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Paint Creek Cattle focuses on improving the pasture, waterways


2013 Ohio State Fair Results & Highlights


Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarships Available

By Amy Beth Graves


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The Role of Technology in Raising Beef


Best of the Buckeye

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2013 Allied Industry Council Membership Listing


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2013 Ohio Fall Feeder Cattle Sales


News & Notes



Harsh Realities


Your Dues Dollars at Work


OCA News & Views


Checkoff News

8 OCA County Affiliate Presidents

12 Forage Corner


Beef Briefs


Up the Alley


Breed News


Ohio CattleWomen Update


County Cattle Call




Your Checkoff Dollars at Work

56 On the Edge of Common Sense


Calendar of Events


Allied Industry Council


Parting Shots


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On the Cover

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Ohio Cattleman magazine (USPA: 020-968, ISSN: 15430588) is published six times per year: Winter issue, mailed in January; Expo preview issue, mailed in February; Spring issue, mailed in April; Summer issue, mailed in July; Early Fall issue, mailed in September; and Late Fall issue, mailed in October; for $15 a year to OCA members only. It is dedicated to reporting facts about Ohio’s cattle including marketing, production and legislative news. All editorial and advertising material is screened to meet rigid standards, but publisher assumes no responsibility for accuracy or validity of claims. All rights reserved. Circulation for the Early Fall 2013 issue is 2,907. Published at Minster, Ohio 45865 by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, 10600 US Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040. Periodical postage paid at Marysville, Ohio and at additional offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Ohio Cattleman, 10600 US Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040. CHANGING YOUR ADDRESS: Please send old as well as new address to Ohio Cattleman, 10600 US Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040.


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In recent weeks we have heard from several of Ohio’s beef producers expressing their frustration with the pork board’s current advertising campaign. As a result we thought it was appropriate to share this article written by Ann Wittmann, Executive Director of the Wyoming Beef Council. It discusses pork’s unfortunate choice of advertising campaigns and also clarifies some of the questions surrounding a jointly funded project between beef and pork that focused on making the names of fresh meat cuts more consumer friendly at the meat case.

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Harsh Realities

Based on my e-mail, voicemail and post office box, I doubt there are many who haven’t heard about the beef checkoff’s participation in the latest Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) Label Term Review and Application (ULTRA) initiative. Some of the comments I’ve received accuse the beef industry of “giving away equity beef had in names like t-bone, ribeye and porterhouse.” I’ve also heard that the beef checkoff was “asleep at the wheel” or “napping” while pork was “stealing our names.” To those folks, I say, “Read on.” I’m going to do my best to share the history and motivation behind the project, reveal the truth about how checkoff funding was used and most importantly, explain how the project benefits BEEF. First off, let’s clear the air. Am I disgusted, disheartened and dismayed about the new “Chop Swap” advertising campaign being conducted by the national pork board (NPB)? Absolutely! Enough to want to drop, chop or kick something. I am also more than a little astonished at the approach, because beef’s consumer research has shown time after time that when one product disparages its competition, consumers are turned off. Among proteins, our product has an extremely loyal following; a following that transcends “Above All Else” which by the way, is our new advertising theme. If you want to test this loyalty, hire a third party to talk bad about beef at your next dinner party; it is likely someone will be kicked in the chops. As reassurance, consider the current marketing conditions: the beef industry is enjoying strong prices that have supported a 2.6 percent increase in consumer beef demand so far this year; our market is sizzling. Meanwhile, the pork industry is literally giving its product away with a “buy one, get two free” promotion that might work to diminish its oversupply, but with little benefit to the bottom line of its producers. URMIS is a consumer tool, established in 1973, to simplify and standardize the perplexing array of fresh meat cuts and their names. Beef and pork industries have both participated in the founding Industry-wide Cooperative Meat Identification Standards Committee (ICMISC) since its inception. Others represented on the committee include retailers, packer/processors, scale manufacturers, label companies, USDA, and FSIS. The Beef Checkoff Program paid for consumer-directed changes to beef names only. Let me repeat this: The Beef Checkoff Program paid for consumer-directed changes to beef names only. Likewise, the pork checkoff focused on pork cuts. Neither the beef industry nor the beef checkoff owns the names of cuts from the carcass, so either industry may use the names of cuts in use by the other industry, with or without the consent of that industry. Take for example, the beef industry’s use of names like beef bacon, country-style beef ribs, or beef baby back ribs – all of which were first used by the pork industry but were names that the beef industry adopted because consumers already understood them. Continued on pg 13

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OCA Staff Elizabeth Harsh Executive Director Emily Griffiths Director of Public Relations & Consumer Marketing Stephanie Sindel Director of Member Services & BEST Coordinator Julie White Director of Communications Ron Windnagel Director of Accounting & Operations 6 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

t has been a fast-track summer that seems to have vanished quicker than expected. After taking part in many county fairs, it is sad to see this season come to an end as we prepare for the fall activities. Watching our youth participate in junior activities is very inspiring, yet concerning when I see participant numbers declining at all county levels. As I watch these participants, I see the future of the beef industry. But, I question where it is going and what effects and changes these young individuals may face throughout their involvement as producers. High commodity prices, regulations, animal activists, extreme weather conditions and fewer packing facilities are just a few challenges that I see facing our industry today and in the future. As I said, these obstacles we are experiencing are changing the face of our business. This has led industry numbers to be at historic lows, not seen since the 1950’s. With all this in mind, producers have compensated to maintain and create a product that is an important part of people’s diet. As we think about the footprint the beef industry has made, we must keep in mind the next generation, and the hurdles mentioned above. We no longer live in the baby boom generation that prepared homemade meals for large families. We now focus on the millennium generation that demand to know more and influence how they want their food produced and delivered. The demand for beef is still high, but higher retail prices are concerning. We must continue to find ways to compete with other protein sources and many dollars are spent with the Beef Checkoff money to research and promote beef. Keeping our younger generation involved is a viable part of the beef business. Using the tools available to promote beef by educating consumers is a must for the beef business. Creating avenues for youth to get involved is the biggest footprint that will impact the beef industry. If we don’t recruit, promote, educate and create an affordable product, beef will not be on the next generation’s plate. v

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OCA County Affiliate Presidents Adams............................... Heath Drummond Allen........................................... Joe Sanders Ashland.................................Christina Fisher Auglaize.........................................Jay Clutter Brown......................................... Jeff Cluxton Butler..............................................Bill Eisele Carroll........................................ Kendall Bick Champaign................................. David Clapp Clark..........................................Sam Roberts Clermont...................................Mary Hatfield Columbiana/Mahoning/Trumbull................. ......................................................Todd Miller Crawford....................................... Andy Stirm Darke......................................... Apollo Perez Delaware/Union.........................Matt Hobbs Fairfield.................................. Braden Moore Fayette................................. Richard Harmon Fulton................................ Max Aeschleman Gallia............................... Matthew Hemphill Greene........................................ Josh Jacobs Hancock................................ Charlie Beagle Hardin................................ Rick McCullough Henry.............................................Gary Short Highland............................. Brian Cummings Hocking.................................. Jo Ann Murtha Huron......................................Barrett French Jackson......................................Kenny Wells Jefferson................................... Tyler Ramsey Knox......................................... Bill Lawhon Jr. Licking......................................... Roger Lees Logan.........................................Troy Selhorst Mercer........................................Neil Siefring Miami....................................... Zach Havenar Montgomery......................Duane Plessinger Morgan........................................ Bill Massey Morrow.................................Junior Brandum Muskingum................................... Adam Heil Noble...........................................Adam Miley Ohio Valley.................................David Plumly Perry................................................Dave Noll Preble...................................... Rodney Mann Putnam............................. Dennis Schroeder Richland................................... Dave Fackler Seneca....................................... Dave Gurney Shelby................................... Andy Bornhorst Stark............................................ John Slagle Tuscarawas................................... Jerry Prysi Vinton...................................... Teresa Snider Warren..................................... David Bullock Wood............................................. Phil Wenig Wyandot.................................. Steve Swihart

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Your Dues Dollars at Work A review of actions by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Legislative & Regulatory • Provided input on various elements of the state budget package including repeal of the property tax rollback and proposed changes to the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT). • Attended joint hearing of the Ohio House and Senate Agricultural Committees held at the Ohio State Fair on July 29. • Continued to gather input from OCA members regarding S.B. 150 Agricultural Additives, Lime and Fertilizer Law dealing with Ag nutrient management issues and sponsored by Senators Bob Peterson and Cliff Hite.

Youth • Announced the new Best of the Buckeye Ohio born and raised steer and heifer program for the 2014 Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair. • Sponsored beef awards for the 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held during the Ohio State Fair. • Provided premiums for the Beef Performance and Carcass Quality Contest at the state fair. • Helped sponsor a dinner for state fair market animal exhibitors and their families. • Announced the 2013-14 BEST show dates.

Programs & Events • Provided premiums for the Ohio State Fair Commercial cattle show carcass awards. • Coordinated volunteers for the OCA Steak Barn and Taste of Ohio Café beef stand at the 2013 Ohio State Fair. • Represented Ohio cattlemen at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference and NCBA policy committee meetings in Denver, Colorado on August 7-9. • Participated in the Ohio Shorthorn Association Picnic and Field Day at Turner Shorthorns on August 11. • Held a successful OCA Young Cattlemen’s Conference for future beef industry leaders. • Hosted the 2013 OCA Roundup on August 24 and 25 in Belmont County at Young’s Cattle Company.

Association • Held August board meetings for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. • Shipped 2013 Ohio Feeder Calf Special Sales brochures to Ohio auction markets. • Shipped copies of The Ring directory and BEST flyers to County Extension offices. • Held two focus groups on the Ohio beef checkoff and upcoming Ohio checkoff referendum. v

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Environmental Stewardship Award Paint Creek Cattle focuses on improving the pasture, waterways

Story and photos by Amy Beth Graves


he timing was perfect. Laid off from his construction job in 2008, J.L. Draganic decided to visit a new farm 200 miles away that a family member had just bought. He returned to Lake County with more than fond memories. He had a new job that combined his passion for agriculture, made use of his construction skills and eventually allowed him to start his own cow-calf operation. J.L. put in a windmill that draws water from an artesian well to two stock tanks.

“I came down to visit and wound up making a career out of it. My background in heavy equipment allowed me to quickly adapt to running the big tractors,” J.L. said. “I’ve had a love of cattle all my life and this became the perfect job for me.” J.L. prides himself in taking whatever he has, whether it’s his skills or land, and making the most of it. He works full time for Ricketts Farm Inc., and he and his wife, Jessica, own Paint Creek Cattle, an Angus-based cow-calf operation in South Solon. They are the winners of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award for beef. The couple was honored to receive the award. “It’s great to be recognized for this and to show people the importance of stewardship,” J.L. said. “You put work into something and it pays back. It’s a great feeling to do that and know we’re doing our part.”

Love of the land

While walking through the pasture where his cows are grazing, it’s obvious that J.L. loves this 45 acre lot. And he doesn’t even own it – he rents it. J.L. stops to point out a long, curvy line of fencing that hugs Paint Creek. He put in the fencing to keep his 35 cows out of the creek, protecting the waterway from unwanted

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nutrients and erosion. Nearby is a gate that allows the cattle to cross the creek with minimal damage. The area is hilly with spots that can quickly flood. Walking next to the creek, Jessica describes how a mass of mint next to it helps retain the water and acts as a filter. In the spring, it makes the pasture smell pleasant. Taking proper care of the grass is key to the success of the couple’s operation. “This is how we live. We have to take care of it. I like to say that we manage the grass, not the cattle. The cows are pretty self-sufficient in the summer,” said J.L. who used Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding three years ago to put in a heavy use pad for storing manure and keeping the cattle on during the winter. Out in the pasture, J.L. put in a grassy alleyway so the cows could easily move in and out of each paddock. “It helps us keep them safe as well as us. It’s low stress for the cows because they know where they have to go. We can run them up the main alleyway to a facility and work on them,” he said. Temporary fencing allows J.L. to divide up the 45 acres into 8 to 12 pastures. He rotates the cows among the pastures every 1 ½ to 2 weeks to prevent the soil from being trampled down too much and give the grass time to recover. During last year’s drought,

he was able to rotate his cows enough to keep them on grass until August. J.L. has the fencing set up so he can turn it on and off as needed, which comes in handy when the bottom pasture floods. “When it rains enough, Paint Creek will flood and anything the neighbor has in their fields comes down into that pasture,” he said. “We try to keep the grass a certain height down there. As the water slowly recedes, it drops any sediments or nutrients in our pasture and fertilizes it for us, which is kind of handy. It allows us to use that pasture a little bit heavier than the other ones.” The same thing happens 6.5 miles away behind the couple’s house where 80 acres of Ricketts’ crops are in a low lying area. Rye is planted there and tile put down to slow down the flow of water and allow the nutrients to stay behind. Rye is also planted as a cover crop at a field next to J.L.’s pasture, and he lets the cows out into the field in late fall for additional feed. Another cover crop that J.L. likes to use after the wheat is harvested is oats. He wraps about 50 bales for hay and feed in the winter. J.L. took advantage of a nearby artesian well to provide water for his cows out in the pasture. Using EQIP funding, he put in a windmill that pumps water to two concrete stock tanks that he put in. Instead of buying the tanks, J.L. took a piece of 48-inch concrete sewer pipe and turned it on its side. He poured concrete inside it to make the bottom. “If you’ve got a construction background, you may as well use it,” said J.L. who graduated from Hocking College with a degree in environmental reclamation, heavy equipment based. “I love running heavy equipment and construction and this was a great way to use my skills.” During college, J.L. took mapping and mechanics classes and learned about EPA regulations, which has helped him on the farm. “My degree gave me a very good understanding of the environment and it also taught me how to map out field tile and the best practice for that,” he said. While working on Ricketts’ nearly 2,000 acres, J.L. uses many environmental stewardship practices, including variable rate technology for spreading fertilizer. “We’re only putting on what we need and where we need it,” he said. “It helps save on costs for fertilizer and we’re not over applying. Phosphorus levels can be a problem for farmers and it’s good to know we’re doing our part.”

Paint Creek Cattle is an Angus-based cow-calf operation in South Solon.

The land has filter strips, grassed waterways and water and sediment control basins that reduce the amount of runoff and sediment leaving the fields. About 60 acres near Sugar Creek is set aside in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Native grasses planted through the program have not only helped preserve the land but have become a habitat for pheasants and bobwhite quail.

