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Entries from October 2009

2009 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments

It is soon time for the 2009 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium. This year’s Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium is being held in conjunction with the Small Ruminant Health Symposium, a program has been developed for both sheep and goat farmers. It will be on Saturday December 12, 2009 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Building, 8995 East […]

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Sheep Mini-Course

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

On Tuesday November 17, 2009 Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association (OHSIA) is sponsoring a “Sheep Mini-Course” from 7 – 9 PM in the Applewood Village Community Center on the campus of OSU/ATI, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster.   Dr. Steve Loerch of OSU/OARDC Department of Animal Science will make a presentation on sheep nutrition including forages, distillers […]

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Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association Fall Tour

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association is sponsoring a fall tour to the Knox Co. area on Saturday October 24, 2009.   The first stop will be at the Frank Stahl farm of Frazeysburg where they raise Shorthorn cattle, Percheron draft horses, goats, and Katahdin hair sheep.  Mixed species grazing along with rotational grazing practices are used […]

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OHIO FARMERS FEED US

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Roger A. High, Executive Director OSIA Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Not Ohio’s farmers. In fact, they will be offering the chance for consumers statewide to win free groceries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – for an entire year. Beginning July 20, Ohio residents will be able to register for […]

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GLCI NATIONAL CONFERENCE DECEMBER 13-16

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Extension Program Assistant, Miami County The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) will be holding their annual conference on December 13-16 in Reno, Nevada.  For more information about the conference, including agenda and registration information, visit http://www.glci.org.

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Tags: Events · Grazing

2009 BUCKEYE SHEPHERDS SYMPOSIUM WILL ONCE AGAIN HIT THE ROAD

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director The 2009 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium is once again going to hit the road!  After four years on the road and back into Columbus for the 2008 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium, the 2009 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium will once again hit the road for this annual shepherd’s event!  This year’s Buckeye Shepherd’s […]

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Tags: Events · Management · Uncategorized

BREEDING SEASON PREPARATION

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County Reproductive performance is an important factor in determining profitability in the sheep flock. Most breeds of sheep have seasonal breeding patterns and the majority of flocks in Ohio are spring lambing.  In this scenario, the peak fertility of the ewe is from late September through November.  The breeding season […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Economics · Management · Parasites

GRAZING CORN RESIDUE

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Jeff McCutcheon, Extension Educator ANR, Morrow County 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 […]

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Tags: Grazing · Nutrition

DODDER (Cuscuta spp.) REARS ITS UGLY HEAD IN WESTERN OHIO IN 2009

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Joy Aufderhaar, Agriculture Program Assistant, OSU Extension Shelby County and Roger Bender, Shelby County Extension Educator, ANR As you looked across your pasture and hay fields this past September you may have noticed not only were the surrounding trees turning fall colors but your red clover and alfalfa were also showing colors of fall? But […]

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A RECAP OF THE 2009 SHEEP DAY…AND A LOOK FORWARD TO 2010

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Roger A. High, Executive Director, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Susan Schultz, President OSIA OARDC Eastern Research Station in Caldwell, OH hosted the 2009 Ohio Sheep Day The weather was absolutely gorgeous, with a glint of rain in the air all day, and finally it rained near the end of the program, which was very […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Events