Hardin County Pasture Walk Visits Underwood Stock Farm

You’re invited as Underwood Stock Farms (Sullinger Farm) serve as the location for the Hardin County Pasture Walk on Wednesday, May 3.  This program will be from 6:00-7:30 pm in a pasture located at 18917 County Road 155 near Ridgeway, Ohio.  A pasture walk is an educational program for beef, dairy, sheep, goat, and horse producers who would like to learn how to best manage their livestock pastures and grazing techniques.  Underwood Stock Farms is a beef cattle operation, but the principles discussed and questions answered at this event will Continue reading

Hillsboro Seedstock Improvement Sale Results

John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association hosted their annual Seedstock Improvement Sale on April 8 at the Union Stock Yards sale facility in Hillsboro.  A total of 37 yearling and two-year-old and older bulls were sold for a total of $74,275 to average $2,007 per head.

Two individuals tied for the top-selling bull honors.  One of these top sellers was Continue reading

Final Reminder: Seedstock Improvement Sale is Saturday

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will hold its annual Seedstock Improvement Sale this Saturday, April 8 at noon at the Union Stock Yards Company in Hillsboro, Ohio.  This year’s sale features 44 bulls from one year to five years of age.  Breeds consigned include Angus, Simmental, Hybrid Continue reading

Making Hay from Seeding to Harvest Workshop – April 3rd

Are you interested in learning more about hay production? The Hardin County OSU Extension office is having a workshop titled ‘Making Hay: From Seeding to Harvesting’ on April 3 from 6:30-9:00 pm. The location of the Extension office is 1021 W Lima Street, Suite 103 in Kenton. Topics taught during this program will include Continue reading

Ohio Cattlemen Seedstock Improvement Bull Sale Set for April 8

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will hold its annual Seedstock Improvement Sale on Saturday, April 8 at noon at the Union Stock Yards Company in Hillsboro, Ohio. This year’s sale features 44 bulls from one year to five years of age. Breeds consigned include Angus, Simmental, Hybrid Simmental, Gelbvieh, Hereford, Maintainer, Red Angus, and Shorthorn.

Buyers attending this sale have the opportunity to Continue reading

Wildfire Relief; Ohio’s Cattlemen ask, “What can we do to help?”

By now you’re well aware of the devastating wildfires that destroyed most everything in their path on a million and a half acres across the states surrounding the Oklahoma panhandle. It goes without saying our thoughts and prayers are with the families that have suffered from the destruction of life and property resulting from these fires. Many have asked what can be done to help.

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association has reached out to the cattlemen’s associations in the states most impacted, and the response has been Continue reading

Are You Making the Beef Industry Great Again?

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator (This article appeared previously in the 2017 Expo issue of the Ohio Cattleman)

We are in the early days of the Presidency of Donald Trump.  Regardless of which side of the political fence you stand, I’m sure you will be closely watching the activity out of Washington D.C.  Based on the first few days of the Trump administration, the status quo will not be standard business as usual out of the nation’s capital.

I’m not sure that President Trump and his administration are going to have the luxury of a “honeymoon” period associated with the next four years.  It is obvious that Continue reading

Ohio Beef Expo to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

The Ohio Beef Expo, the premier event of Ohio’s beef industry, will take place beginning Friday and run through March 19 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), includes a kickoff social, breed sales, shows and displays, an educational seminar, 3-day trade show and a highly competitive junior show.

New and exciting things to note for the 30th Ohio Beef Expo include a Continue reading

Water Quality and Beef Sustainability Producer Survey

Water quality is important to sustainable beef production. Every day beef producers implement practices that improve water quality, reduce nutrients in surface waters, or have positive impacts on water quality through land use and pasture and range management. Some of these practices are encouraged through cost share programs by the USDA, but many others are implemented for a variety of other reasons.

To characterize water quality management practices implemented by beef producers and to assist NCBA in their Continue reading

DeNise Inducted Into OSU Animal Science Hall of Fame

On Saturday April 8, The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences will celebrate the achievements of those who have enhanced student education and enriched the animal sciences industry through the annual Evening of Excellence program at 5 PM at the Nationwide & Ohio farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus.

This year, the Department will induct Dr. Sue DeNise, researcher, teacher and Continue reading