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Third PEDv Strain Identified

USDA’s secretary, Tom Vilsack, has announced the department will aid in fighting the disease which now has mutated and has 3 strains that may affect swine.  Third PEDv Strain Identified There’s now a new strain of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) on the loose, recently confirmed by the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The […]

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Who is really watching you at livestock shows?

Attention Parents & Livestock Members!!! Bernie O’Rourke has passed along the Who is really watching you at livestock shows? article to encourage you in showmanship at exhibitions.     In the article are six steps to better yourself!! 1. Help other showmen. 2. Participate in the skillathon. 3. Dress modestly and appropriately. 4. Don’t lose your temper with […]

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Making a difference: livestock programs prepare youth for their futures

By Jim Massey, Editor | jimmassey@mhtc.net The Country Today | MADISON — To some young people, Wisconsin’s youth livestock program is much more than raising or buying an animal and showing it at the county fair. To some, working with livestock is a passion and has helped shape their futures in the agricultural industry. For […]

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Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board Scholarship Program

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board will award three $1,000 scholarships, for use during the second semester of the 2015-16 school year, to third or fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities. Two additional $1,000 scholarships will be made available to high school seniors planning to […]

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Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Youth Pig Project Scholarships

2015 Youth Pig Project Announced The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee is offering Youth Pig Project scholarships, designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry. 4-H and FFA youth are eligible to apply for a $50.00 […]

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2014 Beginning Sheep Shearing School

The annual Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Sheep Unit, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI. The school will cover basic shearing skills including sheep handling, shearing positions, wool handling, and equipment care and maintenance. Cost of the school is $80.00 per participant. […]

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