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Two Centuries. One Family.


Protect Your Future


2012 Allied Industry Council Membership Listing

By Amy Beth Graves

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2012 Ohio State Fair Results & Highlights


Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Applications

49 OCA & OBC Offer Winter Internships


News & Notes


Harsh Realities


Your Dues Dollars at Work


OCA News & Views


Beef Briefs

12 Forage Corner


Breed News


Up the Alley


County Cattle Call


Ohio CattleWomen Update

55 Your Checkoff Dollars at Work

56 On the Edge of Common Sense

On the Cover

60 OCA Seeking Industry Leaders

Photo taken by Julie White, OCA Staff, at Paint Valley Farms in Holmes County.


OCA Roundup Highlights


Young Cattlemen’s Conference: Shaping the Future of the Industry By Katie Hack, OCA Intern

Reference 8 OCA County Affiliate Presidents 48

Calendar of Events


Allied Industry Council


2012 Ohio Fall Feeder Cattle Sales


Parting Shots


Advertisers’ Index

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Polishing Attitudes

No doubt this summer’s drought and heat have tested a positive attitude for most of us and caused tremendous hardship for cattlemen in certain parts of Ohio. But as bad as it seems, many states to our west have had it even worse. The limited supply of hay and hay prices has everyone nervous about feeding cows this winter. And as corn harvest starts, we anxiously wait to learn the true impact of the drought on yields. While it’s easy to be negative when Mother Nature seems to be making things difficult, there have been lots of positive things happening this summer for both OCA and the Ohio Beef Council.

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 May; Summer issue, mailed in August; 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 2012 issue is 2,834. 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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Attitude is everything. I know it. I struggle to live by it. And I preach it to my kids constantly. But there are some days that test it. Earlier this week was one of those days for me, when someone felt it necessary to break my car window and steal my purse. They temporarily took my identity, credit cards, check book, house and office keys and on and on. You know the list of normal things found in someone’s purse. And if stealing my driver’s license wasn’t enough, they also took some of our OSU football tickets and that simply crosses the line into completely unacceptable behavior.

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Harsh Realities

OCA’s August schedule started with the Ohio State Fair, followed closely by the Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) and OCA and Cattlemen’s Foundation board meetings. The YCC event is a great way to get to know more of Ohio’s young leaders in the beef industry and this year’s conference did not disappoint. A very successful OCA Roundup was held the following weekend in Wooster. You can read more about the top-notch program highlighted in this issue. August also included 12 legislative fundraisers that OCA helped host. They were held all across the state for members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation and key Ohio House and Senate members that understand and support Ohio agriculture. The Beef Council’s August schedule also started with the Ohio State Fair and included the annual Celebrate the Steak Day promotion, Heartland Cuisine beef demos and beef exhibits throughout the beef barn. The following week brought the Ohio Association of Teachers of Family Consumer Science Conference. During the conference the Beef Council launched the Beefonomics program for high school classrooms across Ohio. Later that week the Beef Council partnered with Kroger, the Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and the Federation of State Beef Councils to hold Beef Night at the Columbus Clippers Ballpark. This event was part of the Striking Out Hunger with Lean Beef promotion for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The month also included several additional county fairs. County cattlemen’s associations provide the perfect connection to consumers at county fairs. They partner with the beef council to distribute beef promotional materials featuring beef recipes, nutritional information and beef preparation and storage tips for local fairgoers. Thank you to the many hardworking county groups that do a tremendous job of promoting beef in their county and also find time to lend a hand at the Steak Barn and Taste of Ohio Café to promote beef by serving hungry fairgoers at the Ohio State Fair. If you have traveled the state, you know that Ohio has very dry areas and places that have been blessed with adequate moisture. If you are in a dry spot, take advantage of the many tools and resources available to help you effectively manage through the drought. And here’s hoping you were the recent recipient of some much needed rain to help polish that positive attitude. v

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OCA Officers

President • Sam Sutherly Vice President • Frank Phelps Secretary • Elizabeth Harsh Treasurer • Jim Rogers Past President • Dave Felumlee

OCA News & Views

By Sam Sutherly, OCA President

What Makes a Difference

OCA Directors

Francis Fluharty Director At-Large Wooster • Term expires 2013 Dave Felumlee Director At-Large Newark • Term expires 2014 Jim Rogers Director At-Large Logan • Term expires 2012 Kevin Miller District 1 West Unity • Term expires 2014 Luke Worcester District 2 Monroeville • Term expires 2012 Kris Vincent District 3 East Canton • Term expires 2013 Sam Sutherly District 4 Ft. Loramie • Term expires 2014 Frank Phelps District 5 Belle Center • Term expires 2012 Jeff Ramseyer District 6 Millersburg • Term expires 2013 Janice Wolfinger District 7 Carrollton • Term expires 2014 Sam Roberts District 8 South Charleston • Term expires 2012 Stan Smith District 9 Canal Winchester • Term expires 2013 Tim Osborn District 10 Hamilton • Term expires 2014 Michael Bihl District 11 West Union • Term expires 2012 Dave Kline District 12 Ironton • Term expires 2013

Elections are held each year in November. If interested in serving on the OCA Board, please call the OCA office.

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Children need to grow up with a puppy. At least this is the logic that I sold to my wife when I surprised the family with a nine-week-old puppy a few weeks ago. As I watch our new four legged family member, his actions make me laugh. He chases his tail around and around in the same circle. I feel like I do the same thing at times. July and August had me driving in circles. Many of my trips were to Columbus for the Ohio State Fair. What an excellent opportunity to mingle with producers and exhibitors. There was an upbeat vibe around the beef barns and many of the exhibitors contributed the family-friendly atmosphere to Ohio State Fair Beef Barn Director Bill Tom and his staff. My hat’s off to them for doing a superior job. For the OCA, the Ohio State Fair is more than just livestock shows. OCA supports and is involved in many activities, such as the Beef Skillathon, Livestock Judging Contest and Sale of Champions, which allows for interaction with political figures and influential dignitaries. Having open communication lines with these individuals is vital. At times, I’m sure members probably wonder why the OCA attends so many events and are involved with various activities. It’s simple. We are Protecting our business, Promoting our product, Providing for our tomorrow, and Preserving our way of life. We have a great staff and board of directors in place that focus on issues that may affect the way we produce beef at both the state and national levels. August has been just as busy. In between county fairs, I attended the OCA Roundup which took place in the Wooster area. This year’s event featured a Friday night social at Certified Angus Beef, educational seminars Saturday morning and area tours Saturday afternoon. I would like thank all of the hosts, presenters and volunteers for this event. And I would like to thank Certified Angus Beef for an exceptional event held at the Certified Angus Beef Education & Culinary Center. Although we may spend time socializing as a group, we also spend time brainstorming and planning on ways to reach consumers. We face more challenges than ever from well-funded activists and anti-meat groups. For 26 years the Beef Checkoff has leveraged the existing dollar to the fullest extent possible, but the Beef Checkoff just doesn’t go as far as it used to stretch. As many of you are aware, the OCA board has initiated the process to increase the Ohio Beef Checkoff from $1 to $2 per head by statewide referendum. Currently the $1 is split between Ohio and the National Checkoff program. This additional checkoff dollar will increase the Ohio Beef Council’s ability to reach the 11.5 million consumers in Ohio with a stronger beef message, which is what checkoff dollars were designed to do ... increase the demand for beef. It is important to note, that OCA does not benefit from increasing the Checkoff. However, I’m proud of the leadership our OCA board has taken because they know increasing the Beef Checkoff is the right thing to do and that now is the right time to do it. They also know that a more robust marketing program will benefit everyone in the beef industry. Plus the additional dollar is refundable upon request by producers paying the Checkoff. The dates for voting on the Ohio Beef Checkoff referendum are September 24-26. I encourage you as a producer to make the effort to vote and promote. Between now and then I will continue to run my tail off to meet with producers to answer questions. Vote YES September 24-26 at your local county extension office, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association office or Ohio Department of Agriculture. Mail-in ballots are also available at all county extension offices, or by contacting the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 1-800282-1955. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by September 26. v

