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Parasite Management Series Coming in August

July 7th, 2011 · No Comments

A series of evening programs followed by a field day are being offered in August, 2011, that will explore parasite biology, management of drug resistant worms, and various grazing strategies, including use of chicory and other plants, to help control worms.  The series titled “Small Ruminant Pastures, Parasites, and Profits: Putting it all together” will […]

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Use FAMACHA Correctly

June 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

CORRECT FAMACHA USE Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County and Buckeye Hills EERA A number of sheep and goat owners have been trained across Ohio in the use of the FAMACHA system, yet problems with internal parasites, in particular, with Haemonchus contortus continue.  This is to be expected.  The FAMACHA system utilizes an eyelid scorecard […]

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May 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County and Buckeye Hills EERA May through early June is generally a time of good pasture growth and corresponding livestock production.  However, if you are grazing sheep and goats this is the time of year that needs careful consideration in regards to internal parasites, in particular Haemonchus contortus, the barber […]

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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


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

FAMACHA Workshop to be held in conjunction with Great Lakes Fiber Show & Sheep Show and Sale

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Extension Veterinarian A FAMACHA training session will be held at the Great Lakes Fiber Show at the Wayne County fairgrounds in Wooster, OH, on May 23. The schedule and more information about the event can be found at http://www.greatlakesfibershow.com/shows-sales.htm For information about registering for the FAMACHA training contact Marlene & Carl […]

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Interested in finding out how your lambs are performing? Have them scanned!

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Bill and Susan Shultz, Logan County Sheep Producers Bill and Susan Shultz will be scanning their 2009 lamb crop on Friday, June 20, 2009 at their farm in DeGraff, Ohio. They have contracted with Bonnie Bradford, a skilled technician, to do the scanning of loin eye and back fat as she has done the past […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Management · Parasites

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

Summer Parasite Management

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

SUMMER PARASITE MANAGEMENT Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County July and August are critical months to control the internal parasite, Haemonchus contortus in pasture based sheep and goat production. Often producers may find that lambs and kids seem to “stand still” during the summer, with little or no weight gain. There can be several reasons […]

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Tags: Grazing · Management · Parasites