According to an article on agweb.com, the Midwest might experience a mild winter this year. El Niño would be the cause of this. Of course, the weather is never set in stone, but it could mean the following for Midwestern areas of the country...
A recent article posted on agweb.com reminds poultry producers that as far as the avian flu is concerned, we're not in the clear yet. Poultry and egg farms across 15 states were affected by avian influenza this spring. About 48 million birds either passed from the disease or were euthanized to prevent the spread. Agriculture officials caution that the wild bird migrations in the fall could bring the disease back. It is also speculated that the disease could be mutated by then.
Following wildlife regulations such as equipping your White-Tailed deer with ear tags is a crucial part of deer ownership. Federal identification tags ensure that a deer is certified to be free from chronic wasting disease, brucellosis, and tuberculosis. Not only does a deer tag provide this proof of health, but Federal Law requires interstate shipment of deer to be certified as disease free. A father and son business team operating in Florida and Ohio have recently learned that the hard way.
Every 4-Her knows what the 10th year means. Showing at the fair as a 10-year member means you have years of experience under your belt and you're one of the top dogs in your 4-H club. You've been there, done that. You know the fastest way to get your animal clean and keep them clean.