Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Seven new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1130 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

You know it’s been a bad one when you get stuck in the mud just going through the car wash in a rural town!

This week we focus on that mud, the weather that created it and then followed, the challenges it has created, and what we can do to repair the damage. Plus, be sure you see the Ohio Beef School podcasts found linked in this week’s postings . . . reports originating from the Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab are confirming the concerns we’ve been talking about all winter are, in fact, reality. We have cows that simply aren’t getting enough nutrition!

Articles this week include:

  • The Role of Soil Health in Water-Logged Fields
  • Mud Damaged Pastures: We Gotta Play the Hand We’re Dealt
  • Grass Tetany –Start Preventive Measures Now
  • Gearing Up for Spotted Knapweed Control
  • Ohio Beef School Podcasts Released
  • Cull Cow Prices Increasing Seasonality
  • Catching Up on Reports

Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Seven new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1127 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Articles include:

  • This Winter Has Been Tough on Cows!
  • Time to Step Up Your Game
  • The Winter of 2019; A case for stockpiled forages and feeding pads!
  • Ohio Forage & Grasslands Council Conference; High Quality Forages
  • OSU Extension Offers Beef Cattle Artificial Insemination School
  • Arctic Freeze and Government Thaw Impact Cattle Markets
  • Un-reflected Uncertainty

 

Beef Newsletter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

 

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1125 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

 

This week we focus most of our attention on topics we’ll cover in detail during the state wide Ohio Beef Cattle School webinar on February 5th: forages, feeding, and the challenges associated with preparing cows nutritionally for calving and re-breeding.

 

Articles this week include:

  • Feeding Management to Minimize Hay Waste
  • The Winter of Mud: Consequences of the Wettest Year on Record
  • 2019 Ohio Beef Cattle School Approaching on February 5
  • Forage Focus: Soil Health Concerns After a Year of Waterlogged Pastures and Hay Fields
  • Winter Grazing Stockpiled Forages, and Frost Seeding
  • Missing Reports

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1124 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Lesser quality forages + cows constantly navigating through mud + hair coats that have been wet seemingly for weeks = the perfect storm for a challenging calving season, followed by a similarly challenging breeding season. This week in his monthly AG NEWS podcast, John Grimes addresses these concerns, and introduces the 2019 Ohio Beef School coming up on February 5.

Articles include:

  • Beef AG NEWS Today, the January Podcast; Cow Stress, and Addressing the Nutritional Concerns
  • Managing Limited Hay Supplies
  • Winter Weather Impacts Cattle Markets
  • Kentucky Beef Cattle Market Update
  • Continued Supply Concerns into 2019

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

 

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1123 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

 

No one disputes the weather has made it nearly impossible to spread manure in a timely and efficient manner this year. And, when it comes to manure management there’s what the law allows, and what good stewardship dictates as acceptable practice. This week, Glen Arnold discusses both.

 

Articles this week include:

  • Winter Application of Manure
  • Great Lakes Professional Cattle Feeding and Marketing Short-course
  • Calving Seasons of the Mind
  • Cattle Prices and Profitability in 2019
  • Beef Cattle Market: 2018 in Review and a Look Ahead

 

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

 

Four new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1122 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

 

As we begin a new year, it’s a blessing to announce that so far in 2019 we are below normal in Ohio for precipitation – both snow and rain. That said, this week we take a look at preparations for the coming year!

 

Articles this week include:

  • New Year, New Expectations for Beef
  • Now is the Time to Reflect, and Plan
  • Forage Focus: Rabies in Livestock and Companion Animals
  • Weekly Livestock Comments for December 21, 2018

 

Ohio Beef Cattle News Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1121 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Despite abundant supply, demand for high quality beef remains high. This week John Grimes explores just that in his annual outlook podcast.

Articles this week include:

  • Is Your Herd Focused on Meeting Demand?
  • Beef AG NEWS Today, the December Podcast; Outlook for 2019
  • Feedlot Management Mistakes that Can be Prevented
  • Retail Beef Prices Strong Despite Increased Meat Supplies
  • Advantage Packers

 

Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

 

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1120 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

 

Recently both McDonald’s and Wendy’s have each made announcements regarding how, going forward, they plan to monitor the food safety and antibiotic programs of the cattle their meat originates from. This week John Grimes discusses how that may ultimately impact management of the cattle we raise.

 

Articles this week include:

  • It Is a Matter of Trust
  • Time to Begin the Early Evening Feeding of the Spring-Calving Cows
  • Feeding Raw Whole Soybeans to Beef Cattle
  • Moldy Feed and the Potential Effects on Cattle
  • BBQ Townhall

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Four new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1118 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Whatever happened to the confidence we once had in knowing one extreme would follow another? After experiencing record rainfall in 2018, no one’s looking for the next extreme, but a little moderation is certainly in order. This week we take a closer look at dealing with the mud that’s resulted from the extreme wet we’ve enjoyed since February!

Articles this week include:

  • Managing in Mud
  • Cause and Effect
  • Weekly Livestock Comments for November 30, 2018
  • Mexico’s Impact on Cattle on Feed Placements

Beef Cattle Newsletter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1117 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Coming off of one of Ohio’s most challenging hay making years in recent history, this week, Christine Gelley simply asks, are you feeding Trash or Treasure?

Articles this week include:

  • Hay Quality: Trash versus Treasure
  • Forage Focus: Forage Considerations Around Pipelines
  • 2018 OCA Replacement Female Sale Results
  • Weekly Livestock Comments for November 23, 2018
  • Inventories Taking Shape