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OCA County Affiliate Presidents Adams............................... Heath Drummond Allen........................................... Joe Sanders Auglaize.........................................Jay Clutter Brown......................................... Jeff Cluxton Butler.......................................... Gary Gerber Carroll........................................ Kendall Bick Champaign................................. David Clapp Clark..........................................Sam Roberts Clermont...................................Mary Hatfield Columbiana/Mahoning/Trumbull................. ......................................................Todd Miller Crawford....................................... Andy Stirm Darke............................................. Roy White Delaware/Union.........................Matt Hobbs Fairfield..................................Matt Henwood Fayette............................................ Mark Bihl Fulton................................ Max Aeschleman Gallia........................................... Carroll Ruff 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..................................... Dale Bleninger Mercer........................................Neil Siefring Miami....................................... Zach Havenar Montgomery......................Duane Plessinger Morgan........................................ Bill Massey Morrow.................................Junior Brandum Muskingum..................................Kyle Porter Noble...........................................Adam Miley Ohio Valley.................................David Plumly Perry................................................Dave Noll Preble...................................... Rodney Mann Putnam............................. Dennis Schroeder Richland................................... Dave Fackler Seneca....................................... Dave Gurney Shelby.............................................Mike York Stark....................................... Becky Vincent 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 • Contacted Ohio’s members of Congress to gain their support for the Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance Bill HR 6233 that passed the House in early August. • At the same time, OCA also urged the House to quickly pass the 2012 Farm Bill officially titled the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) to re-establish a permanent disaster relief program so that producers will not have to rely on ad-hoc disaster programs. The uncertainty of going through drought, coupled with the lack of permanent relief programs, adds to the challenges farmers face every day. • Encouraged support among Ohio’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives for permanent relief from the estate tax. Given the current situation, OCA also supported the House vote to extend the estate tax at its current level of 35 percent for estates worth more than $5 million per individual and $10 million per couple until full and permanent repeal can be accomplished. • OCA members were encouraged to send comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) particulate matter standard, commonly known as the dust standard. Their message was for the EPA to hold true to its promise to retain the current standard for farm dust and not to add costly additional regulations for farmers. • OCA Board acted to oppose the Voters First Ohio proposed redistricting constitutional amendment planned for the November statewide ballot. • Sponsored and attended several Ohio agricultural fundraisers for members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation, including state office events for the Ohio Senate Republican Caucus, Senate Democrat Ag Committee Members, Ohio House Democrats and Ohio House Agriculture Chairman Dave Hall.

Youth • Coordinated a youth Barnyard Olympics during the fair that included T-shirt giveaways and prizes featuring free beef sandwich tickets and other BEST awards. • Sponsored the 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. • Presented BEST participants who exhibited an Ohio State Fair division or reserve division champion with BEST chairs to recognize their accomplishments and promote the BEST program. • Announced the 2012-13 BEST show dates.

Programs & Events • Sponsored premiums for the Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle show carcass awards. • Coordinated a successful Young Cattlemen’s Conference for future beef industry leaders during mid-August. • Held the OCA Roundup in the Wooster area on August 17 and 18 featuring a social at the Certified Angus Beef Education & Culinary Center and tours of OARDC, Acker Farms and Paint Valley Shorthorns.

Association • Held the August board meetings for OCA and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. • Compiled sale dates and printed the Ohio Fall Feeder Sales brochure. • Shipped feeder sale brochures, copies of The Ring directory and BEST flyers to county Extension offices and Ohio auction markets. • Provided comments at the August 20 Ohio Department of Agriculture hearing in support of the proposed increase in Ohio’s beef checkoff from $1 to $2 per head. v

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Two Centuries. One Family. Berry Farm Recognized as 2012 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner Story and photos by Amy Beth Graves


love of farming runs deep in Brad Berry’s veins. Just over 200 years ago, his fifth great-grandfather received a land patent for 160 acres in Fairfield County. The 1811 land patent was signed by James Madison, the fourth U.S. president. Ninety of those original acres have been continuously owned by the Berry family who live near Pleasantville. Over the decades, most of Brad’s forefathers have had off-farm jobs and worked the farm part time. They’ve all shared the same passion – raising animals and working the land. It is this love of farming that Brad, his wife Mary Ann and their six children and two grandchildren embrace today. “For 200 years it’s always been in our family. I’d like it to stay that way. If it wasn’t in the family for that long, it probably wouldn’t mean that much,” Brad said. “He’s always loved the land and farm. It’s simply in his blood,” Mary Ann said. This love of farming is why the Berry family works hard at taking care of the land that provides for their livelihood. When Brad started farming full time four years ago, the family made changes to the farm’s operation to not only make it more profitable but to help protect and nourish the soil and water. Their farm is the Ohio Cattle-

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men’s Association’s 2012 Environmental Stewardship Award winner for beef. “It’s such an honor to get this award, especially since so many other great families have received it and since we only recently started farming full time,” Brad said. The family’s decision to farm full time came after Brad was laid off from his job at a printing company where he had worked for 25 years. The family had always raised some crops and livestock and decided to focus on Angus-based cattle. Since there was little pasture, Brad took some of the land out of production for crops and converted it to grass. Today the farm has a 150 stocker calf, cow-calf and feed lot operation. They participate in the Ohio Signature Beef program, which requires cattle to be hormone-free and fed an antibiotic-free diet. “We have it all covered when it comes to the way cattle are raised,” Brad said, Berry Farms, designated a Century Farm last year, consists of 300 acres with 56 acres in pasture. The family grows traditional crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat with most of the corn being used to feed the cattle. A couple of years ago, Brad worked with the local Soil and Water Conservation District office on a plan to

make better use of the pastureland near the family house. They received funding from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for a watering system and electric fencing. The pastureland is divided into 19 paddocks with each paddock containing three 1-acre lots. Every day Brad changes the electric fencing so the cows can have access to a new 1-acre plot of pasture. This is known as mob grazing, a form of high-intensity grazing that uses a large concentration of cattle in a small area for a short period of time. Brad figures he has 60,000 pounds of cattle on one acre every day. “The benefits are that the cattle mash part of the grass down into the ground. They tell me microorganisms are working in the soil and this gives them something to eat and builds up organic matter in the soil. We don’t let the cattle eat the grass down, which leaves the grass higher and the soil won’t get as hot so you’ll have a faster recovery time since it’s not grazed down,” Brad said. The cattle eat about 60 percent of the grass and the rest is either trampled down into the soil or not eaten. Having access to a fresh paddock every day also means the cattle aren’t as picky about what they are eating.

“The cows are eating more of the grass instead of picking and choosing what to eat. It’s like kids and their plate of food – they would choose Snicker bars over lima beans every time if they could,” he laughed. A sufficient and efficient watering system is important for Brad’s pasture layout. He puts in six water stations with 2-inch pipes that draw from a well near the house. He uses a 100-gallon tank that is tall enough so the cattle don’t step in it and small enough to move easily among the paddocks. “The idea is to not have the cattle travel more than 500 feet to water. If they have to travel more, they will all want to travel at once and you’ll have to have a big tank. You can get away with a smaller tank because they will drink whenever thirsty,” he said. The family plans to put in a pond where the cattle can keep cool in a hilly, shaded area that once housed the Berry family’s log home built in the early 1800s. The pond would help control manure runoff. Every year Brad chooses a paddock to put manure on in the winter to help build up organic matter in the soil. He said manure is better spread out in the mob grazing system, requiring less need for commercial fertilizer. The farm has not used commercial fertilizer for at least three years, which is helping set the family up for the next phase of its operation – grass fed beef. Brad would like to continue to have corn-fed cattle for the Ohio Signature Beef program and also direct market grass-fed cattle. The family has started investing in British White and Belted Galloway cows, which thrive on grass. “We’re just starting to work on grass-fed cows. It’s an experiment right now,” Brad said. “You’ve got to have the right genetics. The cows need to be harvested when the grass is growing good in order for it to taste good. The cattle we’ve had are designated to be fed out on grain and are bigger framed animals. We’re trying to get a few select cows and bulls to give us the genetics for grass fed cattle.” Brad’s goal is to raise a 1,200 pound cow that can easily wean a 500 pound to 600 pound calf. He is looking into buying a red Angus bull so he can have more heat tolerant cows while keeping the Angus name for marketing. The family also makes up the spice mix and helps distribute Ohio Heritage Beef products such as summer sausage, beef sticks and jerky for fundraising through Ohio Signature Beef. Working on the farm is a real family affair. The Berrys have six children with ages ranging from 3 to 23. Their oldest daughter, Kayleigh, has two children with

