American Pharoah is one race away from joining busy brothers on the stud farm

In its 31st year, this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Classic will showcase some of the best thoroughbred race horses, including Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. Competing in the final race of his career, if he can deliver one last time he would become the first horse to win the so-called Grand Slam: the Triple Crown plus […]

$2M ham: ‘Tight and trimmed butt face’

A 15-pound cured ham made headlines recently after it stole the show at the Kentucky State Fair. In this particular competition however, a first place blue ribbon was not all the winning ham collected, but rather a whopping $2 million as well.

According to Modern Farmer, the judges responsible for selecting the winning ham look […]

Take a time out with the Monday links

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Food safety

Fall 2013 White House regulatory plan includes many food safety rules – Food Safety News

Many food safety items, including rules surrounding mechanically-tenderized beef […]

Kentucky’s equine industry has $3 billion impact on state

It’s no secret that the horse industry is big business in Kentucky, but phase II results from the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey show just significant its impact is.

Last year, the state’s equine industry had an economic impact of nearly $3 billion with a tax contribution of roughly $134 million. The industry also was responsible […]

The first official Monday links of summer

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Food safety

FDA enlists NC State to chart transmission routes for Salmonella – Food Safety News

The team will look at routes of transmission for Salmonella, in particular Salmonella Enteritidis, in […]

Survey: Kentucky is world equine leader

Kentucky sure has earned the title of Horse Capital of the World, according to initial findings from the University of Kentucky.

The state is home to approximately 242,400 horses with the total value of “equine and equine-related assets” topping an estimated $23.4 billion. About 1.1 million acres are used for equine-related purposes. The state also […]