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The beans that were handed down by Tim Mountz's grandfather.
February 11, 2010

What is in a seed? Some may answer germ or starch; but others, such as Tim Mountz, president of Happy Cat Farm, would answer culture.

February 11, 2010

As someone with an abiding interest in sustainability standards and certification, I was excited to see that the Food Alliance had a session planned at this year’s PASA conference. The Food Alliance began in 1994 in the Northwest region, where it is well-recognized and has a very strong presence. It more recently moved into the Midwest, and is only just beginning operations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

February 10, 2010

Even under ideal weather and housing conditions pneumonia is often just around the corner.

February 10, 2010

Research published in the December issue of the Journal of Dairy Science evaluated the effects of cold stress on calf growth, health, and immunity.

February 10, 2010

Availability of corn distillers grains plus solubles has increased substantially and, consequently, the interest in using these feeds in dairy cattle diets has also increased.

February 10, 2010

A Layton family has lost its second daughter since toxic pesticide fumes apparently wafted into their home last weekend. Rachel Toone, 15 months, died Tuesday at Primary Children's Medical Center. Three days earlier her 4-year-old sister, Rebecca, died at Davis Hospital after she had begun struggling to breathe in the family's home.

January 27, 2010

Stan Lembeck was very happy recently when he learned that a newly certified Master Planner had been appointed to a township planning commission in Berks County.

January 22, 2010

Water quality and water conservation will be the focus of five Web-based seminars produced by Penn State Cooperative Extension this spring. Topics will include water testing, septic systems, managing ponds and lakes, and safe drinking water.

January 21, 2010

Wildlife biologists often speak about "balancing" the deer herd. What does this mean? Webinars and the Deer Density and Carrying Capacity Workshops are two types of programs to enlighten participants about white-tailed deer habitat management.

January 15, 2010

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

January 14, 2010

Omega 3 study results on stallion fertility and broodmares.

January 13, 2010

Years ago, Ross Perot made famous the saying, “A giant sucking sound.” Well, that “giant sucking sound” you heard in September was landmen with their leases and money leaving PA! Land leasing for natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale areas has apparently ended.

December 15, 2009

I have had the privilege to visit numerous dairy herds which consistently achieve high milk production and excellent reproductive performance. This article lists the major common characteristics among these herds.

December 15, 2009

Although this may not be a fun thing to do in a year like this, NOT knowing how bad it was is worse than knowing.

December 15, 2009

We are all aware of the recent passage of Proposition 2 which banned the use of veal crates, battery cages, and gestation crates in California. Tie-stalls for dairy cows may not be far behind if the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has its way.

December 15, 2009

Researchers from the United Kingdom recently studied the impact of milk replacer feeding rate and protein concentration on animal performance through the second lactation.

December 15, 2009

Providing a dry comfortable resting area for dairy cattle is essential to their health.

December 15, 2009

Dr. Michael O’Connor’s retirement at the end of December will mark the conclusion of a career that has significantly impacted Pennsylvania dairy producers.