her husband, Dave, making them the ninth generation to be at the farm (they live nearby). Everybody helps out based on their ability. “We figured that’s our gift from God – raising children,” Brad said. “One of the reasons we went to raising livestock instead of crop farming is that all of the kids like to get involved in the livestock. They like to show steers at the fair. With livestock they can go out and move water tanks and when it comes time to work with the cows in the chute to get vaccinations, they’ve all got a job to do. They all like to have a job and it gets them closer to the land than if they were in a tractor.” Brad doesn’t have a 4-wheeler because he likes to walk the land that his fifth greatgrandfather Edward Above: Brad moves his electric fence every day so the cattle have a new pasture to graze. Berry walked in 1807. Below: The Berrys have started buying British White and Belted Galloway cows as Rotating the paddocks they look into raising some grass-fed cattle. so much has resulted in some high grassy areas, bringing in birds and other wildlife. Brad enjoys these up-close encounters with nature. “If I had a 4-wheeler, I wouldn’t experience this,” said Brad who now regularly refers to a bird identification book. “I couldn’t tell you how many miles a day I walk. Walking through taller grass and different environments gives me time to enjoy the birds and pray. This is a side of not a large farm but I think we can make a living off the small acreage if we tied the me that I never thought was there before.” whole family in with it. When I grew up in For more than 200 years, the Berrys’ the ’70s, everyone had small farms. I still property has been farmland, and the famwould like to have cows, sheep and hogs ily wants it to remain that way. Sixty-two and sell directly off the farm. acres of Brad’s land and 26 acres of his “We have six children and we’re hoping dad’s land were recently enrolled in the that one of them wants to be a farmer and Ohio Farmland Preservation program. “We wanted to make sure it always stays continue to farm. I think my founding fathers would be proud to see it continue a farm. We’ve watched everything get to be a farm.” v developed around us,” Brad said. “We’re Early Fall Issue 2012 x Ohio Cattleman x 11

Forage Corner

By Stan Smith, OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County

Is It “Drought Management” or “Just Another Day in the Life”?


espite all the daily frustrations that result from dealing with a drought, you might agree it’s been interesting this summer to listen as cattlemen across Ohio discuss how this one compares to the ones of the past. Most of my generation think of 1988 as being the benchmark by which to evaluate droughts. Younger cattlemen frequently mention 1998, or ’01, ‘05, or perhaps even 2007. If you’ve had the opportunity to listen to any of the patriarchs of Ohio’s beef cattle industry, you might even have heard stories about 1956, or perhaps the mid 60’s. As I pondered what might be the point for this “Forage Corner” article, it was apparent that every one of our readers already has likely heard several versions of the various alternatives that might be available to either “increase the feed, or reduce the need” for the limited forage and expensive concentrates we have avail-

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able this year in Ohio. In fact, aren’t the management strategies we’ve discussed this summer – both in Ohio and across the entire country – simply the same strategies astute cattlemen employ throughout both the good times, and also during those times that challenge even the best managers? Think about all the management practices that have been discussed this summer in this publication, or in our weekly Ohio BEEF Cattle letter, or in any of the various publications you might have read. As you analyze it, you realize they are all simply the things that we talk about doing each and every year. I won’t list them all, but let me highlight a few: Grazing management: leave some residual, and don’t let them graze it too close. That’s a management practice OSU Extension discusses at every Pasture Management class we host. It needs to happen regardless the weather!

Consider how alternative feeds might replace the traditional forages we’d prefer to feed: That’s not a new concept. If an alternative feed such as distiller grains, gluten, wheat midds or even shelled corn is less expensive ‘per pound of nutrient’ than traditional forages and feed, should it really make a difference whether we’re in a drought or not when it comes to working it into the ration? Grow alternative annual or bi-annual forages on any acres that are available from July on into fall: This is an easy one. We talk about it every year regardless the weather. If you need/want more feed yet this calendar year, plant oats into those fields that might presently be available such as wheat stubble or harvested corn silage fields. If you prefer extra forage next spring, then plant cereal rye or annual ryegrass in those fields now. I won’t bore you here with all the examples we could discuss, but if you go to the “Drought 2012” page or our YouTube channel that you’ll find linked at the OSU Extension Beef Team website, every alternative imaginable is listed. But, before I close, let me mention one more. Pen them up and feed hay now before they – and, you can choose the answer to this one – eat the residual forage too close to the roots, while you stockpile fescue, or to avoid trampling wet pastures: How many times have you heard it suggested you might want to pull them into the “drylot” so you could preserve the productivity of pasture, get them off fescue for breeding, or simply most efficiently feed this or that feed stuff? If you’ve subscribed to the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter since we began the publication in 1996 you’ve heard it each and every year. During the “drought like” years of 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, and thus far in 2012, you heard it multiple times. If one is thrust into a situation where we must think about pulling cows from pasture and/or drylotting them each and

every year, then perhaps it’s time to think about preparing a facility where it might become a standard practice at some point during each year. Over the years there have been a number of reasons that it was suggested a cow might be more efficiently managed if moved to a drylot at strategic times. The most apparent one today is to preserve the life and productivity of a well managed pasture during the drought conditions we’re experiencing again this year. However, you likely recall we also discussed it during the record wet weather experienced in 2011. How many times have we discussed the waste of increasingly valuable hay that remains in the bottom of inefficient bale feeders during the winter? A drylot would afford us the opportunity to process, blend, and efficiently bunk feed low or even high quality forages, supplement cow rations with lower cost alternative energy sources, and reduce the overall hay and pasture acreage required to keep a cow. Even in a “good summer” we could likely find merit in bringing a cow

to drylot at strategic times. If you’re ‘blessed’ with a pasture base of primarily fescue, breeding season might be a prime example of that. Perhaps the greatest reason to drylot a cow at strategic times is the additional value and productivity of the land that’s realized when we grow something like corn versus hay or pasture. As land becomes increasingly valuable for the production of corn and soybeans in Ohio we must ask ourselves, “Can we continue to grow 2.5 tons of hay per acre on land that could just as easily produce 8 tons per acre of dry matter in the form of corn silage?” All that being said, perhaps it’s time to consider the overall economics of such a management practice, and the opportunities that drylotting at strategic times offers. After all, I contend that there really isn’t such a thing as “drought management” but rather, it’s simply “another day in the life.” If it’s a good way to manage cows in ‘extreme’ weather, then it’s probably a good way to manage cows during ‘normal’ Ohio weather. v


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Protect YOUR Future Beef Checkoff dollars are used by the Ohio Beef Council to increase beef demand through... Promotion

In Ohio, Checkoff dollars have fueled promotions like Striking Out Hunger with Lean Beef, Team BEEF at the Canton Marathon and the Dayton Chili Cookoff with the Salvation Army.

Industry Information

Aside from the Beef Quality Assurance Program, and issues management, Ohio is investing Checkoff dollars to “open the barn doors” of our industry. Farm tours and educational programs are facilitated to communicate how beef makes the trip from pasture to plate.

Consumer Information

Dollars are used to work with retail and influencer groups to disperse beef recipes and cooking information to make consumers more confident in choosing beef at dinner time.


Key research successes include discovering value added cuts in the chuck and round (Flat Iron Steak, Petite Tender) to add carcass value, instrument grading, beef safety, and nutrition research (BOLD, 29 lean cuts).

Producer Relations

Ohio advertises in publications such as the Ohio Cattleman, Ohio Jersey News, Buckeye Dairy News and produces the Checking in on the Checkoff newsletter to communicate to producers how their investment is utilized.

