Beef Quality Assurance

In the past three years, many beef producers in Ohio were certified in the Beef Quality Assurance program.  We encourage every producer to complete this certification and to participate in the program.  For those who entered into the program three years ago, the re-certification cycle will begin soon.

Online certification and recertification is available at https://www.bqa.org/beef-quality-assurance-certification/online-certifications.

At this time, it is strongly encouraged for those who have access to complete certification online. At OSU Extension, we will continue to monitor public health guidance, and when appropriate offer in-person certification opportunities.

Extension News Highlights March 15

Is your bull ready for work? | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Managing the Breeding Season and Reproductive Performance of the Beef Herd | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Don’t let the green grass fool you | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

The Buckeye Beef Byte; a Conversation with OSU’s Meat Lab Manager Ron Cramer | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Farm Office Live Continues! | Ohio Ag Manager
 

Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management- Feekes 6.0 through 9.0 | Agronomic Crops Network
 

Forage Planting – How to Do It Well | Agronomic Crops Network
 

Marketing Lamb and Goat for Holidays | OSU Sheep Team
 

Basic Reproduction and Breeding Systems of Meat Goats | OSU Sheep Team
 

Attention all U.S. Sheep and Goat Producers: Let your Voices be Heard! | OSU Sheep Team
 

Soilless Strawberry School | VegNet Newsletter

OSU Extension Webinars Available This Week

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Ohio Cow/Calf Management Webinar School

06:00pm to 07:00pm

Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshop

06:30pm to 08:30pm

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Ag Tech Tuesdays (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:00am

High Tunnel Production School (Virtual)

12:30pm to 01:30pm

Small Ruminant Production Webinars

07:00pm to 08:00pm

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Commercial New Applicator Training Webinar

(All day)

Southern Ohio Farm Show (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:00am

Organic Winter Webinars

11:00am to 12:00pm

Technology and Data Management on the Dairy Farm- Mini Series Session 1 (Virtual)

12:30pm to 01:30pm

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface (Virtual)

08:00am to 08:30am

Managing Water in Today’s Wet and Dry Growing Seasons (Virtual)

08:30am to 10:00am

Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather (Virtual)

09:00am to 10:30am

GAPs Training Webinar

06:00pm to 09:00pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

County Outlook Meeting (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:30am

Extension News Highlights Feb 15

Providing Extra Energy in Bad Weather | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Utilizing Annual Forages for Cattle Feed | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
What Does the Increased Grain Prices Mean for Backgrounders? | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
The Buckeye Beef Byte; a Conversation with Jessica Pempek, Extension Animal Welfare Specialist | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Grazing Management Minute: Winter Hay Storage, Access Road and Feeding Pad | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
2021 Buckeye Fresh Mini Meat Cutting Workshops Available | OSU Sheep Team
Colostrum and Milk Management for Newborn Lambs and Kids | OSU Sheep Team
Shepherding 101: Lambing | OSU Sheep Team
A Guide to Tube Feeding Lambs and Kids | OSU Sheep Team
Ag Tech Tuesday Webinars Highlight 2020 eFields Results | Agronomic Crops Network
Herbicide Resistance in Ohio Waterhemp Populations | Agronomic Crops Network
Crop Diversification to Improve Your Bottom Line | Agronomic Crops Network
Crop Insurance and Farm Bill Decision | Ohio Ag Manager
Lady Landowners Leaving a Legacy Series  | Ohio Ag Manager
Whole Farm Planning – Take Time to Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan | Ohio Ag Manager
Good Agricultural Practices Trainings | VegNet Newsletter

Webinars this week (Feb 1)

ANR Programming Newsletter: Week of February 1, 2021

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Ohio Cow/Calf Management Webinar School

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Webinar Series

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Ag Tech Tuesdays (Virtual)

10:00 am to 11:00 am

High Tunnel Production School (Virtual)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Dairy Labor Management Mini-Series (Virtual)

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Webinar Series

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Commercial Industrial Vegetation, Natural Areas, and Aquatic Pesticide Applicator Recertification Webinar

8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Organic Winter Webinars

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pasture for Profit Course (Virtual)

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Webinar Series

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Getting Started With Seed Production (Virtual)

8:00 am to 10:00 am

The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface (Virtual)

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather (Virtual)

9:00 am to 10:30 am

SowBridge (Virtual)

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

PorkBridge (Virtual)

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

None

 

SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 6

Living Landscape Speaker Series (Virtual)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extension News Highlights Jan 29

Forage Focus: Native Clovers and Their Roles in Grassland Ecosystems | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Soil pH; vital to maintaining productive and healthy forage stands | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Cryptosporidiosis – Frequently Asked Questions | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Cattle on Feed Update | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Weekly Livestock Comments for January 22, 2021 | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Gibberella Ear Rot and Vomitoxin in Corn | Agronomic Crops Network 

Upcoming Agronomy Team Programs | Agronomic Crops Network 

Soil Health Seminar Focuses on What Soil Health Tests Tell You | Agronomic Crops Network 

Improved Soil Health Linked to Nitrogen Fertilizer Efficiency Across Corn Belt | Agronomic Crops Network 

OSU Extension to Host “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” Workshop | Ohio Ag Manager 

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – Highlights of Tax Issues Impacting Farm Businesses | Ohio Ag Manager 

East Ohio Women in Agriculture 2021 Program Series | Ohio Women in Agriculture 

2021 Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference | Ohio Woodland Stewards Program 

Newborn Lamb Care Management | OSU Sheep Team 

It’s Time to Start Thinking about Frost-Seeding Legumes | OSU Sheep Team

Webinars Available This Week

MONDAY, JANUARY 25: 

Ohio Cow/Calf Management Webinar School

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26: 

2021 PrecisionU: Tackling Spring Operations with Reduced Working Days (Virtual)

10:00 am to 11:00 am

High Tunnel Production School (Virtual)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Dairy Labor Management Mini-Series (Virtual)

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Ohio Cow-Calf Outlook Meeting (Virtual)

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27: 

Greenhouse Management Workshop (Virtual)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

2021 Ohio Cow-Calf Management School – Columbiana

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28: 

Greenhouse Management Workshop (Virtual)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface (Virtual)

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Commercial Landscape, Turf, and Ornamental Pesticide Applicator Recertification Webinar

8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather (Virtual)

9:00 am to 10:30 am

2021 Cow-Calf Management School – Noble

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

East Ohio Women In Agriculture Program Series

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29: 

Greenhouse Management Workshop (Virtual)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Living Landscape Speaker Series (Virtual)

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Small Ruminant Webinar Series

Ohio State Extension invites you to the 2021 Small Ruminant Webinar Series! The information provided will be applicable to both sheep and goat producers large and small. Register online for no cost at:

https://go.osu.edu/smallruminantwebinars2021

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.