Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1159 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Not only is bunk management important for feed efficiency, but it also reduces the incidence of acidosis. This week Steve Boyles details proper feed bunk management.

 

Articles this week include:

  • Feedbunk Management; Key to Animal Health and Performance
  • Should we plan for another long, wet, muddy winter?
  • Geez, what a mess!
  • Mineral Supplementation: The Benefits You May Not See
  • The Impact of Basis in Fed Cattle

Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1158 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Lots of covers have already been planted in Ohio, with many more are likely to be planted yet this fall. This week Jason Hartschuh offers tips on how best to utilize them for feed or bedding next spring.

Articles this week include:

  • Spring Forage; Looking Beyond Cereal Rye
  • BQA Transport Training & Certification
  • Hauling Cattle
  • Eastern Ohio Beef and Forage School begins October 1
  • Heart of America Grazing Conference, October 29-30
  • The Cull Cow Market is Looking Up

 

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1157 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Unplanted corn and bean acres offered opportunities for growing additional high quality annual forages this year. This week we take a look at pricing those forages, and also some harvest alternatives for one of them.

Articles this week include:

  • Harvesting Options for Summer Annuals
  • Pricing Standing Forage in the Field
  • Backgrounding; A Phase of Growing Calves in Preparation for the Feedlot
  • Cattle On Feed, August 1 Report
  • Weekly Livestock Comments for August 30, 2019

 

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1155 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

The Kansas packing house fire has caused enough concern for disruption to the movement of fed cattle there’s fear it may filter back and also impact this fall’s feeder calf market. If demand for feeder calves is impacted, even temporarily, it suggests that having calves properly and completely prepared for the marketplace will preserve or add value. This week, Garth Ruff discusses those things that will enhance the value of high quality calves.

 

Articles this week include:

  • Adding Value to Your Feeder Calves This Fall
  • Forage Focus: Reseeding Damaged Pastures and Hay Fields
  • Understanding Feed and Forage Test Results
  • Don’t Overlook the 2019 OCA Replacement Female Sale
  • Kentucky Beef Cattle Market Update
    • Macroeconomic Volatility and Industry Specific Shocks Pressure Down Cattle Prices

Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

 

Seven new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1148 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

 

This week we focus most of our attention on alternatives for growing and harvesting more high quality feedstuffs yet this year!

 

Articles this include:

  • “Increase the feed, or reduce the need”
  • FAQs: Forages, Cover Crops and More
  • Keeping Hay Fields, Hay . . . and Pasture Fields, Pasture
  • Rain Damage to Hay
  • Do Not Let a Tick Bite Make You Allergic to Dinner
  • Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) to Cost Less
  • Surprises in Reports

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

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

 

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Seven new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1130 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

You know it’s been a bad one when you get stuck in the mud just going through the car wash in a rural town!

This week we focus on that mud, the weather that created it and then followed, the challenges it has created, and what we can do to repair the damage. Plus, be sure you see the Ohio Beef School podcasts found linked in this week’s postings . . . reports originating from the Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab are confirming the concerns we’ve been talking about all winter are, in fact, reality. We have cows that simply aren’t getting enough nutrition!

Articles this week include:

  • The Role of Soil Health in Water-Logged Fields
  • Mud Damaged Pastures: We Gotta Play the Hand We’re Dealt
  • Grass Tetany –Start Preventive Measures Now
  • Gearing Up for Spotted Knapweed Control
  • Ohio Beef School Podcasts Released
  • Cull Cow Prices Increasing Seasonality
  • Catching Up on Reports

Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Seven new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1127 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Articles include:

  • This Winter Has Been Tough on Cows!
  • Time to Step Up Your Game
  • The Winter of 2019; A case for stockpiled forages and feeding pads!
  • Ohio Forage & Grasslands Council Conference; High Quality Forages
  • OSU Extension Offers Beef Cattle Artificial Insemination School
  • Arctic Freeze and Government Thaw Impact Cattle Markets
  • Un-reflected Uncertainty

 

Beef Newsletter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

 

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1125 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

 

This week we focus most of our attention on topics we’ll cover in detail during the state wide Ohio Beef Cattle School webinar on February 5th: forages, feeding, and the challenges associated with preparing cows nutritionally for calving and re-breeding.

 

Articles this week include:

  • Feeding Management to Minimize Hay Waste
  • The Winter of Mud: Consequences of the Wettest Year on Record
  • 2019 Ohio Beef Cattle School Approaching on February 5
  • Forage Focus: Soil Health Concerns After a Year of Waterlogged Pastures and Hay Fields
  • Winter Grazing Stockpiled Forages, and Frost Seeding
  • Missing Reports

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1124 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Lesser quality forages + cows constantly navigating through mud + hair coats that have been wet seemingly for weeks = the perfect storm for a challenging calving season, followed by a similarly challenging breeding season. This week in his monthly AG NEWS podcast, John Grimes addresses these concerns, and introduces the 2019 Ohio Beef School coming up on February 5.

Articles include:

  • Beef AG NEWS Today, the January Podcast; Cow Stress, and Addressing the Nutritional Concerns
  • Managing Limited Hay Supplies
  • Winter Weather Impacts Cattle Markets
  • Kentucky Beef Cattle Market Update
  • Continued Supply Concerns into 2019