Carcass contest winners noted
BRANDON - Winners were announced at the annual carcass contests held in Campbellsport and Brownsville. The beef, swine and lamb carcasses of members in the Livestock Market Project were judged by Gary Onan and Jeff Sindelar at Brandon Meats and Sausage and Loehr's Meat Market.
Danielle Robinson of South Byron had the grand champion carcass in the sheep division followed by reserve champion Justin Weber of Calumet.
Top winners in the beef division include grand champion Brianna Kissinger of Oakfield FFA and reserve champion Paige Peterson of Oakfield FFA.
Winning the top two places in the swine division were Brooke Justmann of Green Valley and reserve champion Andrew Kohlmann of Oakfield FFA.
Website to assist with hay sales
JUNEAU - The UW-Extension has created an electronic bulletin board to facilitate the local marketing of feed commodities where livestock producers in need of high moisture corn, corn silage, hay, or straw can easily make contact with sellers that have feed commodities for sale. The site can be found at farmertofarmer.uwex.edu. The Farmer to Farmer Corn and Forage List is free of charge for both buyers and sellers. All transactions and negotiations are handled directly between buyers and sellers.
For more information visit dodge.uwex.edu or call (920) 386-3790.
Incentives work to encourage healthier SNAP eating
WASHINGTON - A new pilot program shows monetary incentives are helping low-income residents to eat more healthy. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the results of USDA's Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP), which evaluated 4,000 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - commonly known as food stamps - households.
HIP, SNAP participants received an incentive of 30 cents for every SNAP dollar spent on targeted fruits and vegetables credited back to their SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer card. The incentive could then be spent on any SNAP-eligible foods and beverages.
The two-year study found that an ongoing investment of less than 15 cents per person per day may result in a 25 percent increase in fruit and vegetable consumption among adults.