Clipboard Syndicate raised nearly $20,000 for OSU Dairy Judging Team expenses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Traveling and entry fees for the Ohio State University Collegiate Dairy Judging Team competitions are expensive. The students manage the dairy parlor at the Ohio State Fair and do other fundraisers to pay their own way, but as travel costs continue to rise, the long-term budget for the program is looking slimmer. Extension dairy program specialist and collegiate dairy coach Bonnie Ayars decided to address the issue.“The students are working to raise money for their trips but we need a reserve for the future. For the very first time of my tenure, I am coming forth with a fundraiser for the collegiate dairy judging teams,” she said. “COBA generously donated a calf for us to use at the Spring Dairy Expo Buckeye Classic Sale managed by the kids.”Leading up to the March 30 sale, shares for the calf were sold for $100 each to raise funds for the judging team. Donors do not own the calf, but played a role in ensuring future opportunities for students on the Dairy Judging Team as a part of “The Clipboard Syndicate.” These shares were sold to alumni and friends of the dairy judging program for the purpose of funding travel, contest entry fees, and other costs associated with the collegiate dairy judging team.The shareholders then auctioned the heifer as Lot 1 in the 2017 Ohio Buckeye Classic Sale with all proceeds supporting the future of the collegiate dairy judging team through the Ohio State Dairy Judging Program Fund. The Clipboard Syndicate auctioned an early 507HO12788 Frazzled daughter born in December of 2016. Her Kingboy dam is a full sister to 7HO12787 King royal and her maternal line has been an exceptional cow family for the Buschur family in New Weston. She clocks in at +2631GTPI+744NM$+2069M+2.61T.“It was only a formality to buy into the calf,” Ayars said. “We are proud to announce that more than $19,000 has been raised to assist in the various traveling expenses associated with the program. More than 100 donors and advocates came forth to display their support. However since the sale when the calf was auctioned off at $8,500, we have been approached by more people and businesses who would like to contribute. The opportunity to give remains open.”Thanks each contributor, COBA for the very special calf, and John Ayars and ST genetics for their support of the Ohio State University dairy judging program. Forms and payment for additional support can be mailed to The Clipboard Syndicate, c/o Bonnie Ayars, 222D Animal Science Building, 2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. For more information email [email protected]last_img read more

