Livestock News

Beef Cattle

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1280 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

With the breeding season quickly approaching, this week Dean Kreager discusses incorporating an artificial insemination breeding program into a small beef herd.

Articles this week include:

  • Artificial Insemination with a Small Beef Herd
  • Taking Advantage of Estrus Expression in Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination
  • What to do When Calves Are Born Weak
  • Soil Health and Regenerative Ag with Ray Archuleta
  • Price Risk Management Tools for Cattle Producers
  • January 1 Feeder Cattle Supplies Decline 2.6 Percent

Small Ruminants

Registration Now Open for 2022 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

We’re back! The East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will be Friday, March 25, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. This year we will be hosted at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum near Carrollton, Ohio. And we’d love to see you there!

This one-day conference is a great place to learn, share, and network.  Be surrounded by other women who are facing the same day-to-day ups, downs, adventures, and dilemmas as you.

This year’s conference features 16 break-out sessions within four themes: Natural Resources, Plants & Animals, Home & Family, and Special Interest.

Conference is $55 for Adults and $30 for Students. Registration Deadline is March 11. For more information call 330-264-8722.

Register online at Please help us spread the word!

2022 Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification

It is time to start planning for your 2022 Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification.

  • All recertification for Private Applicators will be conducted in person. There is NO online option for private applicators.
  • All recertification hours must be completed by March 31 each year. Otherwise, you will re-test.
  • ODA must receive renewal paperwork and a $30 payment for you to receive your renewal card.

Please visit this statewide map to see available recertification opportunities. Additional information can be found at

If African Swine Fever Comes to Your Neighborhood, Are You Prepared?

Learn the signs and what to do if African Swine Fever or another foreign animal disease affects your herd. This program addresses the steps you should take, the state and federal response, and biosecurity planning. Presentations provided by Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA, and The Ohio State University.

WHO: Veterinarians with swine clientele & small swine producers (Even if you have just a pig or two this information is for you! But, producers of any size are welcome to attend.)

WHERE AND WHEN: All Presentations 6-7:30 p.m.

January 12

Clinton County Extension Office
111 S Nelson Ave., Suite 2, Wilmington

February 2

Champaign County Extension Office
1512 S US Highway 68, Suite B100, Urbana

February 16

Putnam County Extension Office
1206 E. 2nd St., Ottawa

January 19

1328 Dover Rd., Wooster

An additional presentation will be held in Southeast Ohio- date/location TBD

There is no cost to attend and no RSVP is required. Light refreshments are provided by Ohio Pork Council.

Small Swine Producer Flyer

Any questions? Contact Dr. Kristy Shaw at 614.728.6253 or