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2013 Sheep and Goat Web Programs

January 14th, 2013 · 4 Comments

In a coordinated effort, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension are pleased to announce the 2013 Sheep and Goat WebEx Programs.  The Sheep and Goat WebEx Program series was started in 2012 due to an increased need to get educational programming to the sheep and goat producers in state of Ohio […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Events · Grazing · Health · Management · Nutrition · Presentations

Sorting Through the Information on Sheep and Goat Parasite Control: A Decision Making Support Tool is Now Available.

December 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Farmers confronted with parasite infections in their sheep and goats soon realize there is no “magic bullet” or “one size fits all” solution.  They can be quickly bombarded with a lot of information available on internal parasite control but with no help in sorting out which options they should consider in their farming operation. OSU […]

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Tags: Grazing · Health · Management · Parasites

Poisonous Trees

July 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

By Clif Little OSU Extension Agriculture/Natural Resources Guernsey & Noble Counties ​ Recent storms downed many trees throughout Ohio, some of these pose a threat to livestock. Poisoning is most common when grazing is scarce, such as periods of dry weather coupled with thunderstorms that down trees during the mid to late summer months. ​ […]

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Tags: Grazing · Health · Management

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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Tags: Management · Parasites · Uncategorized

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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Tags: Events · Management

Recordings of the Sheep & Goat WebEx Presentations

March 21st, 2012 · No Comments

We realize that you may have not been able to make all four sessions of the 2012 Sheep & Goat WebEx Series.  We were able to record all of the sessions and are posting them here for your convenience.  “Lambing and Kidding Management and Newborn Health Issues”   by Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU, (forthcoming). “Internal Parasites […]

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Tags: Health · Management · Parasites · Presentations

Parasite Management Sessions Recorded

September 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Do you have questions about parasite control in your flock?  Did you miss the parasite management program titled “Small Ruminant Pastures, Parasites, and Profits: Putting it all together”, that was held this past August?  Did it interest you but the dates or times just not work?  Would you be willing to watch a recording of […]

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Tags: Grazing · Management · Parasites

Sheep Shearing School to be Held October 1-2, 2011

September 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Do you want to learn to shear sheep or know someone who does?  Do you want to learn to shear sheep so that you can either shear your own flock or you want to learn for a little extra cash? Here is your opportunity!  We are once again offering a Statewide Sheep Shearing School which […]

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Tags: Management · Wool

Organic Small Ruminants Workshop October 14.

September 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Management Skills For Organic Small Ruminants Workshop  is scheduled at October 14, 2011 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio.   Sheep and goat producers who are certificated organic, in transition to being organic or just interested in organic methods will benefit from attending this event. This workshop […]

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Tags: Events · Management

Small Ruminant School

December 17th, 2010 · No Comments

SMALL RUMINANT SCHOOL 2011 Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County and Buckeye Hills EERA OSU Extension, Athens County and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) are once again sponsoring a small ruminant school that will be held at the Athens County Extension office.  As in past years, this is a 5-week school that will be […]

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Tags: Health · Management