Beef Cattle News

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1225 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

While this week Mike Estadt takes one more look at lessons we may have learned in 2020, also be reminded that several new beef and forage related programs are beginning, and links to more detail can be found on the OSU Beef Team site at: Note that opportunities to REnew or acquire your Beef Quality Assurance certification will also be posted there soon.

Articles this week include:

  • 2020, Has it Changed How Consumers Shop for and Consume Beef?
  • Pasture Management; It’s All About Maximizing the Grazing Season!
  • Preparing Your Cows for A Successful Breeding Season
  • Will Seasonality Patterns for Beef Export Sales and Commitments Hold in 2021?
  • Boxed Beef

2021 Beef School Opportunities

As we march into 2021, we want to share some opportunities for beef cattle producer education coming up this winter. While we’d much rather be in person, this year we are going to offer virtual programming. Additional information can be found at



2021 Cow Calf Outlook Meeting – January 26, 6.30 p.m. (Flyer) (Register Here)
Dr. Kenny Burdine, University of Kentucky Livestock Marketing Specialist


2021 Ohio Cattle Feeding Webinar – February 24, 6:00 p.m. (Flyer) (Register Here)
Risk Management Livestock Risk Protection and Livestock Gross Margin Insurance – Justin White, Hudson Insurance
Feedlot Ventilation Requirements – Jason Hartschuh, OSU Extension Crawford County


2021 Ohio Cow – Calf Management Schools Webinars (Register Here) One Registration Link for all Sessions.

Making Hay for Beef Cattle
1/18/2021: Getting Started
Reviewing Forage Fertility – Jason Hartsuch
New Seeding Species Selection – Christine Gelley
Cow-Calf Management

2/08/2021: Breeding Season Considerations

Managing the Breeding Season – Alvaro Garcia-Guerra

EPD Update: Breeding for Cow Longevity – John Grimes

1/25/2021: Addressing Hay Shortfalls
Annual Forage Options – Allen Gahler
Baleage Do’s and Don’ts – Jason Hartschuh
2/15/2021 Managing Reproduction

Semen Handling – Dean Kreager

Preg Checking – Allen Gahler

2/01/2021: Hay! Now What?
Forage Analysis – Ted Wiseman
Forage Storage 101 – Garth Ruff
2/22/2021: Improving Profits
Making Cow Culling Decisions – Dean Kreager
Maximizing Feeder Calf Value – Garth Ruff


Beef Sire Selection for the Dairy Herd Webinar – March 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (Flyer) (Register Here)
Presenter: Allen Gahler, OSU Extension Sandusky County