Beef management school in session

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CARROLLTON, Ohio – The annual Tri-County Beef Management School will begin Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harrison Career Center in Cadiz, and continue on Feb. 18 in Carrollton and Feb. 25 in Wintersville.

According to Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension Agent for Harrison County, this year’s Tri-County Beef Management School will highlight several important and timely issues for Harrison County beef producers.

“The largest single expense for brood cow herds is feed, and winter feed is short on many farms this year, so we are going to look at some alternative sources of feedstuffs for the cowherd at one of the beef school sessions,” said Hogan.

Schedule. The complete schedule for the beef management school is as follows:

* Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Harrison Career Center, Cadiz: “Beef Quality Assurance-New and Updated Information” presented by William Shulaw, OSU Extension Veterinarian;

* Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., Carrollton High School, Carrollton: “Alternative Feedstuffs for the Cow Herd to Address Hay Shortages” presented by Steve Loerch, OSU Animal Research Scientist;

* Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Jefferson JVS, Wintersville: “Meeting the Nutritional Needs of the Cow Herd, Including Mineral Requirements” presented by Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist.

There is no registration or fee required to participate in these beef school sessions. Refreshments will be served by the Carroll, Harrison, and Jefferson County Cattlemen’s Associations.

For more information contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 330-627-4310.

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