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Entries from January 2009

Calendar of Events

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Miami County Program Assistant January 15, 22, 29, and February, 5, 12, 19, and 26-Sheep Production Short Course, Knox County Agricultural Center. For more information, go to http://knox.osu.edu January 21&22-Heart of America Grazing Conference in Columbus, IN. Agenda and registration materials can be found here http://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/forages/pdf/2009HOAGC.pdf. Various dates in January, February, and March– […]

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Appalachian Grazing Conference

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Miami County Program Assistant The 2009 Appalachian Grazing Conference will be held at the Lakeview Resort in Morgantown, West Virginia on March 6&7. For more information and registration details, log onto http://www.wvca.us/grazing_conference. Log on and get registered soon as the reduced lodging rate of only $76.00/single occupancy coupled with the conference registration of […]

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Tags: Economics · Events · Grazing · Management · Marketing · Nutrition · Parasites · Predators

Grazing Schools in Ohio

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Miami County Program Assistant Want to be a better manager of your pastures and your livestock at the same time? If you live in Northwest or Eastern Ohio, here is your opportunity. The Hancock County Extension Office will offer a grazing school on March 12, 19, and 26 in Findlay, and the counties […]

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District Sheep Meetings

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Roger High, Ohio Sheep Extension Program Specialist This O.S.U. Extension Coordinated Program is an effort to provide outreach programs in several areas of sheep production. We invite sheep and goat producers from around Ohio to come to one or more of the educational sessions to learn more about different areas of sheep and goat production. […]

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Tags: Economics · Events · Grazing · Health · Management · Marketing · Nutrition · Parasites · Predators · Wool

Coshocton/Tuscarawas Lamb and Fleece Improvement Committee Sheep Shearing School

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Mary Thomas, Coshocton/Tuscarawas Lamb and Fleece Improvement Committee Treasurer The Coshocton / Tuscarawas Lamb & Fleece Improvement Committee will be sponsoring a Sheep Shearing School on Friday and Saturday, February 6-7, 2009 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at River View High School Ag Shop, 26496 SR 60 North, Warsaw, OH 43844. Class size is limited to […]

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Small Ruminant Production School

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County A small ruminant production school for sheep and goat producers will be held this winter in Athens County. The school will be held on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning on January 27 and continuing February 3, 10, 17 and 24. The school will be held at the Athens County […]

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Managing Starvation/Hypothermia

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Extension Veterinarian The starvation/hypothermia complex usually comes about when multiple contributing factors are present and not just the simple occurrence of cold weather. Some of these include failure of the ewe to care for the lamb, difficult birth resulting in a weak lamb, bacterial mastitis in the ewe, “hard bag” in […]

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Management Considerations to Lower Lamb Mortalities

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Extension Veterinarian There are many factors that affect lamb survival. Serious shepherds should consult the Sheep Production Handbook, produced by the American Sheep Industry Association (www.sheepusa.org), for a more complete discussion of the various conditions and infectious diseases which impact lamb survival. However, if a pregnancy is carried to term, most […]

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Helpful Resources Available from the American Sheep Industry Association

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Miami County Program Assistant, and Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Extension Veterinarian If you are producing sheep in the United States, there are a few resources provided by ASI that you will want to become familiar with. “The Sheep Care Guide” published in 2006, can be downloaded for free at this web address. http://www.sheepusa.org/?page=site/text&nav_id=0f5f3dfebed3b57b05688c5eae9c8df7 […]

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2008 Forage Performance Trial Results Available On-line

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Miami County Program Assistant and Mark Sulc, OSU Forage Specialist The 2008 Forage Performance Trials Report is now available. It has been published in a special supplement to Ohio’s Country Journal, but is also available online at http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~perf/ and can be requested at any Ohio State University Extension office. Included in the report […]

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