More than a dozen animals disqualified at 2016 state fair
Indiana Prairie Farmer
There is more at stake than just the reputation of 4-H and the Indiana State Fair when 4-H’ers and parents or other adults choose to use drugs against the rules to gain an edge in the show ring. “It’s also about food safety and protecting the food supply,” Doug Huntsinger says. Huntsinger is executive producer of the Indiana State Fair. Recently, he took time for an exclusive interview with Indiana Prairie Farmer to clear up rumors and present facts about drugs in animals and cheating at the Indiana State Fair.
The Top 10 excuses heard by veterinarians
10. He couldn’t buck on three legs so I wasn’t in any hurry to fix him.
The Cattle Business Weekly
A semi truck hauling cattle is involved in an accident and there are cattle loose on a busy roadway and also trapped in side the trailer. How exactly should emergency management handle the situation? The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, Minnesota Beef Council and AgStar Financial Services hosted emergency personnel and veterinarians from around the state to learn the answer to scenarios like that this month.
Other options for cows’ diets can work when forage is short
Drought conditions across South Dakota this growing season decreased the supply of forage available to some livestock producers. However, research has shown that a variety of feedstuffs can be used to meet cows’ nutrient requirements with similar performance to hay or hay plus supplement rations, said Julie Walker, SDSU Extension beef specialist.
Cattle feeding chat builds bridges
When it’s just not possible to bring 600 people from across the globe to the feedyard, the next best thing is to bring a little of that Herington, Kan., family operation to them.
Protecting animal health at livestock shows
Livestock shows are big events in most states and draw large crowds from both urban and rural areas. Urbanites attend because these shows provide a rare opportunity to view livestock in the flesh and at close range.
10 reasons why cheating in 4-H livestock shows must stop
Indiana Prairie Farmer
Eleven animals were disqualified from the Indiana State Fair in 2016 for drug violations. Two more were stripped of their awards later when it was discovered the animals were too old according to the rules. Cheating of various types in livestock shows in general, and 4-H shows in particular, didn’t start in 2016. It’s been an ongoing issue since the first purple banner was awarded.
A New Home for The American Royal
American Royal Association
The American Royal Association announced Tuesday afternoon it they has reached an agreement with the State of Kansas and Unified Government to relocate to Wyandotte County, Kansas. The new complex will include arena space, exhibit space, high-quality barn/expo space, and a new agriculture education center and museum. The agricultural education center will provide a state-of-the-art learning experience, covering all facets of the food and agricultural industry. The goal is to provide a unique, interactive food and agricultural learning experience, both indoor and outdoor, to instill a higher level of trust and knowledge about modern food and agricultural practices.
Clinton, Trump Camps Hold Vastly Different Views on Death Tax
Farmers have to worry about one tax that could make or break their farm for the next generation: the death tax. It’s one of many issues splitting both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
Angus Beef Bulletin
There are many potential stressors in transportation — handling, novel environments, auction, commingling, restrictions of feed and water, environmental condition on the trailer, loading density, energy used to maintain balance during the trip, transport duration and potential for injury.