphold, it is my duty to vote no.” Those were State Representative Bryan Cutler’s words on Nov. 15, 2010. He hasn’t changed his tune. [Read more…]