2015, The Year of Grass Manager?!

Stan Smith, OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County

Throughout most of the midwest and certainly across Ohio, the majority of the past 5 or 6 years might aptly be labeled “The years of the corn and soybean farmer.” As demand for grains outpaced the ability to produce adequate supplies, those who managed to grow corn and bean crops were rewarded with unprecedented prices that in turn yielded Continue reading

A Time for Reflection

John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

The holiday season is upon us as Christmas and New Years are rapidly approaching. While many of us can get caught up in holiday get-togethers and shopping for a perfect gift for that special someone, it is important that we remember the real reason for the Christmas and celebrate it in a manner appropriate for your family and beliefs. The New Year’s holiday gives us an opportunity Continue reading

Forage and Feed Sampling

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator Wayne County

Winter weather results in higher energy requirements for livestock. In the case of ruminant livestock a major portion of the diet is typically composed of forages. Forage nutrient content is affected by a number of factors, the major one being Continue reading