Vaccinating with CDT

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Kelvin Moore, Sade Payne, Elizabeth Spahr, Ohio State University Animal Science Undergraduate Students, and Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, Ohio State University Sheep TeamWith lambing season right around the corner, shepherds need to start preparing now. The CDT vaccine is yet another management tool found in the shepherd’s toolbox that is used to protect small ruminants against clostridium perfringens types C and D as well as clostridium tetani (tetanus). Appropriate use of this vaccine is a safe, cheap, and an effective method used to control for clostridial diseases in your flock.Commonly referred to in the industry as the ‘overeating disease,’ clostridium perfringens types C and D are associated with feedstuffs and can lead to enterotoxemia. The bacteria that cause enterotoxemia are present in all animals, just at low population levels. Issues arise when these bacterial populations experience a rapid period of growth and proliferation due to an increase in actual bacterial numbers or due to a rapid change in the diet. As a result, the bacteria grow rapidly, toxins accumulate, and are then distributed throughout the body resulting in serious health issues or death.For example, type C is commonly found around the farm living in the soil and manure pack. This is one reason why it is important to provide a clean lambing and nursing area. Lambs can contract this bacteria via direct contact with dirty surfaces or by nursing on dirty udders. Therefore, lambs that nurse excessively could be at higher risk as they are in frequent contact with a dirty udder. Animals with a type C infection may show signs of severe diahrrhea.One the other hand, type D is more closely tied to overeating disease. This type of bacteria generally affects the the largest and fastest growing lambs. This is due to the large amounts of feed, specially grain, that these lambs are consuming. It should be noted that enterotoxemia can be an issue on rapidly growing lush pastures, but it tends to be more of an issue with lambs being fed high concentrate diets. In this case, due to a rapid increase of grain in the diet, type D bacteria use this as a fuel to reproduce rapidly. Unfortunately, lambs that experience a rapid spike in bacterial numbers due to a type D infection die quickly making it difficult to detect and treat these animals.Not to forget the third piece of this puzzle, the CDT vaccine also helps protect against clostridium tetani or tetanus. This is another important bacterial species that we must take seriously. Basic production practices such as shearing, animal identification, tail docking, and castration can all result in an open wound which allows for for this bacteria to enter the animal’s body. Some classic signs that are associated with tetanus is lock jaw and overall stiffness of the body. Unfortunately, as seen with type D infections, once visual signs of the disease are present, death is inevitable.So now that we have a better understanding of what these diseases are and what we can do to combat against them, the next step is to understand how to appropriately use this vaccine. This vaccine is given subcutaneously either in the neck, axilla (armpit), over the ribs, or in the flank. All lambs should receive a total of three doses of the vaccine. For lambs born from vaccinated mothers, lambs should be given booster shots at 4 to 8 weeks of age and then again at 4 weeks later. You will note that there is some variability in the time frame of booster shots. This time frame will be dependent upon your production practices as it is important to give boosters prior to tail docking and castration for added protection. On the other hand, for those lambs born from ewes that were not vaccinated, these lambs should receive their first vaccine during their first week of life followed by two boosters, each given in 4-week intervals.For all other mature animals remaining on-farm, an annual booster is key. For ewes, it is easiest to administer the vaccine one month prior to lambing. This strategy allows producers to vaccinate more than one animal at a time, an efficient use of the vaccine. In the case of first time lambing ewes, two doses at six and three weeks prior to lambing is helpful as well. For the rams, yes they need a booster as well, administer the vaccine prior to breeding. Most producers use a marking harness or have to move the rams to a breeding area. During these activities it is easy to administer the vaccine as you are already handling the animal.At the cost of only $0.32 per dose, it is hard to make an argument upon why you would not use this vaccine. Mortality rates have been reported as high as 40% for unvaccinated flocks and in the neighborhood of 0.5% for vaccinated flocks. With the current lamb market, spending around $1 per lamb to assure the health of your flock is certainly worth the investment in the long run. However, it should be noted that a vaccine should never be used simply as a band-aid to cover up an issue, rather it should be used to compliment sound management practices. Therefore, the combination of a sound vaccine program in addition to proper feeding, handling, and housing will be key to a successful lambing season. For more, visit this link: CDT Vaccine: When, How, and Why.last_img read more

A new country souvenir: Romania!

