Slick sheep shine at Keystone

2018-10-29T19:08:35+00:00October 29th, 2018|Western Edition|

by Sally Colby
While many sheep exhibitors were washing, carding and trimming sheep prior to classes at the Keystone International Livestock Expo (KILE), held recently in Harrisburg, PA, one breed required almost no preparation at the venue. Shropshire sheep are slick-sheared prior to the show, arrive with almost no wool and need only some last-minute touch-ups prior to exhibition. (more…)

Voluntary milking system dedicated at UConn

2018-10-29T18:43:52+00:00October 29th, 2018|New England Farm Weekly|

by George Looby
On Sept. 7, 2018, a new milking system was dedicated at the Kellogg Dairy Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. This system is designed to make more efficient use of time, labor and cow comfort and represents a considerable departure from most of the milking systems now in place. For many of the readership, mastering the art of hand milking remains a vivid memory.