The 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring more than 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 4-11, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
Horse show judges can attend the PSU Judges' School to obtain knowledge on breed horse shows, open horse shows, discipline specific horse shows, and PA 4-H rules and regulations. Judges attending will acquire valuable information to assist in becoming or maintaining success as a desired horse show judge.
Equine are dependent on the feeding of hay during off-growing seasons to obtain necessary dietary needs and fiber.
Horses have two natural defenses against cold; a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin. Both provide an excellent means of insulation against the cold.
Equestrian riding instructors and trainers are at an increased risk for several respiratory conditions based on research.
The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), a non-regulatory division of USDA–APHIS–VS, in collaboration with the National Agricultural Statistics Service is planning for the Equine 2015 study, NAHMS third national study of the equine industry.
Forage management in the fall can have a big impact on the success of your pastures next spring.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is continuing to move more swiftly and consistently to take enforcement action in response to animal welfare violations.
Autumn's quick approach and with cooler weather ideal conditions are present for inspecting a pasture which should reveal important information for the farm manager.
According to the Maryland Jockey Club, twenty-seven horses at the Bowie Training Center have been isolated after a filly became sick and had to be euthanized in mid-September.
Hikers, bikers, horseback riders and many other nature enthusiasts pack as much time as possible enjoying the appealing autumn countryside, before the transformation occurs to a colder and bleaker wonderland.
Recently fallen leaves are dense and can compact in the horse’s digestive system and cause compaction colic.
On June 27, 2013 the Beech Creek, PA area was hit by seven inches of rainfall within a short period of time causing flash flooding.
According to the PA Emergency Management Agency, PA is the most flood-prone state in the country. Be prepared. Know what resources are available for assistance before disaster strikes.
After several years of taking budget cuts, agriculture in Pennsylvania got a dose of good news in the latest state budget.
The clover plant itself is not toxic. The toxin, slaframine, is produced by the Rhizoctonia fungus which grows on clovers and alfalfa during periods of stress (high humidity, drought, and continuous grazing).
Many livestock exhibitors no longer need to provide a Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship form to exhibit their animals at Pennsylvania fairs or other livestock shows.
Visitors to the Equine Pasture Management and High Density Grazing Demonstrations during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15, can learn about best practices to enhance their farm or property.
There are not accurate figures documenting how many unwanted horses actually exist, their age and sex, the breeds represented, how many are purebred versus grade, their most recent use, their value or what happens to them in the long run.
Safety must be addressed when training a horse in a horse ring or confined area.