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  • Hot and bothered Italian farm animals need cooling, farmers install AC, showers
    Hot and bothered Italian farm animals need cooling, farmers install AC, showers
    Italy is sweltering under 104 degree temps. But it's not just people who are suffering; cows and chickens are feeling the heat and showing it in reduced egg and milk production. Hot and bothered farm animals need coolin' and that's no...
  • IT ALL STARTED AT A FAIR
    Experience the San Diego County Fair now through July 5, 2015
    “A Fair to Remember” is this year’s theme at the San Diego County Fair, commemorating the centennial anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition held in Balboa Park. The San Diego County Fair was originally organized in...
  • Oregon is close to passing no antibiotic bill for cows, one step forward organics
    Oregon is close to passing no antibiotic bill for cows, one step forward organic
    We’d never do it to adults and children, why do they do it to the meat we eat. What’s the problem? Ranchers say a daily low dose of antibiotics to jeep animals from getting sick is necessary. The low dose of antibiotic keeps young pics...
  • Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm
    Multispecies rotational grazing for maximum fertility and soil health
    Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm (polyfacefarms.com) in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley advocates for rotational grazing to caress soils and confuse pathogens. The Salatins delight in diversity and prefer portable, flexible animal infrastructure....
  • The 99%, the livestock of the 1% & other facts in 2015
    The 99%, the livestock of the 1% & other facts in 2015
    To close out 2014 I took some way overdue and much deserved down time. Little and short as it was during that time to rest and reflect it occurred to me that from the 10,000 foot view it is abundantly obvious that 99% of the world’s...
  • MRSA strain from livestock could infect hospitalized patients
    MRSA strain from livestock could infect vulnerable hospitalized patients
    A type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in some livestock in the United Kingdom is worrisome because it could spread to hospitalized patients and cause serious illness, a new study has found.The strain of bacteria, methicillin-resistant...
  • Usage of yak hair had been prevalent in wigs in 'The Hobbit' films to the Chewbacca character in 'Star Wars'
    Yak hair used in wigs of 'The Hobbit' and 'Star Wars' Chewbacca
    According to Modern Farmer on Friday, from Hollywood to those who like to costume it up, it appears that the "Hobbit's" Gandalf characters to period characters such as Ben Franklin, can owe their thanks to yak hair utilization. It...
  • Wisconsin DNR warns of confirmed cougar sightings
    Wisconsin DNR warns of confirmed cougar sightings
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced October 6 the confirmation of multiple cougar sighting across the state. Biologists analyzed DNA in scat samples found after the animal sightings in Lincoln and Marinette Counties to...
  • Sheep Bleating
    Tulare County Fair 2014: Livestock Auction with Homegrown Choice Meat Cuts
    Last week, Tulare, California held their annual County Fair. Aside from the rides, art, cooking show, and music venues, the central focus was the prized livestock raised by the children of this area of the country. Hay is transported from all...
  • Cool times at the Alameda County Fair
    Don't miss the Alameda County Fair -- open until July 6th
    It’s official – the 2014 Alameda County Fair is up and running, and youth and adults alike who have worked all year for this time couldn't be more excited.This week in the Small Animals area, you can view open (not shown by youth...
  • Robyn Metcalfe, Rare Breed Livestock
    The future of rare breed farms
    In 1992, surrounded by English Cotswold sheep, this city girl found her calling. Dr. Robyn Metcalfe did not grow up on a farm but found her passion was preserving heritage livestock. She shared the story of her family’s efforts at Kelmscott...
  • Love Bites on Valentine's Night
    Love Bites on Valentine's Night
    What becomes of the broken hearted on Valentine’s night? Those who’ve known a little too much tainted love and precious little endless love? For whom the sugary, schmaltzy sentimentality of Valentines makes them want to gag? Easy. They...
  • Chocolate Dutch Rabbits
    Five things to feed your rabbits when you've run out of rabbit food
    It's that Sunday morning feeling: the rabbit food bin is empty and the feed store is closed. What to do?There's a good chance that you will have one or more of the following items on the homestead, so you can make it through until Monday...
  • Foot Mouth Disease outbreaks reported
    Foot Mouth Disease outbreaks reported
    Over 100 livestock in Kenya have contracted Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). Two have died, according to the Star. Vietnamese farmers and veterinarians are also reporting an outbreak. According to the Viet Nam News, nearly 400 cattle, cows and...
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    Hillsborough County Fair is in full swing
    At 5:00 PM Wednesday, the gates opened on the Hillsborough County Fair in Brandon. Fair-goers enjoyed livestock shows, rides, live entertainment, and of course, fair concessions.This year’s fair, which runs through Sunday, October 20,...
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