Beef cattle producers who want boost their profit potential and become more competitive in the cattle industry can learn how by attending the 2016 Ohio Beef Cattle School series Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and 16, taught by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
The three-session program will include a wide range of topics focusing on management decisions that producers can make to take full advantage of the beef economic outlook in the present and prepare for the long term, said John Grimes, beef coordinator for Ohio State University Extension and a member of the OSU Extension Beef Team.
The overall goal of the program, he said, is to help producers continue to take advantage of the increasing consumer demand for high-quality beef products as well as position themselves for continued long-term success.
“It’s been a great year for producers thanks to lower corn prices, improved pasture conditions and increased domestic demand,” Grimes said. “This workshop series is designed to provide producers with the information they need to keep them competitive and help them make their operations more profitable for the long term.”
OSU Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center researchers and educators will teach the workshops. OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.
Each workshop begins at 7 p.m., will be broadcast via Internet and can be viewed at several host locations that will be announced later this year. The workshop topics will also be announced at that time, Grimes said.