From construction to cows

J.L. credits his grandfather for instilling a love of cattle in him. He grew up in Lake County and would visit his grandfather’s farm where he raised 15-20 head of cattle. A family tradition was gathering every year to butcher a steer on the farm. “My grandma has pictures of me when I was 3 years old out in the barn, pitchfork in manure, helping clean out the barn with my grandfather. He made me my own shovel and pitchfork to help clean the barn out,” he said. While working construction in northeast Ohio, J.L. rented a 120-acre farm where he grew hay and raised a few cows. He and Jessica, who grew up on a fifth-generation farm in Huron County, hadn’t been dating very long when he got the job offer to work at Ricketts, which is run by Gene and Jo Baumgardner. “I encouraged him because truthfully he was miserable working construction full time. He loved that 120-acre farm and if he could make it a full-time job, I was very supportive of it,” said Jessica, who was an organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau at the time and now is a loan officer for Farm Credit Services. J.L. brought the cows to Fayette County with him and the next year he added more. The couple keep some replacement heifers and said docility traits are just

The Draganics put in fencing and this creek crossing to protect the waterway from unwanted nutrients and erosion.

as important as good quality genetics. Jessica said the bull, which calmly stood with the herd on this day, was friendlier than some of the cows. “We have to work around these animals. I don’t want to have to worry when somebody goes up there to check on them,” J.L. said. “We want cows that produce good quality calves. We want to get them on the ground, get them up and grow them the best we can and do it as efficiently as possible.” The couple do a spring and fall vaccination program that includes a wormer, ear tags and pour-on fly control. They do one round of AI before turning them out to the bull. Calving starts Sept. 1 and the calves are sold word of mouth. Their goal is to buy their own property so they can raise crops and increase the size of the herd. They would like to raise F1 base female Angus-Simmentals or purebreds. The Draganics are confident they will reach their goals some day, citing the strong support they get from family members. “You’ve got to have the passion and drive to work toward it and you’ve got to have great support from the family,” J.L. said. He also said the support from industry organizations such as OCA are critical. “Without these organizations and volunteers that serve on the boards, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. You have to do that part of the job too so you can come home and do what you love,” he said. v Early Fall Issue 2013 x Ohio Cattleman x 11

Forage Corner

By, Chris Penrose, OSU Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Morgan County

Do you have enough quality feed for the winter?


ummer is rapidly winding down and it has been a struggle to get hay made this season. The drought of last year and the excessive rains this year have left us with two forage problems going into the winter: not enough hay and the hay made will be of very poor quality. How fast does the quality go down? Two of my co-workers, Clif Little, Guernsey County Ag Educator, and Mark Landefeld, Monroe County Ag Educator, a couple years ago illustrated how fast hay quality declines and the need for supplementation for livestock in the winter. Clif had taken samples of hay from a field on June 2 then on June 16 to illustrate how fast quality declines. Crude protein for this mixed grass field was 14.2 percent on June 2, then dropped to 8.9 percent two weeks later on June 16. Relative fed value dropped from 85 to 67. What was the quality like when you finished up first cutting? Even if our livestock get plenty of hay this winter, the quality may be so low that the hay cannot meet their nutritional needs. There may need to be supplementation. We have a couple options: we can purchase supplements, or we can still grow some crops for fall and winter supplementation. One product many producers buy is protein tubs. While the animals really like these products, it does not address their most pressing need: energy. The most commonly used product used to supply energy is corn. Adding some corn or a by-product with similar energy to a diet can help balance nutritional needs. If your cattle are in good condition, consider feeding your poorest hay first to the cattle with the lowest nutritional needs. A good example would be to stretch out your pastures as growth slows with the lowest quality hay so the cattle may still get some high quality pasture and poor quality hay. A spring calving cow in good flesh that recently had its calf weaned would work well in this situation. Another option that is often overlooked is to feed corn stalks. According to Rory 12 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

Lewandowski, Wayne County Ag Educator (OSU Beef Team Newsletter # 804), It is estimated that about 50 percent of the total corn plant yield remains in the field after the harvest. Most of this weight is the stalk but there are also leaves, husks, some corn grain and cobs. As a guideline, figure that for each bushel of shell corn produced there will be about 50 pounds of crop residue. The amount of corn grain left on the field typically averages around 3 bushels per acre. That figure can vary depending upon combine adjustments and the condition of the crop. Grazing rather than baling typically provides the best utilization of corn residue. Use of temporary electric fence can provide a flexible and economical means for livestock to harvest corn residue. An added benefit is the nutrients returned to the field through the manure. The best use of corn residue is obtained when livestock graze the field as soon as possible after harvest. A good rule of thumb is that corn residue can make suitable feed for between 30 to 60 days after harvest depending upon weather conditions. Generally, one acre of corn residue can provide enough feed for between 45 to 60 days for one animal unit (1,000 pounds). Another inexpensive option for quality feed is to stockpile predominately grass pastures or hay fields for late fall and winter grazing. Adding 50 pounds of nitrogen per acre to a field that has been recently

grazed or clipped and left alone to grow for grazing later in the fall or winter can increase yield by a ton and increase crude protein by 2 percentage points. Fescue works best to stockpile, and other grasses will work but they need to be grazed before the end of the year. Fescue will maintain quality later into the winter. Finally, there are still crops we can grow. It is probably too late to try to plant brassicas (turnips, rape, kale, etc.) as they should be planted in late July and August. The most common crops we can still grow in our region to provide additional quality and quantity for grazing are cereal rye and oats. These crops can have good protein and energy levels. According to Stan Smith, OSU Extension, Fairfield County, if your

primary need for forage is next spring, then your best option is cereal rye. It will grow much like wheat but reach about 6 to 10 inches in height yet this fall, but after going dormant this winter will give most of its abundant growth in the spring. It’s better than wheat because it is a little more cold tolerant, growing a little longer into fall, and breaking dormancy a little earlier in the spring than wheat. Also, there are Hessian fly issues that must be dealt with if wheat is planted before the fly free date. Although producing less tonnage than oats yet this calendar year, the cereal rye growth one could graze this fall would be very high quality feed – much higher in protein than oats likely would be. If your primary need for forage is this year, then oats are a better option. They do not need to go dormant in order to elongate and provide abundant growth. Instead, when planted in mid to late summer they will reach maximum height and growth in about 75 days after planting. By planting them after the summer solstice, they will generally remain vegetative and not make seed. Sometimes oats will push out what appears to be seed heads, but the hulls are typically hollow. In addition, oats don’t need to be chemically killed in order to plant a row

crop next spring as rye would be (OSU Beef Team Newsletter # 740). You can also plant rye and oats together. This will provide additional yield in the fall from the oats and high quality feed late winter/early spring. In conclusion, if feed supplies are short or poor quality, there is still time to produce additional quality feed and strategically feed poor quality forages. Feeding poor quality hay to cattle with the lowest nutritional needs, utilizing inexpensive corn stalks and stockpiled grass, or planting high quality oats and cereal rye provide many viable options to provide the quality and quantity of feed needed for our cattle this winter. v Continued from pg 4: A Chop by Any Other Name... This project was part of Authorization Requests presented to, discussed and recommended both by the Joint Retail Committee and the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC) and approved for checkoff funding by the BPOC, full Cattlemen’s Beef Board and USDA. Now, before you start searching for committee members to string up understand that the goals of the URMIS/ULTRA project were based on extensive consumer research that identified the need to

decrease confusion and increase consumer satisfaction with beef product offerings. Why? To increase beef sales at the meat case. The premise is that as supplies tighten and meat products become more expensive, we need to make consumers more comfortable selecting and preparing beef cuts so they won’t look elsewhere for meal solutions. To succinctly summarize the research, today’s consumers are confused when it comes to purchasing beef. They lack an understanding of how to select and prepare the variety of beef cuts available so they stick to the cuts they know. In addition, consumers say that current beef cut nomenclature is lengthy, confusing, unappealing and inconsistent with other protein options. The bottom line is that the consumer just wants to know what the cut is and how to prepare it so they can have a positive beef-eating experience. The URMIS/ULTRA project benefits the beef industry in two significant ways: 1. Simplified names for beef cuts that consumers previously found confusing, lengthy and unappealing. For example, the former “Beef Shoulder Top Blade Steak, Boneless, Flat Iron” is now, simply, a “Flat Iron Steak” and “Beef Loin Porterhouse Steak Bone In” is now a “Porterhouse Steak.” 2. New labels for fresh beef cuts that include preparation method along with the consumer-friendly names. So nomenclature is simplified to the name of the cut, (such as Porterhouse Steak), followed by cut characteristics (i.e. Beef, Loin, Bone-in), and information that tells consumers the best preparation method or other helpful cooking information for the specific cut – such as “Grill for best results” or “Marinate then Grill” or “Slow Cook for best results.” The decision to fund this project was unapologetically made with the consumer in mind. My advice: don’t let the pork advertising rattle you. Stay confident in our product. Beef owns enjoyment and crave-ability; it always will, even at a higher price per pound. Consumers continue to pay for the quality and the memorable experiences beef provides. Demand remains strong, and the beef checkoff will continue to focus on consumer needs and remind them how much they love our product. But now, we have an even greater advantage: when consumers go to the meat case to select our product, they will be doing so with the advantage of a uniform, easy-to-understand labeling system that simplifies the buying process. v Early Fall Issue 2013 x Ohio Cattleman x 13

Beef Checkoff News Federation of State Beef Councils Tackles Issues at 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference Reduced U.S. cattle numbers and state beef council efforts to maximize effectiveness were among the topics Aug. 8 -10 as the Federation of State Beef Councils conducted sessions at the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo. In addition, the Federation celebrated its 50th anniversary during the meeting, recognizing the many contributions of state beef councils to state and national beef checkoff programs since 1963. “This was a chance to recognize the significant impact our grassroots research, promotion and education programs have made on building beef demand for 50 years,” said Richard

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Gebhart, a beef producer from Claremore, Okla., and chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils. “At the same time, we were able to address the continuing need of state beef councils and the national program to address some serious industry issues. It’s a true partnership between 45 state beef councils and their representatives at the national level.” A Federation “state sharing” session Aug. 8 started the day’s events, giving state beef council representatives an opportunity to connect with other councils and national Federation Services staff about both common and unique issues. Design, IT and communications needs

and challenges were identified and ideas for resolution discussed. At the first general session, John Huston, executive vice president emeritus for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and former president of the National Live Stock and Meat Board, provided a historical backdrop for the program and his thoughts for the future of checkoff-funded beef promotion efforts to nearly 600 Summer Conference attendees. Huston said he supports the industry’s efforts to enhance checkoff resources, as long as those efforts come from the grassroots up, not from the top down. At the same time, he stressed the need for the industry to get Continued on pg 17

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Up the Alley

By John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator Program support provided by OCA and Ohio Beef Council

Opportunities for Buyers and Sellers


n the last issue of the Ohio Cattleman magazine, I discussed the establishment of the 2013 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Replacement Female Sale. The sale will be Friday evening, Nov. 29 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Co. facility in Zanesville and will begin at 7 p.m. In this issue, I want to discuss the opportunities for both buyers and sellers that this event should provide. As stated before, the primary purposes of the Replacement Female Sale are to: 1) Provide Ohio cow-calf producers with a viable source of quality replacement breeding stock; 2) Encourage beef cattle operations to consider the purchase of replacement breeding stock as a viable option to keeping small numbers of replacement females and hopefully reduce management and production difficulties; and 3) Offer a marketing option to producers as a membership benefit to OCA members. I believe these are all valid justifications for such a sale. Is the timing right for such an event? I suppose the answer to that question depends on your perspective but in my opinion, there is no better time for the Replacement Female Sale. My basis for enthusiasm about this sale is the unique economic and production circumstances within the beef industry today. Cattle producers are in the best shape they have been in for some time in terms of feed costs and supplies. To this point, Ohio has been blessed with excellent growing conditions across most of the state in 2013. Pasture growth at this point in the season is excellent. While many producers have struggled with the timeliness of hay harvest, the volume of production has been good. Development of the corn crop has been tremendous as reflected by the reduction in corn futures prices. This should provide some relief to the feedlot operators that have been experiencing significant losses due to historically high feed prices.

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Economic signals have been in place for some time to encourage cow-calf producers to expand their herds. A variety of factors have delayed expansion of the cow herd nationally, but none has been bigger than the persistence of drought conditions across much of the country. CattleFax reports that in July 2013, roughly 27 percent of the U.S. beef cow herd has been in extreme drought conditions at some point during the year. This value is down nearly ½ compared to the record highs of a year ago at 53 percent. During eight of the past 14 years, more than 25 percent of the nation’s cow herd has been in extreme drought at some point during the year. While Ohio hasn’t always had ideal weather conditions, we have generally avoided extremes experienced across much of the country. CattleFax also reports the price outlook for feeder cattle is very positive for the balance of 2013 and in 2014. The 2013 calf crop forecast is 33.8 million which would be the smallest since 1949. They also project that the U.S beef cow herd is not expected to increase until at least Jan. 1, 2015. As you analyze these facts, the combination of excellent crops, positive moisture, cheaper feed costs, and rising feeder calf prices should encourage producers to expand their herds.

If producers decide to expand their herds, there should be a strong demand for high quality, young breeding stock. Ohio beef cow numbers have been relatively stable compared to many other parts of the country that have been impacted by significant drought conditions. I would hope that there should be demand in Ohio for replacement females. I certainly expect there to be strong demand for females in areas of the country that have seen relief from the drought. If you would prefer marketing breeding stock to capitalize on strong prices rather than expanding your herd, consider the OCA Replacement Female Sale as a mar-

keting option for your operation. I would encourage you to check out the sale details and requirements early enough to allow you to process your cattle accordingly. I would advise you to select quality animals for the sale. Consignments selected for the sale should have solid conformation and structural soundness, possess quality genetics bred to calve at appropriate dates, and they should be presented in a positive body condition score of 5-6 on a nine-point scale. The best advice I can offer is provide the type of consignment that you would want to purchase if you were a buyer.

