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Last year's drought dried up many ponds and dugouts or compromised the quality of the water in them, forcing North Dakota livestock producers to haul ... Many cost-share opportunities are available through the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Conservation District or ...
2:00 PM NE WI Beef Producers Cooperative's 2018 Annual Spring Feeder Cattle Sale, to be held at Equity Livestock Market. ... 11:00 AM Diversified Farm Equipment & More Auction for Rychtik Farms held at the intersection of Six Mile Rd & Cedar Beach Rd. Sale conducted by Miller 'n Co Auctions, Newton ...

Possessing vast grasslands and ranking fifth in the world with more than 180 million hectares of pastures, livestock has been a key component of Kazakh agriculture as well as a source of income and employment for the rural population which accounts for roughly half of the nation's total population.
By Karl Plume. CHICAGO, April 25 (Reuters) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures climbed on Wednesday as rising beef prices bolstered beef packer margins and fueled expectations for higher cash cattle prices this week, traders said. CME April live cattle closed 0.825 cent per pound higher at ...
Such meat-free ideas are in direct conflict with those of Allan Savory, whose stunning TED Talk a few years ago challenged conventional thinking about animal agriculture. In his talk, “How to fight desertification and reverse climate change,” Savory says managed grazing of livestock can “protect grasslands ...
This will be the 10th anniversary of the Farm Connection Day event. Several educational displays, presentations and hands-on activities on topics of STEM, agriculture, livestock and arts and crafts will be going on during the event. In Wait Hall, youth 4-H members will give presentations on their various ...

Beginning April 24, 2018, agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, Bill ...
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture approved a new edition of the farm bill on April 18. ... New provisions for animal health, disease response and a vaccination bank adds to the reasons sheep producers are urged to ask their congressional representatives to vote for HR 2.
The Farm Bureau has backed the House bill, and Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson wrote to Bacon that the group's support is based on protecting current farm bill spending, prioritizing federal crop insurance coverage and ensuring that programs comply with international trade agreements.
This work is expected to take several days to complete, and at the time of Farm Weekly going to press the vessel remains in port. Two weeks ago, 60 Minutes footage, supplied by Animals Australia, showed heat-stressed sheep dying aboard the Awassi Express. Additional footage has since been released ...
Until the recent discovery, the East Asian tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was never found in the United States, according to a state Department of Agriculture news release. How it arrived in New Jersey remains a mystery. The tick, which is also known as the Longhorned tick, was found on the farm in ...
The feeder pigs, each roughly the size of a corgi, are the latest arrivals at the Des Moines Public Schools' teaching farm. Over the next few months, two students from Central Campus' animal science classes will feed and water the pigs — and muck out their stalls — until the animals reach more than 250 ...
Meanwhile, a FSIS representative said the agency is reviewing the allegations against the farm. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service takes humane handling seriously,” the representative said. “FSIS routinely acts upon anonymous and verified tips from FSIS employees ...
As drought continues to cripple much of Kansas, livestock producers in the state are scrambling for alternatives to maintain water supplies for their herds. “It's getting to be a real issue,” said Herschel George, a K-State Research and Extension watershed specialist based in eastern Kansas. “Here in eastern ...
Among other measures, the government should require a complete sequencing of the genome for any genetically tweaked animal that might enter the food supply, Hanson said. The issue is likely to be debated in the 2018 farm bill. At a markup yesterday of the House Agriculture Committee's farm bill, Yoho ...
Livestock producers who want to learn about optimizing forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend the Greenhorn Grazing series at the Iowa State University McNay Research Farm near Chariton this summer and fall. Iowa State Extension and Outreach beef ...
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county is weighing new rules for livestock farms after a state agency's recent approval of a 10,000-hog farm. Delaware County commissioners introduced an amendment Monday to zoning ordinances that would restrict where future livestock farms can be built.