first_img SharePrint RelatedAhoy New Souvenir! — Pirates Bay – Corfu (GC1X5VF) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 18, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”New country souvenir, Andorra, with Geocache of the Week: La T1 PerdudaMarch 20, 2019In “Community”New country souvenir, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Geocache of the Week: Top of Bosnia and HerzegovinaSeptember 18, 2019In “Geocache of the Week” Be prepared to hike mountains, take field notes on a volcanic crater, check out Europe’s largest parliament building, ward off vampires at Dracula’s famous castle, and travel back in time to the 17th century on our virtual visit to Eastern Europe. Because our final new souvenir of the year takes you to Romania!Aside from having Europe’s most abundant resources of gold, there is a rich and vibrant geocaching community in Romania. If you find yourself in the area, be sure to check out the local geocaching events. The community is warm and welcoming to people who travel to the country for geocaching, and are eager to share stories. You may be invited to join in on the adventure and broaden your visit by tagging along to learn more about the country and culture. Balea LakeGC2DYPD | by delcho | D3/T3.5 | Traditional Cache |Visitors will fall in love with Romania’s picturesque countryside filled with landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains, steep valleys, and glacier lakes. Our first stop is in the heart of Romania at a place that even impressed hollywood superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme: GC2DYPD – Balea Lake.The drive to the Balea Lake will bring you up winding roads that climb to 2,034 m of elevation through the Carpathian Mountains. Be prepared for the cold air that sweeps through the valleys during winter time. Though if the cold doesn’t bother you too much and you only want to escape the wind, you can always seek refuge in the nearby Ice Hotel in case of a snow storm. The cache is south west of the lake and is located at the best vantage point. While you’re in the area be sure to also check out nearby caches “A walk in the clouds” (GC1VM88) and “Dragon’s Window”(GC5CF4R ).Nobody HomeGC1BFHH | by silentmouse | D2.5/T1.5 | Traditional Cache |Stop by this old 17th century village in the capital city of Bucharest, but don’t bother to knock because there’s Nobody Home (after you make it through the museum entrance). The village museum is open to the public and you are welcome to poke around and imagine you are back in time — with a GPS or smart-phone of course. If you find yourself overwhelmed with joy here, know that it’s probably not by coincidence, because the city of Bucharest literally translates to “City of Joy.” [MR] Casa PoporuluiGC5FPEX | by miss_shady | D2/T1.5 | Traditional Cache |Not too far away from GC1BFHH and the open-air village museum is Casa Poporului the second largest parliament building in the world. If you plan on doing some sight seeing through Bucharest this is a must-grab geocache. It is a small cache on the street facing the palace strategically placed for some great photo opps. However this is a major tourist attraction in the city, so be wary of muggles in the area.Volcanic Crater in RacosGC1QAVH | by Mioritics | D2/T2.5 | EarthCache |Of the 51 EarthCaches in Romania  the Volcanic Crater in Racos tops the list when it comes to that “wow” factor and provides a glimpse at the country’s eclectic geomorphological features. As far as geology enthusiasts go, the volcanic crater is a perfect place to study all types of slag, ash, pumice, volcanic bombs, and hardened lava.Dracula’s CastleGC5D8 | by Orangefizzy & Buntoro | D3/T3.5 | Traditional CacheThe Bran castle is better known as Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, and has the most favorite points of any geocache in Romania. The former abode of Vlad the Impaler attracts over countless visitors each year. If you take the tour, you will see the vampire theme played out in the castle: coffins, red colored drapes, and melted wax candles. Bran castle is open to the public year-round and you can stay in the castle overnight on Halloween. This legendary castle also has a legendary geocache. On April 1, 2001, Team Romania placed the country’s first official geocache at this location. The castle is an international icon and surrounded by mountains, giving it the perfect conditions for a geocache. The contents of the cache consists of mainly of toys and games, but also includes a few essential vampire deterrents, including a mirror, a Croatian pre-paid phone card with a photo of the Pope on it, and a large pencil that could be used as a wooden stake in an emergency. The cache container is a rectangular plastic tupperware container with a green lid. According to the cache page there are three different ways to grab this cache depending on how you would like to get there.Romania is home to 3,221 geocaches and a strong community. Whether you are visiting the capital city of Bucharest or sight-seeing in the rural regions of the Romania, you will have a geocaching adventure you won’t forget!La revedere!(Good-Bye)Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

TY Tang shines in one-off return

first_imgAfter Paolo Pontejos’ gutsy drive gave the lead back to the Heavy Bombers, 104-103, the Scratchers had one last chance to win the game in the last 7.2 ticks and went to Tang, but he air-balled his three-point attempt at the buzzer.“I was thinking of a Cinderella-story at that point in time. I thought it was gonna be a good ending for me,” he said.No go for TY Tang! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/jNnZvuwVEy— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 30, 2018Despite the loss, the current St. Benilde coach was happy to have been alongside his wards even for just a game as he hoped to have been an example to his players.“It was a good learning curve for the CSB guys,” he said as he has his sights set for the Blazers’ run in the upcoming NCAA Season 94.Tang elaborated: “I’ve been telling them that it’s really the smarts in the game that you need to have. More than the talent, it’s always the IQ and the skill level. You might have the talent, but if you don’t know how to use it, it will still be difficult. You have to play with five players inside the court, and that’s what coach Charles, me and the rest of the coaching staff are trying to instill in our team. Everybody has to rotate, everybody has to move the ball, share the ball, because that’s how we’re gonna get.””Hopefully, we bring that kind of experience to our campaign this coming season. Hopefully, we get there in a few months’ time.” PBA IMAGESGo for Gold assistant coach TY Tang clarified that his comeback tour is good for only one game.“It’s just a one-game contract,” said Tang on Tuesday. “Coach Charles (Tiu)’s offer was just too grand that I can’t say no. He told me he’ll treat me.”ADVERTISEMENT He almost became the Scratchers’ savior late in the game.The 33-year-old got fouled by JRU guard Jed Mendoza with 16.6 seconds left and canned his two freebies to put Go for Gold up, 103-102.TY Tang puts Go for Gold up, 103-102 with 16.6 left! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/KBAltwQy9U— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 30, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Admittedly out of shape for his first organized game in almost three years, Tang was satisfied with how he fared, finishing the game with two points, three assists, and a rebound in his 15 minutes of action.But his run stops there as the Scratchers continue their search for a replacement for Kent Salado, who re-injured his MCL on his right knee in the team’s 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup opener against Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“At least, I still performed well. But that’s all of it. It’s just really one game for me,” the seven-year PBA veteran said. “We’re still looking for a replacement for Kent right now. Hopefully, we get somebody in replacement of him so that we can continue on with our campaign for this conference.“But Tang, who last played with Mighty Sports in 2016, showed signs that he still got game — and more. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kai Sotto raring to learn from Gilas seniors Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Himachal hydel projects pose threat to Himalayan glaciers

