Improving soil with multi-species grazing and accelerated lambing will be the theme of our first forage farm tour in Wayne County. The field day will begin at Lone Pine Pastures with Jeff & Michelle Ramseyer who raise Katahdin sheep, Shorthorn beef cattle, pastured hogs, meat goats, and custom graze stocker calves. Along with pasture management, scrapie eradication continues to be a topic of importance for American sheep and goat producers. Over lunch we will review the importance of scrapietagging and tag options approved for use in Ohio with Brady Campbell, Ph.D., OSU Department of Animal Sciences. After lunch we will travel to the farm of Leroy Kuhns at 8085 County Road 235, Fredericksburg, OH 44627 to learn more about the use of accelerated lambing with registered Dorset sheep and corn, oats, and hay production for horses. Local questions can be addressedthrough OSU Extension Wayne County-330-264-8722.. There is a $10 registration fee per location ($5 discount if registrant is an OFGC member or a resident of the host county). Go to https://go.osu.edu/foragefielddays2021 to register.
Summer Forage Field Days
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Lone Pine Pastures, 1689 Varns Road, Wooster, OH 44691 and Leroy Kuhns, 8085 County Rd 235, Fredericksburg, OH 44627