Agriculture

Wed
29
Jul
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Clay County 4-H’ers Participate in Dog Show Monday

From left: 4-H’ers showing in the 2015 Dog Show on Monday, July 27, include Aidenny Gregory-Watson, Blue in Showmanship and Red in Beginning Novice; Kathlynn Nelson, Red in Showmanship and Red in Beginning Novice; Cecily Gregory-Watson, Blue in Junior Showmanship and Red in Beginning Novice; Clover Kid Jonah Gregory-Watson; and Jennifer Nelson, Champion in Showmanship and Novice. -CCN Photo by Ashley D. Swanson

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Wed
29
Jul
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Upper Big Blue NRD Board Fills Director Seat

The Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors have selected Paul Bethune of York to fill the seat vacated by long-time board member Steve Buller, who retired from the board in May 2015. Paul Bethune represents Sub-District 8. There were three other applicantswho expressed interest  in filling the seat. They were Roberta (Bobbi) Janda, Jim Schneider and Greg Staehr. The board selected Bethune by majority vote through an open roll-call. Bethune was then given the oath of office administered by John Turnbull, NRD General Manager. Bethune will be completing the rest of Buller’s term, which will expire in January 2017. Bethune stated in his letter for board consideration that he has been employed with his family business, Bethune Construction, LLC, since 2000. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Nebraska, receiving a B.S. in Natural Resources. He wrote: “I am an outdoorsman. I hunt, fish and camp as much as time allows.

Wed
22
Jul
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2015 Clay County Fair Sheep Show Results

AGED EWES:, Matthew Rohrer, Edgar, Purple; Morgan Menke, Lawrence, Purple. BRED & FED: Kristen Rohrer, Edgar, Purple; Kyle Rohrer, Edgar, Purple- Res. Champion; Matthew Rohrer, Edgar, Purple-Div. Medal. CLUB GROUP BREEDING: Matthew Rohrer, Edgar, Purple. CLUB GROUP MARKET: Eastside Livestock, Purple. FEEDER LAMB: Morgan Menke, Lawrence, Blue. MARKET LAMB 95+: Derek Drudik, Sutton, Blue; Jared Brockman, Deweese, Blue; Jason Brockman, Deweese, Blue; Marlie Drudik, Sutton, Blue; Megan Fehr, Sutton, Blue; Morgan Menke, Lawrence, Blue; Nathan Drudik, Sutton, Blue; Thomas Raffaele, Edgar, Blue; Ethan Drudik, Saronville, Purple; Jared Brockman, Deweese, Purple-Champion; Jason Brockman, Deweese, Purple-Rosette; Megan Drudik, Sutton, Purple; Sydney Drudik, Saronville, Purple; Sydney Drudik, Saronville, Purple-Div. Medal.
 
Wed
15
Jul
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County Beef Fitting Contest Involves 16...

A total of 16 members of Clay County 4-H Clubs took part in the annual Beef Fitting Contest Sunday morning on the final day of the Clay County Fair.
 
Wed
08
Jul
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Traudt Hog Confinement Open House Showcases Facility

The hog confinement center, owned by Walt Traudt, located just a few miles north of Clay Center along Highway 14, hosted an open house on Tuesday, June 30. Attendees could enjoy food while viewing the facility and also talk with others about the process and what everything does.
 
Wed
01
Jul
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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report LINCOLN, NE, June 29, 2015 For the week ending June 28, 2015. Rainfall of one inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeastern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged near normal. Storms brought hail to parts of the Panhandle. Irrigation activities were underway with pipe being laid in southern counties and pivots running in others.
 
 
Wed
17
Jun
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Regional Dairy Goat Show Held Saturday

Goat showmanship winners, from left: Senior Champion winner Kelsie Robinson of Adams County; Intermediate Champion Corianna Kubicek of Lancaster County; Intermediate Reserve Champion Morgan Menke of Clay County; Junior Champion Aidenny Gregory-Watson of Clay County; and Junior Reserve Champion Andralyn Lancaster of Clay County. -CCN Photo by Ashley D. Swanson
 
Wed
03
Jun
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A Little Play Time in the Pond...

Cattle enjoy a dip in this pond south of Highway 41 along Road W last week. The calves shown in the water seemed to have a little playful spunk in them as they danced around in the water.
 
 
Wed
20
May
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After the Storm...

On Sunday, various rainstorms hit the north side of Clay County, bringing with them strong winds, chilly temperatures, and thunder and lightning. After each storm, large dark cloud formations filled the sky and, for the most part, blocked out the sun for the remainder of the day.
 
Wed
20
May
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JENNY’S REESources

Avian Influenza: Dr. Sheila  Purdum, Nebraska Extension Poultry Specialist, asked us to share the following information about avian influenza. Unfortunately, Nebraska has HPAIH5N2 in a commercial flock of laying hens in Dixon County. This is the same virus that has been infecting turkeys in MN and WI and laying hens in the state of IA for the past three months. It is a deadly flu virus to poultry, killing as many as 90 percent of the flock within three days of the first symptoms. The  major source of the virus has been migrating waterfowl, but it is believed to be airborne, now traveling on numerous vectors  o include people’s clothing, 
 

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