Foreign Marketing

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attlemen face more challenges than ever from well-funded activists and anti-meat groups who are opposed to raising beef as food. With the average American three generations removed from farm life, consumers are asking questions about where their food comes from, how it is produced and if it is a high-quality choice for their families. For 25 years, the Beef Checkoff has strengthened the voice of our industry, allowing beef producers and solid research in food safety and nutrition to share the true story about beef. However, the buying power of the dollar has decreased significantly since the Beef Checkoff began. Today the dollar only buys $.47 compared to what it bought in 1985. Cattle numbers have declined to the lowest point since 1952 meaning fewer dollars are collected. Yet, at the same time beef production which totaled about 10 billion pounds in 1952 has risen to over 26 billion pounds in 2011. We’re promoting the sale of more than two and one half times the amount of beef products today as we did then. The Beef Checkoff simply doesn’t have the strength needed to support a promotion effort strong enough for today’s beef industry. The reduced buying power of the Checkoff means Ohio’s beef producers are missing opportunities to more effectively promote our product to the 11.5 million consumers who call Ohio home. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) has initiated the process through the Ohio Department of Agriculture to increase the Ohio Beef Checkoff from $1 to $2 per head by statewide referendum. Yet, OCA will not benefit from the Checkoff increase. By law, the Beef Checkoff cannot use funds to influence government policy or action, including lobbying.

The buying power of the dollar has decreased significantly since the Beef Checkoff began. Today, the dollar only buys $.47 compared to what it bought in 1985.

The passage of the referendum would mean a change in the total Checkoff dollars collected. The total amount collected would increase to $2 per head. There will be no change to the National Beef Checkoff; the increase would be paid entirely to the Ohio Beef Council. The additional $1 would be refundable upon request by producers paying the Checkoff. Even after a $1 increase, Ohio’s Beef Checkoff would still be one of the smallest Checkoff programs in the state. And it’s a good value. At $2 per head, the Beef Checkoff would cost a feedlot owner less than one-third of what a market lamb or market hog seller would pay to promote the same value of an animal sold. Ohio’s current Checkoff income is approximately $300,000 annually (after sending $.50 of every dollar collected to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board to build demand at the national level). After an increase, Ohio’s Checkoff income would be approximately $900,000. How cattle are marketed and the amount of refund requests makes the total amount hard to pinpoint until it is in effect. Ohio is not the first state to consider an increase in the state Beef Checkoff. Eight states have already passed Checkoff increases, and several other states are considering seeking an increase, including Kentucky. These actions are necessary to protect and grow demand for our product.

“If we don’t promote our product, no one else will.” - Sam Sutherly, OCA President

Vote YES September 24-26

To Increase the Ohio Beef Checkoff from $1 to $2 per head.

Who Can Vote?

How to Vote:

• Each person who produced and marketed cattle subject to the checkoff in the twelve (12) months prior to voting is entitled to one (1) vote.

You may vote in person at these locations:

• For an individual to be eligible to vote, the cattle must have been marketed in that person’s name. For both a husband and wife to be eligible to vote, each must have marketed cattle in their own name. If the cattle were marketed by a corporation or partnership, the eligible voter is the corporation or partnership and the corporation or partnership has one (1) vote. A corporate officer must vote for the corporation. The majority partner must vote for a partnership.

(1) Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, 1-800-282-1955; between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

• Beef and Dairy producers are eligible to vote if they meet the above requirements. • 4-H and FFA members that have marketed cattle in the last 12 months are eligible to vote. • There is no minimum age for voting, as long as the individual can affirm they have marketed cattle in the previous twelve months. • All Ohio beef producers are eligible to vote, if they meet the above requirements. It does not matter where they market their cattle. Even if an Ohio beef producer markets all of their cattle out of state, they are still eligible to vote in the referendum. • Out of state beef producers who market cattle in Ohio are also eligible to vote, if they meet the above requirements. They can vote by requesting a mail ballot, or voting in person at any polling place. • Referendum ballots may be cast at any polling place, regardless of county of residence.

(2) Ohio Cattlemen’s Association office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (3) All County offices of the Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Service between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

You may also vote by mail:

Mail-in ballots are available at all county extension offices or request a ballot by contacting the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 1-800-2821955. All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by September 26, 2012.

The members of the Ohio Beef Council Operating Committee make decisions on how Ohio Beef Checkoff dollars are used and these members represent all Checkoff stakeholders, including dairy and veal producers.

Additional Checkoff Dollars Could Help Fund... ● Increased educational outreach programs designed for the classroom to connect future meal-time decision makers with where their food comes from, how it is raised and the positive health benefits that result from eating beef. ● Enhanced state-wide media presence and the opportunity to advertise beef directly to Ohio consumers. ● Improved ability to connect with consumers through promotional efforts.

● Support of the U.S. Meat Export Federation for development of global market opportunities for beef.

● Improved ability to put a face with the industry through farm tours and activities that “open the barn doors” to Ohio consumers.

● Support new product development efforts and other partnership opportunities to build beef demand in cooperation with Ohio State University meat science faculty and staff. Early Fall Issue 2012 x Ohio Cattleman x 15

Beef Briefs Roe Named Ohio First Lady and Ohio Department of Agriculture 2012 Ohio Agriculture Women of The Year Award Winner

Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and Ohio Agriculture Director David T. Daniels announced four 2012 Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year Award winners, on July 24, 2012. “These Ohio women have had an incredible impact on our state’s largest industry,” said Mrs. Kasich, who announced the creation of the award during last year’s Ohio State Fair. “It is an honor to recognize them today for their strength, leadership, and outstanding contributions.” OCA member, Bev Roe, Hamilton, was one of the women honored. Roe operates Pedro’s Angus farm in Butler County, a seedstock operation which uses the latest technologies for genetics improvements, and previously operated Pedro’s Angus Steakhouse restaurant chain. Dedicated to Ohio agriculture, she hosted a media tour of her farm in 2011 and advocated the creation of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board in 2009. Bev is a respected member of the beef industry, receiving the 2012 Beef Industry Excellence award from her peers.

Ohio Agriculture Director Applauds Interstate Shipment Agreement: Long-awaited federal program tears down barriers for small business growth Following an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Ohio Agriculture Director David T. Daniels applauds a long-awaited cooperative agreement that will allow certain Ohio small businesses to sell their products in other states. Ohio is the first state to be granted a cooperative agreement under new USDA rules that were finalized in 2011. “Before this agreement was finalized, small and specialty meat processors in Ohio who are inspected daily by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) were prohibited from selling their products over state lines.  You had to be inspected by the federal government to do that despite the fact that our state inspection program has been rated as “at least equal to” the federal

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Pictured left to right: Karen Oberst (Findlay), Beverly Roe (Hamilton), Director David T. Daniels, First Lady Karen W. Kasich, Stephanie Jolliff (Kenton), and Amy Sigg Davis (Lebanon).

Women also recognized were Amy Sig Davis of Lebanon, Stephanie Joliff of Kenton and Karen Oberst of Findlay. “Agriculture is the foundation of our state and the key to our future success. I am proud, along with First Lady Karen Kasich, to honor these four women who have made a difference in Ohio agriculture,” said Director Daniels.

The award program is administered through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Office of the First Lady. Nominations were reviewed by a diverse committee of industry leaders. Winners were selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to Ohio agriculture, leadership and advocacy in the agricultural community and significant impact on the agriculture industry as a whole. v

tacted by specialty grocery stores in other program since 1969. It just didn’t make states asking to stock our products and I sense,” said Daniels. Under the new agreement, announced haven’t been able to do business with them until now. This is huge for our company August 9, 2012 by USDA Deputy Secand will allow us to grow and to add jobs.” retary Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, small, State-inspected establishments wishing state-inspected businesses with 25 or to apply for entry into the new program fewer employees will now be permitted should contact ODA’s Division of Meat to sell their products across state lines.  Inspection at (614) 728-6260. v Meat products produced in selected establishments will be subject to the same regulatory sampling programs as those established in the federal inspection program. “We’ve been New Philadelphia, Ohio • Jay & Sally Puzacke, Owners waiting a long time Visit us at e for this,” said Ben Ohio Beef Exth po! Flinger, president of • Accessories • • Show Clothing • Great Lakes Smoked • Bling Belts • • Boots • Meats which pro• and much more ! • •Work Wear • duces smokies and sausages in their Lorain smokehouse. “We’ve been con-


