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2014 Ohio Sheep Day

May 21st, 2014 · No Comments

The 2014 Ohio Sheep Day will be held on Saturday, July 12 at the Ray Family farm located in Noble County.  An added feature of this year’s event is an American Sheep Industry Eastern Region Predator Control Workshop that will be held in conjunction with Sheep Day on the Ray family farm.  For more details […]

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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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Drought Recovery of Pastures and Hay Fields

February 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

In case you missed the third session of the 2013 Ohio Sheep and Goat Web Series don’t worry.  We recorded it  To view the recording of  Rory Lewandowski and Jeff McCutcheon, Ohio Extension Educators, speaking on “Drought Recovery of  Pastures and Hay Fields” follow this link:  http://go.osu.edu/2013Sheep-3 .  The presentation was given Monday, February 18, 2013. […]

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2012 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments

“Improving & Utilizing Forages on a Small Ruminant (Sheep & Goat) Farm”  is the focus of this year’s  Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium. The Symposium will be held on  Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 8 am to 3 pm, at OSU Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) Skou Hall,  1328 Dover Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.  Speakers include industry leaders, […]

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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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2012 Statewide Sheep Shearing School

June 6th, 2012 · No Comments

The Statewide Sheep Shearing School will be held Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Dave Cable Farm, 10491 Canal Rd., Hebron, OH 43025.  No Class size limit and the cost is $40 per student which must be returned with registration form by Friday, September 14, 2012.  If you decide […]

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Identify and Control Poison Hemlock

April 17th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County and Crossroads EERA As I have driven around the county the past few weeks, I have noticed some patches of poison hemlock on roadside banks and also in some fields.  This is a concern because all parts of this plant including leaves, stems and roots are poisonous when ingested.  […]

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Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

November 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Date: December 11, 2010 Start Time: 7:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and Trade Show Location: Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), Wooster, OH The focus of the 2010 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium will be “Marketing for a Profitable Sheep Farm.” This year’s annual event will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), […]

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Establishing a New Forage Seeding

March 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Establishing a New Forage Seeding Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County, Buckeye Hills EERA Early spring provides us with a window of opportunity to get a new forage stand established. The actual success in getting that new seeding established depends upon several factors including: soil fertility, species selection, weed control, timing of planting, planting depth, […]

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Lambing Kidding School

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments

The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association is sponsoring a Lambing and Kidding School  on Saturday January 30, 2010.   Classroom Session I will be from 9 – 11:30 AM at the Applewood Community Room Center in the Applewood Student Housing Complex on the ATI campus, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster with Dr. Eric Shaver DVM of East […]

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