OSU Extension Ohio Beef Cattle School webinar series announced

| January 5, 2016

COSHOCTON – The beef cattle industry is quickly evolving. Are you prepared to keep pace with it? The 2016 OSU Extension Ohio Beef Cattle School webinar series will explore these changes with three fast paced, forward thinking sessions.

The first program will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, where the focus will be markets and marketing, including outlook and risk management. Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, will kick off the program with his insight into the beef cattle markets. Peel will discuss the factors that have pressured the market and suggest if and when they will subside, and to what level they might recover. Sam Roberts of Producers Livestock will also join the broadcast and offer suggestions on market risk management and capturing profitable pricing opportunities in the coming year.

During the second session on Tuesday, Feb. 2, the attention will turn back to the basics in an effort to bust some myths that may be negatively affecting the cattle production bottom line. Members of the OSU Extension Beef Team will address some of the most common management questions and comments. This will be a fast paced look at a variety of profit centered concepts including calving windows, genetic choices, breeding management, crossbreeding and economic traits that will be the most meaningful in coming years.

The series will conclude on Tuesday, Feb. 16 with a focus squarely on the end product. Dr. Lyda Garcia, Assistant Professor of Meat Sciences at Ohio State University, will discuss enhancing end product values from a point of view through the live animal.

Sessions will be hosted in Coshocton County at the County Services Building in Room B100. Each session beings at 7 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. Cattle producers are welcome to attend one, two or all three programs. There is no fee. RSVP is required before each program. Contact Tammi Rogers or Emily Adams at 740-622-2265.

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