Cow-calf management class offered

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LANCASTER, Ohio – An Ohio cow-calf management course will be held in two different locations this winter.

Ohio State University Extension, the OSU Extension Beef Team, and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Allied Industry Council are hosting the 2004 Ohio Cow-Calf Management and Technology Course.

The course will be offered in Hillsboro on eight consecutive Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 7.

The same course will be held at the Fairfield County Ag Center in Lancaster on Thursdays, beginning Jan. 8.

Sessions run from 7-9:45 p.m.

What’s covered. This comprehensive program will focus on every aspect of breeding, feeding, calving, weaning, and marketing that relates to Ohio cow/calf production.

Topics include marketing, whole herd nutrition and vaccination programs, pasture and forage management strategies, replacement heifer development, reproduction, genetics, birthing, weaning management and herd record keeping.

Certification. All participants will complete the course with certification in Beef Quality Assurance and Pasture LEAP.

This course is offered for both full- and part-time, commercial and purebred, beef cattle producers and their families.

Speakers include Ohio State University specialists and agriculture extension agents who work with and teach beef cattle production.

Registration. For a moderate fee that has yet to be determined, each participate will receive a notebook and many pertinent handout and reference materials.

Refreshments will also be available at the sessions.

More details regarding the course outline and speakers will be available in coming weeks.

Reservations are required, and are available by contacting the Fairfield County extension office at 740-653-5419 or the Highland County extension office at 937-393-1918.

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