Here are some of the more important details associated with the sale. Consignments may include cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers. Females must be under the age of five as of January 1, 2014 and may be of registered or commercial background. Bred females must be bred to a bull with known EPD’s and calves at side of cows must be sired by a bull with known EPD’s. Pregnancy status must be verified by an accredited veterinarian through traditional palpation or ultrasound or by blood testing through a professional laboratory. Analysis must be performed within 60 days of sale.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association

Replacement Female Sale

Friday, November 29, 2013 • 7 p.m. Muskingum Livestock, Zanesville, Ohio

Consignments: Cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers. Females must be under the age of five as of January 1, 2014 and may be of registered or commercial background. Entry deadline: October 1, 2013 For more information: Ohio Cattlemen’s Association 614-873-6736 • • John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator, 740-289-2071, Ext 242 or email at

Consignments will also be fulfilling specific health requirements. Consignments for the sale are due to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association by Oct. 1, 2013. Sale information can be obtained by contacting the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at (614) 873-6736 or at their web site located at If you have any questions about the sale, you can call me at my office at (740) 289-2071, Extension #242 or contact me by e-mail at grimes.1@osu. edu. Please consider this sale as an option for both buyers and sellers to help contribute to the improvement of Ohio’s beef cow herd. v

Continued from pg 15: Federation of State Beef Councils Tackles Issues at 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference behind the concept of “one vision, one plan, one voice.” Huston also moderated a panel that afternoon at the Federation Forum at which state beef council executives and volunteer leadership described how their states modified their efforts in light of decreasing revenues and increasing industry promotional needs. Individuals from councils in California, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada and Texas participated in the panel to share their experiences of balancing needs with resources. That evening the Federation celebrated its 50th anniversary of helping build beef demand through both voluntary and mandatory checkoff programs with a reception for current and past staffs and volunteers. The Federation was created in 1963 as the Beef Industry Council, which was housed at the National Live Stock and Meat Board. When the Meat Board merged with the National Cattlemen’s Association in 1996, the Federation became housed at NCBA. “The Federation events Aug. 8 combined a celebration of the past with needs of, and possibilities for, the future,” said Gebhart. “We’re very excited about what the Federation can do over the next 50 years to further showcase beef to our consumers.” v

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OCA News OCA Seeking Industry Leaders OCA Director Nominations due October 1 Nominations for the OCA board of directors are due by October 1, 2013. OCA districts 3, 6, 9, 12 and one at-large position are up for election this fall. Refer to the map outlining the districts. Ballots will be included in the 2014 OCA membership renewal mailing planned for later this fall. Only those OCA members in the district up for election will receive a ballot to vote for their director. All OCA members will receive a ballot to vote for the one at-large director. Currently serving in the director positions up for election are district 3, Kris Vincent, Stark County; district 6, Pam Haley, Wayne County; district 9, Stan Smith, Fairfield County; district 12, Dave Kline, Lawrence County and at-large Francis Fluharty, Wayne County. The term is for three years and it will begin with the OCA reorganizational meeting scheduled for December 17,

2013. Directors can serve a maximum of two terms. Per the OCA bylaws, “Each OCA member shall have the right to nominate one candidate for director from the member’s district.” County affiliates may also nominate candidates for district director. Please make sure the individual nominated has agreed to have their name placed in nomination. A nominating committee appointed by the OCA president will nominate at-large directors. For additional information concerning district director nominations or a copy of the director position description, contact the OCA office at 614-873-6736. v

OCA Sets Membership Record The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) membership has reached an alltime high thanks to the dedication of past members renewing as well as the 399 farm families that joined OCA for the first time in 2013. Membership numbers for 2013 broke the previous record that was set in 2010. “The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is only as strong as its membership,” says Sam Sutherly, OCA President. “I am proud that fellow cattlemen in Ohio recognize the importance of belonging to OCA as it’s an organization that works to protect our way of life and provides opportunities for tomorrow’s industry leaders.” In addition to promoting the economic, political and social needs of Ohio’s cattle producers, while increasing demand for beef and beef products, OCA offers numerous member benefits including discounts on products and ser18 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

vices, and opportunities to participate in industry and educational events. In 2013, OCA members enjoyed discounts at Tractor Supply Company, Kencove Farm Fence Supplies, CattleMax Cattle Software, Franklin Equipment, Reed & Baur Insurance Agency and United Producers, Inc. Members could take advantage of a workers compensation program through CompManagement, Inc., a cattle theft protection program, a free bag of mineral from Purina Animal Nutrition LLC and member-only discounts including advertising in the Ohio Cattleman and registration for OCA events. The membership committee is working on securing additional member benefits and incentives for 2014. OCA recently announced an opportunity for members to win a one-year’s lease on a New Holland T6.175 tractor and front end loader. By renewing or joining OCA

before Dec. 10, 2013, members will receive one free entry into the drawing for the New Holland tractor. OCA received the tractor lease through the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) spring membership contest, and Franklin Equipment donated the front end loader lease. v

Take advantage of these great member benefits by joining OCA or renewing your membership today!

Boyd Barbara 3000 – Lot 1


+.77 RE

+.48 $W

+32.04 $F

+45.36 $G






+36.45 $B

+10 .32 +1.3 .36 +49 .31 +100 .33 +36 .24 +91.42 ★ Headlining this event will be this full sister to the $200,000 one-half

interest, EXAR Upshot 0562B. Breed impacting genetics with an EPD profile that makes this female one of the very best to sell in 2013.

Boyd Forever Lady 1149 – Lot 4

This premier offering will feature a tremendous set of genetics from one of the breed’s leading Angus programs, with select genetics from Boyd Beef Cattle customers. Included will be proven donors along with embryos and pregnancies representing the breed’s most elite cow families also selling will be a select set of cow/calf pairs along with a group of fall calving females and a fancy set of show heifers and replacement spring and fall born females.

Boyd Forever Lady 5125 – Lot 3

Boyd Madame Pride 2078 – Lot 9


+.34 RE

+.21 $W

+35.89 ★ This daughter of Connealy Consensus


★ One of many bred heifers selling will

7229 will have a calf at side sired by GAR Ingenuity.

be this SAV Brand Name 9115 daughter whose dam by Net Worth also sells. She is bred to Boyd Bartholomew 2031.

+41.23 $G



.45 +.5



.54 +55

.46 +99



.43 +35

+5.07 $B

.41 +64.12

★ This proven dam of Boyd Resume 9008 is the only daughter of SVF

Forever Lady 57D sired by Wulffs EXT 6106 in the breed!

★ She sells in her entirety safe in calf to SAV 8180 Traveler 004.

GAR5050 New Design 1469 – Lot 12

★ This proven Boyd donor sired by GAR New Design

5050 sells bred to GAR Ingenuity along with a daughter sired by GAR Predestined and an embryo package sired by GAR Prophet.

Boyd Everelda Entense 1138 – Lot 14

★ This powerful SAV Pioneer 7301 two-year-old

sells heavy in calf to Boyd Signature 1014.

Myers Pride M266 – Lot 31

★ This daughter of SAV 8180 Traveler 004 sells safe

in calf to GAR Progress along with her 3/15/13 Connealy Capitalist 028 daughter.

Rooker CF Anita 3003 – Lot 41

★ This fancy SAV Brilliance 8077 daughter born 1/3/13

sells from a dam sired by BC Eagle Eye 110-7.

2013 Boyd Beef Cattle Breeders Cup Participants Bear Creek Farms (270)-384-1691 Dorrell Farms (317)-946-6538 Elrod and Tolbert (706)-338-8733 Long Angus Ranch (918)-510-3464 KiamichiLink Ranch (580)-298-5150

Myers Angus (859)-265-0097 Rooker Angus (330)-317-7289 Solid Rock Angus (859)-983-9488 Stephens Beef Cattle (606)-782-7640 Tim Shepherd (859)-265-7804

Boyd Altune 8302 –Lot 57

★ This daughter of SAV Net Worth 4200, who is a

maternal sister to Connealy Onward, sells safe in calf to Connealy Confidence 0100 along with embryos sired by Connealy Capitalist 028.

SBC Impression 303 – Lot 52

★ This daughter of the popular PVF Insight 0129

from the OSU Erica family sells along with many more fancy fall yearlings.

6077 Helena Rd. Mayslick, KY 41055 Charlie Boyd II (606) 763-6418 Charlie Boyd Sr. (606) 763-6688

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OCA’s Allied Industry Council 2013 Membership Listing

The following companies support the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association as Allied Industry Council members. If your group is looking for educational speakers, consider contacting the companies marked with an asterik *. When seeking goods for your cattle operation, please remember the companies that support Ohio’s beef industry. OCA values the partnership that exists with this group of Allied Industry Council members.

ABS Global Inc

Roger Sundberg, Brian Good, Buck Owen, Gary Perkins, Aaron Short 2252 South Swinehart Road Apple Creek, Ohio 44606 Phone: 330-466-2588 Fax: 330-698-3036 E-mail: Website:

*ADM Alliance Nutrition

Roger Schrader 120 Cherry Lane Wooster, Ohio 44691 Phone: 330-263-6432 E-mail: Website: Dan Meyer 3262 Evergreen Drive Wooster, Ohio 44691 Phone: 330-466-3281 E-mail:

*Cargill Animal Nutrition

Bradley Carter 444 Twp Rd. 1101 Nova, Ohio 44859 Phone: 330-234-2552 E-mail: Tom Rohanna 449 Ross Street Waynesburg, PA 15270 Phone: 412-217-8939 E-mail: Website:

COBA/Select Sires

Duane Logan, Kevin Hinds, Bruce Smith, Julie Ziegler 1224 Alton Darby Creek Road Columbus, Ohio 43228 Phone: 614-878-5333 E-mail: Website:

CompManagement, Inc.

Barbie Casey 8785 Emerson Rd., Apt. D Apple Creek, OH 44606 Phone: 330-440-4800 E-mail:

Tony Sharrock PO Box 884 Dublin, OH 43017 Phone: 614-760-2450 Fax: 614-790-8210 E-mail:

Ag Nation Products


Bob Clapper, Marie Clapper P.O. Box 30127 East Canton, Ohio 44730 Phone: 800-247-3276 E-mail: Website:

*Allflex USA, Inc.

David McElhaney 149 Pittsburgh Grade Road Hookstown, PA 15050 Phone: 724-494-6199 E-mail: Website:

*Buckeye Insurance Group

Mary Frances Rodriguez One Heritage Place Piqua, Ohio 45356 Phone: 937-778-5000 Fax: 937-778-3223 E-mail: Website:

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Janelle Brinksneader 4923 Hollansburg-Arcanum Rd. Arcanum, OH 45304 Phone: 937-509-4794 E-mail: janelle.r.brinksneader@ Jeffrey Goodbar 1966 West Bleed Rd. Springfield, Ohio 45502 Phone: 937-605-2914 E-mail:

DHI Cooperative Inc.

Brian Winters 1224 Alton Darby Creek Road; Suite A P.O. Box 28168 Columbus, OH 43228 Phone: 1-800-DHI-OHIO E-mail: Website:

Elanco Animal Health

Neal Branscum 211 Ard Ridge Road Nancy, KY 42544 Phone: 606-872-5395 E-mail: Website:

J R Equipment, Inc. - Evolution Ag

Doug Loudenslager 5565 SR 37 E. Delaware, Ohio 43015 Phone: 740-363-1341 Fax: 740-363-6968 E-mail: dougl@evolutionagllc. com Website:

Farm Credit Mid-America

Bob Foster, Tara Durbin P.O. Box 489 Utica, Ohio 43080 Phone: 740-8923338 E-mail: Website:

Fennig Equipment

Gary Fennig 1456 St. Anthony Rd. Coldwater, Ohio 45828 Phone: 419-953-8500 E-mail: Website:

Franklin Equipment

Troy Gabriel 915 Harmon Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43223 Phone: 614-228-2014 Cell: 614-537-2897 E-mail: Website:

Green Valley Co-op

Scott Bauerbach 219 Third St.; PO Box 604 Marietta, Ohio 45750 Phone: 740-373-2875 Fax: 740-373-2878 E-mail: Website:

Heritage Cooperative

Allan Robison, Derek Fauber, Cy Prettyman, Stef Lewis & David Monnin 304 Bloomfield Avenue Urbana, Ohio 43078 Phone: 937-652-2135 E-mail: Website:

Highland Livestock Supply

Curt and Allison Hively P.O. Box 190 New Waterford, Ohio 44445 Phone: 330-457-2033 E-mail: Website:

*Hubbard Feeds Inc.

Tom Linn 1402 Mohican Tr. Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895 Phone: 567-204-3065 E-mail: Website: Jeremy Baldwin 46 Stonebridge Drive Winchester, Indiana 47394 Cell: 765-730-5459 E-mail: Darl Bishir 628 W. North Street St. Marys, Ohio 45885 Cell: 419-236-0656 E-mail: Perry Owen 3373 St. Rt. 127 South Eaton, Ohio 45320 Cell: 937-726-9736 E-mail:

Immvac, Inc.

Evan Tate 1896 N. 261 Hwy Hardinsburg, KY 40143 Cell: 270-668-3167 E-mail: Website: Ian Stewart 4185 W. Kinsel Hwy Charlotte, Michigan 48813 Cell: 517-719-9663 E-mail:

*Kalmbach Feeds

Jeff Neal 7148 State Hwy 199 Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351 Office: 419-294-3838 E-mail: Website:

*Kent Feeds

Andy McVay 2134 Old Oak Drive West Lafayette, IN 47906 Phone: 765-427-5182 E-mail: Website: Luke Snider 4099 Loramie Washington Rd. Houston, Ohio 45333 Phone: 937-606-1172 E-mail: Phil Reppert 4481 Firestone Road Shreve, Ohio 44676 Phone: 330-201-0991 E-mail:

McArthur Lumber & Post

Bob Marlowe 31310 State Route 29 McArthur, Ohio 45651 Phone: 740-596-2551 E-mail: Website:

*M. H. Eby, Inc./Eby Trailers

Kirk Swensen & Steve Rittenhouse 4435 State Route 29 West Jefferson, Ohio 43162 Phone: 614-879-6901 E-mail: Website:

*Mercer Landmark

Randy Seeger, Joe Siegrist & Travis Spicer 715 W. Logan St.; P.O. Box 328 Celina, Ohio 45822 Phone: 419-586-2303 (Randy) 419-305-2451 (Joe) 419-733-9915 (Travis) E-mail: Website:


Brent Tolle 791 Brashears Point Rd. Taylorsville, KY 40071 Phone: 502-905-7831 E-mail: Website:

Multimin USA, Inc.

Kimber Bay & Pete Hausser 2809 East Harmony #190 Ft. Collins, Colorado 80528 Phone: 970-372-2302 Fax: 970-631-8945 E-mail: Website:


Katie Oney 7311 Kilnstone Ct. Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 Phone: 614-725-6332 E-mail: Website:

Ohio Soybean Council

Jennifer Coleman 918 Proprietors Road Suite A Worthington, OH 43085 Phone: 614-476-3100 E-mail: Website:

*PBS Animal Health

Becky Vincent 2780 Richville Drive Massillon, OH 44646 Phone: 1-800-321-0235 E-mail: Website:

Performance Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge

Phil Brehmer 1130 Automall Drive Columbus, Ohio 43228 Phone: 614-649-0114 E-mail: Website:

POET Biorefining - Marion

Duane McCombs 1660 Hillman Ford Rd. Marion, Ohio 43302 Phone: 740-383-9774 E-mail: Website:

Provico Farm & Show Supply, LLC

Sam Braun 400 W. Walnut Street PO Box 579 Botkins, Ohio 45306 Phone: 937-693-2411 E-mail: Website:

*Purina Animal Nutrition

David Newsom 5955 Mill Oak Dr. Noblesville, IN 46062 Phone: 317-677-5799 E-mail: Website:

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Reed & Baur Insurance Agency LLC

Jim Rogers & Paula Dillon 2097 E State Street, Suite A Athens, Ohio 45701 Phone: 1-866-593-6688 E-mail: Website:

*Townsend’s Sales

Dean Armstrong 801 Jisco West Road Jackson, Ohio 45640 Phone: 740-988-5681 E-mail:

Trupointe Cooperative, Inc.

