Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,
Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1138 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/
This week, we focus on forages!
Articles this week include:
- The Great 2019 Hay Debate . . . Quality or Quantity?
- Forage Focus – Pasture Fertility, Soil Testing and Grazing Management
- Dealing with Winter Injured Forage Stands
- Establishing New Forage Stands
- Beef AG NEWS: Developing a Mating System for Beef Cattle
- Census Observations
Thanks to the donors listed above we are able to offer a discount to all campers and Cloverbuds attending a 2019 Greene County camp. We would like to say a BIG “Thank You” to the Greene County 4-H Advisory Committee for being a donor this year. To complete your child’s camp registration click on this link https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/camp
Contact the office for any payment and registration questions.
Come join Ohio State University, Extension Greene County for a night of family fun.
May 2, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 623 Dayton-Xenia Road, Xenia.
Are you interested in applying and interviewing for jr. fair royalty? Each species and the youth building have royalty.
Here is the application.
Applications are due to our office by May 23. Interviews will take place on June 18.
Check out the application and let us know if you have any questions.
4-H gives kids the opportunity to learn by doing, grow from failure and develop the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. No one knows this better than our friends and alumni, the life-changing experiences 4-H provides. Each hand raised is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most hands raised. https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/
Pictures must be turned into the Extension Office by May 15 by 4:30 p.m. There only needs to be two pictures per pig for each market hog. One picture showing the ear notches and one picture of a side view. On the back of each picture put: exhibitor name, exhibitor club name, and pig gender. Note if there are multiple siblings and pigs, it is allowed to put both exhibitors name on the same picture. Example family has two kids and four pigs, take the two pictures of each pig (8 pictures total) and put both kids name along with pig’s sex and ear notch on each picture. Then both kids will be eligible to show any of the four pigs. HARD COPIES ONLY. ELECTRONIC COPIES (INCLUDING EMAILED PICTURES, FAXED PICTURES, CD- DISC PICTURES, FLASH-DRIVE PICTURES, ETC.) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
Do you know a motivated and mature high school student that is academically strong who would like to explore topics such as leadership? If yes or even maybe, LOOK: Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge may be for them. View the recruitment flyer by clicking here.
Enrollment is now open!
This program is geared to juniors and seniors in high school for the 2019-2020 school year.
This form needs filled out and turned into our office if interested. Students should talk with their school counselors to complete this.
Market chicken and market duck orders are due May 3, 2019 to the fair office. They are open Monday-Friday, 8:30-noon. Here are the order forms.
Chickens: Chicks are $2.50 each. Minimum order is 10 chicks.
Ducks: Ducks are $8.00 each. Minimum order is 3 ducks.
Market chicken and market duck pick up is June 12, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 in the Sales Office.
Please make sure checks are made payable to the Greene County Poultry Committee.
Just a reminder that we have several clinics scheduled coming up. Quality Assurance requirement will be met with both of these clinics.
- Poultry Clinic- April 24 at 6:00 in the OSU Extension Office.
- Goat Clinic- May 8 at 6:00 in the Goat Barn- please bring your own chair
This will be the last chance for Quality Assurance in the county. Don’t miss out!