Beef Briefs 2011 National Beef Quality Audit Documents Improvement, Establishes Critical Benchmarks for Industry

target with regard to meeting consumer demands and Maas says the 2011 NBQA includes important mesEating Satisfaction, Product Integrity and Telling sages for each of the five industry segments the Industry’s Story Seen as Key to Future surveyed. Specifically, While the beef industry continues to he says every sector make progress in the area of beef quality, there is still room for improvement. That’s needs to be aware that their production practhe overarching conclusion of the 2011 tices can and do have checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) released during a session at a major impact on the finished beef product. the 2012 Cattle Industry Summer ConferDespite continuence in Denver July 26, 2012. ous improvement, The 2011 NBQA results show that the the audit also found industry has made significant improvenew areas that chalments in producing safe and wholesome lenge quality and beef that is consistently higher in quality, as proven by several measurable standards. consumer perceptions of beef. Consumers Still, the three-phase checkoff-funded are beginning to ask research, which took nearly a full year more questions about to complete and examined all facets of where their food beef production, found there were several comes from and how aspects – many associated with channel it is produced, and communication and consumer trust – on beef is no exception to which the industry should strive to conthat trend. The NBQA tinue improving. results clearly verify “The National Beef Quality Audit, that fact. conducted every five years, has always “It’s clear we need been the gold standard by which probto do a better job of telling our story -lems in the beef production chain have been identified for the past two decades,” the story of beef production,” says Craig Uden, vice chair of the Beef Promotion says Dr. John Maas DVM, who is a Operating Committee and producer veterinarian/specialist in cooperative extension at the University of California, from Elwood, Neb. “We need to be transparent about our methods, not Davis, and chairman of the checkoff’s just with consumers but also with each Joint Producer Education Committee. other.” Barriers to progress identified in “There have been a lot of important isthe NBQA Executive Summary were: sues identified by past audits, and some major industry solutions, such as the • Low level of written protocols development of Beef Quality Assurance • Balancing needs of all industry segments (BQA) protocols, came about as a means • Lack of trust between industry segments of correcting those issues.” Maas notes that the 2011 NBQA, a • Disconnect with dairy comprehensive examination of cow-calf, • Carcass inconsistency stocker, feedlot, packing and retail seg• No common language ments, showed significant progress in areas • Potential food safety issues such as animal handling and attention to final product quality during the last 20 • Poor story-telling years. Since the first audit in 1991, in fact, The three phases of the research inadherence to BQA protocols has helped the cluded extensive face-to-face interviews industry reduce carcass blemishes, injecof representatives in all beef supply chain tion site lesions and similar quality defects segments; expanded cooler and plant data identified in early audits. that incorporates camera-grading from A shifting consumer landscape means nearly 2.5 million carcasses in 17 federthat the beef industry faces a moving

ally inspected plants owned by four beef processing companies; and a pilot survey to evaluate quality indicators in preharvest segments of the industry. Results from the research were at the heart of discussions during an NBQA strategy workshop in April. For a downloadable version of the 2011 NBQA Executive Summary, visit For more information about your beef checkoff investment, visit v

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OCA’s Allied Industry Council 2012 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 Updated August 15, 2012 partnership that exists with this group of Allied Industry Council members.

*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:

COBA/Select Sires

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

Allan Robison, Eric Johnson, Derek Fauber & Cy Prettyman 304 Bloomfield Avenue Urbana, Ohio 43078 Phone: 937-652-2135 E-mail: Website:

CompManagement, Inc.

Highland Livestock Supply

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:

*Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

Greg Spear 10874 Wilson Mills Road Chardon, OH 44024 Cell: 440-478-1350 E-mail: Website: Jake Osborn 6880 Kesler Rd. Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 Phone: 937-725-5687 E-mail:

*Cargill Animal Nutrition

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

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Heritage Cooperative

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

Farm Credit Mid-America

Bob Foster 28184 Scippo Creek Rd. Circleville, OH 43113 Phone: 740-474-7569 E-mail: Website: Tara Durbin P.O. Box 489 Utica, Ohio 43080 Phone: 740-892-3338 E-mail:

Franklin Equipment

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

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: Kale Causemaker 1600 Oregon St. Muscatine, IA 52716 Phone: 1-866-647-1212 E-mail: 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:

*Land O’ Lakes Feed

Jim Jackson 892 South 775 East Greenfield, IN 46140 Phone: 317-695-6139 E-mail: Website: David Newsom 5955 Mill Oak Dr. Noblesville, IN 46062 Phone: 317-677-5799 E-mail: John Reed 640 Jerusalem Rd. Bremen, Ohio 43107 Phone: 937-302-0006 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

Dave Puthoff, Randy Seeger & Joe Siegrist 715 W. Logan St. P.O. Box 328 Celina, Ohio 45822 Phone: 419-586-2303 (Dave & Randy) 419-305-2451 (Joe) 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:

*Pfizer 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:

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:

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:

Umbarger Show Feeds

Eric King & Jackson Umbarger PO Box 695 111 N. Baldwin Street Bargersville, IN 46106 Phone: 317-422-5195 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:

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:

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Up the Alley

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

How Do You Define Quality?


very individual regardless of age is a consumer. Granted, at a younger age, many of the purchasing decisions are made for us but at some point in our life, we are full-fledged consumers. I think it is safe to say that every consumer wants to get as much “bang for their buck” as they can when purchasing an item. In other words, we want to purchase as much quality as we can within our budget. This begs the question, “How do you define quality?” Think about the things we typically purchase and how we determine quality of the product. Are you willing to pay more for something that is actually or perceived as better? How do you determine what brand and make of automobile you drive? Do you wear a specific brand of clothes? What determines the purchases you make at a grocery store? What goes into your decision-making process when choosing the seed corn you plant, the feed for your livestock, and the breed of bull for your cows? Since 1991, the beef checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) has provided the industry with meaningful data in regards to the U.S. beef supply. Ultimately, the NBQA helps to identify quality shortfalls and recommends innovative approaches to improve our product and build consumer confidence. While the early audits focused almost exclusively on the physical attributes of beef, the latest audit considers more sweeping issues that impact both the producer and consumer. The initial NBGA identified the following quality challenges as the top priorities in 1991: external fat; seam fat; overall palatability; tenderness; overall cutability; and marbling. The beef industry was worked hard over the past two decades to address these issues and has seen significant improvement in our 20 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2012

end product. It is obvious that when the industry identifies issues that reduce profitability, it has been willing to step up and fix the problem. The 2011 NBQA indicates a shift in the type of quality challenges facing today’s beef industry. The current audit identifies the following quality challenges as the top priorities: food safety; eating satisfaction;how and where cattle are raised;lean, fat and bone; weight and size; and cattle genetics. It is fairly easy to see that from 1991 to 2011, we have seen a shift in the top priorities identified from a focus on measurable carcass

defects to the concerns of our consumers about our product. The closer our industry gets to the consumer (packers, foodservice, and retailers), food safety becomes increasingly important. The 2011 NBQA indicates all beef sectors most frequently define eating satisfaction as being related to tenderness and flavor. Eating satisfaction is the only attribute for which packers, foodservice, and retailers are willing to pay a premium. It has become more important than ever for the industry to insure beef product integrity. The consumer wants to know more about the beef they consume as well

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as how and where we produce it. How will we address these most recent challenges? In terms of food safety, the producer can play a vital role in the process. We continuously need to improve the health of calves and feedlot cattle. There is always room for improvement in the implementation of Beef Quality Assurance programs. There is a definite need to develop and implement an effective animal identification system that can improve our record keeping for the benefit of the entire beef industry. Beef is a unique eating experience from other meats and U.S. beef is the highest quality in the world. The beef industry needs to aggressively utilize the technologies we have to insure eating satisfaction for the consumer and insure our place in the domestic and global marketplace. We must properly use growth promotant products to balance production needs and consumer desires. Identify elite genetics and use them to optimize the cutability, palatability, and consistency of our product. There is a need to increase research to identify new products and improve eating satisfaction. Possibly the most important challenge facing the beef industry today is need to reconnect with our consumer. Now more than ever we need to proactively tell beef’s story to the consumer. A failure to communicate with the consumer on any phase of beef production can lead to consumer distrust. Just look at the story from earlier this year on lean finely textured beef (“pink slime”) and you can see the damaging effects of a lack of communication with the consumer. The industry from the farm level and up has to be more willing to document feeding, health, and handling practices to gain the consumer’s confidence in regards to animal welfare. We cannot count on industry to tell our story. We must support our own local, state, and national beef organizations’ efforts to communicate with consumers about beef. We as individual producers must take advantage of any opportunities we have to educate consumers. This can be done in a variety of waysranging from one-on-one contacts to using an ever-growing list of social media outlets. For the beef industry to remain viable in the future, we must increase the demand for beef both in domestic and international markets. We can grow demand by producing the safest, high quality beef product possible with the technology available to us and then openly telling our story to consumers to build their trust. v

