Animal/Welfare

Saying goodbye to my best hunting friend

Sickened with major cancer, euthanasia was the only good choice.

Please don’t say the “d” word, for everyone’s sake

It is so scary for some U.S. residents that they can’t even say the word out loud. They whisper it. "Drought."

Some thoughts on “compassionate eating” in the new year

When I eat a meal, I give thanks to God for providing the things farmers cannot, and I'm thankful for the farmers and growers who use what is provided, to grow and prepare my food.

Rabies is making a comeback

Dogs may be your first line of defense against a rabies outbreak on your farm.

What are they thinking?

Animal rights groups will do anything -- anything! -- to try and boost their cause. Even if that means willfully vandalizing and potentially causing a traffic accident.

Operation Haylift springs into action

Hay donated by a Lisbon, Ohio, family is making its way to drought-ravaged Texas.

Carroll Co. Cattlemen Vaccination Clinic

Cattlemen from several counties gathered to learn methods to ensure beef quality.

Stark County exhibitors show how to care for animals

Saturday was miserably hot at the Stark County Fair, but exhibitors worked hard to keep their animals cool.

Catfish, clean hands and keeping things straight

As a proud meat eater, I can handle knowing the meat I'm eating came from a once-living animal. But I like it clean, proper and with a little taste.

‘Positive news’ day at Tuscarawas County dairy farm

When you hear about the bad news, remember the good, also. And remember those who are working hard to feed their animals and the consuming public.

Unwanted horses— There has got to be a better solution

Every day, I read horrid stories about abandoned horses. I can understand is someone can no longerafford them or take care of them. What I don’t understand is why you would just abandon them.

Prepare yourself and your animals for a hot week

It may be common sense, but farmers also need to remember the dangers of high heat and the proper ways to be prepared.