Livestock

Ohio State University Livestock Judging Camp June 5-7

In early June, 4-H and FFA members from around the state will be learning from some of the top livestock experts in the state at The Ohio State University Livestock Judging Camp. The three-day camp is designed to help young livestock exhibitors enhance their skills in judging and oral communication. The cost for the camp [...]

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National Dairy FARM Program releases stockmanship training video with BQA

The National Dairy FARM Program announced today the release of a stockmanship training video as part of the program’s partnership with the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. The 27-minute video is divided into several chapters, including “Point of Balance,” “Understanding the Flight Zone” and “Utilizing Tools to Effectively Move Cattle.” Each segment contains reminder [...]

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Wayne County dairy manure storage inventory survey

In early January 2017, the Wayne County Extension office in partnership with the Wayne County Farm Bureau, Wayne County SWCD and NRCS, the Wayne County Ag Success Team and the Wayne-Ashland Dairy Service Unit, mailed a survey to 339 Wayne County dairy farms to determine the current manure storage capacity on those farms. Addresses of [...]

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Effective management of the breeding season

For spring-calving beef herds, the breeding season is likely underway. Many decisions have already been made in terms of the genetic makeup of the 2018 calf crop. Natural herd sires or sires to be used through artificial insemination have been selected. Mature cows have been retained and replacement heifers have been introduced to the breeding [...]

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Canada responds to dairy trade criticism

U.S. dairy sector and state agriculture officials urged President Trump to take immediate action against Canada’s perceived disregard for its trade obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Most recently, Canada implemented a new national pricing policy that dairy groups contend blocks American dairy exports and will enable significant dumping of Canadian dairy products [...]

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OSIA/OSWP award nominations due June 1, 2017

In 2010, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) Board of Trustees initiated an award nomination program to recognize outstanding accomplishments made by sheep farmers as well as people who are associated with the Ohio sheep industry. Nominations for these awards can only be submitted by OSIA members and must be received by June 1, 2017. [...]

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In search of the 2017-18 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen

The search is on once again. Help us round up the next Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen. The queen serves as a spokesperson for the industry throughout her year of reign at numerous promotional events and activities around the state and will be selected by judges at the Ohio State Fair. Contestants will attend an [...]

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Some cows may be predisposed to subacute ruminal acidosis

Scientists are not sure why some cows develop the condition known as subacute ruminal acidosis, or SARA, but producers know it causes a number of minor symptoms that add up to major problems over time. “Subacute ruminal acidosis is what happens when the pH of the rumen — the large compartment of a cow’s stomach [...]

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NPPC pushing for GIPSA withdraw

Starting this week after former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture, the National Pork Producers Council will begin a concerted effort to get the Trump administration to withdraw the Obama-era Farmer Fair Practices Rules related to the buying and selling of livestock. Written by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, [...]

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Culinary Center building beef demand through education

What once was an Italian restaurant, serving chicken parmesan and lasagna on the outskirts of Wooster, Ohio, now only has one thing on the menu — beef. The hostess station and the full bar is all that remains from the once garlic-filled establishment, but what Certified Angus Beef has added to the facility, now known [...]

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