Dairy farmers across America are dumping their milk — KTLA

A few weeks ago, Jim and Katie DiGangi started dumping up to 20,000 gallons of milk a day. The couple runs Darlington Ridge Farms in Wisconsin. They’ve never had to dump milk before, and the practice has been “completely devastating,” said Katie. “It’s very challenging for our family.” Dumping milk is pretty much what it… via…

Old-fashioned horsepower — Le Drake Noir

Talk about horsepower in agriculture often about several hundreds per unit. The times when there was only one are rare, but here are two. via Old-fashioned horsepower — Le Drake Noir

Ireland. Farming in the Good Old Days. — IRELAND – MALTA – TRAVEL

Ireland of the past was truly an agricultural economy. A century ago two thirds of Irish farms were owner-occupied and this trend was to gather pace in the following decades. The size structure of farms was heavily weighted towards smaller holdings: about 230,000 farms were less than 30 acres in contrast with around 50,000 today. […]…

Stand up straight, she’s taking our picture!

I would argue that no matter how old you are, most of us exclaim ‘horse’ every time we come upon horses grazing in a lush field.  I found these beauties along a local highway en route to North Bay a few days ago.  

The Weekly Bleat: Grain Treat — fourth generation farmgirl

A few weeks ago, Farmguy and I gathered our sheep for their spring shearing. We’ve had a number of warm days since late March with temperatures in the 70’s, and the sheep were appearing a bit stressed by the heat. I was happy to finally get a shearing date, but also a little nervous about […]…

Big pig problem: What to do after Yukon’s wild boar fiasco? – CBCNEWS

by Heather Avery – CBCNEWS A Yukon group is calling for wild boars to be wiped from the territory, fenced or not, after a fiasco this summer. Seven wild boar escaped from their enclosure into the wilderness, prompting fears the animals could reproduce and become an invasive species. The Yukon Fish and Game Association, a wildlife…