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Beef Briefs Kasich Signs Order to Help DroughtOhio FSA Authorizes Additional Stricken Farmers CRP Practices for Emergency GrazIn response to severe heat and rainfall ing and Haying

“Dr. McPheron is an Ohioan by birth, an Ohio State alumshortages across large areas of the state In response to the continued drought nus, and spent which are afflicting much of Ohio’s agriconditions, the Ohio Farm Service Agency three years culture industry, Governor John R. Kasich (FSA) State Executive Director Steve working as a signed Executive Order 2012-11K on Maurer, announced the addition of 5 county ExtenJuly 25, instructing state agencies to help Conservation Reservation Programs (CRP) sion educator in farmers reduce the negative impacts of the practices that livestock producers and the state,” said drought and to seek federal assistance. other participants in the CRP will now be As part of Kasich’s order, Ohio will urge able to emergency hay and graze. “Many of Ohio State Presithe U.S. Department of Agriculture to give these additional acres have wetland-related dent E. Gordon Gee. “He brings Dr. Bruce McPheron Ohio farmers access to drought-related fed- characteristics and are likely to contain a global view eral assistance such as emergency low-inbetter quality hay and forage than on other and worldwide experience back to Ohio terest loans for crop losses, relief payments CRP acres,” said Maurer. to lead one of Ohio State’s most important for non-insurable losses, the temporary Eligible producers who are interested in educational programs. I am delighted that deferral of payments on federal loans and haying or grazing CRP under the emerwe have been fortunate enough to attract permission to cut hay for livestock from gency authorization, and current CRP parhim back home.” acreage otherwise set aside for conservaticipants who choose to provide land for Originally from Kenton, Ohio, McPhertion.  Additionally, Kasich’s order: haying or grazing to an eligible livestock on began his career as a 4-H county Ex• Instructs the Ohio Department of Agproducer, must first request approval from tension agent in Ohio in the early 1980s riculture to educate farmers on the adtheir local FSA office and obtain a modiand, since 1988, has worked in research verse impacts of drought conditions and fied conservation plan from the Natural and teaching at Penn State’s College of how best to mitigate them, as well as Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Agricultural Sciences. For more than a to conduct a series of regional drought Emergency haying is authorized through decade, he has served on the college’s education meetings; August 31, 2012.  Emergency grazing is auleadership team, first as associate dean thorized through September 30, 2012.  At • Instructs the Ohio Department of Agand director of the Pennsylvania Agrileast 50 percent of each field shall be left riculture to create a website to inform cultural Experiment Station and as dean unhayed for wildlife. At least 25 percent of farmers of where they can find hay to since 2009. each field shall be left ungrazed for wildlife purchase for their livestock; McPheron has a national reputation (or graze not more than 75 percent of the • Allows the Ohio Department of Transin agricultural leadership that includes stocking rate determined by NRCS).  portation to grant permits for farmers serving as chair of the experiment staProducers must file a request and recut hay for livestock they own from tion component of the Board of Agriceive approval from their local FSA office highway rights-of-way; culture Assembly of the Association before starting emergency haying and of Public and Land-Grant Universities “Farmers are the foundation of Ohio’s grazing activity. (APLU). He now serves as chair-elect of $105 billion food and agriculture industry APLU’s Policy Board of Directors of the and taking steps to help them through Ohio State Names New VP for Board on Agriculture Assembly and has this hot, dry weather is essential to their Agricultural Administration served nationally in LEAD-21, the counsurvival,” said Kasich. The Ohio State University recently try’s professional development program named alumnus Bruce McPheron vice for agricultural leaders that promotes president for agricultural administration linkages among research, academics, and and dean of the College of Food, Agriculextension. tural, and Environmental Sciences. McPheron earned his bachelor’s degree McPheron is currently dean of the in entomology with honors at Ohio State, College of Agricultural Sciences at The and his master’s degree in biology and his Pennsylvania State University and will doctorate in entomology at the University start his new appointment on November of Illinois. 1, 2012, subject to approval by the Board McPheron and his wife, Marilyn, an artof Trustees. ist and children’s book author and illustraHe will succeed Bobby Moser, who has tor, have two children. Their son is a Navy served as dean and vice president since rescue swimmer and antisubmarine warfare 1991. Moser announced his retirement in specialist, and their daughter is a senior September 2011. majoring in photography at Penn State.

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Are you Tagged for Greatness? HSUS, OCM Form Alliance to Destroy Beef Checkoff

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President J.D. Alexander expressed disgust following an announcement that the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) has formed a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to destroy more than 25 years of market development and consumer demand building by the Beef Checkoff Program. Specifically, OCM announced Aug. 9 that it will file a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the Beef Promotion Operating Committee. OCM President and Director Fred Stokes stated during the press briefing that HSUS is helping fund its efforts to file the lawsuit. OCM claims to advocate for a fair, competitive agricultural marketplace; however, in doing so it partnered with an organization known for its anti-agriculture agenda. According to Alexander, independent research shows the beef checkoff is supported by nearly 75 percent of cattlemen and women. “HSUS is an organization going state by state vowing to end production agriculture by outlawing scientifically validated production practices in animal agriculture. Their efforts put people out of business and often jeopardize the well-being of livestock,” said Alexander. OCM made no secrets about its connection to HSUS during the press conference. Stokes said, “OCM and every cowboy out there owes a deep gratitude to the Humane Society of the United States.” Alexander, who is also an independent cattle feeder from Pilger, Neb., said it is paramount for cattlemen and cattlewomen to know that OCM is working with an extremist animal rights group to disable a program dedicated to building demand for beef. “Their actions will impact consumers by increasing protein costs at the grocery store. They are no friend to family farmers and ranchers or consumers and will be challenged at every corner by NCBA,” said Alexander. “Animal agriculture is vital to sustaining food production and we will not sit by and allow these organizations to stifle our ability to mitigate hunger and feed people here and abroad.” v

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Adams County Cattlemen’s

Annual Steer And Heifer Show September 14 & 15, 2012 Adams County Fairgrounds • West Union, OH $2,950 GUARANTEED PRIZE MONEY JUDGE: JOHNNY MOORE

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Fitting and Showmanship Clinic Sponsored by Chapparal Feed

• Stierwalt Clinic Friday beginning at 7 PM • Show Registration Saturday from 8am-10am • Show begins at 12 noon Saturday - Open Show Follows • Entry Fee: $20 / Head / Show • 850 LB Weight Limit • Food available on site • Campsites available with water and electric - 1Night $25; 2 Nights $40

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Beef Briefs ATI announces dedication of new beef cattle handling facility

degree turn, thus working with rather than against their natural behavior. The curved The Ohio State University Agricultural chutes allow the cattle to see two or three animal lengths ahead. The curved design Technical Institute (ATI) will dedicate also conceals livestock handlers, whose its new beef cattle handling facility on presence might make cattle balk. These Friday, Oct. 12 at from 1-3 p.m., with remeasures reduce the amount of stress marks at 2 p.m. All members of the Ohio beef industry who are interested in seeing cattle experience during handling. With the new facility, the Ohio State the facility and learning more about it are ATI beef programs are teaching students welcome to attend. more about safe animal ATI worked with Grandin Livestock handling and the Handling Systems, Inc. from Fort Collins, benefits of designing Colo., to construct a facility designed by relivestock handling nowned animal behaviorist Temple Granfacilities based on din. The new facility will meet the needs of both Ohio State ATI and beef producers animal behavior rather than human convearound Ohio. This progressive design includes a corral, a dual chute system with a nience. “Efficiency, hydraulic squeeze chute and breeding box, humane handling, and animal welfare are and sorting pens. essential components One of the distinctive features of Granof any beef operation,” din’s design is a system of curved chutes said ATI Director of combined with a round crowd pen. The tendency of cattle when herded is to move Farm Operations Mark back in the direction they came from. The Schleppi,“and this design will facilitate round pen moves the cattle through a 180 each of these.” In addi-

