Great results for a small bull rider

2019-01-14T10:25:59+00:00January 14, 2019|Mid Atlantic|

by Hope Holland

While most of the youngsters in the six- to 10-year-old group of little horse and pony riders are working on their lead line and short stirrup skills in shows, young bull riders of the same age are, well, riding bulls. It was realized that there was a need for smaller and age-appropriate bulls to be used for the younger riders, but they still have to be bulls with bull-appropriate attitudes of general intransigence and the athletic ability to enforce that attitude when it comes to being ridden for eight seconds.

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Beef cattle transportation and welfare

2019-01-14T14:11:26+00:00January 14, 2019|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Tamara Scully

Transportation of livestock is a stressful event for the animals. Just ask Brianna the cow, a recent New Jersey escapee who either fell or jumped from a transport truck heading to the slaughterhouse. While events such as this aren’t common, the safety and well-being of cattle being transported – no matter the end destination – is an important concern for the livestock industry.

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Something to Cook About

2019-01-14T10:15:35+00:00January 14, 2019|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

The Glassmaker of Donbridge

by R D Vincent, author of the Donbridge Series

My grandmother bustled about her kitchen cooking away for the annual New Year’s Eve party which was held at my parent’s house each year. Knocking on the pine door, which was halfway open, I noticed my grandmother was startled to see me. “Michael, you gave me a fright!” she said as she went back to her search. “I just can’t find that round glass cake plate I use to make my upside down peach cake. I know it’s here somewhere,” she said as she shoved and pulled more pots from the cabinets. “You know this reminds me of a story I almost forgot till just about this moment,” she said.

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Farmer’s furlough

2019-01-14T10:43:42+00:00January 14, 2019|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Troy Bishopp

There’s nothing like a furlough to jump-start the satire for the New Year. As we welcome in 2019 the U.S. government and the USDA are shut down or have been. It’s starting to become a yearly habit. It got me to thinking, what if all the farmers in the USA decided to shut down, take an un-paid leave and not send any products to market? What would it look like? Is it even possible?

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2018 Angus Association National Convention and Trade Show

2019-01-03T10:39:54+00:00December 28, 2018|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly|

by Tina L. LaVallee

The 2018 American Angus Association National Convention and Trade Show welcomed visitors to Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 3 – 5. This year’s convention celebrated two important milestones within the Angus Association: the 135th Annual Convention of Delegates and the 40th anniversary of the Certified Angus Beef brand. (more…)