ECAA Roundup 8/19/2022

August 19, 2022

Fruit Fly Blues
If you are tired of fruit flies in your kitchen or storage bins here is an article about how to beat the little guys: https://modernfarmer.com/2021/08/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies.

Farm Auction
The Strong family of Franktown is moving out of state and selling farm equipment, vehicles, tools, and household goods at auction on Saturday, August 27th. For more information go to: https://mhbarauction.com/auction/donald-strong-ranch-moving-auction.

Vicuñas are descended from camel-like animals that evolved in North America then moved south roughly 3 million years ago. Vicuñas still live in the wild, but they have domesticated relative. What farm animal is most closely related to vicuñas? Answer below.

Handle with Care
A recent study in Germany shows that how broilers are handled into crates before slaughter can cause or avert injuries and bruising that impact meat quality. To view the full article go to: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032579122004163.

Welding Demonstrations
Hobart Welders will be at Tractor Supply in Castle Rock (959 Plum Creek Blvd.) on Thursday, August 24th giving demonstrations and answering questions from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you’re thinking about learning to weld and haven’t tried it yet, check out their guide for beginners: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/cms/life-out-here/tool-shop/tool-tips/electric-welding-basics-for-beginners.

Soil Checkup
If you’ve never tested your soil it’s a good idea to have a baseline and if it’s been a few years since you tested you might want to consider giving it a checkup. In this article from Top Producer Magazine you can learn the whys and what to look fors in soil health testing: https://www.agweb.com/news/crops/crop-production/give-your-soil-routine-checkups. And at the end of the article you can download a soil health guide.

If you have announcements or classifieds that should be included in the next Roundup? Send them to news@elbertcountyagalliance.org.

Trivia Answer: Alpaca.