Plans set for Beef School in Jefferson and Harrison Co.

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BLOOMINGDALE, Ohio — Cattlemen looking for answers to their production, management and marketing questions can look to the 2011 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School.

The three-week program begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Jefferson County JVS in Bloomingdale.

Pre-registration is not required for any of the sessions. The cost to participate in each beef school session is $4, but members of cattlemen’s associations in Carroll, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties receive a 50 percent discount. There is no fee for youth to participate in beef school sessions, and hot refreshments will be provided at all sessions.

The scheduled topics for the beef school sessions are as follows:

• Feb. 10 – Jefferson County JVS, Bloomingdale: Update on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, presented by Jerry Lahmers, DVM, beef producer and member of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board; and Safe Handling Techniques for Working Cattle, presented by Dr. Dee Jepsen, OSU Extension Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist.

• Feb. 17 – Harrison Career Center: A New Feeder Cattle Marketing Model for Ohio, presented by Duane Hord and Marie Stahl of Hord Livestock, Bucyrus, Ohio; and Retained Ownership: When Does It Pay?, presented by Dr. Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist.

• Feb. 24 – Jefferson County JVS, Bloomingdale: Making Artificial Insemination Work Using CIDRs, presented by Dr. Mike Day, OSU Department of Animal Sciences; and Controlling Scours in Your Herd, presented by Keith Burgett, DVM.

The Feb. 24 session is being sponsored by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Carrollton Farmers Exchange, and Jefferson Landmark and will include a free roast beef dinner. There will be no registration fee for this session.

For more information about the beef school, contact the Jefferson County Office of OSU Extension at 740-264-2212.

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