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Newfoundland ponies offer new hope

2020-10-02T11:07:06-05:00October 2, 2020|New England Farm Weekly|

by Laura Rodley

Newfoundland ponies are very healthy, diverse, hearty ponies, with hooves as hard as flint. Some change their coat colors seasonally. With excellent work ethics, they can be ridden, jump fences, be driven or pull as a farm work pony, typically growing to 11 to 14.2 hands. They are also bombproof. In the past, Emily Aho, founding member of the nonprofit Newfoundland Pony Conservancy Center, has taken her Newfoundland ponies to July Fourth fireworks. (more…)

Toss a disc, measure your pasture

2020-10-09T08:17:11-05:00October 2, 2020|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, Western Edition|

by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

In a September webinar titled “Fall Pasture Management,” Susan Truehart Garey discussed a basic method that can be used to monitor and assess pastures in autumn. Garey is an animal science agent with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. The tool, called the Equine Pasture Evaluation Disc (EPED), was developed by the University of Pennsylvania. While the acronym refers to equine species, the method can be applied to any pasture. (more…)

Dairy Defined: Correction – dairy demand is not at a 56-Year High. It’s at a 60-year high

2020-09-25T13:25:09-05:00September 25, 2020|Western Edition|

ARLINGTON, VA – One year ago, Dairy Defined debuted with a simple piece of myth-busting, noting that, for all the vegan-activist-inspired dreams of the “death of dairy,” dairy products are growing only more popular, with U.S. per-capita consumption at a 56-year high. This information is now out of date. (more…)

Record-breaking sales of hunting licenses provide landowner opportunities

2020-10-09T08:44:13-05:00September 25, 2020|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

by Troy Bishopp

ALBANY, NY – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos reported that DEC “is experiencing record-breaking sales of hunting and trapping licenses for the upcoming season.” That’s good news for local communities and renewed opportunities for farmers and landowners via hunting leases. If you’re wildlife, you may be providing sustenance to a family sooner rather than later. (more…)

Environmental concerns to health in agricultural areas

2020-10-16T09:38:05-05:00September 25, 2020|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Tamara Scully

The University of Nebraska Medical Center recently held its 10th Annual Agricultural Health and Safety Course virtually. Aimed at medical and safety professionals, registrants participated over several days, gaining a solid understanding of myriad health and safety issues which impact those working in agriculture. (more…)

What do beef cattle and environmental stewardship mean to me?

2020-09-18T11:03:36-05:00September 18, 2020|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

by Katie Navarra

On the drive home from a late-August Western New York cattle sale, Ric and Karen Coombe reminisced about their kids’ experiences showing registered Angus cattle. As their youngest son ages out of Junior Angus and Junior Beef Producers events, they wanted to give other youth the opportunity to enjoy similar experiences. (more…)