first_imgHydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh can accelerate melting of glaciers in the Himalayan region, a study by the South Asia Network on Dams Rivers and People (SANDARP) has warned.The field level study carried out by the environmental group on the four major Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded projects in the state show that activities for construction of the dams such as blasting and drilling could enhance the pace at which the glaciers are melting.The four projects – 195Mw Integrated Kashang Stage I, II and III, 402 Mw Shongton Karccham in Kinnaur, 111 Mw Sawara- Kuddu in Shimla and 100 Mw Sainj in Kulu – apart from being located in ecologically fragile areas, fall in seismic zone and are also being built on the catchments of glacial rivers. Some of them are so close to the glaciers that they are likely to accelerate its melting, the study notes.The ADB is promoting these projects under the ‘Himachal Clean Energy Development Programme,’ which, according to SANDARP, is an irony as all the tall claims made by the ADB regarding the safeguards adhered to by the project developers do not exist in reality.” It is surprising that the ADB’s environmental safeguard policies failed to identify the cumulative impacts of the project- related activities such as dams, blasting, mining, tunneling, road construction, dumping of muck and other related construction activities,” SANDARP convenor Himanshu Thakkar said.For instance, the environmental impact assessment report of Kashang project fails to mention that two more tunnels are planned on the same mountain side.advertisementIn total there would be three tunnels in a single mountain, which is under the threat of sliding down, Thakkar said.All the four projects will involve diversion of 221.54 hectares of forest land.The report is critical of the Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, the executing agency for the projects.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan prepare two-year deal for Man Utd veteran Young

first_imgInter Milan prepare two-year deal for Man Utd veteran Youngby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are prepared to sign Manchester United veteran Ashley Young on a two-year deal.Young, 33, is out of contract with United at the end of the season and negotiations over an extension have stalled.The Englishman is holding out for a longer contract than the one-year deal put on the table by United.He could get that longer deal from Inter Milan, according to The Sun.Inter’s Serie A rivals Roma are also interested in the fullback, with Young free to negotiate with foreign clubs this month. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWolves chasing Juventus fullback Rogerio

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves chasing Juventus fullback Rogerioby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are chasing Juventus fullback Rogerio this month.Sky Italia says Wolves have approached Juventus for Rogerio, currently on loan at Sassuolo.The Brazilian turns 21 next week and can play as a left-back or in a more advanced left wing-back role.Wolves are willing to offer €8m for Rogerio in the coming days.But Sassuolo would need to give the all-clear, as his loan with them runs until June 2019. last_img read more

16 days agoMan City, Liverpool target Dani Olmo won’t force Dinamo Zagreb exit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City, Liverpool target Dani Olmo won’t force Dinamo Zagreb exitby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDinamo Zagreb wing-back Dani Olmo says he won’t force a move away this season.The Croatia U21 star was blocked from leaving this summer amid interest from Manchester City and Liverpool.He told AS: “I always said that in the future, I would like to play in one of the big leagues. “I am in a big club like Dinamo Zagreb, playing in the Champions League.”I only want to achieve this goal and continue to give my club the maximum, where I am very happy.” last_img read more