Jim Jackson 425 South Herman St. New Bremen, Ohio 46869 Phone: 419-629-2338 Fax: 419-629-3984 E-mail: Website:

Union Stock Yards

Bill & Janet Butler 7510 SR 138 East PO Box 129 Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 Phone: 937-393-1958 E-mail: Website:

*United Producers, Inc.

Sam Roberts & Abra Dunn 8351 N. High Street Suite 250 Columbus, Ohio 43235 Phone: 937-477-0060 (Sam) 1-800-456-3276 (Abra) E-mail: Website:

*Zoetis Animal Health

Leesa Beanblossom 7174 Auld Road Bradford, Ohio 45308 Phone: 937-447-3044 E-mail: Website: Tom Esselburn 5911 Snoddy Rd. • Shreve, Ohio 44676 Phone: 330-201-1318 E-mail:

Weaver Leather Livestock

Lisa Shearer & Angela Shoemaker 7540 CR 201; PO Box 68 Mt. Hope, Ohio 44660 Phone: 330-674-1782 ext. 206 (Lisa) 330-674-1782 ext. 251 (Angela) E-mail: Website:

Beef Briefs Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Names New Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has named Andrew J. Londo as the new assistant director, agriculture and natural resources, for Ohio State University Exten- Andrew Londo sion. OSU Extension is the college’s outreach arm. Londo is currently professor of silviculture and Extension forestry coordinator at Mississippi State University. He will

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start his new appointment on Sept. 1, 2013, subject to approval by Ohio State’s Board of Trustees. He will succeed Donald J. Breece, who has served as assistant director, agriculture and natural resources, since 2008. Breece announced his retirement in January 2013. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew J. Londo to Ohio State University,” said Keith Smith, associate vice president for agricultural administration and director of OSU Extension. “With his extensive background in research, teaching and extension, I believe he will be a valuable asset to the college and to our constituents statewide.” Originally from Michigan, Londo earned his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Michigan Technological University, his master’s degree in forest science from Texas A&M University and his doctorate in forest science from Michigan Technological University.

A highly respected scholar, Londo is known for his research in prescribed fire, forest health, mine reclamation, carbon sequestration, soils, forest management, intensive pine silviculture and non-industrial private forest landowner issues. Londo has authored 190 journal articles, books, chapters, papers, abstracts, publications and magazine articles. He has also been awarded grants totaling $5.4 million to work on 39 projects, including the Western Gulf Longleaf Pine Restoration Project and the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Project for the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Londo has worked as Extension forestry coordinator at Mississippi since 2005, where he was responsible for supervising Extension associates, coordinating Extension programing and seeking funding to support programming. He has been a professor of silviculture at the university since 2008. “I look forward to coming to The Ohio State University and Ohio State Universi-

Autumn Opportunities

Selling 2013 spring heifer calves, embryos and flushes October 6-8, 2013, on HH Debbie’s Time 225D

2013 Junior National Hereford Expo 2-Time Class Winner 2013 Ohio State Fair Open Show Champion Hereford Heifer

HH JD Holly’s Josie 131

2013 Junior National Hereford Expo Class Winner and Reserve Division Winner 2013 Ohio State Fair Open Show Reserve Champion Herford Heifer

In the last four years, we have exhibited five division or reserve division champions and 12 class winners at the Junior National Hereford Expo, 10 state fair champion and reserve champion Hereford heifers … ALL of them bred by us!



The Beanblossom Family Steve, Leesa, Sara and Emily Jenny, Matt, Joey and Maria Daniels • Katie and Tyler Luce 7174 Auld Rd., Bradford, OH 45308 • 937-447-3044 • Steve, cell 937-623-3180 • Leesa, cell 937-623-8111

ty Extension,” Londo said. “OSU Extension is nationally known and respected. “One of my goals is to show people that I care and am interested in what their concerns are and finding ways that I can help. Once you’ve helped them, you’ve made a friend for life and helped to nurture an Extension supporter. That is part of what has helped make Extension so successful.” Londo has won numerous awards and honors, including the National Woodland Owners Association and National Association of University Forest Resources Programs’ National Family Forest Education Award in 2012. He holds memberships in the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Londo and his wife, Alexis, a geomatics coordinator with the Geosystems Research Institute at Mississippi State, have two children, daughter Avery, 11, and son Jonathan, 9. v

Creston, Ohio, Market Receives United Producers Inc. Awards

United Producers Inc. (UPI) – Creston, Ohio, market was a recipient of a 2013 performance award and safety award. The awards were recently given at the company’s annual employee meeting held in Indianapolis, Ind. “Teamwork and a can do attitude helped Creston to accomplish outstanding results over the last year,” said Dennis Bolling, President and CEO of United Producers Inc. “This group is very well deserving of these awards.” Terry Blythe, Susan Skaggs and senior regional manager Brad Haury make up this hardworking team of individuals. Safety Awards were given to those markets that were accident free and claim free in 2012.

United Producers Inc. serves more than 35,000 livestock producers in the Midwest United States. United Producers offers livestock marketing services to farmer-rancher members, along with risk management and credit services. United Producers is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. For more information visit www. v Early Fall Issue 2013 x Ohio Cattleman x 23

Beef Briefs NAILE Beef Cattle Shows Scheduled for Nov. 16-22; Junior Heifer Show Ownership Rule Changed

The NAILE Beef Cattle Division shows will take place between November 16 and 22 at the Kentucky Expo Center. The shows take place in the facility’s two major arenas, Freedom Hall and Broadbent Arena. This year twenty breeds will conduct shows. The NAILE Feeder Cattle Show and Sale and Pen Heifer Show and Sale take place on November 16. In April the NAILE Executive Committee added a new rule concerning the ownership date of eligible junior breeding heifers. The deadline for ownership is extended to September 15. Previously animals must have been recorded or registered in the exhibitor’s name on or before September 1. Junior Events Winners from each of the Junior Heifer Shows purebred and percentage

contests compete for Supreme Champion, a placing that pays $2,500. In addition, Main Trailer Sales of Seymour, Indiana will award the winning exhibitor a free, one-year trailer lease. The Supreme Champion class was initiated in 2007. The Junior Steer Show takes place on Sunday, Nov. 17. It can be viewed live, along with other Freedom Hall shows, from the NAILE website home page. The four NAILE junior market shows are sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America. At the NAILE Sale of Champions, Grand and Reserve Champion Steers are auctioned to the highest bidders. The Sale takes place on November 21 at 7:00 pm and is preceded by a celebratory reception that is open to all. Entry Information Show information and rules are available for download on the NAILE website at Printed

catalogs and entry forms are automatically mailed to those who have entered livestock in the past two years. Printed catalogs are free, and anyone wishing to receive one should contact the NAILE offices at P.O. Box 36367, Louisville, KY 40233-6367, by fax at 502-367-5299, or by e-mail at Entry deadline for Beef Division shows is October 1. Exhibitors may submit entries by mail at any time and on the website beginning September 1. The 40th Annual NAILE is produced by the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky under the direction of the Kentucky State Fair Board. During the Expo’s two-week run November 9 through 22, the facility’s entire 1,200,000 square feet of climate-controlled exhibit space is used. More than 200,000 visitors and exhibitors attend the event annually.

Breed News Angus Achievements

PAYDAY 729. A March 2013 heifer calf sired by G A R Predestined completes the winning duo. Kinsey Crowe, West Alexandria, Ohio, won reserve grand champion bred and owned carcass steer, where the animal is ranked according to their carcass merit.

2013 National Junior Angus Show

Angus exhibitors led 1,066 entries at the 2013 National Junior Angus Show, July 5-11 in Kansas City, MO. Chris Mullinix, El Dorado, Kan., judged the owned heifers; Jonathan Perry, Fayetteville, Tenn. judged the bred-and-owned heifers, cow-calf pairs, and bulls; and Ryan Rathmann, Lubbock, Texas judged the steers. SCC Royal Blackbird ELL 231 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned female. Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio owns the March 2012 daughter of Dameron First Class. Maplecrest Rita 2026 won bred-andowned reserve early junior champion heifer. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the winning heifer. Maplecrest Rita K0240 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned cow-calf pair. Lauren Grimes owns the September 2010 daughter of PVF ALL

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Reserve Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Female at the National Junior Angus Show is owned by Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio.

Reserve Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Cow-Calf Pair at the National Junior Angus Show is owned by Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio.

2013 Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show

Angus exhibitors led 243 entries at the 2013 Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show, June 21-23 in Harrisonburg, VA.

Kinsey Crowe, West Alexandria, Ohio, won Reserve Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Carcass Steer at the National Junior Angus Show.

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Photo courtesy of Linde's Livestock Photos

Results & Highlights

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Results & Highlights Angus Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female SCC Royal Blackbird 243 Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Female Maplecrest Vallee 2098 Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Dameron SRF Pride 1144 Will Harsh, Radnor

Grand Champion Steer Will Harsh, Radnor

Angus Open Show

Grand Champion Female SCC Royal Blackbird 243 Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro 26 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

Reserve Champion Female Dameron Dawn 2907 Will Harsh, Radnor Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Dameron SRF Pride 1144 Will Harsh, Radnor Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair Equity 180 Duchess Autumn OB Rich Brown, Port Byron

Reserve Champion Female ADW Lady 1Z Kady Davis, Carrollton

Grand Champion Steer Derek Miller, West Unity

Chianina Jr. Show Grand Champion Bull LFF Brave 2572 Tanner Ayres, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Bull LMF Navigator 1421 The Miller Family, Gaston Premier Breeder Jamie King, Tiffin Premier Exhibitor Will Harsh, Radnor Herdsman Award Rylee Closser, Hebron

AOB Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female TR MS Snowbella 2711 Addison Jones, Harrod

Grand Champion Female Miss Lights Out 72Z Janel Gilbert, Greenville Reserve Grand Champion TFR Chloe Shelby Manning, Union City

Grand Champion Steer Adam Kinsman, Archbold

Chianina Open Show

Grand Champion Female KVEE Amelia Cody Mack, Norwich Reserve Champion Female KVEE Zoey 235Z Kyle Brown, Norwich

Hereford Jr. Show

Gelbvieh Open Show Grand Champion Female TFR Chloe Shelby Manning, Union City Reserve Champion Female ANBB Nicki Ashley Buell, Pataskala

Grand Champion Female BK Zapper 245 Addison Jones, Harrod Reserve Champion Female Purple Peggy Sue 160Z Courtney Carpenter, New Concord

Grand Champion Female KJSG Ohio MV Arianna 403Y Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Female KVEE Autumn 567A Jared Knicely, Norwich Grand Champion Steer Maverick Pugh, Louisville

Grand Champion Bull PRYR Hancock Pryor Club Calves, Weirton Premier Breeder Paula Miller, Massillon Premier Exhibitor Paula Miller, Massillon

Hereford Open Show

Gelbvieh Jr. Show Grand Champion Bull CIRS Shaker’s Wasp Shaker Hill Farm, Lebanon Premier Breeder Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro Premier Exhibitor Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro Herdsman Award Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro

Grand Champion Female HH Debbie’s Time 225D Sara Beanblossom, Bradford Reserve Champion Female HH JD Holly’s Josie 131 Sara Beanblossom, Bradford Early Fall Issue 2013 x Ohio Cattleman x 27

Results & Highlights

Grand Champion Bull UHF 27P Xavier U16Z Keith Ullman, Graysville Reserve Grand Champion KMH KSI Viking Time Z18 Keayla Harr, Jeromesville Premier Breeder Sara Beanblossom, Bradford Premier Exhibitor Gene Steiner, Lebanon Herdsman Award Ostgaard Cattle

Grand Champion Limflex Female Ultra Violet Hannah Williamson, Warsaw Reserve Champion Limflex Female TGBC Handy Lady 132Z Sarah Johnson, Williamsport Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Cell1042Y Hannah Ziegler, Upper Sandusky

Limousin Open Show

Grand Champion Bull Tiny Zack Van Horn Limousin, Malta Reserve Champion Bull FWLY Taylor Made 205 Sarah Johnson, Williamsport Produce of Dam Sarah Johnson, Williamsport Breeder’s Best 5 Head Hannah Ziegler, Upper Sandusky

Maine-Anjou Jr. Show

Limousin Jr. Show

Grand Champion Limousin Female Lady Gigi Hannah Williamson, Warsaw Reserve Champion Limousin Female Tiny Zeva Hannah Williamson, Warsaw

Grand Champion Female SRAJ Shanel Sarah Johnson, Williamsport Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Mine PLD Shanessa 9041W Sarah Johnson, Williamsport

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Minn Kara 3Z Hadley LeVan, Woodstock Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female JBT Miss Mimi Janel Gilbert, Greenville

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Steer Curtis Harsh, Radnor

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female ML Miss Anne Tyler Clark, Covington Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female JBT Maggie May Janel Gilbert, Greenville

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Results & Highlights Maine-Anjou Open Show

MaineTainer Open Show

Grand Champion Female YNA Maxi 1212Z Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain Reserve Champion Female JSC Katie 52Z Ali Muir, Waynesfield

Grand Champion Bull CWTC 177 Chris Tooms, New Concord Reserve Champion Bull MCCF Lincoln Ali Muir, Waynesfield

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Grand Champion Female WSCC Lucky Lady 29Z Fulton Kennedy, Seaman Reserve Champion Female GARW Miss Shaquila Kathy Lehman, Shelby

Grand Champion Bull BIK 1308 Campbell Co., Cedarville Reserve Champion Bull MCCF Jackson Ali Muir, Waynesfield Herdsman Award Apple Creek Farm, Kenton

Santa Gertrudis Open Show

Grand Champion Female H H Miss Sherry W21 Casey Pitchford, Athens Reserve Champion Female Grandview Annie Patrick Daniel, Magnolia Best of Polled Female Grandview Annie Patrick Daniel, Magnolia

Grand Champion Bull 5-E Entegrity 5-E/A & R Fitting Service, Williamsport Reserve Champion Bull LF Royal Ruler Rhonda Lovett, Hillsboro Best of Polled Bull LF Royal Ruler Rhonda Lovett, Hillsboro Produce of Dam 5-E/A & R Fitting Service, Williamsport Get of Sire Circle A Farm, Williamsport Premier Breeder Rhonda Lovett, Hillsboro Premier Exhibitor Randall Strickmeyer, Verona Herdsman Award Circle A Farm, Williamsport

Shorthorn Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female CF Boy Caroline 210 ET Clayton Boyert, Seville Reserve Champion Female Boy Cumberland 221 ET Clayton Boyert, Seville

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female Sull Sizzling Lady 2006 Harrison LeVan, Woodstock Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Female BAF Nickie Danielle Whitted, Rootstown

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Steer Brandee Painter, Hebron

Shorthorn Open Show

Grand Champion Female CF Boy Caroline 210 ET Clayton Boyert, Seville Reserve Champion Female Boy Cumberland 221 ET Clayton Boyert, Seville

Grand Champion Bull Byland Rifleman Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm, Bellaire Reserve Champion Bull TRNR Granite 23 Turner Shorthorns, Somerset Premier Breeder Clayton Boyert, Seville Premier Exhibitor Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm, Bellaire Herdsman Award Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm, Bellaire

Simmental Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female SBS H/B No Joke 24 Brooke Hayhurst, Shreve Reserve Champion Female Lazy H Glory Z906 Zach Henthorn, Fleming

Grand Champion Steer Sara Klehm, Minerva

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Results & Highlights Simmental Influence Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female Maplecrest Rita 151Y Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Female NPC Miss Lucky Gal Z101 Audrey Scheiderer, Irwin

SVJ Farm/Valerie Mankey, Amity Reserve Champion Bull RHFS Upscale Y33H Rolling Hills Farms, Belle Center Premier Breeder SVJ Farm/Valerie Mankey, Amity Premier Exhibitor SVJ Farm/Valerie Mankey, Amity Herdsman Award Garrett Stanfield, Manchester

Simmental Influence Open Show

Commercial Cattle Show

Pictured from left are Scott Acker, Judge; Prosser Bros.; Sam Sutherly, OCA President; and Kyle Culp, Judge.

