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


Exciting Camp News

Thanks to the donors listed above we are able to offer a discount to all campers and Cloverbuds attending a 2019 Greene County camp. We would like to say a BIG “Thank You” to the Greene County 4-H Advisory Committee for being a donor this year. To complete your child’s camp registration click on this link https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/camp

Contact the office for any payment and registration questions.

Raise Your Hand for 4-H!

4-H gives kids the opportunity to learn by doing, grow from failure and develop the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. No one knows this better than our friends and alumni, the life-changing experiences 4-H provides. Each hand raised is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most hands raised.  https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/

Smile! Hog Pictures Due Soon!

Pictures must be turned into the Extension Office by May 15 by 4:30 p.m. There only needs to be two pictures per pig for each market hog. One picture showing the ear notches and one picture of a side view. On the back of each picture put: exhibitor name, exhibitor club name, and pig gender. Note if there are multiple siblings and pigs, it is allowed to put both exhibitors name on the same picture. Example family has two kids and four pigs, take the two pictures of each pig (8 pictures total) and put both kids name along with pig’s sex and ear notch on each picture. Then both kids will be eligible to show any of the four pigs. HARD COPIES ONLY.  ELECTRONIC COPIES (INCLUDING EMAILED PICTURES, FAXED PICTURES, CD- DISC PICTURES, FLASH-DRIVE PICTURES, ETC.) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! 

LOOK to Greene Youth Leadership Program- Enrollment Now Open

Do you know a motivated and mature high school student that is academically strong who would like to explore topics such as leadership? If yes or even maybe, LOOK: Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge may be for them.  View the recruitment flyer by clicking here.

Enrollment is now open!

This program is geared to juniors and seniors in high school for the 2019-2020 school year.

This form needs filled out and turned into our office if interested.  Students should talk with their school counselors to complete this.

Market Poultry Orders Due Soon

Market chicken and market duck orders are due May 3, 2019 to the fair office.  They are open Monday-Friday, 8:30-noon.  Here are the order forms.

Chickens: Chicks are $2.50 each.  Minimum order is 10 chicks.

Ducks:  Ducks are $8.00 each.  Minimum order is 3 ducks.

Market chicken and market duck pick up is June 12, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 in the Sales Office.

Please make sure checks are made payable to the Greene County Poultry Committee.

Upcoming Clinics and Last Chance for QA

Just a reminder that we have several clinics scheduled coming up.  Quality Assurance requirement will be met with both of these clinics.

  1. Poultry Clinic- April 24 at 6:00 in the OSU Extension Office.
  2. Goat Clinic- May 6 at 6:00 in the Goat Barn- please bring your own chair

This will be the last chance for Quality Assurance in the county.  Don’t miss out!



Farm Forum Welcomes Ext. Educator Trevor Corboy

Our April 22 meeting of Greene Co. Farm Forum features Greene Co. Ext. Educator Trevor Corboy. Trevor will share what he sees as some of the challenges the agriculture community is facing in Greene Co. and how he may be of help to you.

       He comes to us from Clermont Co. Ohio where he worked as a Community Development Coordinator for OSU Ext. Trevor grew up on a farm in Brown Co. and is a graduate of OSU and the Univ. of Florida. He was active in 4-H and FFA. His office is on the Greene Co. Fairgrounds and can be reached at 937-372-9971 or by email at corboy.3@osu.edu.

       The Monday April 22 program starts at 6:30 p.m. with a meal and will be held at Union United Methodist Church located at 1145 Union Road, Xenia. The meal cost is $12/person and will be served prior to the program which starts around 7:15 p.m. Please RSVP Paul Ayres by Friday April 19 if you intend to have dinner. No reservations are necessary if you just wish to attend the meeting. For reservations contact Paul Ayres at 937-352-6379. The program is open to the public.