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Asian Longhorned Tick; a new tick known to attack animals in large numbers!

h– Tim McDermott DVM, OSU Extension Educator, Franklin County (originally published in Farm and Dairy) The Asian longhorned tick attacks wild and domestic animals and humans. Photo by Anna Pasternak, UK entomology graduate student. My colleague Erika Lyon wrote a great article in the January 24th, 2019 All About Grazing column in Farm and Dairy (link) that discussed the …



Online Mortality Composting Certification

– Amanda Douridas, Champaign County Ag and Natural Resources OSU Extension Educator (originally published in the Ohio Farmer on-line) Multi-bin system with a concrete pad and wooden sides. Composting livestock mortalities can be an efficient and inexpensive method of disposing of on-farm mortalities. Rendering facilities are becoming harder to come by and so are landfills that accept …



American Shorthorn Association Launches Locally Raised Beef Program

Shorthorn breeders unite to promote fresh, quality beef to consumers. In the early days of the global coronavirus pandemic, many Americans faced an unsettling reality: empty grocery store shelves. Dramatic changes set in almost overnight and left families spending all of their time at home, limiting trips to the store and buying in bulk to prepare for the unknown. While the pandemic …