Grand Champion & Champion Lot of 3 Steers Prosser Bros., Springfield Average Weight: 1,382 lbs. Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Steers Kenley Scwendeman, Vincent Average Weight: 1,416 lbs.

Simmental Open Show

Grand Champion Female BFSC Amazing Grace 950Z Janel Gilbert, Greenville Reserve Champion Female NPC Miss Lucky Gal Z101 Audrey Scheiderer, Irwin Grand Champion Female TJSC Cinderella 595Z Allison Reed, Lindsey Reserve Champion Female SVJ Fancy Lady Z725 SVJ Farm/Valerie Mankey, Amity

Pictured from left are Bill Tom, Ohio State Fair Beef Director; and Don Sweeting.

Grand Champion Bull FSCT JJ Jazzy Lindsey Ferguson, Chardon

Grand Champion Bull SVJ Lizzie Is Power Y32 32 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

Reserve Grand Champion & Champion Lot of 3 Heifers Don Sweeting, North Fairfield, Average Weight: 1,223 lbs. Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Heifers Fred Voge, West Alexandria Average Weight: 1,196 lbs.

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Results & Highlights Sale of Champions Grand Champion Market Beef

Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef

Exhibited by: Brooke Egbert, Auglaize Co. Live Weight – 1292 Carcass Weight – 839 Dressing Percentage – 64.9% Backfat (inches) – 0.80 Ribeye (area, square in.) – 13.3 Yield Grade – 4.1 Quality Grade – Low Choice Purchased by: Steve R. Rauch Excavating and Demolition Sold For: $70,000 Brooke Egbert, an OCA BEST Participant, donated $1,000 from selling her champion steer to Make-A-Wish®. During the 2012-2013 show season , BEST participants raised more than $19,000 for Make-A-Wish.

Exhibited by: Madison Clark, Miami Co. Live Weight – 1271 Carcass Weight – 848 Dressing Percentage – 66.7% Backfat (inches) – 0.30 Ribeye (area, square in.) – 14.2 Yield Grade – 2.7 Quality Grade – Low Choice Purchased by: Mark and Megan Kvamme, Sunbury Sold For: $35,000

top Three Outstanding Market Exhibitors

Kady Davis, Carroll County finished first in the 2013 Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. The $4,000 prize was sponsored by S&S Volvo & GMC Turcks and JD Equipment Inc. 34 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

Wally Minges, Butler County finished second in the 2013 Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. The $3,000 prize was sponsored by Steve R. Rauch, Inc.

Dawson Osborn, Highland County finished third in the 2013 Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. The $2,500 prize was sponsored by the Youth Reserve Program.

Outstanding Record Books

Beef Cattle Exhibitor Scholarships

Dawson Osborn, age 9 of HIghland County; Case Barton, age 10 of Holmes County; Colleen Minges, age 11 of Butler County; Erin Jennings, age 12 of Clermont County; Clay Foor, age 13 of Licking County; Jessica Zwick, age 14 of Tuscarawas County; Taylor Lutz, age 15 of Crawford County; Samantha Norman, age 16 of Fulton County; Macie Ott, age 17 of Huron County; Jessica Harsh, age 18 of Delaware County.

Three beef exhibitors were awarded a scholarship at the Sale of Champions. Pictured from left are Jessica Harsh, Delaware County; Kaitlyn Hinds, Tuscarawas County; and Lauren Grimes, Highland County

Skillathon Winners

Luke Jennings, age 9 of Clermont County; Ty Hawley, age 10 of Ashland County; Allison Davis, age 11 of Carroll County; Erin Jennings, age 12 of Clermont County; Peyton Phillips, age 13 of Clark County; Kady Davis, age 14 of Carroll County; Maddie Bauer, age 15 of Huron County; Samantha Norman, age 16 of Fulton County; Emily Warnock, age 17 of Delaware County; Frankie Grum, age 18 of Licking County.

Outstanding Market Exhibitors

Dawson Osborn, age 9 of Highland County; Alex Linder, age 10 of Huron County; Allison Davis, age 11 of Carroll County; Brooke Egbert, age 12 of Auglaize County; Wally Minges, age 13 of Butler County; Kady Davis, age 14 of Carroll County; Curtis Harsh, age 15 of Delaware County; Samantha Norman, age 16 of Fulton County; Danielle Heintz, age 17 of Auglaize County; Jessica Harsh, age 18 of Delaware County. Early Fall Issue 2013 x Ohio Cattleman x 35

Results & Highlights Market Beef Showmanship Champions

Second Session Showmanship Champions Overall Champion & Senior Champion Jared Cluxton, Ripley Intermediate Champion Austin Garner, Hamilton Junior Champion Kinsey Crowe, West Alexandria

Overall Champion & Champion 18-year-old Showman Jessica Harsh, Radnor Champion 17-year-old Showman Macie Ott, Norwalk Champion 16-year-old Showman Landon Richards, Pemberville Champion 15-year-old Showman Grant McIntosh, Winchester Champion 14-year-old Showman Kady Davis, Carrollton Champion 13-year-old Showman Haley Frazier, Jackson Champion 12-year-old Showman Brooke Egbert, Botkins Champion 11-year-old Showman Allison Davis, Carrollton Champion 10-year-old Showman Carson Shafer, Eaton Champion 9-year-old Showman Jenna Burroughs, St. Paris

First Session Showmanship Champions Overall Champion & Senior Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro Intermediate Champion Kady Davis, Carrollton Junior Champion Rachel Dickson, St. Louisville 36 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

Market Beef Show

Grand Champion Market Beef & Div. IV Champion Brooke Egbert, Botkins

Reserve Champion Market Beef & Div. III Champion Madison Clark, Covington

Third Overall Market Beef & Champion Chianina Adam Kinsman, Archbold Fourth Overall Market Beef & Div. III Reserve Champion Elizabeth Heintz, Lakeview Fifth Overall Market Beef & Champion ShorthornPlus Brandee Painter, Hebron Division I Champion Justin Nofziger, Wauseon Division I Reserve Champion Clay Foor, Pataskala Division II Champion Wally Minges, Oxford Division II Reserve Champion Adam Thompson, Wilmington Division IV Reserve Champion Jessica Harsh, Radnor Division V Champion Derek Miller, West Unity Division V Reserve Champion Kaitlyn Thompson, Troy

Supreme Heifer Show Supreme Champion Heifer TR MS Snowbella 2711 Champion AOB Addison Jones, Harrod Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer CF Boy Caroline 210 ET Champion Shorthorn Clayton Boyert, Seville Third Overall Heifer ML Miss Anne Champion MaineTainer Tyler Clark, Covington Fourth Overall Heifer Miss Lights Out 72Z Champion Chianina Janel Gilbert, Greenville Fifth Overall Heifer SCC Royal Blackbird 243 Champion Angus Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro

Prospect Calf Show

Grand Champion Heifer Cody Cisco, Coldwater Reserve Champion Heifer CampbellCo Cattle, Cedarville Third Overall Heifer Shane Manning Show Cattle, Winchester

Fourth Overall Heifer Y-Not Cattle, Pleasant Plain Fifth Overall Heifer Laney Hesler, Winchester

Reserve Champion Steer Nicole Sannes, Williamsburg Third Overall Steer Y-Not Cattle, Pleasant Plain Fourth Overall Steer HIllary Hamilton, Hillsboro Fifth Overall Steer Noah Cox, Coolville

Grand Champion Steer Taulbee Cattle Co., Felicity

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Results & Highlights By Lauren Pigg, OCA Intern Celebrate the Steak Day

On a picture perfect, record-breaking day at the Ohio State Fair, the Ohio Beef Council teamed up with Kroger and the Columbus Clippers to Celebrate the Steak. The weather drew the largest crowd the Ohio State Fair has ever seen, and many fairgoers were able to taste free beef samples during their visit. The Striking Out Hunger with Lean Beef campaign continued this year, with the total meals donated thus far reaching well over 6,800. During the Columbus Clippers season, with every strike out a pitcher throws, the Ohio Beef Council and Kroger each donated one pound of lean beef to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Visitors could get in on the pitching fun as well, with a speed pitch booth set up by the Clippers for the event. Columbus Clippers infielder, Nate Spears, was also in attendance, signing autographs and fielding questions from fans, young and old. Celebrate the Steak Day is not just about free samples and fun games, but the Ohio Beef Council and Beef Checkoff made many connections with consumers throughout the afternoon. Consumers had the opportunity to talk with chefs, beef producers, Beef Council representatives, and people from all walks of the beef industry.

Checkoff Dollars Support Consumer Learning and Fun at the Fair The Ohio Cattlemen’s Country Club opened its doors again this year in the Voinovich Livestock Center, providing hours of entertainment and education for consumers and producers alike. Ohio Beef Council set up the putt-putt course and many displays detailing information about proper cooking techniques, animal care and husbandry, producer communications, the veal industry, and much more. Brochures and handouts, funded by the Beef Checkoff, served as a takehome message for consumers.

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Above: The speed pitch game was a hit at this year’s Celebrate the Steak Day. Left: Free beef samples prepared by Kroger were a hot item on a perfect summer day at the fair. Below: New cattle puzzles were revealed this year in the Voinovich Livestock Center and were popular among the younger visitors.

The Ag is Cool station focused on by-products this year, with Ohio’s fourth graders being the target audience. Large puzzles of byproducts and cuts of beef drew many children as they learned how beef contributes to everyday life. Students were encouraged to visit the various Ag is Cool stations set up around the fairgrounds to learn about agriculture as a whole.

Ohio’s Heartland Cuisine

Several beef cooking demonstrations were in the lineup of the Ohio’s Heartland Cuisine series in the Taste of Ohio food pavilion. Beef, and other commod-

ity groups, invited chefs and culinary experts to the stage to showcase and promote their respective industry. Ohio Beef Council and Beef Checkoff hosted VIPs such as Ed Kowalski and John DiGiovanni, chefs for the Columbus Blue Jackets; Jason Johnson and Jim Warner, OSU Medical Center nutritionists; and Senator George Voinovich. v

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Results & Highlights 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Jr. Division High Point Individuals Cattle 1 – Morgan Mazey, Wood County Jr 2 – Jenna Siegel, Marion County A 3 – Katie Feldmann, Warren 4-H 4 – Luke Hagemeyer, Wood County Jr 5 – Cade Liggett, Tuscarawas County Reasons 1 – Morgan Mazey, Wood County Jr 2 – Luke Hagemeyer, Wood County Jr 3 – Jenna Siegel, Marion County A 4 – Sydney Mazey, Wood County Jr 5 – Hayden Belleville, Wood County Jr Overall 1 – Jenna Siegel, Marion County A 2 – Morgan Mazey, Wood County Jr 3 – Sydney Mazey, Wood County Jr 4 – Erika Scott, Portage Jr & Warren 4-H Individual 5 – Aubrey Mazey, Wood County Jr

Jr. Division High Team Overall First Place - Wood County Junior: Morgan Mazey, Sydney Mazey, Aubrey Mazey and Luke Hagemeyer. Coach: Dan Frobose Second Place - Marion County A: Nole Criswell, Jenna Siegel, John Isler and Anna Heimlich. Coach: JoAnn Fogle Sr. Division High Point Individuals Cattle 1 – Hannah Frobose, Wood County A 2 – Matt Hiser, Warren/Greene 4-H 3 – Gus Mitchem, Fayette A 4 – Caleb Marshall, Delaware B 5 – Lane Kemner, Wood County A Reasons 1 – Matt Hiser, Warren/Greene 4-H 2 – Logan Browne, Wood County A 3 – Garrett Tuck, Wood County B 4 – Hannah Frobose, Wood County A 5 – Cole Liggett, Tuscarawas

Overall 1 – Gus Mitchem, Fayette A 2 – Lane Kemner, Wood County A 3 – Logan Browne, Wood County A 4 – Hannah Frobose, Wood County A 5 – Caleb Penwell, Fayette A Sr. Division High Team Overall First Place - Wood County A: Logan Browne, Lane Kemner, Kirsten Ameling and Hannah Frobose. Coach: Dan Frobose Second Place - Fayette A: Caleb Penwell, Caroline Hughes, Brock Wilt and Gus Mitchem. Coach: Jamie Payton

Thank Y ou OCA Steak Barn & Food Pavilion workers

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OCA News OCA and OBC Offer Spring Semester Internship Opportunities The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and the Ohio Beef Council have always had the goal of providing great opportunities for young people interested in developing a career in the agricultural and beef industries. They will be offering five internship positions again this winter, beginning in January and continuing through the latter part of April depending on the position need. They will require approximately 20 hours per week and are flexible based upon academic course schedules. Each successful intern will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Attn: Internship, 10600 U.S. Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040 prior to Oct. 1, 2013. For further information call 614-873-6736.

