Livestock News

Beef Cattle

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1293 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

This week we focus on scouting for spotted knapweed, springtime concerns for grass tetany, and preparing for what we hope becomes an abundant harvest of high-quality hay!

Articles this week include:

  • Scout Like Joe
  • Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class
  • Grass Tetany – A Complicated Disorder with An Easy Prevention
  • Measuring Forage Moisture Content Using an Air Fryer
  • This May Be a Year to Think Early About Winter Hay Needs
  • Weekly Livestock Comments for May 6, 2022

Small Ruminant

Ohio Pawpaw Conference

Ohio Pawpaw Conference
May 21, 2022 ● Piketon, Ohio

Interested in learning more about pawpaw production in Ohio? Join The Ohio State University South Centers and the Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association for the 2022 Ohio Pawpaw Conference on May 21, 2022.

Gain invaluable growing and production industry intelligence needed to make informed business and production decisions. This conference will provide access to pawpaw experts and industry leaders who can deliver the most current science-based knowledge on pawpaw industry trends.

LOCATION: The Ohio State University South Centers

1864 Shyville Road

Piketon, Ohio 45661

DATE: Saturday, May 21, 2022

COST: $20 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks)


Discounted Lodging

To take advantage of discounted lodging, call the Comfort Inn of Piketon at (740) 289-3000 before May 12 and mention the OSU South Centers pawpaw event. Space is limited.

Register soon, space is extremely limited:

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. What the Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association Does for You

9:30 a.m. Wondrous Wild Pawpaws: Production and Growth of Native Stands

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Strategic Roadmap for Pawpaws: From Principles to Practical Applications

11:45 a.m. Pawpaw Fruit Quality: Its Components, Determinants, and Importance to Growers, Processors, and Consumers

12:15 p.m. Lunch and networking, view research posters and displays.,
Pawpaw taste testing in the kitchen area

1:00 p.m. Wagon tours/Grafting Demonstrations

3:00 p.m. Dismissal.

The Itsy Bitsy… TOTALLY INCREDIBLE Spiders of our Forests

Join us for the next Friday’s Escape to the Forest Webinar Series – The Itsy Bitsy…TOTALLY INCREDIBLE Spiders of our Forests

Friday, May 20th at 10 am – 12:00 pm

Curious about the 8-legged friends in your woods?? Join OSU Extension Educator Ashley Kulhanek, as she dismisses the myths and dives into the incredible world of spiders dwelling in a forest near you.

Registration is available here.


A DAY in the WOODS, “Understory Plants in Your Woodland”

 Our May 13, 2022, A DAY in the WOODS program, “Understory Plants in Your Woodland” will be offered in person at the Vinton Furnace State Forest.

Registration information and details can be found at:

Also, our 2022 Brochure which contains details and registration information for the remainder of our A DAY in the WOODS programs for 2022 can be found at: