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Entries from July 2009

JULY GRAZING COUNCIL MEETING

July 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Rory Lewandowski, Athens County Extension Educator An Athens area grazing council meeting/pasture walk is scheduled for Thursday, July 23 beginning at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be hosted by Curt Cline at a Meigs County property he plans to develop into a grazing system. The land currently has no fence or water and has been […]

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Tags: Events · Grazing

OATS, PLANTED LATE, CONTINUE TO BE OUR MOST DEPENDABLE FORAGE?!?!

July 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Curt Stivison, Fairfield SWCD Engineering Technician and Stan Smith, Program Assistant, OSU Extension Fairfield County Most know that for the past seven years, we’ve spent much time in Fairfield County investigating the virtues of oats as an annual forage when they are planted during mid to late summer, or even into early fall. While we’ve […]

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Tags: Economics · Grazing · Management

OPTIONS FOR FALL AND WINTER GRAZING

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Jeff McCutcheon, Extension Educator, Knox County In Ohio it is possible to graze year round. Of course grazing in winter does take planning. Summer is the best time to plan for fall and winter grazing. Why? Because many of our options have tasks associated with them in summer. By planning ahead it is possible in […]

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Tags: Economics · Grazing · Management

FALL GRAZING MANAGEMENT

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Jeff McCutcheon, Extension Educator, Knox County Fall is one of the most crucial time periods for our cool season pastures. The most important activity a livestock producer should be doing to help the pastures survive winter and remain productive next year is to avoid over-grazing. Why is fall a critical time for our cool season […]

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Tags: Economics · Grazing · Management

MONITOR LAMB/KID WORM BURDEN

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County July – September are critical times to closely monitor the internal parasite burden of lambs and kids. Preferably monitoring would start in June. The internal parasite of principal concern during the summer months is Haemonchus contortus, the barber pole worm. Lambs and kids grazing on pastures that are contaminated […]

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Tags: Economics · Parasites

OHIO’S LIVESTOCK INDEMNITY FUND CUT FROM BUDGET

July 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Roger A. High, State Sheep Extension Associate As the economy goes, so goes the budget. The latest budget loss to Ohio’s livestock industry is Ohio’s Livestock Indemnity Fund. The Ohio Livestock Indemnity Fund was managed under the Ohio Department of Agriculture and was utilized by Ohio’s Livestock producers to pay for livestock loss and damage […]

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Tags: Predators

DOG ATTACKS ON SHEEP AND WHAT THE OHIO REVISED CODE SAYS

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Joy Aufderhaar, Agriculture Program Assistant, OSU Extension Shelby County After 30 years of our family raising market sheep, this past April we had a first… our ewes and lambs were attacked by dogs. We have had many close calls with coyotes and stray dogs but never an actual attack. A family friend witnessed the attack […]

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Tags: Predators

HSUS PAINTS BULLS-EYE ON OHIO

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Adapted for the Ohio Sheep Industry from an article written by: Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director of Ohio Cattlemen’s Association In recent months the leadership of Ohio Agriculture has been facing the reality that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has painted a bulls-eye on our Buckeye State. The group has publicly stated it […]

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