• Youth Showman's Career Ends with a Bang

    Jessica Rose Spangler Reporter

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — As the youngest sibling, and only girl, Lauren Nell just wanted to be like her big brothers. When she was getting started in 4-H, she watched them with their animals.

    Her oldest brother, Zach, taught her how to clip the Ran-Can registered Holsteins on their family’s fa ...  Full Story

  • Glamorous Holstein and Jersey Shine Supreme

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The All-American Dairy Show’s Premier National Junior Show reached a glittering culmination Monday as a pair of supreme champions were selected in the Equine Arena of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

    Douglas Boop of Milllmont, Pa., returned to the winner’s circ ...  Full Story

  • Closing the Milk Gap, 4.75 Ounces at a Time

    Dick Wanner Reporter

    LANCASTER, Pa. — Dairy cows worldwide produce an average of about 2 gallons of milk per day. But the U.S. average is 7 to 8 gallons, according to Vinton Smith, a senior sales rep for the Elanco animal health division of Eli Lilly and Co., the worldwide pharmaceutical giant.

    Smith spoke last we ...  Full Story

  • Margin Protection Gives Dairies New Risk Tool

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    YORK, Pa. — It’s probably not worth the trouble of enrolling for this year, but the new Margin Protection Program, or MPP, could help dairy farmers weather times of low margins in the future.

    Alan Zepp, risk management specialist at the Center for Dairy Excellence, spoke about the progra ...  Full Story

  • A Passion for Big Balers Powers This New Holland Collector

    Dick Wanner Reporter

    MOUNTVILLE, Pa. — In 2006, Denny Sneath tracked down the exact number of New Holland Agriculture round balers built in 1974, the company’s first year of round baler production. He found the number — 474 — through a company source and won a contest held to celebrate the day th ...  Full Story

  • Chester County Farms Productive, Resilient

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    EXTON, Pa. — Chester County farmers have gotten more productive and have slowed the march of development since the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

    An ag statistician and two county farmers spoke about the 2012 census results Wednesday at the Chester County Economic Development Council.

    The count ...  Full Story

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