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tion to teaching the next generation of beef producers with this new working facility, ATI also hopes to welcome current beef industry members to learn more about beef cattle handling through training that will be offered to industry through ATI’s Business Training & Educational Services. The facility is located off Apple Creek Road. For directions, please visit the ATI website at v

Results & Highlights

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Results & Highlights Reserve Champion Female McFarlands Beyonce 337Y Madison Clark, Covington Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Maddy/Shadoe 36T Randy Pryor, Weirton

Angus Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female SCC Royal Blackbird 138 Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Female SCC Queen O Diamonds GAF 197 Kinsey Crowe, West Alexandria Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Wayview Princess Fiona 010 Rylee Closser, Hebron

Grand Champion Bull LMF Radar 1710 Miller Family Angus, Gaston Reserve Champion Bull MAF Raven 4011 Jordan Mullett, Coshocton Premier Breeder Jamie M. King, Tiffin Premier Exhibitor Jamie M. King, Tiffin Herdsman Award Keri Felumlee, Newark

Chianina Jr. Show

Angus Open Show

Grand Champion Female Dameron SRF Pride 1144 Will Harsh, Radnor Reserve Champion Female SCC Royal Blackbird 138 Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Dameron Bardot 080 Will Harsh, Radnor Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair Equity 87 Treasure NCC1 87 Equity Angus Farm

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Grand Champion Bull CFBC Frappe 312Z Brittany Conkey, Hicksville Premier Breeder 4c Show Cattle, Oregonia Premier Exhibitor Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain

Gelbvieh Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female McFarlands Beyonce 337Y Madison Clark, Covington Reserve Champion Female CBF Cally Red Temptress 12Y Curtis Harsh, Radnor

Chianina Open Show

Grand Champion Female Sweet Pea 114Y Cody E. Vance, Cardington

Grand Champion Female OHMV Something in Red 411X Hunter Sheeley, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Female KVEE Yo Yo 189Y Cody Mack, Norwich

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Gelbvieh Open Show

Grand Champion Female KJSG Ohio MV Arianna 403Y Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Female OH MV Something In Red Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair HLEE MV Polled Roxie 400U Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro

Hereford Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female Star KKH SSF Olive Awe Addison Jones, Harrod Reserve Champion Female HH JD Holly’s Josie 131 Sara Beanblossom, Bradford Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair NS 16R Firefly 861 Keayla Harr, Jeromesville

Hereford Open Show

Grand Champion Bull RLB H850 Big Mac 922X Daniel And Robin Riker, Ionia Reserve Champion Bull UHF 27P Xavier U16Z Ralph Ullman & Son, Graysville Premier Breeder Sara Beanblossom, Bradford Premier Exhibitor Sara Beanblossom, Bradford Herdsman Award Ralph Ullman & Son, Graysville

Limousin Jr. Show

Grand Champion Bull PNS Bartley PN5708X Shaker Hill Farm, Lebanon Reserve Champion Bull CIRS Shaker’s Wasp CIRS34Y 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 CRC Suzy 1Y Cody R. Cope, Columbiana Reserve Champion Female HH Pearl 122A ET Sara Beanblossom, Bradford Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair NS 16R Firefly 861 Keayla Harr, Jeromesville Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair H ASM 743 Mindy 007 Kayla Alexander, Sabina

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Grand Champion Limousin Female Tiny Scarlet HNKW1101Y Hannah Williamson, Warsaw Reserve Champion Limousin Female Tiny Xtra Sweet TAFV12X Hannah Williamson, Warsaw

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Results & Highlights Premier Exhibitor Van Horn Limousin, Malta Reserve Champion Limflex Female Just Ameres Sissy 091X Hannah Ziegler, Upper Sandusky Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair EF Wall Flower 555W Hannah Ziegler, Upper Sandusky

Maine-Anjou Jr. Show

Reserve Champion Female Sue Devin Coon, Oak Hill

Limousin Open Show Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female CHAM Mercy Me CHAM15V Hannah Spohn, Oakhill Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female Miss American Honey MM462Y Janel Gilbert, Greenville Grand Champion Female GPFX Blaque Rose 3064 Green Pasture Farm, Berlin Center Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair PSRF Xena 062x Patton’s Seldom Rest Farm, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair EF WallFlower 555W Hannah Ziegler, Upper Sandusky

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female OTTS Miss Marley LOM75X Brittany Conkey, Hicksville Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female BNWZ Simply Irresistible 4114Y Abigail Collins, New Paris

Maine-Anjou Open Show

Grand Champion Bull CJSL 1048Y Cluxton Cattle, Peebles Reserve Champion Bull Tiny You The Man TAFV16Y Van Horn Limousin, Malta Produce of Dam Van Horn Limousin, Malta Premier Breeder Van Horn Limousin, Malta 28 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2012

Grand Champion Female Miss American Honey MMU62Y Janel Gilbert, Greenville

Grand Champion Bull PKE We Go 8Z CKA8Z Cameron Alexander, Sabina Reserve Champion Bull HLA Sooner 212Z Hard Luck Acres, Thornville

MaineTainer Open Show

Grand Champion Female OTTS Miss Marley LOM75X Brittany Conkey, Hicksville Reserve Champion Female Gras Rose’s Ali Gras 14 Kathy Lehman, Shelby Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair PKE We Go 8Z CKA8Z Cameron Alexander, Sabina

Grand Champion Bull PKE Braxton 12Z Cameron Alexander, Sabina

Herdsman Award Christopher Tooms, New Concord

Get of Sire Lovett Farm, Hillsboro Premier Breeder Lovett Farm, Hillsboro Premier Exhibitor Randall Strickmeyer, Verona Herdsman Award Circle A Farm, Williamsport

Santa Gertrudis Open Show

Grand Champion Female Rosie 190 Osborne Livestock Co., Turney Reserve Champion Female Circle A Lady Red 111 Randall Strickmeyer, Verona Best of Polled Female Cheezy 521/10 Hailey Grubb, Chillicothe

Grand Champion Bull 5-E’s Integrity 350 Greg and Hilda Edenfield, Altha Reserve Champion Bull LF Royal Ruler Y1 Shaker Hill Farm, Lebanon Best of Polled Award Bull LF Royal Ruler Y1 Shaker Hill Farm, Lebanon Produce of Dam Lovett Farm, Hillsboro

Shorthorn Jr. Show

Grand Champion Female CF Silver Rose 140 BS x ET 140 Jared Bates, Chandlersville

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Results & Highlights Simmental Jr. Show Reserve Champion Female GCC Lucky Sunshine 153 Lauren Corry, Xenia

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female Centerfold 1512 ET Luke Spangler, Oakwood Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Female Sierra Storm Taylor Gerdeman, Ottawa Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female SSF CF Georgina Plus Kaitlyn Levan, Lancaster Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Female SULL Red Tamale 1258 Hank Levan, Woodstock

Grand Champion Female Lazy H Perfect Power Y4 Brooke Bumgardner, South Vienna Reserve Champion Female TJSC Knockout Ty Whitney, St. Marys Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair DS Jasmine T108 Cara Dillon, Nashport

Simmental Influence Jr. Show

Shorthorn Open Show

Grand Champion Female GCC Lucky Sunshine 153 Lauren Corry, Xenia Reserve Grand Champion Female RKC-KOLT Demi’s Diva 105 ET Jamie Limes, Waynesville

Grand Champion Bull CF Lejit 051 Lauren Czerwinski, Columbiana Reserve Champion Bull GJD Swagger Jerry Duvelis & Family, Hamilton Premier Breeder Rick Hogue Premier Exhibitor Turner Shorthorns, Somerset Herdsman Award Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm, Bellaire

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Grand Champion Female Maplecrest D Erica 131Y Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro Reserve Champion Female ACW Annie K 330Y Austin Henthorn, Fleming

