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Entries from June 2012

Use FAMACHA Correctly For Best Results

June 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

CORRECT FAMACHA USE             Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator Wayne County and Crossroads EERA An important component of summer management is internal parasite control.  By this point in the calendar year sheep and/or goats on many farms have rotated through pasture paddocks at least a couple of times.  Lactating ewes and does can shed large numbers […]

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2012 Statewide Sheep Shearing School

June 6th, 2012 · No Comments

The Statewide Sheep Shearing School will be held Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Dave Cable Farm, 10491 Canal Rd., Hebron, OH 43025.  No Class size limit and the cost is $40 per student which must be returned with registration form by Friday, September 14, 2012.  If you decide […]

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Ohio Sheep Day to be held July 14, 2012 at Buckeye Acres Farm

June 4th, 2012 · No Comments

The 2012 Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2012.  It will be held at Buckeye Acres Farm, home farm of the Ron and Carla Young Family, located at 12282 Harrison-Willshire Rd., Van Wert, Ohio 45891, in scenic Van Wert County. Buckeye Acres Farm, under the direction of Ron and Carla Young, is […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Economics · Events · Grazing · Nutrition · Parasites · Predators

Online Mortality Compost Certification

June 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Amanda Meddles, Extension Program Coordinator for Environmental Management, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Composting livestock mortalities can be an efficient and inexpensive method of disposing of on-farm mortalities. Rendering facilities are becoming harder to come by and so  are landfills that accept mortalities.  Transportation costs are increasing as well. Composting offers a year […]

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