Overlooked bulls have since returned to their homes and producers looking for Bos indicus bulls are encouraged to contact the sale vendors for on-farm sales. Elders auctioneer Don Morgan said it was a disappointing sale result on the day. “There was nothing wrong with the bulls up for sale and the cattle ...
Livestock is more than just farm animals. It's an industry that expresses the true meaning of what a good day and a bad day looks like out in the barn. As an owner, you learn from your mistakes and not only become a better showman, but also a better companion to the four-legged animal next to you.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a quarantine order for animals at Simmons Farm in Middletown. DEM and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are investigating the connection between a petting zoo at the farm and cases of ...
“My feelings are, these are good breeds to keep around,” Cindy Kilgore, livestock specialist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and ... When it comes to niche marketing with heritage breeds, Sonia Antunes of Falling Goat Farm in Belmont, may have among the more unique in Maine.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county is weighing new rules for livestock farms after a state agency's recent approval of a 10,000-hog farm. Delaware County commissioners introduced an amendment Monday to zoning ordinances that would restrict where future livestock farms can be built.
Livestock groups are hailing the House Agriculture Committee's proposed farm bill, announced last week, but they also want more funding and an even stronger safety net for producers as the bill moves forward. Beef, pork and dairy groups released statements following the debut of the first version of the ...
One of a long line-up of high calibre speakers at a recent big livestock breeding seminar in Brisbane hosted by Meat and Livestock Australia, ... She described the changes in how decision making is supported at the farm level as “a different form of disruption in agriculture, something that is perhaps sailing ...
Representative Jeni Arndt serves as the chair of the Colorado House of Representative's Agriculture Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, is a ... During the summer months CLA members host farm tours for legislators to give them an in-depth look at cattle and hog production and feeding, dairy ...
Animals at a Middletown farm are being quarantined after three people got sick, Rhode Island health officials announced Monday. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said one child and two adults came down with cryptosporidiosis after having contact with goats during “pet and cuddle” events at ...
Simmons Farm must quarantine its animals while the state investigates whether its “pet and cuddle” events with goats sickened three people, according to the state Department of Environmental Management. A Middletown farm must quarantine its animals while the state investigates whether its “pet and ...
The 2018 Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmer Gate to Plate Tour will give Farm Bureau members, ages 18 to 35, an opportunity to tour diverse farms on June 29 and 30 in Wisconsin, the land of cheese and a few other surprising types of agriculture. “The ag economy is proving more challenging than ever for ...
A crowded field of threats that includes drought, floods, animal disease outbreaks and chemical spills are among the disasters costing farmers in the developing ... “The agriculture sectors – which includes crop and livestock production as well as forestry, fisheries and aquaculture – face many risks, such as ...
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is dismayed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to abolish the federal Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP), which was published more than a year ago on January 20, 2017. USDA delayed implementation of ...
When you think of competitions for agriculture students, the picture that comes to mind is kids raising sheep or rabbits, maybe judging dairy cattle. ... While skills such as animal judging and growing crops are important to anyone who might want to make a living at farming, so are agricultural mechanics, farm ...
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty and staff are working with Kentucky producers to find low-cost, legal options to ... After spotting a roost of black vultures within a mile of his farm, he was concerned enough to attend a meeting where Springer presented the effigy ...
Under current law, agriculture truckers operating within 150 air miles of the source of their agriculture products or livestock do not have to comply with hours-of-service regulation, which limits driving hours to only 11 hours after being off duty for more than 10 consecutive hours. The ELD mandate does not ...
The point of this rather lengthy story is the fact that this animal had a smorgasbord of corn, sunflowers, Big Buck clover and other stuff planted there every year for the deer, doves and other wildlife and although he looked like a typical modern hog, his meat is redder and the flavor is great. When our livestock ...
