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Meet the Farmer: The Walls Family

Friday, February 26, 2016

It’s been a couple hundred years since pioneers once settled in Ohio, coming as first-generation land owners, exploring unknown territory to make their mark on the land they called America. Yet, three years ago, a young couple explored unknown territory of their own when Kyle and Ashton Walls purchased a foreclosed property to begin their cattle operation. The uniqueness of the Walls’ family (growing plus one this summer!) is that Kyle and Ashton are both first-generation beef farmers. Having no family history in cattle, Kyle and Ashton are pioneering their path in the cattle industry, with full intentions to make their mark.   Read More . . .

5 Ways to Spice Up the Classic Sloppy Joe

Monday, January 25, 2016

Tired of making the same recipe over and over again? Don’t worry, you’ve come to just the right place for ideas to spice up the traditional.  These flavorful variations are sure to add some excitement to your next Sloppy Joe.   Read More . . .

Chilly Weather Calls For Chili Soup

Friday, January 08, 2016

Well, the typical bitter Ohio winter weather has finally arrived.  While many of us may not be excited about the frigid air, it does make perfect weather for some chili soup, especially our favorite, beef chili soup!  Whether you love the cold temperatures or not, this hearty beef chili soup is bound to warm you up with its savory ingredients and turn your wintery day into a great day.   Read More . . .

Meet The Farmer: The Weaver Family

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Some will tell you that being a cattle farmer is one of the hardest professions there is. Between late night calving seasons and early morning feedings, cold weather checks and hard losses, owning cattle is not for the weak of heart. Yet, for the Weaver family of Crawford County, doing their part in the agricultural industry extends far beyond the cattle fences. For Kurt, Ashley, Colt (3) and Laramie (brand spanking new) Weaver they not only own over 50 head of cattle, they also own three barns of weaned hogs and farm over 1,200 acres of crops.   Read More . . .

Meet The Farmer: The Flynn Family

Friday, December 04, 2015

From six in the morning until well after the sun has gone down, a normal day for the Flynn family revolves around agriculture. Eric, Adele, Addison (7), Will (5), and Liv (almost 1) Flynn know that taking care of their nearly 50 cows is a family affair. For amost a quarter-century, Adele’s family has tilled and worked the land they claim now, making Addison, Will and Liv the 4th generation to grow up on their near-Lake Erie land.   Read More . . .

Meet the Farmer: Kyle and Audrey Nickles

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

With 17,000 beef farms in the state of Ohio alone, each beef cattle operation is different. On the Wooden Nickle Farm, nestled in the rolling hills of eastern Ohio, Kyle and Audrey Nickles work alongside Kyle’s parents, Doug and Sherry, taking care of their nearly 250 head of cattle.

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Meet The Farmer: The Bender Family

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dustin, Erin, Amelia (7) and Mathias (4) Bender reside in Morrow County, Ohio raising between 30-35 head of grass-fed cattle. Dustin, the Vice President of Bender Communications, and Erin, Director of Licensing in the Technology Commercialization Office at Ohio State, have found a special way to connect with consumers. And that’s what makes the beef industry beautiful.   Read More . . .

Meet The Farmer: Tom and Suzie Turner

Monday, October 05, 2015

Tom and Suzie Turner, natives of Somerset, Ohio own and operate Turner Shorthorns, a purebred seed stock Shorthorn cattle operation. Since 1948, it has been Turner Shorthorns main priority to find and use the best genetics of the shorthorn industry that will meet the objectives of maternal cows through more true power, natural thickness, and the ability to not only survive, but thrive on lost cost inputs.    Read More . . .

Techonologically Advancing Cattle Farms

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It’s no denying, in any profession that technology is a big part of the always-changing world and workforce. Through the use of technology within the beef industry, vast improvements have been made that not only help with herd management and herd heath, but also carcass and meat quality.    Read More . . .

What Do Cows Eat: Part 2

Monday, August 24, 2015

Welcome back to our Part 2 of the “what do cows eat” blog. We are continuing our trek with Mercer Landmark on discussing exactly how feed rations are determined for cows. Yesterday we talked about baby calves, now we are talking about their feed as a larger animal.   Read More . . .


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