Beef School to Focus on “Improving Breeding Herd Efficiencies”

The first session of the 2014 Ohio Beef Cattle School is rapidly approaching on January 28, 2014. This three session school kicks off with the topic “Improving Breeding Herd Efficiencies.” The focus of this program will be improving overall herd productivity through improved herd health and nutrition programs. Troy A. Brick DVM, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Dr. Francis Fluharty, Research Scientist, OSU Department of Animal Sciences will serve as featured speakers for the evening.

These sessions will follow a similar format used in the past as each session will be broadcast locally via an internet link at a variety of locations around Ohio. If interested in attending one of these host locations, go to the following link to find the current listing of host locations around the state:

Individuals that participate in all three sessions of the 2014 Ohio Beef Cattle School will have received sufficient training to qualify for Ohio’s Beef Quality Assurance Program. A variety of different topics relating to Beef Quality Assurance will be taught throughout all three sessions of the School by Steve Boyles, Professor, OSU Department of Animal Sciences, and additional Extension Educators.

You can also participate in the 2014 Ohio Beef Cattle School even if you are unable to attend one of the host locations. Those wishing to participate in the school through a high speed internet link from their home may contact John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator at to register. There is a $25 registration fee for this home internet link option which covers all three sessions. Login details will be forwarded upon receipt of your payment and e-mail address. Send your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and check payable to “The Ohio State University” to: John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator, 1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH 45661 by January 24.

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