Livestock News

Beef Cattle

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1312 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

This time of year, “pasture walks” are an opportunity to explore what others are successfully doing with their forage management system. This week Christine Gelley shares some key points that were discussed in a recent ‘walk’ in Noble County.

Articles this week include:

  • Fall Grazing Guidance
  • Nutritional Strategies for Receiving and Feeding Early-Weaned Calves
  • What is this new tick disease?
  • Feed Price Implications for Fall
  • Feeder Markets

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Noxious Weeds and Neighbors

Did you know yellow grove bamboo is on Ohio’s “noxious weeds” list?  We’ve seen an increase in legal questions about bamboo, a plant that can cross property boundaries pretty quickly and create a neighbor dispute.  Weeds often cause neighbor issues, which is why Ohio has a set of noxious weed laws.  The laws aim to […]

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Power of Attorney Documents

When going through the estate planning process, determining and implementing the terms and conditions of the will or trust consume the most time.  However, some thought and consideration should be given to the Power of Attorney (POA) documents that are typically completed at the same time as the will or trust.  The POA documents designate who may act on behalf of someone who is alive but unable to act for themselves.   These documents are very important, especially for those people who are operating farms and businesses. Read more here…

Farm Management Education for Farm Women

Our Women in Ag offerings today are traced back to the inspiration provided by a farmer’s wife and business partner in Illinois.

Annie grew up in a small farm community with the goal to marry a farmer and she did! Life was not always easy. Annie spent her life learning how to be an involved business partner with her husband.

Annie’s Project, and later workshops related to farm finance and farm transition, were designed by her daughter, Ruth Fleck Hambleton, an Extension Educator specializing in farm risk management at the University of Illinois.

Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in modern farm enterprises.

This 6-week workshop focuses on five key areas of risk management: human, financial, marketing, production, and legal. Women learn about agribusiness practices from experts in their fields. They also form valuable networks with others in the class.

Ross AP Brochure

Oct 27, 31, Nov 3, 7, 10, and 17, 2022

Dinner at 5:30, Meeting 6:00-9:00 pm

Ross County Service Center

475 Western Ave., Chillicothe, OH 45601


The cost is $75.00 per person

The registration deadline is October 24, 2022

Course contacts:

Didn’t find what you need for an Ohio course? Please contact Gigi Neal at the above information or contact your local county Extension Office with interest in a series.

Livestock News


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Ashland and Defiance Counties

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (September 6, 2022) – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been detected in a backyard flock in Ashland County and a commercial chicken flock in Defiance County. The positive detections were confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS). The samples were first tested at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. Read more here...

Ohio Department of Agriculture HPAI information

OSU Extension and ODA Division of Animal Health video on symptoms, biosecurity, and prevention.

Avian Influenza Brochure

Beef Cattle

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1310 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

At a time when retail beef prices are at historical highs, many ask why are we exporting beef. This week James Mitchell takes a look at the impact exports have on the industry.

Articles this week include:

    • Where Do We Go from Here?
    • Winterize Your Forage Plans
    • Small Farm Ruminant Production Field Day
    • Comparing Beef Cow Slaughter to 2011
    • Why do we export beef?

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