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Entries from June 2008

Summer Parasite Management

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

SUMMER PARASITE MANAGEMENT Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County July and August are critical months to control the internal parasite, Haemonchus contortus in pasture based sheep and goat production. Often producers may find that lambs and kids seem to “stand still” during the summer, with little or no weight gain. There can be several reasons […]

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Tags: Grazing · Management · Parasites

OFGC Sheep Tour

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Ohio Forage And Grassland Council’s Sheep Grazing Farm Tour, will be held Friday, July 11, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at the Athens County Fairgrounds, 280 West Union Street, Athens, Ohio, Cost is $25:00 for OFGC Members, and $30.00 for non-members. Includes bus transportation and roast lamb lunch Stops: Ben and Kelly […]

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Tags: Events

Ohio Sheep Day – 2008

June 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator Athens County Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 12. It will be held on the Cline family farm, located just outside of Albany Ohio in Athens County. Curt Cline was the 2007 Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Environmental Stewardship Award winner and at the recent American Sheep Industry meeting was […]

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Tags: Events

Nor-98 Like Scrapie Found In The United States

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Becky Talley, Sheep Industry News Associate Editor In February of last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) officially announced the discovery of a Nor98-like scrapie case in a ewe from a flock in Wyoming. This was the first case of scrapie consistent with Nor98 discovered in the […]

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Tags: Health

Black Vulture Control: Part 1 The Indemnity Process

June 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Jeff Pelc, Wildlife Biologist USDA/APHIS, Wildlife Services, Tim Fine, Extension Program Assistant, Miami County Black Vultures have become a serious sheep pest in certain areas of Ohio.  This article will focus on the procedures necessary to report a predation loss by black vultures to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for reimbursement under the indemnity […]

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Tags: Predators

Sudangrass, Could It Work For You?

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County Raising sheep within a pasture based production system presents the manager with two challenges; internal parasite control and summer slump production of cool season pastures.  The use of a warm season annual like sudangrass may offer the pasture based sheep producer a parasite control option while at the same […]

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Tags: Grazing

Ohio State University Extension Sheep Team Visit To Virginia Tech, Beaver West Virginia

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Gary Wilson, Extension Educator, Hancock County; Jonah Johnson, Extension Educator, Clark County; Woody Joslin, Extension Program Assistant, Shelby County; and Tim Fine Extension Program Assistant, Miami County In September 2007, the OSU Extension Sheep Team traveled to Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia to observe current, cutting edge research in sheep production.  The ten team […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

One Activity In May That Can Improve Your Pasture Yield

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Jeff McCutcheon, Extension Educator, Knox County After the dry growing season last year many sheep producers are asking what they could do to improve pasture yields.   Other than improving soil fertility there is one thing you can do during the month of May that will improve yields.  In fact most experienced graziers I know get […]

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Tags: Grazing

Weaning Time For the Ewe Flock

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Roger A. High, State Sheep Extension Associate (Originally Published in Sheep Team Newsletter April 2003) As many producers near the end of lactation, it is time to remind ourselves about an appropriate pre-weaning and weaning plan to prevent loss of udders due to poor weaning management.  The current SID book has these weaning recommendations: 1) […]

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Tags: Management

Pasture Lambing

June 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Bob Hendershot State Grassland Conservationist (Originally Published in Sheep Team Newsletter April 2003) What is lambing like, for your sheep flock, hours per lamb or lambs per hour?  The shepherd’s labor and the size of the lambing barn are the two things that limit the size of most Ohio sheep flocks.  Pasture-lambing avoids both of […]

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Tags: Grazing · Management