Ohio Cow-Calf Assessment – What We Do and Why?

Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist, OSU Extension

Please participate in our survey and help us, help you!

We at OSU Extension want to hear from you regarding basic cow-calf management practices that you implement on your farms. Why? Aside from an individual program evaluation or farm visit, common cow-calf production practices have never been documented on a statewide here in Ohio.

By better understanding practices implemented by Ohio producers, we as in the OSU Extension Beef Team will be able to tailor programming more specifically to meet your needs. Furthermore, this survey might indicate potential for areas of research that we have yet to identify through current processes.

This type of project is nothing new, just new to Ohio. Our colleagues and counterparts in other states have been doing similar work over the years. Our goal is to take the knowledge gained regarding your production practices and be able to create better programming and recommendations that have a positive impact on farm efficiency and profitability.

The link below will take you to an electronic survey that is Phase 1 of this project. Phase 2 will look at a more in-depth questionnaire focused of efficiency and profitability of those practices implemented. There is an opportunity to enroll into Phase 2 if you so choose, within the initial electronic survey.

Survey Link: https://go.osu.edu/ohiocattlesurvey

Please take this short voluntary survey regarding current cow-calf production practices. This survey is part of a research effort conducted by The Ohio State University and should take 10 minutes or less to complete. Once again, your feedback is appreciated as we assess current on farm practices on Ohio’s beef farms.

Results from this survey in addition to beef cattle research will allow for more specific programming and recommendations from OSU Extension. If you have any questions regarding the survey, contact Garth Ruff, OSU Extension Beef Cattle Field Specialist at ruff.72@osu.edu.