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Response To Recent Salmonella Outbreak Reported at Mt. Healthy Hatchery:

 

Master Feed Mill shares Mt. Healthy Hatchery's concerns of the public about reports of recent illnesses. It is our understanding that Mt. Healthy Hatchery is working closely with authorities at the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they continue their investigation into multiple Salmonella outbreaks. 

 
Providing safe, healthy chicks for our customers is our top priority, and we will continue to work with our suppliers of chicks and hatching eggs to ensure we can do so.
 
It is our understanding that Mt. Healthy Hatchery's focus on disease prevention includes increased biosecurity measures and ongoing counsel from an outside expert in reducing the risks of Salmonella. 
 
At Master Feed Mill, we will focus, as we always have, on educating consumers on proper care and handling of these birds – that is our responsibility. As a reminder, chicks purchased from our store should be considered as farm animals – not pets – and should be treated as such. For more information on the safe handling and care of poultry, please click here.

posted May 12, 2014

What Plants Are Poisonous To Livestock?

House and Garden Plants

• Aroids (Jack-in-the-pulpit, philodenron)

• Bulb-bearing plants (lily-of-the-valley,

  amaryllis, hyacinth, iris, daffodil, etc.)

• English ivy

• Lupine, wild and cultivated (bluebonnet,

  Quaker-bonnets)

• Catnip

• Christmas plant (poinsettia)

• Rhubarb

• Azalea, rhododendron

• Castorbean

• Common tansey

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Forage and Crop Plants

• Cultivated oats (nitrate poisoning)

• Ergot (a fungus parasite on heads of

  grasses)

• Tall fescue (varieties infected by

  Acremonium endophytic fungus – a

  “mold”)

• Sweetclover, yellow and white

• Tobacco

• Alsike clover

Woodland Plants

• Jack-in-the-pulpit (Indian turnip)

• Larkspur, dwarf and cultivated

• Dutchman’s breeches, squirrelcorn

  (staggerweed, bleeding heart)

• White snakeroot (white sanicle, richweed)

• Brackenfern (brake fern)

• Groundsel (butterweed, ragwort)

• Green falsehellebore (white hellebore,

  Indian poke)

Marsh and Streambank Plants

• Milkweeds

• Spotted waterhemlock (waterhemlock,

  spotted cowbane)

• Poison-hemlock

• Field horsetail, scouringrush

• Buttercups

• Nettle, stinging and wood

• Common cocklebur

Plants Found in Fields, Roadsides and Open Areas

• Redroot pigweed

• Mustard family (wild mustard, pennycress,

  peppergrass, etc.)

• Hemp (marijuana)

• Jimsonweed (thornapple)

• Spurges (prostrate spurge, cypress

  spurge, etc.)

• Common St. Johns wort (klamath weed)

• Star-of-Bethlehem (snowdrop, nap-at-

  noon)

• Common Pokeweed (pokeberry, pokeroot,

  inkberry, poke)

• Bouncingbet (soapwort)

• Nightshades (eastern black nightshade,

  Carolina horsenettle, bull nettle, bitter

  nightshade, climbing bittersweet)

• Johnsongrass

Trees and Shrubs

• Ohio buckeye

• Black walnut

• Wild black cherry

• Red oak

• Black locust

• Yew, English and Japanese

posted April 25, 2014

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When is the best time to worm calves?

Confined Dairy Heifers Less Than Twenty Months Old
  • November use 5cc per 110lbs of Ivomec pour-on. Slaughter with hold is 48 days.
Confined Dairy Cows
  • November use 5cc per 110lbs of Eprinex or Cydectin pour-on to control mange and lice. If mange is not a problem use a lactating labeled delousing product like Durasect or Cylence.
Pastured Dairy Heifers Less than Twenty Months and Beef Cattle
  • Around July 1st deworm with 2.2cc peer 100lbs of safeguard drench or Ivomec pour-on  5cc per 110lbs distributed evenly along topline, or Ivomec injectable 1cc per 110lbs. Meat with hold with be 48 days for Ivomec pour-on, 35 days for injectable, and 8 days for Safeguard.
  • Fall Deworming in November give 5cc per 110lbs of Ivomec pour-on. 
Pastured Dairy Cows
  • July deworming can be done with Safeguard pellets. Slaughter with- hold is 8 days and there is no milk withhold. 
  • November use 5cc per 110lbs of either Epirnex or Cydectin pour-on distributed equally across the topline. There is no meat or milk withhold.
  • November use 5cc per 110lbs of Ivomec pour-on. Slaughter withhold is  48 days.
Confined Dairy Cows
  • November use 5cc per 110lbs of Eprinex or Cydectin pour-on to control mange and lice. If mange is not a problem use a lactating labeled delousing product like Durasect or Cylence.
Pastured Dairy Heifers Less than Twenty Months and Beef Cattle
  • Around July 1st deworm with 2.2cc peer 100lbs of safeguard drench or Ivomec pour-on  5cc per 110lbs distributed evenly along topline, or Ivomec injectable 1cc per 110lbs. Meat with hold with be 48 days for Ivomec pour-on, 35 days for injectable, and 8 days for Safeguard.
  • Fall Deworming in November give 5cc per 110lbs of Ivomec pour-on. 
Pastured Dairy Cows
  • July deworming can be done with Safeguard pellets. Slaughter with hold is 8 days and there is no milk with hold. 
  • November use 5cc per 110lbs of either Epirnex or Cydectin pour-on distributed equally across the topline. There is no meat or milk with hold.

posted April 23, 2014