Southern Ohio Farm Show

This week’s episode is great for local farmers and 4-H youth who are wanting to show livestock. Also, don’t miss talks about bio security, discussion regarding farm bill decisions and  a ride in a semi to the elevator.

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Southern Ohio Farm Show

In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, learn about the upcoming Strong @ Heart email challenge, Red Mulberry tree identification and the first of a multi-part series on the 2021 Farm Bill Decisions.
The second part of the Farm Bill Decision program will air next week, so be sure to tune in on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Trainings

The produce safety team has three online Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) trainings scheduled this winter, with the first one coming up next Thursday, on January 21st. These programs are free to attend.

You can find more information at Registration links are available for each event:

Small Ruminant News

OSU Extension Small Ruminant Webinar Series

Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, OSU Sheep Team Are you looking for new tips and tricks on how to improve your small ruminant operation this winter? Read more…

by Braden Campbell on January 12, 2021

Pregnancy Toxemia (Ketosis) in Ewes and Does

Steve LeValley, Colorado State University Extension Sheep Specialist Previously published online with Colorado State University Extension: August, 2010) Quick Facts… Pregnancy toxemia in sheep and Read more…

by Braden Campbell on January 12, 2021

Managing Risk: Using Heat Lamps on the Farm

Michael Glos, Cornell University Guest Writer (Previously published with Cornell Small Farms Program: April 7, 2014) No farmer wants to have a fire, but we Read more…

by Braden Campbell on January 12, 2021

2021 Small Ruminant Webinar Series!

Ohio State Extension invites you to the  The information provided will be applicable to both sheep and goat producers large and small. Register online for no cost at:


Webinar One- Lambing and Kidding: 90 minutes Tuesday, January 19th | 7 p.m.

Members of the OSU Sheep Team will cover preparing for lambing/kidding season, ewe/doe and lamb/kid care before, during, after birth, managing dystocia, troubleshooting and addressing health concerns, colostrum, bottle feeding, creep feeding, castrating, tail docking, vaccinations, and allow time for Q&A.


Webinar Two- Small Ruminant Nutrition: 90 minutes Tuesday, February 16th | 7 p.m.

We will address the importance of providing adequate protein, carbohydrates, and minerals in the forms of processed grains, hay, grazed pasture, minerals, and supplements to your flock/herd. Q&A included.


Webinar Three- Weaning, Sorting, and Selling- Lambs, Kids, and Spent Breeding Stock: 90 minutes Tuesday, March 16th | 7 p.m.

We will offer strategies for weaning lambs/kids and preparing them for joining the breeding flock or entering the meat processing chain. Also included will be examples of marketing strategies and determining what to do with ewes/does and rams/bucks that are no longer meeting breeding needs of the flock/herd.


Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1225 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

While this week Mike Estadt takes one more look at lessons we may have learned in 2020, also be reminded that several new beef and forage related programs are beginning, and links to more detail can be found on the OSU Beef Team site at: Note that opportunities to REnew or acquire your Beef Quality Assurance certification will also be posted there soon.

Articles this week include:

  • 2020, Has it Changed How Consumers Shop for and Consume Beef?
  • Pasture Management; It’s All About Maximizing the Grazing Season!
  • Preparing Your Cows for A Successful Breeding Season
  • Will Seasonality Patterns for Beef Export Sales and Commitments Hold in 2021?
  • Boxed Beef