It’s a pleasure to tell you that the August 16, 2006 – the 500th issue – of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter is now posted to the web at: http://fairfield.osu.edu/ag/beef/beefAgst16.html
Ten years ago when this publication was created, feeder calves were in the mid to low 60’s, fed cattle were being forecast to sell for $64+/-, and both harvest and feedlot capacity in Canada were influencing the U.S. cattle markets.
Articles included in the first issue of the BEEF Cattle letter involved marketing (Harlan Hughes), testing forage quality (Rory Lewandowski), Stockpiling forages and Winter pasture management (Ed Volborn) and creating forages for winter grazing (Dave Samples).
Sound familiar ? ? ?
While technology and management techniques have evolved significantly over the past decade, the issues tend to remain the same.
It’s interesting to note that in response, the only question I was asked when I suggested the BEEF Cattle letter might need to be a weekly publication was, “Is there really enough going on within the Ohio beef cattle industry to warrant a weekly publication?”
I’ll leave the answer to each of you.
Articles this week include:
* Forage Focus: Water should be an important part of your managed grazing system
* What Does Value-Added Beef Production Mean for the Cow/Calf Producer?
* Livestock Grazing Field Day to be Held
* Weekly Roberts Agricultural Commodity Market Report
Thanks for reading!
Program Assistant, Agriculture
OSU Extension, Fairfield County
831 College Ave., Suite D
Lancaster, OH 43130