Turkey and Sudan will establish a joint agricultural and livestock company, the Turkish government's Official Gazette announced on Thursday. Turkey's General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises (TIGEM) will capitalize 80 percent of the Turkish and Sudanese International Agricultural and Livestock Inc., ...
14, 2017, but Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue last fall announced a 180-day extension, making May 14, 2018, the new implementation date. Perdue ultimately heeded the request of organic livestock and poultry farmers and the organizations that represent them, including Farm Bureau, to abandon the ...
“It's like that saying you can take the boy out of the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy,” he said. De Jong missed being around livestock, so he talked his city gal wife, Kathi, into moving to the 3.5 acre farm on Fobes Hill five years ago. He originally wanted beefy cows like in Iowa. Kathi forbid him ...
SINCE the start of the year shipping wethers have seen strong prices and at the end of January, early February, they topped last year's high to reach $125 per head, according to market reports. While there has been a range of prices paid in saleyards depending on quality and competition, the statistics ...
“We haven't always insured our livestock but I'm glad we did this year.” Mr Garnett said it was hard to put an accurate ... He said the thieves had entered the property via a private laneway where they had access to the sheep – which were in the middle of his farm. “They were right in the centre of the property ...
Magness Livestock, now into its third generation with Cobbie's son Brad, and Brad's children Matthew, Maggie and Brad Jr., as well, sees the changing face of agriculture on a daily basis. Which is just ... An age-old indicator to the health of the ag industry is the number of farm auctions taking place. Cobbie ...
Graeme has won an Ifor Williams livestock trailer. Graeme works with his father, Wesley Armstrong, and his own son on his father's farm in Tempo, Enniskillen. The family has been running the 80 hectares farm for the past 40 years and it supports a 65 head suckler herd, 70 sheep and 65 pigs. Graeme says: ...
BUYERS will be spoilt for choice at this month's Elders Boyanup store sale when a quality line-up of store cattle goes under the hammer. In the sale on Friday, March 16, the Elders South West team will yard about 1400 head from producers in the area comprising beef steers and heifers, first-cross steers ...
As flood waters recede, producers should use caution when assessing damage and beginning clean-up procedures. According to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, livestock will be exposed to unique hazards created by flood waters. In addition, agriculture producers ...
Texas farm and ranch equipment dealers expressed mixed reactions to steep tariff increases on steel and aluminum imports. Dealers exhibiting cattle chutes and horse trailers at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Friday said they were concerned about the tariff's impact on their bottom lines but ...
It was then that he and his family saw an opportunity to farm crickets for consumption. "In terms of the mechanization on the farming side, there isn't much precedent out there. We've really had to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty and figure things out on our own," he says. Entomo Farms currently ...
Sheep and goat owners' decisions have a big influence on their animals' health and productivity, said Melanie Barkley, a Penn State Extension educator. Barkley, who raises sheep in Bedford County, spoke at an introductory workshop about sheep and goats on Feb. 27 at the Farm and Home Center.
From left, Paula Norman, Debbie Copeland, Taylor C., Baylee M., Terry K., Layne K., Donette Spann, Arkansas Farm Bureau. (U of A System Division of ... The event was hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Animal Science Department. Instructor Bryan Kutz said that in ...
Michelle Chandler of Amherst holds "Cielo," an American Blue meat rabbit, March 7, 2018 at her West Pomeroy Lane property. Chandler recently received a cease-and-desist order from the town requiring her to remove all livestock from the property, based on a Feb. 8 inspection prompted by ongoing ...
Most of his time is spent getting information to Colorado's legislators on behalf of the Colorado Livestock Association, his primary client. Representing stockmen's interests to the Colorado General Assembly requires Holdren to have a wide-ranging knowledge of Colorado agriculture. And while he is on ...
New Mexico Department of Agriculture's Lorenzo Mireles prepares to lower weights onto a livestock scale east of Las Cruces. Mireles and other NMDA weights and measures inspectors have the responsibility of routinely testing all livestock scales in the state to ensure their accuracy. (Photo by Pamela ...


 

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