Industry Relations Intern

The primary responsibilities of this intern will include assisting with the preparation and implementation of the Ohio Beef Expo’s Trade Show. This intern will also assist with communications of the Ohio Beef Expo including advertising and event photography. This position will assist with preparation of the Ohio Cattleman magazine and the OCA Annual Meeting & Banquet including developing award winners’ press releases.

Public Relations Intern

This position will focus on assisting with the public relation need of the Ohio Beef Expo. This intern will work to update content on prior to the event as well as work with the onsite webmaster during the event. This intern will also be responsible for all press releases about the Ohio Beef Expo both prior to and after the event.

Member Services Intern

The Member Services Intern’s responsibilities will focus on coordinat-

ing OCA’s membership campaign and working with the County Cattlemen’s organizations. This intern will assist with County Leader programs including membership updates and newsletters. Additionally, this position will help coordinate the Genetic Pathway and Membership Booth areas at the Ohio Beef Expo and will work with industry leaders to plan the Expo’s Educational Seminars.

Youth Activities Intern

This position will focus on assisting with coordinating the Ohio Beef Expo Junior Show including fundraising and show management. In addition, the successful candidate will assist with the Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) Program by attending shows and helping coordinate the program. This position will also help execute the Leading the BEST Leadership Conference.

“This internship program is a great opportunity for those looking to get involved in the beef industry and gain real-world experience. I was able to meet producers, work with agricultural companies and promote beef at the Ohio Beef Expo.”

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We sincerely regret not having photographs of all volunteer groups. We thank you for helping OCA promote beef during the Ohio State Fair.

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Breed News Continued from pg 24 Alan Miller, Gridley, Ill., evaluated the entries before naming champions. L L F Brave 2572 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned bull. Tanner Ayres, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the March 2012 son of S A V Brave 8320. Maplecrest Rita 2026 won grand champion bred-and-owned female. Lauren Grimes owns the January 2012 daughter of Connealy Confidence 0100. SCC Royal Blackbird ELL 231 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned female. Lindsey Pugh owns the March 2012 daughter of Dameron First Class. SCC Royal Blackbird 138 won grand champion cow-calf pair. Lauren Grimes owns the March 2011 daughter of S A V Payroll 5281. A March 2013 bull calf sired by Connealy Confidence 0100 is at side. Jordan Mullett, Coshocton, Ohio was awarded reserve grand champion senior showman.

Reserve Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull at the Eastern Regional Angus Show is owned by Tanner Ayres, Hillsboro, Ohio

Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Female at the Eastern Regional Angus Show is owned by Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio

Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair at the Eastern Regional Angus Show is owned by Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio. 44 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

Reserve Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Female at the Eastern Regional Angus Show is owned by Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio.

Chianina Classics

2013 Chianina Junior National Show Chianina and Maine-Anjou exhibitors led entries into the 2013 Chianina & Maine-Anjou Junior National Show, June 15-21 in Grand Island, NE. Dr. Clint Rusk, Oklahoma, evaluated the Chianinas. CFBC Miss Buttercup won Chianina early junior heifer calf champion. Brittany Conkey, Hicksville, Ohio owns the February 2013 calf sired by Eye Candy. CFBC Miss Trixie won Chianina reserve early junior heifer calf champion. Brittany Conkey owns the February 2013 calf sired by GOET I-80. Miss Mila won Chianina reserve senior heifer calf champion. Janel Gilbert, Greenville, Ohio, owns the September 2012 calf sired by GOET I-80. TFR Chloe won Chianina reserve late junior yearling champion. Shelby Manning, Union City, Ohio, owns the April 2012 calf sired by Eye Candy. HANE Maizy won the champion cow-calf pair. This pair is owned by Lane Manning, Union City, Ohio. In the salesmanship contest, Shelby Manning placed ninth in the intermediate division and Brittany Conkey placed fifth in the senior division. In the public speaking contest, Shelby Manning placed ninth in the intermediate division. In the stockmans contest, Brittany Conkey placed sixth in the senior division. In the showmanship contest, Kathy Lehman placed ninth and Mallory Peter placed tenth in the junior division. Me-

gan Hunt placed third and Jessica Harsh placed seventh in the senior division. In the judging contest, Mallory Peter placed fifth in the junior division. Janel Gilbert placed fifth and Brittany Conkey placed sixth in the senior division. In the photography contest, Abby Garver place ninth and Colby Manning placed tenth in the junior division. Lane Manning placed seventh and Curtis Harsh place eighth in the intermediate division. Brittany Conkey placed first and Megan Hunt placed seventh in the senior division. Congratulations to Jessica Harsh, the 2013 AJCA Queen.

Maine Anjou Moments 2013 Maine-Anjou Junior National Show

Chianina and Maine-Anjou exhibitors led entries into the 2013 Chianina & Maine-Anjou Junior National Show, June 15-21 in Grand Island, NE. Tom Farrer, Indiana, evaluated the Maines. JBT Maggie May won champion Mainetainer junior yearling. Janel Gilbert owns the January 2012 daughter of BBBN X 483X. GOF Sofia won reserve grand champion Maine-Anjou bred-and-owned female. Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio, owns the October 2012 daughter of GOET I-80. PKE Covergirl 2 A won reserve champion Maine-Anjou bred-and-owned junior heifer calf. Cameron Alexander, Sabina, Ohio owns this March 2013 daughter of BBBN X 483X. PKE Smart N Sassy 10Z won champion Maine-Anjou bred-and-owned junior yearling. Cameron Alexander exhibited this January 2012 daughter of HAA Wisdom 505S.

Reserve Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Female at the Maine-Anjou Junior National Show is owned by Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio.

Shorthorn Success Ohio Shorthorn Picnic

Ohio Shorthorn Association members gathered on Aug. 11, 2013 for the annual Ohio Shorthorn Picnic hosted by Turner Shorthorns of Somerset, Ohio, in Perry County. Attendees enjoyed lunch, viewing cattle, contests and door prizes. Montie Soules, American Shorthorn Association executive secretary, was the featured speaker and addressed current issues within the Shorthorn breed and cattle industry.

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contests aimed at further developing communication skills, leadership, cattle knowledge, and passion for the industry. Ohio Simmental Juniors were represented well and achieved many top honors. In the Cattlemen’s Quiz contest, Rachel Dickson from St. Louisville, Ohio placed fourth in the junior division. Kyle Brinkman of Holgate, Ohio placed third in public speaking. Ohio was represented well in the intermediate division of the judging contest, with Cole Liggett, Dennison, placing second and Garrett Stanfield, Manchester, placing fifth. Reserve Purebred Heifer, Lady H Burnice Z905, is the daughter of Remington Lock N Load 54U and was shown by Austin Henthorn, Fleming, Ohio. Ninth Overall Bred and Owned Percentage Heifer, E & D Lola, is the daughter of TJSC Optimus Prime 12W and was shown by Rachel Linder, Louisville, Ohio. v

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September 8 Goetmoeller Private Treaty Sale 8 Green Oak Farms Online Sale 13-15 West Virginia State Roundup, Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia. 14 Silver Towne Farms 27th Annual Production Sale, Winchester, Ind., 1 p.m. For more information call 765-584-5894 or visit 14 Ohio CattleWomen’s meeting 17-18 Farm Science Review, Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London. For more information, visit 19 Garwood Cattle Online Sale 22 Moore Private Treaty Sale 22 Ohio Shorthorn Fall Showcase, Claylick Run Sale Facility, Newark, Ohio, 2 p.m. For more information and to view the catalog online, visit 22 See it in Color Club Calf Sale. Bid online at, bids close at 6 p.m. or bid at the farm, Circleville, Ohio. For more information call 740-572-0800 25 Daniels Show Cattle Online Sale 28 Ohio Feeder Calf Roundup, Columbus, Ohio 28 Maplecrest Farms Annual Production Sale, Hillsboro, Ohio, 6 p.m. For more information call 937-764-1198 or visit 28 Boyd Beef Cattle Breeders Cup Angus Sale, Mays Lick, Ky., noon. For more information call 606-763-6418 or visit

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OCA Replacement Female Sale consignments due OCA Director nominations due OCA & OBC spring semester internship applications due Buckeye’s Finest Sale, Rolling Hills Farms, Belle Center, Ohio, 1 p.m. For more information, call 937-583-1329 or visit Hill & Hollow Farm online sale on For more information call 937-447-3044 or visit Double R Bar Ranch 4th Annual Angus Production Sale, Plymouth, Ind., 1 p.m. For more information, call 816-532-0811 or email Lazy H Farm Dispersal Sale, Fleming, Ohio. For more information call 419-8620117 or visit Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation scholarship deadline

November 16-22 North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky. 29 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale, Muskingum Livestock, Zanesville, Ohio, 7 p.m. For more information call the OCA office at 614-8736736 or email

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Ohio Beef Ambassador applications due Deadline to renew or join OCA and/or NCBA for a FREE entry into the drawing for a year’s lease on a New Holland T6.175 and front end loader. Call the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or email Roundup Feeder Sale, Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro, Ohio, 12:30 p.m. For more information visit

NCBA News On Aug. 7, Tyson Foods sent a letter to all of their cattle feeders stating that as of Sept. 6, Tyson will no longer purchase cattle that have been fed Zilmax, a betaagonist by Merck Animal Health. According to the letter, the suspension will remain in effect until further notice. In response to this letter, Merck Animal Health announced a Five Step Action Plan for how they are responding to recent questions.

NCBA Statement on the Merck Animal Health Five-Step Plan to Ensure Responsible Beef

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) commends Merck Animal Health for taking meaningful action to address questions about the impact of Zilmax on animal welfare. America’s farmers and ranchers take animal care very seriously and support Merck’s efforts to ensure that Zilmax can be used responsibly to raise beef without compromising the health and well-being of cattle. Beta-agonists, like Zilmax, are FDAapproved feed additives that, when added to feed in small amounts at a specific time in their lives, help cattle make the most of the food they eat resulting in more lean muscle instead of fat. Extensive research shows that beta-agonists are metabolized quickly by cattle so they are not stored in the body and therefore are not present in the meat. Beta-agonists are approved for use in the United States, Canada, Australia and two dozen other countries across the developed world. Cattlemen and women believe in making decisions about the use of animal health products like beta-agonists based on science, not speculation. At this time, there is no scientific basis for saying the use of beta-agonists caused the animal welfare concerns cited by Tyson in their decision to stop buying cattle fed Zilmax. However, when concerns about the use of beta-agonists and cattle wellbeing surfaced in sporadic anecdotal reports, NCBA convened the world’s top animal welfare experts, including Dr.

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Temple Grandin, to review the science and compare it to real-life observations. Over the past several months we have reviewed numerous scientific studies, gathered input from cattle feeders using the products, and sought to understand any possible correlation between the use of beta-agonists and reported animal welfare issues. Our goal is to fully understand how the use of these products impacts animal welfare in real-life conditions. If this process determines the current use of betaagonists is compromising animal welfare, we will take appropriate action to ensure that every animal raised for food receives the proper care it deserves. The five-step plan announced by Merck today will accelerate this process while ensuring that every feedyard worker handling Zilmax is properly trained and certified to use the product. In committing to retrain and recertify every customer using Zilmax they are going above and beyond what is required to ensure their product is used responsibly.

Beta-agonist Quick Facts

• Beef producers consult with animal nutritionists and veterinarians when they evaluate whether to use beta agonists in their feeding and cattle care program. • There are a lot of factors that guide this team’s decision, including type of cattle, condition of cattle, customer expectations, such as yield and quality grades, as well as leanness, weather or seasonal conditions. • They also consider the farm’s environmental goals because cattle fed these feed ingredients need less grain, which reduces the farm’s demand on natural resources. • There are hundreds of studies that prove the safety of these feed ingredients to both humans and cattle, but in most feed yards additional effort is made to observe the health of every animal daily to make sure they are getting the care they need. • In addition to the United States, betaagonists are approved for use in Canada, Australia and two dozen other countries across the developed world. v

• Beta-agonists are animal feed ingredients that help our cattle make the most of the food they eat. For more information visit • When cattle are young, they use their food to build muscle, but as they age they begin to put on more fat. Betaagonists help cattle maintain their natural muscle-building ability, resulting in the leaner beef that consumers demand. • Beef producers use these feed ingredients in targeted New Philadelphia, Ohio • Jay & Sally Puzacke, Owners ways, only adding Visit us at e small amounts to Ohio Beef Exth po! the animals’ feed • Accessories • • Show Clothing • at a specific time in • Bling Belts • • Boots • their lives. They are • and much more ! • •Work Wear • metabolized quickly by cattle so they are not stored by the body over time.


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New program showcases Ohio’s born and raised cattle. Story by Amy Beth Graves


he name says it all: Best of the Buckeye. Starting next year is a new program that will recognize the top placing Ohio calves in each breed division at the Ohio Beef Expo and the Ohio State Fair. It will give special recognition to the animals’ exhibitors and breeders. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is coordinating the Best of Buckeye program in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and the Ohio State Fair. “The idea for the program came while we were looking for ways to involve more youth and breeders in Ohio,” said Todd Pugh, chairman of OCA’s BEST program. “Some kids don’t compete at the state fair because they think everybody spends huge amounts of money and that they can’t compete. Best of the Buckeye will

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provide an opportunity for every kid to to the fact that steer projects are the go to his neighbor and buy a nice animal most expensive and longest project that in the county and come require the most work to the Ohio Beef Expo to complete. We’re are The idea for the and the Ohio State Fair projecting that Best of and compete.” program came while we the Buckeye will cause Registered steers and of those numbers were looking for ways some heifers that were calved to go back up at the to involve more youth county level,” said Elizin Ohio are eligible for Best of the Buckeye, abeth Harsh, OCA’s and breeders in ohio. along with ET calves executive director. -Todd Pugh, BEST Committee that were calved in Best of the Buckeye Chairman Ohio. Breeders and calves can be exhibexhibitors must be OCA ited at both the Ohio members, and exhibitors must be Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair or either residents and eligible for the Ohio Beef show, which is expected to attract new Expo or the Ohio State Fair Junior Shows. participants to both shows. While this is The goal of the new program is to a separate program from the BEST propromote the exhibition of Ohio born gram, BEST participants are encouraged and registered steers and heifers, which to nominate qualifying cattle for Best of should help bring up the number of anithe Buckeye. mals being shown at the Ohio State Fair, “The BEST program is envied nationsaid Bill Tom, director of the Ohio State wide, and we’re hoping to duplicate that Fair’s beef department. with Best of the Buckeye,” Tom said. He “The beef barn numbers have been noted that while BEST is a points-based down the last few years, especially the program, Best of the Buckeye is not. steer numbers,” he said. “This should “The beauty of the program is that you give the kids some more opportunities to can stand third or fourth in a breed divishow and place.” sion but be first place in Best of the Buck“Some county fairs have experienced eye if the other steers or heifers were not a huge drop in the number of steers in Ohio born and raised or nominated,” their county programs, due in large part Pugh said.

