Michigan Farm News
  • EU assesses blame for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    Category: Livestock

    by Food Safety News

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    A class of antibiotics called polymyxins – which includes colistin – is used widely in the veterinary sector. It is also increasingly used in hospitals to treat multidrug-resistant infections.

    How to transition a weanling foal

    Category: Livestock

    by Purina Animal Nutrition

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    Weanling horses require additional support and feeding adjustments as they grow.

    Bull Evaluation nomination period now open

    Category: Livestock

    by MCA

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    Cattle breeders urged to nominate bulls with high potential

    In summertime, deer come after your feed

    Category: Crops

    by Phil Durst, MSUE

    Deer in the beans

    Think you don’t need to worry about deer getting into farm feed this summer? Think again! The risk is high, especially this time of year.

    Study: High oleic soybeans can boost paycheck

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by Pennsylvania Soybean Board

    dairy cows eating

    High oleic soybeans in dairy ration produce same milk volume, more milkfat, according to Penn State research

    Pork Industry gears up for processing plant opening with ribbon cutting ceremony

    Category: Livestock

    by Emily Schmitt, MPPA

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    Pork industry members, local citizens and government officials came to celebrate the opening of the Clemens Food Group fresh pork processing plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house July 29 in Coldwater, MI.

    Cattlemen recognize industry leaders

    Category: Livestock

    by MCA

    Kevin Small

    Kevin was the 1991 MCA Young Cattleman of the Year, and Chairman of the 2016 Summer Round-Up Committee.  He regularly volunteers his time to teach fellow producers about reducing the risk of TB.  He is a respected leader in his community with a strong commitment to Michigan’s cattle industry.

    Sale of Champions grosses more than $220,000

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

    Justin Ruggles

    “We’re very excited for next year’s 10th anniversary,” Maye said. “We all think it’s a pretty big deal, and mark my words, next year will be big.”

    More cattle in and outside of feedlots

    Category: Livestock

    by Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

    cows in feed lot

    This new data suggests that herd expansion is continuing in 2017, probably more modestly than the previous two years.

    Trucking rules delayed, farmers pleased

    Category: Livestock

    by Farm News Media

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    The requirements of the ELD mandate may force small business owners out of the marketplace while also having the unintended impact of jeopardizing the wellbeing of hauled animals.

    Kids get educated at the 2017 MSU Great Dairy Adventure

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    The Great Dairy Adventure was geared to families, daycare centers, summer camps and anyone who wanted to learn more about dairy farming and sample free ice cream and other dairy products.

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  • Columns

    Tips to prepare now for H-2A next year

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | July 6, 2017 

    Kimberly Clark pngAs more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.

    Dairy: an unenviable position

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | June 6, 2017 

    Ben SpitzleyThe dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.

    Challenges and opportunities for young, beginning and small farmers

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | May 3, 2017 

    Ashley Den DulkFarming is a challenging undertaking, with long days that start early and are filled with physical demands from running the tractor to calving cows to fixing equipment to repairing fence posts.

    Create a gun trust

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | May 3, 2017 

    Reisner 2I am frequently asked "what is a gun trust and when should I create one?" The short answer is that gun trusts are created primarily to acquire, possess and use firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (the NFA).

    Important considerations for capital investments

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | April 24, 2017 

     Leo PaschFor many farmers, it seems hardly a year goes by without some form of capital investment, whether in equipment, facilities, livestock or land.