Trowbridge Farms is hosting the first-ever Northeast Elite Hereford Sale with more than 80 animals that could fetch prices up to $7,000 on September 7.
Last year, Mike Sherman incorporated a few registered Black Herefords into his herd. The breed is a cross with black Angus, but the cattle must contain at least 64% Hereford genetics.
Dairy cattle and beef breeding stock will be required to have radio frequency ID tags, replacing the familiar orange metal ear tags, to move interstate starting in 2023.
After the 2014 Farm Bill brought hemp into the general ag consciousness, Bill Roberts’ gears started turning. And when Pennsylvania began its hemp pilot program in 2017, Perry County Land & Cattle was among the first permit holders.
Between 2012 and 2017, the state’s beef cow herd grew by almost half, to 218,000 cows. Almost every rural county saw double-digit percentage growth, but some of the largest gains came from natural-gas producing regions that already had a lot of breeding stock.