Make plans for 2009 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Four sessions of the 2009 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School have been set.

The first session is Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at Pushkarich Libary in Cadiz. Extension educator Mike Hogan will discuss ideas for reducing costs and improving profitability in the cow-calf herd. The session also includes a talk on new methods of marketing feeder cattle, along with a panel discussion with local cow-calf producers.

More to come

Other school sessions are scheduled.

The second session is Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Carrollton High School.

Dr. Steve DeBruin of Feeder Creek Veterinary Clinic will talk on the calving process and reducing calving difficulty in cows and heifers.

The third meeting is Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at United High School, where Aaron Arnett of Select Sires will talk on using heterosis to improve genetics of your herd.

The fourth and final session of the school is Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Jefferson JVS in Wintersville, where Dr. Steve Boyles will discuss COOL and source verification and what it means to producers.

Details

Cost is $4 and no registration is required; simply show up for the session. Refreshments and handouts will be provided.

Members of the Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson or Columbiana/Mahoning cattlemen’s associations cost is $2 per session. Association dues can be paid at the session.

For details, call 330-627-4310.

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