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  1. More Ohio Producers Exploring Grass-Fed Beef Production

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/more-ohio-producers-exploring-grass-fed-beef-production

    March 8, 2010 MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Ohio livestock producers are exploring grass-fed beef production ... to meet market demands for what many consider to be a healthful and ecologically sustainable product ... . However, the production side of the system can be daunting. "Finishing animals on grass is the hardest ...

  2. OARDC's Jackson Ag Research Station Has New Manager

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/oardcs-jackson-ag-research-station-has-new-manager

    Kenny J. Wells has been appointed manager of the Jackson Agricultural Research Station in southeastern ... With a background in beef cattle integrated resource management, Wells joins OARDC after serving as ... beef cattle production research and evaluation of forage production systems, thus contributing to the ...

  3. Economist: Don't Blame Rising Food Prices on Fuel Costs

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/economist-dont-blame-rising-food-prices-fuel-costs

    then to retailers, fuel prices can affect the cost of food production in many ways, said Ian Sheldon, ... although inflation-adjusted food costs in general declined from the post-World War II era through 2000, ... "In 2010, 15 percent of the global corn crop was used for ethanol production," Sheldon said. ...

  4. Worried About Moldy Corn? Test Grain to be Certain of Mycotoxins

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/worried-about-moldy-corn-test-grain-be-certain-mycotoxins

    up in dried distillers grains, the byproduct of ethanol production that is fed to livestock." ... farmers do not feed any grain with more than 5 parts per million vomitoxin to swine. "Avoid feeding ... more that 20 percent of the diet fed to swine and 40 percent of the diet fed to other animals." ...

  5. OSU Extension Conference Targets New Farm Opportunities

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-extension-conference-targets-new-farm-opportunities

    a vineyard to managing honey bees, will be the focus of an Ohio State University Extension-sponsored event ... intended to help farmers capture the growing trend of locally grown, fresh-from-the-farm products. The 2008 ... materials. The keynote speaker will be Joe Kovach, an Ohio State University ecological pest management expert ...

  6. OSU Extension/OSIA to Hold Sheep and Goat Programs This Winter

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-extensionosia-hold-sheep-and-goat-programs-winter

    and Goat Production School in Athens. The district program series was launched in 2001 to provide ... educational opportunities on a wide variety of sheep and goat management topics for Ohio livestock producers. ... planned: Jan. 6, Wilmington. "Australian Sheep Production," 7 p.m., Clinton County Extension ...

  7. Better Hay, Increased Grazing: Learn How at Pasture Field Day June 25 in Piketon

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/better-hay-increased-grazing-learn-how-pasture-field-day-june-25-piketon

    Conservation Service (NRCS). Field day topics include “Better Grassland Management for Increased Grazing ... Opportunities,” “Hay and Forage Management,” and “Conservation Practices for Resource Conservation and Increased ... Productivity.” Guest speakers are Jeff Fisher, OSU Extension educator, and Bob Hendershot, NRCS state grassland ...

  8. Common Sense Management Necessary to Minimize Heat Stress on Livestock

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/common-sense-management-necessary-minimize-heat-stress-livestock

    beef coordinator. “Producers need to consider their daily management practices in order to minimize the ... are raised predominantly outdoors in pasture-based production systems. Roger High, OSU Extension sheep ... animals healthy and productive during the summer is adequate water intake. The minimum amount of water ...

  9. Alternative Farming Opportunities Focus of Field Day

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/alternative-farming-opportunities-focus-field-day

    production, forest management, pond construction and management, maple syrup production, beef cattle ... production and marketing, hydroponics, managed grazing, mushroom production, alternative energy sources, ... farmers an idea of how to utilize their land productively to provide diverse products to Ohioans while at ...

  10. From Teosinte to Quad Stacks: See the History of Corn at Farm Science Review 2011

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/teosinte-quad-stacks-see-history-corn-farm-science-review-2011

    soybean and corn production, as well as insect management, cover crops and bioenergy crops. Farm Science ... for rapid acceleration of agronomic productivity. “We talk about how farming practices have ... modern production chain. “It’s pretty striking: we have pod corn, gourd corn, flint corn and others,” ...

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