Livestock

Preparing for the "second" calving season

By John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator The fall calving season is just around the corner for several producers around the state. While a minority of Ohio’s cow-calf producers utilize fall calving as a management practice, there are several valid reasons to calve in this less traditional setting. As with just about any management [...]

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Preparing for the “second” calving season

By John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator The fall calving season is just around the corner for several producers around the state. While a minority of Ohio’s cow-calf producers utilize fall calving as a management practice, there are several valid reasons to calve in this less traditional setting. As with just about any management [...]

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Producers Reminded of FSA's 2011 Livestock Disaster Program Deadline

Steven Maurer, State Executive Director for Ohio’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), would like to remind producers who lose livestock due to adverse weather, such as hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, extreme heat and extreme cold, on or after January 1, 2011, and before October 1, 2011, can sign-up for the FSA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). Livestock [...]

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Producers Reminded of FSA’s 2011 Livestock Disaster Program Deadline

Steven Maurer, State Executive Director for Ohio’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), would like to remind producers who lose livestock due to adverse weather, such as hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, extreme heat and extreme cold, on or after January 1, 2011, and before October 1, 2011, can sign-up for the FSA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). Livestock [...]

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Learn how to reduce feeding costs at Beef and Forage Field Night Aug. 25 in Jackson

Beef producers are dealing with the rising costs of feed and inputs for making hay, not to mention the impact of this year’s weather on forage quality and seeding. To help the industry meet these challenges, Ohio State University will offer a Beef and Forage Field Night, Thursday, Aug. 25, 5-8:30 p.m., at the Jackson Agricultural Research Station in Jackson, Ohio. Registration [...]

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U.S. beef, pork exports close big first half with solid June results

If the trend established in the first six months of the year holds up, U.S. beef and pork exports are likely to set several new records in 2011 and each could eclipse the $5 billion mark for the first time ever. According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation [...]

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Cattle to car parts: Beef byproducts use to make plastic

University of Alberta professor David Bressler has filed a patent on a new thermal process that can turn beef byproducts into plastics. By finding a way to convert these animal by-products into plastics for industrial use, Bressler and his team hope to divert protein waste from landfills across North America, shift to using renewable resources [...]

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Livestock Care Standards Take Effect September 29

By Kyle Sharp On Aug. 1, the Ohio Department of Agriculture resubmitted the veal standards of care as developed and passed by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (OLCSB) to Ohio’s Congressional Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). Unlike a previous hearing on July 11, when intense questioning by members of JCARR prompted ODA [...]

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USDA seeks comments on the proposed rule for animal disease traceability

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a proposed rule to establish general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate when animal disease events take place. “Through the past two years, I have listened carefully to stakeholders throughout the country about how to reach effective [...]

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