Stockmanship and Stewardship Tour September 29 & 30

Join us in Caldwell, Ohio! This unique Stockmanship and Stewardship event is focused on live low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance training, and industry updates you won’t find anywhere else this event is not one to miss. Gain an edge on learning about consumer concerns regarding beef sustainability and livestock welfare, how those concerns have impacted the industry, and the role that Beef Quality Assurance plays in the conversation.  Producers who attend not only receive hands-on training in best management practices to help improve their operation, but also the chance to get BQA certified!

More info and registration at this link

Stockmanship and Stewardship Tour September 29 & 30

Join us in Caldwell, Ohio! This unique Stockmanship and Stewardship event is focused on live low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance training, and industry updates you won’t find anywhere else this event is not one to miss. Gain an edge on learning about consumer concerns regarding beef sustainability and livestock welfare, how those concerns have impacted the industry, and the role that Beef Quality Assurance plays in the conversation.  Producers who attend not only receive hands-on training in best management practices to help improve their operation, but also the chance to get BQA certified!

More info and registration at this link

Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023

By June of 2023, all medically important antibiotics currently available at most feed or farm supply stores will now require veterinary oversight (written Rx) to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for food production. Examples of affected antibiotics include injectable penicillin and oxytetracycline.  In addition, some retail suppliers who were able to sell these drugs/products in the past may no longer sell them after June of 2023.  This means that small and large animal veterinarians should be prepared for an increase in calls and visits from animal owners who previously may have purchased these drugs over the counter at their local farm supply store.  To continue using medically important antimicrobials, you may need to establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR). Consult your veterinarian for more information.

This content appeared in Ohio Beef News on February 15, 2023.  You can read the entire article here.

Recordings from the 2023 Ohio Beef Cattle School

The OSU Beef Team Virtual Beef school was held Wednesday evenings starting in January.  Information and recordings from this program are below.

(This info original posted at: 2023 Ohio Beef School | OSU Extension BEEF TEAM)

  • January 11; A Look at Input Costs with Barry Ward, OSU Extension Leader for Production Business Management and Market Outlook with Garth Ruff, OSU Extension Beef Field Specialist (view the recording here)
  • February 8; Presynchronization and Improving Fertility of Beef Cows (click link to see presentation) with Alex Crist, OSU Animal Sciences and Synchronization and Natural Service (click here to see presentation) with Dean Kreager, OSU Extension Educator
  • March 8; Asian Longhorn Tick and Theileria (click here to see presentation) with Dr. Risa Pesepane, OSU Vet Preventative Medicine and Managing Anaplasmosis (click here to see presentation) with Dr. Justin Kieffer DVM, OSU Animal Sciences. Dr. Kieffer also explained what the Veterinary oversight of OTC antibiotics would mean to cattlemen, and what the meaning of VCPR is.
  • April 12; OSU Beef Team Live Roundtable, Q & A session with OSU Extension Beef Team members. (click here to see recorded presentation)

New Fertilizer Applicator Certification Class March 22, 6:00 PM

This class will meet the training requirement to obtain a fertilizer applicator certification from the Ohio Department of Agriculture in lieu of taking an exam.

Who needs a fertilizer certification?:

Fertilizer certification is required if you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres used for agricultural production grown primarily for sale. If you have the co-op or other custom applicator make your fertilizer applications, you do not need the certification.

Session details:

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rural Services Building
225 Underwood St
Zanesville, OH  43701
No Cost
RSVP by March 17, 2023

For More Information or to RSVP, contact:

Clifton Martin, Extension Educator

740-454-0144

martin.2422@osu.edu

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FAQ’s

Beef Quality Assurance March 23

Are you selling beef animals to be harvested for meat and need to update your Beef Quality Assurance Certification?

The goal of the Ohio Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is to increase the competitive base for marketing Ohio cattle. Beef Quality Assurance is a program to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are maintained in a manner which will result in a safe and wholesome beef product for the consumer.  The Ohio BQA program is set to meet or exceed the NCBA BQA Guidelines.

Attending this session will allow you to obtain the Ohio Beef Quality Assurance certificate or renew your existing certificate.  Certificates are good for three years.

Two sessions for certification will be available this winter and held at Muskingum Livestock Auction:

January 31, 2023 7:00 PM

March 23, 2023 7:00 PM

An FAQ about the BQA program is available at: go.osu.edu/bqa

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Ohio Beef School

OSU Beef Team Virtual Beef School, held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

  • January 11; A Look at Input Costs with Barry Ward, OSU Extension Leader for Production Business Management and Market Outlook with Garth Ruff, OSU Extension Beef Field Specialist (view the recording here)
  • February 8; Presynchronization and Improving Fertility of Beef Cows with Alex Crist, OSU Animal Sciences and Synchronization and Natural Service with Dean Kreager, OSU Extension Educator
  • March 8; Asian Longhorn Tick and Theileria with Dr. Risa Pesepane, OSU Vet Preventative Medicine and Managing Disease in 2023 with Dr. Justin Kieffer DVM, OSU Animal Sciences
  • April 12; OSU Beef Team Live Roundtable, Q & A session with OSU Extension Beef Team members.

Register for any or all of the Beef School session listed above at go.osu.edu/beefschool23

Ohio Cow-Calf Field Day to be held in Morgan County

The first of two statewide cow-calf field days will be held Monday, February 20 at Clemens Farms in Morgan County. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and focus on Optimizing Herd Fertility. Heifer development and cow-calf nutrition will be the primary topics of the day. OSU Extension Beef Cattle Field Specialist Garth Ruff, as well as a team of local county Extension professionals will teach the morning program. A hot lunch will follow, and the event will conclude with a farm tour looking at animal handling facilities and conservation practices. The morning program and lunch will take place in a heated farm shop but, dress appropriately for the afternoon activities.

Registration is required ahead of time. The program fee is $10. Contact the Morgan County Extension office to register or send in the registration form linked here: Ohio Beef Cow/Calf Workshop – Optimizing Herd Fertility

Beef Quality Assurance January 31

Are you selling beef animals to be harvested for meat and need to update your Beef Quality Assurance Certification?

The goal of the Ohio Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is to increase the competitive base for marketing Ohio cattle. Beef Quality Assurance is a program to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are maintained in a manner which will result in a safe and wholesome beef product for the consumer.  The Ohio BQA program is set to meet or exceed the NCBA BQA Guidelines.

Attending this session will allow you to obtain the Ohio Beef Quality Assurance certificate or renew your existing certificate.  Certificates are good for three years.

Two sessions for certification will be available this winter and held at Muskingum Livestock Auction:

January 31, 2023 7:00 PM

March 23, 2023 7:00 PM

An FAQ about the BQA program is available at: go.osu.edu/bqa

Program Flyer