Three central Kentucky producers are building successful business models while offering fresh, local meats for dinner menus. Each one loved to farm but realized without marketing the bounty, the joy of farming would merely be an expensive hobby. They’ve succeeded in finding a variety of markets for beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, duck and eggs.Read More
The Trigg County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is helping one young man fulfill his dreams.Read More
Black vultures are a concern for livestock producers throughout Kentucky, particularly this time of the year, as they can kill newborn calves and other juvenile livestock. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty and staff are working with Kentucky producers to find low-cost, legal options to control these birds and prevent livestock losses.Read More
Had someone told Nancy Hayes that at age 59 she would be known as "The Singing Goat Lady," she would have told them they had to be kidding.Read More
In the early 2000s, sheep producers started looking to hair sheep breeds to make their meat flocks more adaptable. Unlike wool breeds, hair breeds naturally shed their coat, so farmers could produce a quality meat animal and not have to worry about the costs and labor associated with shearing.Read More
The new Breathitt Veterinary Center uses state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to provide vital services for Kentucky’s livestock and poultry producers, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said Thursday in a dedication ceremony and open house for the new laboratory.Read More
Anyone east of the Mississippi River who asks where the beef is needs to know the answer: Kentucky, of course! As weather warms up and grills are uncovered, burgers and steaks can be heard sizzling away. Do you know the significance of beef in this state, though?Read More
In Kentucky, animal agriculture represents well over half of the ag economy when taking into account all livestock sectors.
Most of this can be attributed to tradition but because of the investments made in the whole industry much of which comes from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, not only has livestock production grown but animal quality remains important and is exceptional in many cases.Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Cattle report on Jan. 31, showing little change in beef cow numbers, but a continued decline in milk cows in Kentucky.Read More
According to the Kentucky Field Office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service both sheep and lamb inventories and goat inventories decreased in Kentucky from last year.Read More
As the temperature drops, many livestock owners are faced with keeping their animals healthy and at a consistent weight. That concern is no different for horse owners.Read More
What does the term “Kentucky thoroughbred” mean to anyone outside the Bluegrass State?
“The fastest racehorses in the world.”
Chauncey Morris gets paid to say that. He’s executive director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. But he is not wrong.Read More