Two sessions of the 2015 Ohio Beef Cattle School are in the books and the final session is just around the corner. We have had excellent participation in the program thus far and look forward to wrapping up with a strong finale.

The final installment of the school will be held on February 24, 2015 starting at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Steve Boyles, Professor, both of the OSU Department of Animal Sciences, will discuss "Beef Animal Handling and Facility Design." Videos will be used to demonstrate the positive and negative aspects of animal behavior and they will discuss how facilities can improve animal handling concerns. Dr. Bill Weiss, Professor, OSU Department of Animal Sciences will also address "Forage Evaluation and Making Quality Dry Hay, Balage, and Silage."

As communicated previously, these sessions will follow a similar format used in the past as each session will be broadcast locally via an internet link at a variety of locations around state. If interested in attending, contact an Ohio State University Extension office that is hosting a site in your area to ask if there is a registration process involved with that location. Click on the following link to find the most convenient host location for you to attend: http://go.osu.edu/BeefSchool.

You are encouraged to participate in this program which addresses some of the most important topics that are currently impacting beef producers today. Hope to see you there!