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Uses for Pasture Measurements

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Jeff McCutcheon, Knox County Extension Educator It is amazing that graziers say their focus is on the forage but they don’t measure it. Most graziers use measurements related to animal production, like the reading from the bulk tank or the weight of animals on the auction sale receipt. These are good items to keep track […]

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Tags: Economics · Grazing · Management · Nutrition

Appalachian Grazing Conference

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Miami County Program Assistant The 2009 Appalachian Grazing Conference will be held at the Lakeview Resort in Morgantown, West Virginia on March 6&7. For more information and registration details, log onto http://www.wvca.us/grazing_conference. Log on and get registered soon as the reduced lodging rate of only $76.00/single occupancy coupled with the conference registration of […]

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Tags: Economics · Events · Grazing · Management · Marketing · Nutrition · Parasites · Predators

District Sheep Meetings

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Roger High, Ohio Sheep Extension Program Specialist This O.S.U. Extension Coordinated Program is an effort to provide outreach programs in several areas of sheep production. We invite sheep and goat producers from around Ohio to come to one or more of the educational sessions to learn more about different areas of sheep and goat production. […]

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Tags: Economics · Events · Grazing · Health · Management · Marketing · Nutrition · Parasites · Predators · Wool

Managing Starvation/Hypothermia

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Extension Veterinarian The starvation/hypothermia complex usually comes about when multiple contributing factors are present and not just the simple occurrence of cold weather. Some of these include failure of the ewe to care for the lamb, difficult birth resulting in a weak lamb, bacterial mastitis in the ewe, “hard bag” in […]

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Tags: Economics · Health · Management

Management Considerations to Lower Lamb Mortalities

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Extension Veterinarian There are many factors that affect lamb survival. Serious shepherds should consult the Sheep Production Handbook, produced by the American Sheep Industry Association (www.sheepusa.org), for a more complete discussion of the various conditions and infectious diseases which impact lamb survival. However, if a pregnancy is carried to term, most […]

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Tags: Economics · Health · Management

Record Keeping for Better Management Workshop to be held

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association invites all sheep and goat producers to a two evening Record-keeping for Better Management workshop on Wednesday November 12 and Wednesday November 19, 2008 at OSU/ATI, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster OH in SKOU Hall room 30.  The program will run from 7:00 9:00 PM both evenings.   Jeff McCutcheon from […]

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Tags: Economics · Events · Management

Sheep Production Short Course

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

In January 2009 the OSU Extension Sheep Team will be teaching a Sheep Production Short Course.  This seven week series will start Thursday, January 15, 2009, at the Knox County Agricultural Center, and continue on subsequent Thursdays until February 26, 2009.  Each session will run from 7-10 p.m. This comprehensive program will focus on systems […]

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Tags: Economics · Events

Grazing Wind Damaged Corn Residue

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

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 Ohio, sheep producers need to consider grazing […]

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Tags: Economics · Grazing · Management · Nutrition

CULLING THE SHEEP FLOCK

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Roger High, Ohio Sheep Extension Program Specialist With increasing production costs, livestock producers really need to evaluate each animal and decide whether that animal is really a productive animal or an animal that is “just on the payroll” and not really contributing the profitability of the program. Marginal producing ewes and rams should not be […]

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Tags: Economics · Management

PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT/RENOVATION ECONOMICS

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County Increased fertilizer, fuel and equipment costs have made stored forages an expensive commodity. The forage produced in pastures has likewise increased in value. Good pasture management offers the opportunity to lower sheep production costs by utilizing the animal to fertilize and harvest the forage. Often pasture management discussions center […]

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Tags: Economics · Grazing