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  1.  Melissa Hart

    Springbrook Holsteins hosts dispersal sale

    MARSHALL, IN -- The Springbrook Dispersal was held on April 5th in Marshall, IN, at the home of Mike and Barbara Jones home of Springbrook Holsteins. After 80 years of breeding Registered Holsteins and three generations of family participating, the Jones decided it was time to hang up the milk stool.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  2. Adam Preston (far right) of Quincy, MI, answers questions of Dairy Challenge contest participants as part of their mission to evaluate and recommend opportunities to maximize dairy productivity.

    Over 260 future dairy leaders take part in 2014 Dairy Challenge

    FORT WAYNE, IN -- Optimism for the dairy industry's future filled the convention center in Fort Wayne, IN, where 264 college students congregated to improve skills, network, and learn about careers and industry innovation. The national Dairy Challenge held April 3-5, 2014, attracted these students from 37 colleges in 25 states and three Canadian provinces.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  3. "...The solar panels they [Harvest Energy] installed are producing more power than projected." - Roger Hobbs, who had these 60-kilowatt solar panels installed.

    Harvest Energy Solutions: The fastest growing solar company in the Midwest!

    JACKSON, MI -- Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Harvest Energy Solutions (Harvest) is the fastest growing full-service distributor, installer and integrator of renewable and energy saving products serving the agricultural industry in the Midwest -- and they continue to grow!

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  4. Indiana crop update: Spring planting off to a slow start

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Cool temperatures, saturated soil, heavy midweek rains and localized flooding have prevented most forms of fieldwork, according to the Indiana Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. There was 1 day suitable for fieldwork during the week.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  5. Local grower is state winner in National Corn Yield Contest

    SCHOOLCRAFT, MI -- An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association .

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  6. Michigan crop update: Calving moving slow, but in progress

    LANSING, MI -- Fieldwork has been very limited due to wet conditions and snow melt according to the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. There was one day suitable for fieldwork last week. Subsoil moisture rated 1% short, 47 % adequate, and 52% surplus; while topsoil moisture rated 39% adequate and 61% surplus.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  7. Michigan maple syrup flowing for sweet success

    As you drive through rural Michigan you will see smoke rising from the sugar houses throughout our state. With the warmer temperatures finally here, Michigan's maple syrup producers have started boiling sap. Typically, the maple season starts in February in the southern counties of Michigan's Lower Peninsula and runs into April in the Upper Peninsula. With the colder temperatures this year, the maple syrup season has been pushed back to now.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  8. MSU livestock club recognizes Voogt

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Cattle industry leader Gary Voogt was the honored guest of the Michigan State University Block and Bridle Club at the club's annual awards banquet held March 22. Each year the Block and Bridle Club recognizes an individual who has had a strong positive influence on Michigan agriculture. The MSU Block and Bridle Club was originally known as the Animal Husbandry Club that began in 1929.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  9. MSU offers 5 guidelines for managing 2014 spring horse pastures

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Careful management in the spring will increase the grazing potential of your pasture.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  10. Ohio crop update: Oat planting begins

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- There was 1 day suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 6, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. With continuing cold temperatures and heavy rain towards the end of the week, producers were limited to very little or no fieldwork. The work that has been done is limited to top dressing of wheat and some manure application.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  11. Students: Apply for Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship by May 31

    LANSING, MI -- Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  12. Soy biobased products are available!

    WASHINGTON -- Interested in reducing exposure to chemicals in your home or on the farm? Soy biobased products are available!

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  13. The snow has melted: Do what you can to slow runoff this spring

    FORT WAYNE, IN -- From the St. Joe and St. Mary's Rivers to the shores of Lake Erie, swimming and water recreation can be impacted by fertilizer-rich runoff.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  14. Weekly Price Outlook: Pork PEDv losses not as large as expected

    According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, the headline for the last USDA Hogs and Pigs report could have been PEDv Losses Not as Large as Expected. "A week later, spring and summer lean futures are down nearly $10 per hundredweight, or about 8 percent," Hurt said. "For the pork industry, the USDA's March Hogs and Pigs report was the most anticipated in decades.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  15. Auction Calendar

    ONLINE ONLY- 74 +/- acres. For Info: Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. 517-676-9800 (03/26,04/02)

    • Apr. 16, 2014