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Farmers flocking to meet the demand for lamb

The high slopes of southeast Ohio and other parts of the state are suited more for grazing animals than for row crops. “You can put cattle and sheep across those areas and make it productive land,” said Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA). Many have. …

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Comparison of grazing systems

By DeVaughn Davis, Nathaniel Kinney, Kristy Payne, Dalton Shipley, OSU Animal Science Undergraduate Students, and Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, OSU Sheep Team Another school year has passed and I am happy to say that I have completed my third year of being involved in AS 4004, Small Ruminant Production at …

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Managing parasites in small ruminants

By Matt Reese The sun is out, the grass is growing and livestock in Ohio are out on pasture contentedly grazing. There is something special about the relationship between animals and pasture on a farm but there are challenges as well, including parasites. “Worldwide, producers are losing billions of dollars …

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Mid-Ohio Lamb Classic held by West Holmes FFA

On May 23rd, the West Holmes FFA Chapter held their annual Mid-Ohio Lamb Classic show at the Holmes County Fairgrounds. The show had over 170 lambs shown. The judge for the morning event was Jason Schuck. The people across Ohio came to show their lambs and to help recognize the West …

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ASAS shows support for Sheep Experiment Station

In a letter sent to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the American Society of Animals Science (ASAS) voiced its support for keeping open the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station (USSES), explaining how closing USSES “will result in immeasurable losses to the sheep industry, animal agriculture and animal science.” “The …

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