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Entries from August 2008

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Roger High, Ohio Sheep Extension Program Specialist October 3-4, 2008 – Statewide Sheep Shearing School, Curt and Wendy Cline Farm, Albany, OH December 12-13, 2008 – Buckeye Shepherds Symposium, University Plaza and Conference Center, Columbus, OH If you have other sheep related extension activities that you would like on our website, please contact Regina or […]

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2008 BUCKEYE SHEPHERDS SYMPOSIUM RETURNS TO COLUMBUS

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Roger High, Ohio Sheep Extension Program Specialist The 2008 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium planning is in it’s infancy. The dates, location, and featured speaker are really the only things that are really confirmed. The dates of the 2008 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium are Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, 2008. On Friday evening there will be […]

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CULLING THE SHEEP FLOCK

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Roger High, Ohio Sheep Extension Program Specialist With increasing production costs, livestock producers really need to evaluate each animal and decide whether that animal is really a productive animal or an animal that is “just on the payroll” and not really contributing the profitability of the program. Marginal producing ewes and rams should not be […]

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Tags: Economics · Management

PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT/RENOVATION ECONOMICS

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County Increased fertilizer, fuel and equipment costs have made stored forages an expensive commodity. The forage produced in pastures has likewise increased in value. Good pasture management offers the opportunity to lower sheep production costs by utilizing the animal to fertilize and harvest the forage. Often pasture management discussions center […]

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Tags: Economics · Grazing

BLACK VULTURE CONTROL: PART 2b: GUIDELINES FOR USING EFFIGIES TO DISPERSE NUISANCE

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

John S. Humphrey, Eric, A. Tillman, Michael L. Avery, USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services-National Wildlife Research Center, Florida Field Station, 2820 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641 WHAT IS AN EFFIGY?-An effigy as defined in Webster’s dictionary, is a “full or partial representation…….. likeness” of a person or object. For dispersing a vulture roost, an effigy can be […]

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Tags: Predators

BLACK VULTURE CONTROL: PART 2a: HOW TO APPLY FOR A DEPREDATION PERMIT

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Extension Program Assistant, Miami County In the previous Sheep Team Newsletter I discussed the steps that a producer must take in order to receive compensation if there was a loss due to a black vulture kill. In this issue I will discuss steps a producer can take to apply for a depredation permit […]

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Tags: Predators

SHEEP DAY SUMMARY AND REFLECTIONS

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Curt Cline, 2008 Sheep Day Host Sheep day came and went on our farm on July 12th. The day went off without a hitch, good people, good food, good times! The day was full of events for all aspects of sheep production or, as far as that goes, any livestock production. From pasture tours highlighting […]

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Tags: Events · Grazing