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Entries from April 2009

Ohio Sheep Improvement Association offers Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association is once again offering the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship to young college-age sheep producers in 2009. The $1,000.00 scholarship that has been made available to our young people involved in sheep production and management. Contributions for the scholarship have been provided by Ohio Sheep Improvement Association member contributions and the […]

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Animal Husbandry Practices Continue to Face Challenges

April 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist Livestock producers, medical researchers, pet owners and others who practice Animal Husbandry are continually questioned about the care they provide their animals. Certain groups may be targeting Ohio in regards to the elimination of gestation stalls for sows, veal crates and cages for layers through legislation or a ballot […]

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Calendar of Events

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

April 6, 15, and 20-Montgomery County Grazing School. For more information and to register, go to http://montgomery.osu.edu April 14, 16, 21, and 25-Athens County Grazing School. For more information and to register, go to http://athens.osu.edu May 23-24-Great Lakes Fiber Show and Sheep Show and Sale, Wooster. For more information, visit their website at http://www.greatlakesfibershow.com May […]

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FAMACHA Workshop to be held in conjunction with Great Lakes Fiber Show & Sheep Show and Sale

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Extension Veterinarian A FAMACHA training session will be held at the Great Lakes Fiber Show at the Wayne County fairgrounds in Wooster, OH, on May 23. The schedule and more information about the event can be found at http://www.greatlakesfibershow.com/shows-sales.htm For information about registering for the FAMACHA training contact Marlene & Carl […]

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Tags: Health · Parasites

What resources are available to help improve your sheep operation?

April 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Curt Cline, Director for Commercial Flock Owners, Co-Chairman of Membership Services Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Daryl Clark, Director for Lamb Feeders, Co-Chairman of Membership Services Ohio Sheep Improvement Association As I begin to embark on this subject, I can’t help but think I should have changed the title to, “Where are the resources available […]

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Tags: Management · Uncategorized

Grazing Schools

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Extension Program Assistant, Miami County, Bob Hendershot, NRCS Grazing Specialist There are two grazing schools coming up in April for graziers in different areas of Ohio. The first series of classes will be held April 6, 15, and 20 in Montgomery County and the second series will be held in Athens County on […]

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Ohio Forage and Grassland Council Sheep Farm Bus Tour

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Roger High, Ohio Sheep Extension Program Specialist and Rory Lewandowski, Athens County Extension Educator Plans are underway for the third Ohio Forage and Grasslands Sheep Farm Bus Tour to be held on Friday, July 10, 2009 in the Noble County area. This is of course the day before the Ohio Sheep Day event. The Ohio […]

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2009 Ohio Sheep Day; It will be here before you know it

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Roger High, Ohio Sheep Extension Program Specialist and Rory Lewandowski, Athens County Extension Educator What: Ohio Sheep Day When: Saturday, July 11, 2009 Where: Eastern Agricultural Research Station (EARS) 16870 TR 126 Caldwell, OH 43724 The 2009 Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 2009. It will be held on the Eastern Agricultural […]

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Interested in finding out how your lambs are performing? Have them scanned!

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Bill and Susan Shultz, Logan County Sheep Producers Bill and Susan Shultz will be scanning their 2009 lamb crop on Friday, June 20, 2009 at their farm in DeGraff, Ohio. They have contracted with Bonnie Bradford, a skilled technician, to do the scanning of loin eye and back fat as she has done the past […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Management · Parasites

Spring Pasture Management

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Mark Landefeld, Extension Educator, Monroe County The time of year is quickly approaching when keeping pasture plants in a vegetative state is probably the hardest for forage producers. Managing pasture growth early in the growing season is important to maintain high quality and high quantity forage production throughout the spring, summer and fall. A “spring […]

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Tags: Grazing · Management · Nutrition