Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Marshall County Office
126 Barn Drive
P.O. Box 309
Moundsville, WV 26041-0309

Phone: 304-843-1170
Fax: 304-845-2355
Office Hours 8:30 – 4:30 Mon-Fri
Driving Directions

Agriculture and Natural Resources

2017 Premier OH & WV Sheep & Goat Sale

Sale will be held at the Gallia County Fairgrounds April 8th @ 7 PM

Contact Nick Craft, Sale Manager for details
740-645-7291
nickcraft55@yahoo.com

NEW POLICY ON LAMB TAILS 2017

Sheep Rectal Prolapse Policy for 4-H and FFA Sponsored Exhibits

Youth as livestock producers, are in a unique position. While 4-H and FFA livestock projects are a small part of the livestock industry, as a whole, they often are the window through which the public sees animal agriculture. It is essential that the view seen by the public is a positive one. The ethical treatment of animals and the elimination of unethical practices are important to our youth programs and the entire livestock industry.
The West Virginia University 4-H Program and the West Virginia Agricultural Educators support the current American Veterinary Medicine Association official policy for tail docking of lambs below:
Lambs’ tails are docked for cleanliness and to minimize fly strike, but cosmetic, excessively short tail docking can lead to an increased incidence of rectal prolapses and is unacceptable for the welfare of the lamb. We recommend that lambs’ tails be docked at the level of the distal end of the caudal tail fold.
Beginning January 1, 2017 market lambs or breeding sheep entered in 4-H/FFA sponsored youth fair exhibits will be observed by Extension and/or FFA personnel for evidence of rectal prolapse. Any lamb exhibiting any signs of rectal prolapse will be disqualified from the event, any official tags removed, and the animal removed from the premises.


Are you meeting your Ruminants Dietary Needs? Nutrient Requirements of Sheep and Goats

Soil Based Crop Fertilization Tools
http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/soil/soil-based-crop-fertilization

Swine Virus Alert
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)

Effective immediately, all swine entering WV need to have the following statement on the ICVI or Health Certificate:

” To the best of my knowledge, swine represented on this certificate have not originated from a premises known to be affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and have not been exposed to PEDv within the last 30 days.”
The statement is to be on the HC and signed by the owner as well as the veterinarian.
Click here for more on PED virus


Be Sure Your Supplements are Meeting Your Heifer’s Needs
Mineral Supplementation Important for Beef Cattle
Nutrient Requirements for Beef Cattle

How Much Wood Can you Chuck?
Make sure you are using the right chainsaw and using it safely!

Spend 15 minutes and watch this Safe Chainsaw handling video from Workplace Safety North https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2-CQDStgiY It’s 15minutes well spent.

Keep up to date!
National food and farm news:
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Blog
USDA Newsroom
AgClips – Agriculture and Rural Development News

On Pasture
WV Small Ruminant Blog
UKY Forage News


What’s your topic of interest? Find out more information on many topics by visiting: WVU Extension Service Agriculture Home Page or by contacting your local Extension Agent.
For Marshall County, contact the Agriculture Program Assistant: David Shipman at 304-843-1170 or dshipma1@mail.wvu.edu for more information!*