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2018 OCA Replacement Female Sale results

By John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension Beef Coordinator The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) held their sixth annual Replacement Female Sale on Nov. 23 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company in Zanesville. A large crowd was on hand to bid on 107 high quality females in the sale. The …

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Outside threats

By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman, Ohio’s longest running outdoor radio show With our son off to college, wife Maria has been my deer hunting buddy this season. She is a somewhat reluctant hunter who I tempt into the blind with all manner of hunting baubles like portable ozone …

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An idea turned into Hinkle Farms

By Kayla Hawthorne, OCJ field reporter Seven years ago, P.J. Hinkle was a union crane operator. In his time spent travelling for work and running a crane, he had plenty of opportunities to think. One day when he came home from work he told his wife, “I have an idea.” …

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BEEF 509 set for Feb. 16 and 22, 2019

Dates have been set for the 2019 edition of BEEF 509. The BEEF 509 program is held to raise the awareness level about the beef that is produced and what goes into producing a high-quality and consistent product. The program will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, February 16 and …

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New owners for Hills Supply

Hills Supply, the well-known dairy supply company founded in 1979 has new owners. Partners Frank Burkett and Mick Heiby completed their purchase of the company on Nov. 1, 2018 and immediately announced the purchase to the Hills employees and more than 850 customers. Frank Burkett is a fourth-generation dairyman and …

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Farm worker drowns in manure pit

Late last week, the Ashland Source reported a tragedy north of Loudonville when a 22-year-old farm worker drowned after the skid steer he was driving went into a manure holding pit on a dairy farm. The unfortunate incident in northeast Ohio serves as another grim reminder of the safety challenges …

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