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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

OHIO’S LIVESTOCK INDEMNITY FUND CUT FROM BUDGET

July 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Roger A. High, State Sheep Extension Associate As the economy goes, so goes the budget. The latest budget loss to Ohio’s livestock industry is Ohio’s Livestock Indemnity Fund. The Ohio Livestock Indemnity Fund was managed under the Ohio Department of Agriculture and was utilized by Ohio’s Livestock producers to pay for livestock loss and damage […]

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DOG ATTACKS ON SHEEP AND WHAT THE OHIO REVISED CODE SAYS

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Joy Aufderhaar, Agriculture Program Assistant, OSU Extension Shelby County After 30 years of our family raising market sheep, this past April we had a first… our ewes and lambs were attacked by dogs. We have had many close calls with coyotes and stray dogs but never an actual attack. A family friend witnessed the attack […]

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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

BLACK VULTURE CONTROL: PART 2b: GUIDELINES FOR USING EFFIGIES TO DISPERSE NUISANCE

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

John S. Humphrey, Eric, A. Tillman, Michael L. Avery, USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services-National Wildlife Research Center, Florida Field Station, 2820 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641 WHAT IS AN EFFIGY?-An effigy as defined in Webster’s dictionary, is a “full or partial representation…….. likeness” of a person or object. For dispersing a vulture roost, an effigy can be […]

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BLACK VULTURE CONTROL: PART 2a: HOW TO APPLY FOR A DEPREDATION PERMIT

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Tim Fine, Extension Program Assistant, Miami County In the previous Sheep Team Newsletter I discussed the steps that a producer must take in order to receive compensation if there was a loss due to a black vulture kill. In this issue I will discuss steps a producer can take to apply for a depredation permit […]

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Black Vulture Control: Part 1 The Indemnity Process

June 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Jeff Pelc, Wildlife Biologist USDA/APHIS, Wildlife Services, Tim Fine, Extension Program Assistant, Miami County Black Vultures have become a serious sheep pest in certain areas of Ohio.  This article will focus on the procedures necessary to report a predation loss by black vultures to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for reimbursement under the indemnity […]

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Can Fences Deter Coyotes?

June 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

By Stan Gehrt, Wildlife Extension Specialist (Originally Published in Sheep Team Newsletter June 2007) The coyote is one of the most successful carnivores in Ohio, as indicated by its widespread occurrence throughout the state.  Some producers are fortunate and have few conflicts with coyotes, whereas others seem to have extreme conflicts each year.  Unfortunately there […]

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Coyote Control Options

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Dr. Stan Gehrt, OSU Extension Wildlife Specialist (Originally Published in Sheep Team Newsletter April 2004) The coyote is the largest carnivore in Ohio found throughout the state.  Although not an original native, this predator has shown its adaptability to different landscapes and is now found in every county in the state.  Its arrival has also […]

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