2019 Ohio Beef School

Youtube recordings of all 3 segments of 2019 Ohio Beef School webinar have been embedded below for your viewing.

To suggest the past year has been a challenge for Ohio’s cattlemen is, at best, an understatement. The weather made it nearly impossible throughout 2018 to harvest high quality forage in a timely fashion, the constantly muddy conditions caused animals to utilize more energy than normal, and even though temperatures were moderate during much of the fall, cows with a constantly wet hair coat were expending more energy than normal. Then, as late January evolved into February, in many cases mud was matting down the winter coats of cattle reducing their hair’s insulating properties, thus causing them to utilize even more energy in cold weather.

In combination, this created potential for the “perfect storm” that reportedly is resulting in a challenging calving season in parts of Ohio, as well as concern for conception rates as we move into the subsequent breeding season.

Taking all those concerns into account, the 2019 Ohio Beef School consisted of a single ‘live’ webinar on February 5th that featured three different speakers. Collectively, the overall theme of Beef School was Winter Management of the Cow Herd to Insure a Productive 2019. Each of the Beef School’s approximately 30 minute presentations are embedded below under the listing of the featured speaker and topic.

Winter Management of the Cow Herd to Insure a Productive 2019

*  Nutritional requirements of the beef female for optimal performance from the last trimester through breeding season. Speaker: Dr. Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist, OSU Department of Animal Sciences

*  Impacts of nutrition on heifer development and conception rates of heifers.  Impacts of nutrition on days to return to estrus and conception rates of lactating females. Speaker: Dr. Alvaro Garcia Guerra, Assistant Professor, OSU Department of Animal Sciences

*  Managing calf health born into stressful situations: Weak calves, importance of amount and timing of colostrum intake, colostrum replacers or supplements, suggested newborn treatments and vaccinations, etc. Speaker: Justin Kieffer, Clinical Veterinarian, Professional Practice, Assistant Professor, OSU Department of Animal Sciences


The following counties served as ‘live’ hosts for the 2019 Ohio Beef School webinar presentation:

Adams County
held at Frisch’s Restaurant, 11157 State Rt. 41, West Union, OH
Contact David Dugan (937-544-2339) for more information

Auglaize County
held in the lower room of the County Administration Building, 209 S. Blackhoof Street, Wapakoneta, OH
Contact Jeff Stachler (419-739-6580) for more information

Belmont County
held in the Belmont County Extension office, 101 N. Market Street, St. Clairsville, OH
Contact Dan Lima (740-695-1455) for more information

Brown County
held in the Extension office on the Fairgrounds, 325 W. State Street, Georgetown, OH
Contact James Morris (937-378-6716) for more information

Carroll County
held in the Extension office, 613 North High Street, Carrollton, OH
Contact Sandy Smith for more information or register by calling 330-627-4310

Coshocton County
held in the Extension office, 724 South 7th Street, Room 110, Coshocton, OH
Contact Dave Marrison (740-622-2265) for reservations or see this flyer for more information

Fairfield County
held in the Ag Center, 831 College Avenue, Lancaster, OH
Contact Stan Smith (740-652-7265) for reservations or more information

Gallia County
held in the Extension office, 111 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH
Contact Jeff Moore (740-446-7007) for more information

Hancock County
held in the small conference room in the Extension office, 7868 County Road 140, Ste. B, Findley, OH
Contact Ed Lentz (419-422-3851) for more information

Highland County
held in the large meeting room in the basement of the Extension office, 119 Governor Foraker Place, Hillsboro, OH
Contact Brooke Beam (937-393-1918) for more information

Knox County
held in the Extension office, 160 Columbus Road, Mt.Vernon, OH
Contact Sabrina Schirtzinger (740-397-0401) for more information

Morrow County
held in the second floor conference room of the AgCredit Building, 5362 US HWY 42, Mt. Gilead, OH
Contact Carri Jagger (419-947-1070) for more information

Shelby County
held in the Extension office, 810 Fair Rd., Sidney, OH
Contact Debbie Brown (937-498-7242) for more information

Stark County
held at the Stark Co. Educational Services Center, Room T113, North Canton, OH
Contact Heather Neikirk (800-372-4322 xt 3476) or see this flyer for more information

Washington County
held in the Extension office, 202 Davis Avenue, Marietta, OH
Contact Marcus McCartney (740-376-7431) for more information