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Entries from October 2008

Calendar of Events

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

December 12-13, 2008 – Buckeye Shepherds Symposium, University Plaza and Conference Center, Columbus, OH. For more information, go to http://ohiosheep.org Various dates in December, January, and February– OSIA’s District Programs. A variety of topics will be covered at locations all across the state. For more information, visit http://ohiosheep.org, or http://sheep.osu.edu. January 15, 22, 29, and […]

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Record Keeping for Better Management Workshop to be held

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association invites all sheep and goat producers to a two evening Record-keeping for Better Management workshop on Wednesday November 12 and Wednesday November 19, 2008 at OSU/ATI, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster OH in SKOU Hall room 30.  The program will run from 7:00 9:00 PM both evenings.   Jeff McCutcheon from […]

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Tags: Economics · Events · Management

District Programs Coming to a Location Near You this Winter

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Although dates were not confirmed at the time the Sheep Team newsletter was printed, the Extension Sheep Team and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association are planning several district programs focusing on various aspects of sheep production. These programs will take place all over the state of Ohio between the months of December and February. For […]

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A Producer’s Perspective of the Sheep Industry after the Trip Out West

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

As a long time sheep producer, and one that loves the sheep industry and the people involved in it, it was a fabulous, once in a lifetime experience for me. I have never been to “sheep country” so to speak in all of my years of raising and producing sheep, but this area of the […]

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Sheep Production Short Course

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

In January 2009 the OSU Extension Sheep Team will be teaching a Sheep Production Short Course.  This seven week series will start Thursday, January 15, 2009, at the Knox County Agricultural Center, and continue on subsequent Thursdays until February 26, 2009.  Each session will run from 7-10 p.m. This comprehensive program will focus on systems […]

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Tags: Economics · Events

Sheep Team Trip: The Western Rancher

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Thirteen members of the OSU Extension Sheep Team traveled to the states of Idaho and Utah during the October 5 –10 period to learn about sheep production in the western ranch model. Before anything else, many thanks should be given to Paul Kuber, OSU Extension meat science specialist, and Troy Cooper, OSU Extension Educator in […]

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Frost Damage and Prussic Acid Poisoning

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

1. From highest to lowest concentrations: sorghum, Sudax (sorghum-sudan hybrids), and sudangrass (as does wild cherry tree leaves) contain prussic acid that can be converted into cyanide. Pearl millet does not contain this compound 2. The highest concentrations of prussic acid occurs in the leaves of immature plants and the lowest concentrations are in the […]

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Tags: Health · Management

Grazing Wind Damaged Corn Residue

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

To survive the current feed economy livestock producers need to graze their livestock as long as they can. Every day livestock are meeting their nutritional needs through grazing they are being fed as economically as possible. Typically cattle producers utilize corn residue as a feed source but, in Ohio, sheep producers need to consider grazing […]

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Tags: Economics · Grazing · Management · Nutrition

More Tips for a Successful Fall Grazing Plan

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Fall is an excellent time to complete several pasture related tasks. There are activities a livestock producer should be doing to help the pastures survive winter and remain productive next year. The first and most important activity is good grazing management. Specifically, keep from overgrazing. Overgrazing in the fall could ruin next years forage production. […]

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Fall Grazing Management and Plant Health

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

The experienced grazier knows that how grass pastures are managed in the fall of the year determines what they have to manage in the spring of the year. While we tend to think of fall as bringing an end to pasture growth, it turns out that this is a critical time for the grass plant. […]

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Tags: Grazing · Nutrition