The exhibitor and breeder of the Best Farms is sponsoring of the Buckeye champion in each breed the heifers. Franklin division will get a banner, and additional Equipment is providing class premiums will be given to the top scholarship money. placing Ohio cattle in each division. “The Best of the Premiums will be awarded at each show. Buckeye program is The new program also will help the breed appealing to us as associations promote their cattle. a sponsor because “Best of the Buckeye will showcase it directly benefits the elite cattle that are born and raised Ohio’s breeders by in Ohio and take that recognition deeper providing them with while providing another level of promoadditional marketing tion for breeders,” Tom said. “It will be a opportunities, while great marketing tool.” also encouraging Pugh said the Ohio Cattlemen’s Assocompetition between ciation was the natural choice to coordithem to breed even nate Best of the Buckeye. better cattle,” said Steve Rauch, who “OCA does a good job of running the is involved in both the Ohio Beef Expo BEST program in an and Ohio State Fair. ethical way and is in Green Oak Farms has Best of the Buckeye shown a position to do the great support of will Showcase the same with Best of Ohio youth programs as the Buckeye,” Pugh a BEST sponsoring partelite cattle that are said. “There are a lot ner and they are conborn and raised in of rules and people tinuing to do so through ohio; it will be a great their involvement with know through the Cattlemen’s work Best of the Buckeye. marketing tool. with BEST that they “This is a great way -Bill Tom, Ohio State Fair Beef will get a fair shake.” to offer more scholarDirector OCA was able to ship opportunities. Any secure funding for the youth who exhibits can heifer and steer divisions as well as for be nominated – not just those who win,” scholarships before the new program was Harsh said. announced during the Ohio State Fair. Franklin Equipment and the Troy Steve R. Rauch is sponsoring the steer Gabriel family said they are proud to division and Gale Long of Green Oak be involved. “We are very excited to

promote Ohio breeders and encourage greater participation through scholarship opportunities with the Best of the Buckeye program.” Troy Jones who raises Maine-Anjou and Simmental cattle said he was interested in Best of the Buckeye. “I would support it. I think it is going to help breeders sell more cattle throughout the state and help with the recognition of more youth,” said Jones, who runs Jones Show Cattle in Harrod and showed at the Ohio State Fair this year. Pugh, who has fond memories of showing at the Ohio State Fair, said he is looking forward to seeing more young people compete in Columbus. “This is a deepening of our youth acknowledgment and a great way for youth to show affordable cattle,” Tom said. v

Nomination & Eligibility


• The entry deadline for Best of the Buckeye nominations is Jan. 15 and costs $25 per head, to be paid by the breeder. For spring born heifers of the current calendar year, the entry deadline is June 20. • Nominations can be made post-sale, and families can nominate calves they have raised and plan to show. • All entries need to include a copy of registration papers, exhibitor and breeder information and a signed affidavit that the nominated cattle were born in Ohio. • Eligible cattle are those registered and calved in Ohio. ET calves are eligible if they were calved in Ohio. Crossbred cattle are not eligible. • All exhibitors and breeders must be OCA members. Exhibitors must also be eligible for the Ohio Beef Expo or Ohio State Fair Jr. Shows and be an Ohio resident.

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Ohio CattleWomen Update

By Kayla Alexander, Ohio CattleWomen President

The Meaning of this Industry When you are involved in any industry there are different goals that produce different outcomes. As a beef producer we have many aspects of the industry from the show ring to the feed lot with a common goal of producing a safe and healthy product with a positive consumer experience. We strive for these things every day, but there are deeper lessons that come from the events and outcomes on the surface. From the lessons a 4-H youth gains in terms of life experiences, to a family production operation that knows and understands the trials and tribulations that come with the business, we know that come tomorrow there will be new challenges. These are lessons that no book will ever teach, and our youth are walking out with that understanding. “The best education I could have ever received was failing, and learned from my mistakes,” wrote Jessica Harsh, 19-years-old from Delaware County, in her recent blog article for Drive magazine. Jessica, is a student at Purdue University and recently completed her eleventh and final year in 4-H at the Ohio State Fair. This quote hit me even as an adult, and it made me think hard about all of my failures and the accomplishments that came to me as a result of learning from my mistakes. That is what this industry is all about, learning lessons and making memories. Scott Schaake, Ohio State Fair Steer Show Judge, got emotional in his final drive speech reminiscing to his last visit to the Ohio State Fair being nineteen years ago. In his travels home he made a stop at the Wisconsin State Fair and in the middle of the night he got the call that his wife was in labor with their son. This was a trip he would never forget, and now that the kids have grown they don’t take family vacations, which I am sure many that were standing ringside could relate. “We go to cow shows and sporting events,” he said. Family time is what this industry is about. As I watched social media updates throughout the summer, I was thrilled to see pictures of the Ohio Beef Ambassador Team working at various events. This team of young ladies came from various regions and backgrounds to work toward that common goal of presenting a safe, healthy, tasty product to the consumer. The Ohio CattleWomen’s Association is also proud to announce that Sierra Jepsen will be representing our organization at the 2013 National Beef Ambassador competition in Arkansas, Sept. 27-28. This is what this industry is all about, youth having the travel opportunity and the opportunities to stand up and speak to a group of people.

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The Ohio CattleWomen’s Association is a proud supporter of this industry, and to all those who helped us at the Ohio State Fair, we say thank you for supporting us and our goals. We hope that your summers have gone smoothly and remind you to involve us in those county fairs still to come. If you have an event you would like us to attend please contact us at and we will do our very best to work with your schedules. We still have a lot of activities coming up in the next few months. Be sure to watch your monthly email newsletter from me as well as Joan’s quarterly newsletter to keep up to date on activities and below you will find a calendar for us. The next event will be our fall meeting, to be held Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. More details will be released as soon as we have them. Good luck to all the kids as they head back to school and off to college, as well as those that are still participating in the fairs to come! v Ohio CattleWomen’s Upcoming Events Sept. 14 Ohio CattleWomen’s Meeting Sept. 17-19 Farm Science Review Dec. 1 Ohio Beef Ambassador Applications Due

Ohio BQA Certification Now Available Online Ohio cattle producers looking to earn Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certifications or those looking to become re-certified can take advantage of a new online course and exam offered by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The certification is part of a national program that offers sound management practices and guidelines for beef cattle production, explains Steve Boyles, OSU Extension beef cattle specialist. While the certification is not a requirement for beef producers, Boyles said it’s valuable for them to have because it lets consumers know that the producer’s beef is a safe, quality product. “The real value in having this certification is that it’s the right thing to do,” he said. The training and certification also helps producers be more efficient and produce a higher-quality product while at the same time avoiding discounts, Boyles said.

Stan Smith, an OSU Extension program assistant in agriculture and natural resources, agrees with the value of the program. “The beef cattle industry has embraced the program, and cattlemen who have been through the certification process have reported improvements in efficiency and increased profitability,” Smith said. “It’s also proven to be a valuable tool for communicating to consumers the safety measures cattlemen take in producing food for consumers’ tables.” Smith reminds Ohio beef producers that certifications are valid for only three years and that many cattlemen received BQA certifications three years ago. In addition to the online certification program, producers can also contact their local OSU Extension office to see if the office is planning any certification courses. John Grimes, an OSU Extension beef coordinator, will offer a certification webinar in early winter 2014, organizers said.

The BQA online assessment can be accessed at http://go.osu. edu/BQA. The site includes study materials and certification quizzes. The online exams are open-book and require a score of 85 percent or higher to pass, with an exam at the end of each chapter. While it is free to review the materials and access the site, the cost of the exams and the certification is $20 payable via credit or debit card online, Boyles said. BQA training and certification records are maintained by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. For more information on BQA certifications or renewing an expiring certification, contact the Ohio Beef Council, at 614-873-6736 or through email at beef@ Producers can also contact Boyles at 614-292-7669 or boyles.4@osu. edu for more information. v



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Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation News Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Applications Available Several college scholarships are currently available to beef industry youth. These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation in conjunction with the following organizations and individuals. Applications are now being accepted for the following scholarships and are due October 31, 2013.

Benchmark of Excellence

This is the 14th year for the Steve R. Rauch Benchmark of Excellence Scholarship. The scholarship sets the “benchmark for excellence” in agriculture. One $5,000 scholarship will be dispersed over three years to one student enrolled in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental

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Sciences at The Ohio State University. Students eligible to apply must currently have sophomore standing at OSU and a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 upon selection this fall. Upon receiving junior status and maintaining a 3.0 GPA, a second award of $1,500 will be made. A final award of $1,500 will be made once senior standing is achieved and 3.0 GPA is maintained. Previous recipients of the scholarship that are seeking their second and third awards must also submit their most recent college transcripts by October 31, 2013. Should one or both second and third year recipients not qualify with a 3.0 GPA, an additional first year scholarship of $2,000 may be presented.

Tagged for Greatness

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a college student who is enrolled in an agricultural program or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university. This scholarship is made possible by the sale of Ohio’s beef specialty license plates. For information on purchasing beef plates, contact the Foundation office at 614-873-6736.

Cattlemen’s Country Club

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a college student who is enrolled in a two-year or four-year program or a graduating high school

The Role of Technology in Raising Beef

senior who plans to attend a college or university majoring in a agricultural or non-agricultural program. This scholarship is made possible by proceeds from the beef putt-putt golf course at the Ohio State Fair.

Saltwell Expo Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a college student who is enrolled in an agricultural program or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university. This scholarship is sponsored by Saltwell Western Store, owned by Jay and Sally Puzacke and the Ohio Beef Expo. The scholarship is funded by a percentage of sales from the official line of Expo clothing sold through Saltwell’s trade show booth at the Ohio Beef Expo.

Ohio CattleWomen

Up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to outstanding college junior or senior students in a fouryear program (2013-2014 school year). Priority will be given to applicants attending a school in Ohio. Applicants’ majors may vary; however, preference will be given to a major in agriculture, specifically relating to beef. Applicants must be maintaining a 2.75 GPA or higher. Visit www.ohiocattlewomen. com for more information. Applications due Dec. 14, 2013.

To Apply

Interested students can download the applications at www.ohiocattle. org or All completed applications for the first four scholarships must be returned to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation office by October 31, 2013. Questions can be directed to or by calling 614-873-6736. v

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By John Paterson, NCBA Executive Director of Producer Education


ver the past 60 years, technology has been responsible for dramatic improvements in the production of cattle and has resulted in supplying high-quality, nutritious beef that the consumer desires. As former Federal Reserve Governor Alan Greenspan once said, “… the phenomenal gains in U.S. agricultural productivity of the past century brought profound benefits to all consumers, regardless of their connection to a farm, in the form of lower prices, better quality, and more choices at retail outlets.” Dr. Gary Smith, Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University, in a keynote address at the International Livestock Congress, said, “countries that have not progressed are hungry and poor; while countries like the U.S. that have embraced modern technology spend the least and have plenty to eat.” The improvements in cattle productivity over the past 50 years have been impressive. Since 1955 we have measured a 59 percent increase in daily gain, a 23 percent improvement in feed efficiency and at least a 25 percent improvement in calf weaning weights. Although there are numerous reasons as to why these improvements occurred, it has been estimated that growth implants (e.g. Ralgro®, Revalor®, etc.) resulted in a 17 percent increase in feedlot daily gain with a corresponding 10 percent improvement in feed efficiency. Likewise, the use of ionophores like Rumensin® has improved feed efficiency (6 percent) and gains (3 percent) as has the use of estrus control (MGA) for feedlot heifers. One of the newest technologies to be used by the cattle feeding industry has been the feeding of a beta-agonist during the last 20-42 days prior to slaughter. Two companies currently sell beta-agonists to the feedlot sector. Elanco Animal Health sells Optaflexx® while Merck Animal Health sells Zilmax®. Almost 20 years of research was conducted before these products were commercially available in the United States. Cattle feeders use this technology at the end of the feedlot phase when muscle growth is slowing, fat deposition is speeding up and feed efficiency is

becoming poorer. Therefore, a beta-agonist works to keep the animal producing more muscle and the end result is less fat in the carcass. By increasing muscle growth, there is a significant increase in weight gain (9-21 percent), an improvement in feed efficiency (9-21 percent), and total carcass leanness is enhanced. The amount of extra carcass weight measured due to feeding a beta-agonist has been estimated to be in the range of 10 to 30 pounds. The goal of the beef cattle feeder is to provide a “finished” animal that result in a tender, juicy, and favorable product. In order to provide this kind of eating satisfaction, the cattle feeder, working closely with a nutritionist and a licensed veterinarian must pay close attention to how number of days in the feedlot, animal health, implant usage, beta-agonist usage and stress all influence overall acceptability of beef. Research efforts from numerous universities and feeding companies are ongoing to help better target efficient and effective use of these products. The use of growth promoting technologies has resulted in dramatic improvements in beef cattle productivity. On a per animal basis, the feeding industry is using less land, less water and less feed today than it did 50 years ago. This has occurred because of improvements in daily gain and feed efficiency. One additional benefit is a significant reduction in greenhouse gases because cattle in a feedlot which uses available technology grow faster and are more efficient than cattle finished in systems where minimal technology is used. While these efficiencies are recognized and applauded by many producers, helping consumers understand how food is raised today can still be a challenge. v Early Fall Issue 2013 x Ohio Cattleman x 55

