OCA Replacement Female Demand Strong, Sell Well!

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

79 sale lots averaged $2,002, an increase of $355 per head over last year.

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) held their fifth annual Replacement Female Sale on November 24 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company in Zanesville, Ohio.  A large crowd was on hand to bid on 79 high quality females in the sale.  The sale represented an excellent opportunity for cow-calf producers to add quality females with documented breeding and health records to their herds.

Buyers had the opportunity to evaluate 79 lots of bred heifers, bred cows, and cow-calf pairs.  The sale included 63 lots of bred heifers that averaged $1,949, 10 lots of bred cows that averaged $2,380, and six cow-calf pairs that averaged $1,925.  The 79 total lots grossed $158,125 for an overall average of $2,002.  This represents Continue reading

A Final Sale Reminder

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

This is the final reminder to attend the fifth annual Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale. The sale will be held Friday, November 24 at the Muskingum Livestock facility located at 944 Malinda Street in Zanesville and will begin at 6:00 p.m. This sale represents an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to add quality young replacement females to their herd.

At the time of this writing, there are 80 lots selling in the sale. These lots consist of Continue reading

OCA Replacement Female Sale Nears

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

This is a reminder to attend the fifth annual Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale.  The sale will be held Friday, November 24 at the Muskingum Livestock facility located at 944 Malinda Street in Zanesville and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The sale represents an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to add quality young replacement females to their herd.

At the time of this writing, there are 83 lots selling in the sale.  These lots consist of Continue reading

NAHMS Beef 2017 Study

Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist

Next month the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will launch Beef 2017, its fourth national study of U.S. beef cow-calf operations. Beef 2017 will take an in-depth look at U.S. beef cow-calf operations and provide the industry with new Continue reading

Year Round Grazing Project at Farm Science Review

Tim McDermott, OSU Extension Educator, Hocking County

A new demonstration area has been created at the Gwynne Conservation Area for Farm Science Review that exhibits forage species adapted for year around grazing.

Spring oats planted at the Gwynne Conservation Area of FSR in early August

This summer a 1.1 acre plot that had been planted previously in warm season bunch grasses was converted into a series of different forage varieties designed to help teach management intensive grazing principles so that producers can get closer to a year round grazing program. The acreage was divided into four roughly quarter acre plots and planted with Continue reading

Eastern Ohio Beef School Series Begins October 3

Clif Little, OSU Extension Educator, Guernsey County

OSU Extension and the Eastern Agriculture Research Station has made plans for the 2017 Fall Beef School.  The dates for the school are Tuesday, October 3, 10, and 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. to 8 pm. The programs will be held at the OSU Eastern Agricultural Research Station in Belle Valley.  A meal will be provided with registration. The school has been designed to address practical issues facing beef producers.

The first night will cover Continue reading

The Annual Beef and Forage Night, This Thursday

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

Consider this your final invitation to attend the upcoming 2017 Beef and Forage Field Night scheduled for Thursday, August 24, from 5-8:30 P.M.  This event will be held at the Jackson Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 019 Standpipe Rd. Jackson, OH 45640.

The agenda for the program is as follows: Continue reading

Mid-Oho Valley Grazing Conference

If you pasture livestock or want to know more about pasture management, then please do not miss this upcoming opportunity to learn from the region’s “Who’s Who” among forages and pasture management.  Ohio State University Extension, West Virginia University Extension, Washington County Farm Bureau, Washington Soil and Water Conservation District, and The Career Center, Adult Technical Training is pleased to offer our region the Mid-Ohio Valley Grazing Conference at Lazy H Farms in Fleming where Continue reading

Beef and Forage Field Night

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

Beef and forage enthusiasts alike are invited to attend the upcoming 2017 Beef and Forage Field Night scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5-8:30 P.M. This event will be held at the Jackson Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 019 Standpipe Rd. Jackson, OH 45640.

The agenda for the program is as follows: Continue reading

Manure Science Review on Wednesday, August 2

Sarah Noggle and Glen Arnold, OSU Extension

The 2017 Ohio State University Manure Science Review is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2nd at the Stoller Brothers & Sons farm west of Paulding, Ohio. The review will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the home farm located at 9257 Rd. 144, Paulding. Coffee and donuts will be offered in the morning before the field day kicks off with the afternoon activities ending by 3:30 p.m.

The morning educational sessions in the farm shop will focus on effectively capturing Continue reading