Ohio Beef School explores phases of production

Angus cattle grazing
Angus cattle grazing. (Farm and Dairy file photo)

COLUMBUS — The 2017 Ohio Beef School webinar series begins Jan. 17 with a close look at the profitability of the cow/calf sector in the future.

The second session, Feb. 7, looks at feeder cattle management and the final session, Feb. 28, takes a look at consumer demands.

The series shows how the three primary sectors of the beef industry in Ohio — cow-calf, backgrounding/stocker, and feedlot — must work together to produce high quality beef for today’s consumer.


Justin Rhinehart, Ph.D.,  University of Tennessee associate professor and Extension beef cattle specialist, will discuss how genetics and nutrition are key components of reproduction management.

Amy Radunz, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-River Falls, associate professor and beef cattle production specialist, will discuss proper nutrition during gestation.

On Feb. 7, Francis Fluharty, Ph.D., Ohio State University research professor, will compare grazing versus confinement growing systems for feeder cattle and share how calf health and management impact the end product.

During the final session, Feb. 28, Justin Sexten, Ph.D., supply development director for Certified Angus Beef, will share consumer prospectives on how producers raise feeder cattle and meeting consumer demand.


For more information visit http://u.osu.edu/beefteam and look under events and programs.

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