On the Edge of Common Sense

By Baxter Black, DVM

The Obvious “The data is clear - Calves that arrive healthy and stay healthy at the feedlot make more money.” This was printed in bold letters at the beginning of an article in one of our industry publications. What! I read the headline again. What’s the catch? I turned it over and read it upside down. It must be a trick question? A play on words? A bad pun? There must be a deeper meaning to this bold statement. Should it have said…”Calves who stay healthy, etc. have better eye sight, higher IQ’s, are tastier, are better at hopscotch, have a better chance of being featured in a vaccine ad?” In all fairness to the scientist, or more probably the editor, they had a limited space and wanted to be succinct. did catch my eye immediately. I guess it is our duty as scientists, veterinarians, nutritionists and farmers to run experiments to prove the obvious. Without this option how would students find material for post-graduate thesis? However, I can picture scenarios where the statement is obvious, but not always true. The sky is always lighter when the sun comes up. “Duh.” Then an eclipse rises up. The data is clear - Frogs who do not have their feet tied up can leap farther than frogs that have their legs taped to their body. The horse that finishes first wins the race. Really? How ‘bout a disqualification for making faces at the crowd, making fun of another jockey’s colors, or changing horses at the final turn? I spent many years in feedlots. Lots of things were predictable, like mud, BRD, mill fires, OSHA inspections, blizzards, bovine escapes, and pickups that smell like pour-on, fermented silage, rumen contents, antibiotics, paint cans, burnt oil, and manure. But timing is crucial. Say the owner of pen #304 arrives just after the front end loader scraping that very same pen dozed off, flattened ten feet of concrete bunk, tore out the gate, stripped the cable, and ran over four head of napping 1200 pound steers. If the manager had only bought the visiting owner one more round of Spicy V-8 juice over lunch, they would have been able to have the remaining healthy steers in #304 moved to another pen and explained later. And what is obvious to one of us isn’t always obvious to everyone. Can you imagine this question in an Animal Science Class at University of Nebraska, Lincoln: 1. Do cattle that arrive healthy and stay healthy at the feedlot make more money than cattle that arrive sick and stay sick? a) Yes b) No c) It all depends on the market But sometimes the logic becomes crystal clear. I was at a cattlemen’s meeting and overheard a cattle feeder remark, “The calves that got sick and died right away, made more than those that lingered on and died eventually.” 56 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013


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Your Beef Checkoff Dollars at Work Your Beef Checkoff: Investing in Beef Safety, Nutrition and Promotion

Industry Information Beef Industry Sustainability Assessment

The beef industry has improved its sustainability by 5 percent in just six years according to the results of the checkoff-funded Beef Industry Sustainability Assessment, released during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. The beef sustainability assessment is the most detailed examination of a commodity value chain ever completed, taking into account every aspect of beef production from the growth of feed to the disposal of packaging by the final consumer. Improvements in crop yields, better irrigation, innovations in the packing sector, improvements in technology and better animal performance are examples of innovations that have all played a role in advancing industry sustainability, according to Kim Stackouse-Lawson, Ph.D., director of sustainability for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. “The completion of the life cycle assessment (LCA) project provides the industry, for the first time, the science-based evidence necessary to lead conversations about the sustainability of beef,” says Stackhouse-Lawson. “The Beef Checkoff and the Beef Promotion Operating Committee had the foresight three years ago to see the importance of this work and make it a priority for the industry. By completing the LCA, the checkoff positioned beef as a leader on the topic of sustainability.” Stackhouse-Lawson explains that during the six years between 2005 and 2011, the beef industry has: Reduced environmental impacts by 7 percent, improved its overall sustainability by 5 percent, reduced emissions to soil by 7 percent, reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2

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percent, lowered acidification potential emissions by 3 percent, reduced emissions to water by 10 percent, lessened occupational accidents and illnesses by 32 percent, reduced resource consumption by 2 percent, decreased water use by 3 percent, decreased land use by 4 percent, lowered energy use by 2 percent. “When we talk about the sustainability of an industry, that’s what it’s all about, getting better over time. As an industry, beef is doing a good job at making progress on the path toward a more sustainable future. The certification of these results confirms that,” Stackhouse-Lawson says.


National School Lunch Guidelines

New USDA National School Lunch Guidelines mean new school lunch recipes and resources as students begin to go back to school. Beef is an important part of a healthy diet for kids and an essential component of healthy school meals. Schools are faced with providing meals that help growing kids get all the essential nutrients they need for optimal health while still meeting the USDA requirements for healthy school meals. Good nutrition is essential to fuel healthy growth and development in children of all ages. And, school meals can be a solution to help children who aren’t getting enough nutrition from their calories each day. To help schools include high-quality protein, like beef, on the menu, a team of culinary experts developed five new beef recipes that can be easily incorporated into a school lunch menu, and are equally delicious on the dinner table at home. The checkoff is helping school foodservice and

nutrition professionals put “ZIP” back in school lunch with beef by providing recipes and corresponding nutrition information. View the recipes at


BEEFlexibile Named Campaign of the Decade

Named “Campaign of the Decade” by Nation’s Restaurant News, the checkoff’s BEEFlexible campaign helps contemporize beef and inspire foodservice operators to draw on beef’s versatility and taste. This year’s national foodservice advertising effort highlights Boneless Country-Style Ribs with innovative culinary concepts for the burgeoning fast casual segment. Research indicates that the easy yet savory appeal of slow-cooked beef will resonate with the fast casual segment, which enjoyed nearly 10 percent in sales growth in 2012. The campaign includes a mix of print ads in leading foodservice publications and digital media and merchandising opportunities, to build awareness of beef’s ability to drive sales and attract patrons. In Ohio, your checkoff dollars have been utilized to promote value-added menu options to keep beef reasonable for foodservice purveyors and diners alike. v

The Ohio Beef Council and the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board are responsible for developing programs that increase the demand for beef. For more information, contact the Ohio Beef Council at 614-873-6736, beef@ or visit

Maplecrest Rita 3011 Lot 1A (17546154)

Our goals, at Maplecrest Farms, are perfectly illustrated in these dynamic young females. Phenotypically flawless with performance and inherit genetics enable them and their progeny to compete with the very best in the Angus breed.

We hope you will join us September 28!

Maplecrest Rita 3018 Lot 1B (17546155)

BUYER’S CHOICE! Selling ½ interest with the option to double down and own 100% interest of the choice between these outstanding Confidence daughters. They are flush sisters to the $36,000 valued Maplecrest Rita 2026, the high selling female in the 2012 Maplecrest Production Sale that sold to French River Cattle Co. of Canada. Also selling a maternal sister sired by 5050 with a calf at side by Confidence.

Selling 100+ Angus & Sim-Angus Females, Including: • Buyer’s Choice of Two Elite Heifer Calves • 2 Pregnancies • 7 Proven Donors • 19 Fall Yearling Heifers • 34 Spring Bred Heifers • 17 Spring Bred Cows • 18 Fall Calving Pairs • 10 Commercial Cows Bred to Speedway

John, Joanie, Lindsey & Lauren Grimes • 2594 State Route 73 • Hillsboro, OH 45133 (937) 764-1198 • John’s Cell: (937) 763-6000 • Fax: (937) 764-1617 • Ben Wheeler: (606) 301-1961 • Scott Winkle: (937) 681-1550 Videos of sale offering available approx. Sept. 1 at

Watch the sale and bid live online.

Find us on Facebook at Pages/Maplecrest-Farms/227718183989352

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2013 Ohio Fall Feeder Cattle Sales Day

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# of Head


Mon. 2-Sep-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Hillsboro All Breeds 800-937-5105 Mon. 2-Sep-13 2:30 PM Carrollton Livestock Auction, Leetonia All Breeds 330-627-4721 Tues. 3-Sep-13 12:30 PM United Producers, Inc., Caldwell All Breeds 740-783-5215 Mon. 9-Sep-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Wed. 11-Sep-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Sat. 14-Sep-13 10:00 AM Barnesville Area Feeder Calf Assoc., Beallsville* All Breeds 350-400 740-926-1810 Wed. 18-Sep-13 10:00 AM United Producer, Inc., Gallipolis All Breeds 740-446-9696 Wed. 18-Sep-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Sat. 21-Sep-13 1:00 PM Athens Livestock Sales, Albany All Breeds 740-592-2322 Sat. 21-Sep-13 9:30 AM United Producers, Inc., Caldwell All Breeds 740-783-5215 Mon. 23-Sep-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Mon. 23-Sep-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Hillsboro All Breeds 800-937-5105 Mon. 30-Sep-13 7:00 PM Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope All Breeds 300-400 330-674-6188 Wed. 2-Oct-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Thurs. 3-Oct-13 11:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Bucyrus All Breeds 419-562-2751 Sat. 5-Oct-13 1:00 PM Athens Livestock Sales, Albany All Breeds 740-592-2322 Sat. 5-Oct-13 9:30 AM United Producers, Inc., Caldwell All Breeds 740-783-5215 Mon. 7-Oct-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Mon. 7-Oct-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Hillsboro All Breeds 800-937-5105 Fri. 11-Oct-13 6:00 PM Carrollton Livestock Auction, Leetonia All Breeds 330-627-4721 Sat. 12-Oct-13 10:00 AM Barnesville Area Feeder Calf Assoc., Beallsville* All Breeds 350-400 740-926-1810 Mon. 14-Oct-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Mon. 14-Oct-13 2:30 PM Carrollton Livestock Auction, Leetonia All Breeds 330-627-4721 Wed. 16-Oct-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Gallipolis All Breeds 740-446-9696 Wed. 16-Oct-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Thurs. 17-Oct-13 Private Treaty United Producers, Inc., Caldwell All Breeds 740-783-5215 Mon. 21-Oct-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Mon. 21-Oct-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Hillsboro All Breeds 800-937-5105 Mon. 21-Oct-13 7:00 PM Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope All Breeds 300-400 330-674-6188 Wed. 23-Oct-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Mon. 28-Oct-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Wed. 31-Oct-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Thurs. 31-Oct-13 11:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Bucyrus All Breeds 419-562-2751 Sat. 2-Nov-13 9:30 AM United Producers, Inc., Caldwell All Breeds 740-783-5215 Mon. 4-Nov-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Mon. 4-Nov-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Hillsboro All Breeds 800-937-5105 Wed. 6-Nov-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Gallipolis All Breeds 740-446-9696 Wed. 6-Nov-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Fri. 8-Nov-13 6:00 PM Carrollton Livestock Auction, Leetonia All Breeds 330-627-4721 Mon. 11-Nov-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Mon. 11-Nov-13 2:30 PM Carrollton Livestock Auction, Leetonia All Breeds 330-627-4721 Tues. 12-Nov-13 12:30 PM United Producers, Inc., Caldwell All Breeds 740-783-5215 Thurs. 14-Nov-13 11:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Bucyrus All Breeds 419-562-2751 Mon. 18-Nov-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Wed. 20-Nov-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Gallipolis All Breeds 740-446-9696 Wed. 20-Nov-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Mon. 25-Nov-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Wed. 2-Dec-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Mon. 2-Dec-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Hillsboro All Breeds 800-937-5105 Wed. 4-Dec-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville All Breeds 740-452-9984 Mon. 9-Dec-13 10:00 AM Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro All Breeds 937-393-1958 Tues. 10-Dec-13 12:30 PM United Producers, Inc., Caldwell All Breeds 740-783-5215 Wed. 11-Dec-13 1:00 PM Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville** All Breeds 740-452-9984 Wed. 18-Dec-13 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Gallipolis All Breeds 740-446-9696 Mon. 6-Jan-14 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Hillsboro All Breeds 800-937-5105 Wed. 15-Jan-14 10:00 AM United Producers, Inc., Gallipolis All Breeds 740-446-9696 60 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

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2014 Cattle Industry Convention ..................... 45

Pictures from recent OCA Activities

American Angus Association ........................... 48 Boyd Beef Cattle Breeders Cup Angus Sale.... 19 Buckeye Herefords............................................. 53 Buckeye’s Finest Sale........................................ 63 Clonch Limousin................................................. 53 Cooksey Farms/Orchard View Farms............... 39 Double R Bar Ranch..............................................7 Farm Science Review......................................... 12 Freeze Farms...................................................... 53 Highland Livestock Supply................................ 16 Hill & Hollow Farms............................................ 23 Kalmbach Feeds................................................. 64 Karr Farms.......................................................... 52

Youth who attended the Ohio State Fair Beef Performance and Carcass Quality on Hook awards are pictured from left: Audrey Bowser, Allison Bowser, Samantha Wallace, Taylor Lutz, Nicole Snook, Kady Davis and Jessica Lohr.

During his visit to the Ohio State Fair, Ohio Senate President Keith Faber stopped by the Cattlemen’s beef stand in the Taste of Ohio Cafe.

Kent........................................................................5 Lazy H Farm.........................................................47 More than 400 steer session exhibitors and families enjoyed a dinner at the Ohio State Fair that OCA helped to sponsor.

Linde’s Livestock Photos................................... 46 Maplecrest Farms.............................................. 59 MH Eby...................................................................2 Multimin USA...................................................... 37 OCA Replacement Female Sale.........................17 O’Connor Farms.................................................. 53 Ohio Beef Council.........................................58, 61 Ohio Shorthorn Fall Showcase Sale.................. 15 PBS Animal Health............................................. 46 Reed & Baur Insurance...................................... 13

Above: Sen. Rob Portman visits with beef exhibitors at the Ohio State Fair. Pictured from left are Keri Felumlee; Ashton McArtor; Kacey Felumlee; Dave Felumlee, Newark, Ohio; Sen. Rob Portman; Elizabeth Harsh, OCA Executive Director; Virgil Strickler, Ohio State Fair General Manager; and Bill Tom, Beef Director. Left: Ohio House and Senate Ag Committees held a joint hearing at the Ohio State Fair.

Saltwell Western Store...................................... 49 Silver Towne Farms............................................ 43 Tara Verde Farms................................................ 53 Thompson ET Services....................................... 41 Townsend’s Sales............................................... 56 Union Stock Yards.............................................. 14 Weaver Livestock............................................... 33

Upcoming Advertising Deadlines: Aug. 30 - Late Fall Issue Nov. 15 - Winter Issue Call Stephanie Sindel at the OCA Office to place an ad. 614-873-6736 Ohio Agricultural Council Hall of Fame honoree Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, West Salem, Ohio posed for a picture with OCA members who helped to serve Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) prime rib during the Hall of Fame Breakfast. Mick Colvin served as CAB’s first executive director. 62 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2013

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October 5, 2013

1:00 pm • Belle Center, OH Rolling Hills Farms Sale Facility

X 28H

Y7 8H

Sells bred to RHFS Upscale Y33H.

Sells bred to RHFS Upscale Y33H , confirmed heifer.

T39 This donor sells bred to Upgrade.

Full sibs sell.


A 01


Selling full sib embryos to this champion.

Embryos sell out of this NWSS winner.


Chippewa Valley Angus Farm

Allegia nce

Selling Angus females bred to Allegiance.

ERV–N–DEL Farm Ruffing Family Farm Ferguson Show Cattle

Doug & Debbie Parke Drew & Holli Hatmaker

(859) 987-5758 • (859) 421-6100 cell e-mail:

Catchin A Dream

Bob, Nancy, Bill and Marcia Hoovler 3437 State Route 67 • Belle Center, Ohio 43310

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Early Fall 2013  

The Ohio Cattleman magazine is published six times a year by the Ohio Cattlemen's Association. The issues are: Winter, Expo, Spring, Summer,...

Early Fall 2013  

The Ohio Cattleman magazine is published six times a year by the Ohio Cattlemen's Association. The issues are: Winter, Expo, Spring, Summer,...