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2015 Sheep and Goat Webinar Series

January 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Ohio State University Extension will be offering its Sheep and Goat Webinar Series again this year, focusing on “Tips for Productivity Improvement. Every Monday evening in February from 7-9 p.m. remote location throughout the state will host viewings of the webinar for that week. Locations and contacts for locations are listed below. Depending on the […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Economics · Events · Health · Parasites

Ohio Sheep Day to be held July 13, 2013 at the OARDC Sheep Research Unit

June 12th, 2013 · No Comments

The Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  It will be held at the OARDC Sheep Research Unit, located at 5743 Fredericksburg Road, Wooster OH 44691. The OARDC Sheep Research Unit has a long history of conducting research to answer questions that help sheep producers be profitable.  […]

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Tags: Economics · Events · Grazing · Management · Nutrition · Parasites · Presentations · Uncategorized

Diagnostic sample submissions for animals

April 10th, 2013 · No Comments

by Bill Shulaw, Extension Veterinarian Lambing, kidding, and calving seasons are well underway and the typical questions about abortions, calf scours, and other problems have been asked.  This week I was asked if I would provide some general guidelines about obtaining help with disease diagnosis. First of all, getting at least a tentative diagnosis is […]

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Tags: Economics · Health

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

TO FINISH OR SELL AT WEANING

July 15th, 2010 · No Comments

TO FINISH OR SELL AT WEANING By: Clif Little, OSU Extension The economics of selling lambs at weaning or finishing them out is heavily influenced by the cost of feed.  Assuming at your facility, you have the option of selling lightweight weaned lambs or finishing them, let us compare the two scenarios. Feed prices may […]

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Tags: Economics · Marketing

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

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