agriculture

Kentucky Farmers Feeling The Stress Of Drought Conditions

Though Kentucky was overwhelmed with rain, which lead to waterlogged pastures a few months ago, the weather has done a complete 180 and left most everything close to bone dry. The state is in desperate need of rainfall—rapidly. Kentucky farmers are feeling the strain of the rain-less weather; the state is officially in an agricultural […]

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UK Agricultural Meteorologist Warns Of Livestock Heat Stress Dangers Through Weekend

It’s already hot outside, but University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Matthew Dixon said it’s about to get even hotter over the weekend, and livestock producers and horse owners need to do what they can to minimize animal stress. “Much of the state is under an excessive heat warning through Sunday evening,” Dixon said. “We expect […]

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Two Grooms For Each Racehorse? O’Brien Embedded In Labor Court Dispute

Ballydoyle Racing has been issued a compliance notice by the Irish Workplace Relations Committee, reports racingpost.com, for a 2016 inspection which revealed that staff had worked 19-hour days and 28 days in a row without a day off. Trainer Aidan O’Brien was present at a Labor Court appeal hearing on Monday, arguing against the February 2016 […]

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Building A Farm-Friendly Recycling Program

Americans are generating more and more trash – currently an average of four pounds each day – and horse owners are no different. The Horse magazine reports that there are a few habits horsemen can adopt to lessen the environmental impact of keeping their animals. The first step is to assign “recycling czar” duties to someone […]

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USDA Releases 2012 Agriculture Census Stats

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agriculture Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) released findings from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Included in these findings are equine statistics, including the number of horses from state to state and value of horses sold in each state. The total number of farms and horses throughout the country […]

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KY Horses: We’re number…3?

It was a record year for Kentucky agriculture up by as much as $1 billion over 2010 but the equine industry, which used to lead the category, now has slipped to number three behind poultry and corn. And it appears the equine industry will be neck and neck with cattle and while unlikely, could slip […]

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