Simmental Open Show

Grand Champion Female CSCX Obsessed 481Y Campbell Show Calves, Sycamore

Market Beef Showmanship Champions

Reserve Champion Female Lazy H Last Chance Y212 Lazy H Farm, Fleming Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Ms Suspicion HRWU509 Emily Brinkman, Holgate Reserve Champion Cow/ Calf Pair Lazy H Antoinette X11 Ferguson Show Cattle, Chardon Grand Champion Bull Hara’s First Class 5Y Dylan Gentis, Urbana Reserve Champion Bull Sells Deputy Taylor Y102 Kyndall Williams, Mt. Gilead Herdsman Award Emily Brinkman, Holgate Grand Champion Bull CSCX Storm Warning 461Y Campbell Show Calves, Sycamore Reserve Champion Bull Classic Mr Domination Z36 Tyler Brown, Fairmont Premier Breeder Lazy H Farm, Fleming Premier Exhibitor SVJ Farm, Amity Herdsman Award Emily Brinkman, Holgate

Simmental Influence Open Show

Grand Champion Female MS Solution 120Y Lindsey Miller, Lancaster Reserve Champion Female Zeis BLL Lucky Gal Y861 Autumn Scheiderer, Irwin

Commercial Cattle Show

Grand Champion Pen of 3 Overall Live & Champion Pen of 3 Steers Bruce Dickerson, South Charleston Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Overall Live & Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Steers Glen Feichtner, New Washington Champion Lot of 3 Heifers Fred Voge, West Alexandria Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Heifers Don Sweeting, North Fairfield

Champion 18-year-old Showman Mackenzie Fuchey Champion 17-year-old Showman & Overall Champion Madison Clark Champion 16-year-old Showman Macie Ott Champion 15-year-old Showman Jessica Millenbaugh Champion 14-year-old Showman Curtis Harsh Champion 13-year-old Showman Lindsey Pugh Champion 12-year-old Showman Clay Foor Champion 11-year-old Showman Brooke Egbert Champion 10-year-old Showman Allison Davis Champion 9-year-old Showman Carson Shafer

Angus Showmanship Champions Senior Jordan Mullett Intermediate Emily Wogan Junior Rylee Closser

Chianina Showmanship Champions Senior Cain Schneider Junior Alyssa Carter

Gelbvieh Showmanship Champions Senior Hunter Sheeley Junior Kyle Brown

Hereford Showmanship Champions Senior Sara Beanblossom Intermediate Dylan Evoniuk Junior Kurtis Krasky

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Results & Highlights Limousin Showmanship Champions Senior Hannah Williamson Intermediate A.J. Cluxton Junior Ridge Cluxton

Maine-Anjou Showmanship Champions Senior Brittany Conkey Junior Devin Coon

Shorthorn Showmanship Champions Senior Hank Levan Intermediate Desirae Logsdon Junior Kadley Levan

Simmental Showmanship Champions Senior Allison Reed Intermediate Meghan Reed Junior Rachel Dickson

Market Beef Show

Fourth Overall Market Beef & Division II Reserve Champion Sarah Klehm, Minerva Fifth Overall Market Beef & Champion Shorthorn Kyle Piscione, Lagrange Division I Champion Wyatt Daniels, Ada Division I Reserve Champion Madison Clark, Covington Division III Champion Gerrett Davison, London Division III Reserve Champion Carson Shafer, Eaton Division IV Reserve Champion Sierra Gastomsky, West Milton Division V Champion Mackenzie Shuey, Springfield Division V Reserve Champion Lori Millenbaugh, Crestline Champion Market Heifer Sarah Johnson, Williamsport Reserve Champion Market Heifer Allison Davis, Carrollton

Prospect Calf Show

Grand Champion Heifer Christopher Tooms, New Concord Reserve Champion Heifer Buckeye Valley Show Cattle, West Union Third Overall Heifer Clouse Farms, Coolville Fourth Overall Heifer Struder Farms, Shelby Fifth Overall Heifer C.J. Williams, Coolville

Supreme Heifer Show

Grand Champion Market Beef & AOB Champion Danielle Heintz, Lakeview

Reserve Champion Market Beef & Division IV Champion Mackenzie Fruchey, Fayette Third Overall Market Beef & Division II Champion Brooke Egbert, Botkins 32 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2012

Supreme Champion Heifer CHAM Mercy Me CHAM15V Champion Maine-Anjou Hannah Spohn, Oakhill Reserve Supreme Champion HeiferSCC Royal Blackbird 138 Champion Angus Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro Third Overall Heifer Star KKH SSF Olive Awe Champion Hereford Addison Jones, Harrod Fourth Overall Heifer CF Silver Rose 140 BS x ET 140 Champion Shorthorn Jared Bates, Chandlersville Fifth Overall Heifer Lazy H Perfect Power Y4 Champion Simmental Brooke Bumgardner, South Vienna

Grand Champion Steer Branden DeFrank, Richmond Reserve Champion Steer Taulbee Cattle Co., Felicity Third Overall Steer Kayla Campbell, Cedarville Fourth Overall Steer Buckeye Valley Show Cattle, West Union Fifth Overall Steer Sarah Wireman, Waynesfield

4-H Livestock Judging Contest Jr. Division High Point Individuals Cattle First Place - Jack Hagemeyer Second Place - Morgan Mazey Third Place - Paul Bensman Fourth Place - Cody Trimbach Fifth Place - Kylie O’Brien Reasons First Place - Morgan Mazey Second Place - Katie Feldmann Third Place - Jack Hagemeyer Fourth Place - Jenne Siegel Fifth Place - Luke Hagemeyer Overall First Place - Morgan Mazey Second Place - Trisha Seckel Third Place - Paul Bensman Fourth Place - Sydney Mazey Fifth Place - Jack Hagemeyer

Jr. Division High Team Overall First Place - Wood County Junior: Morgan Mazey, Sydney Mazey, Jack Hagemeyer, and Luke Hagemeyer. Coach: Dan Frobose Second Place - Warren: Pete Siebert, Allison Combs, Katie Feldmann, and Paul Bensman. Coach: Greg Meyer Sr. Division High Point Individuals Cattle First Place - Lucas Tuck Second Place - Austin Chester Third Place - Mitch Kisamore Fourth Place - Kyle Kisamore Fifth Place - Cole Legget Reasons First Place - Logan Browne Second Place - Hannah Frobose Third Place - Mitch Kisamore

Fourth Place - Caleb Marshall Fifth Place - Cole Legget Overall First Place - Mitch Kisamore Second Place - Kirsten Ameling Third Place - Lane Kemner Fourth Place - Logan Browne Fifth Place - Levi Criswell Sr. Division High Team Overall First Place - Wood County Senior #1: Logan Browne, Lane Kemner, Hannah Frobose, and Diane Bushman. Coach: Dan Frobose Second Place - Wood County Senior #2: Kirsten Ameling, Steven Speck, Garrett Tuck, and Lucas Tuck. Coach: Dan Frobose

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Results & Highlights

Sale of Champions Grand Champion Market Beef

Exhibited by: Danielle Heintz, Auglaize Co. Live Weight – 1273 Carcass Weight – 809 Dressing Percentage – 63.69% Backfat (inches) – 0.45 Ribeye (area, square in.) – 15.6 Yield Grade – 2.6 Quality Grade – Low Choice Purchased by: JD Equipment, S&S Volvo, Kale Marketing Sold For: $70,000

Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef

Exhibited by: Mackenzie Fruchey, Fulton Co. Live Weight – 1396 Carcass Weight – 926 Dressing Percentage – 66.3% Backfat (inches) – 0.60 Ribeye (area, square in.) – 15.5 Yield Grade – 3.4 Quality Grade – Low Choice Purchased by: Steve R. Rauch Excavating and Demolition Sold For: $38,000

top Three Outstanding Market Exhibitors

Allison Davis, Carroll County finished first in the 2012 Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. The $4,000 prize was sponsored by S&S Volvo & GMC Turcks and JD Equipment Inc.

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Danielle Heintz, Auglaize County finished second in the 2012 Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. The $3,000 prize was sponsored by Steve R. Rauch, Inc.

Anne Thompson, Clinton County finished third in the 2012 Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. The $2,500 prize was sponsored by the Youth Reserve Program.

Commercial Cattle Show Carcass Awards The Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Show that took place July 29 also featured a carcass evaluation competition. The awards banquet for the carcass competition was held in conjunction with the OCA Young Cattlemen’s Conference, Aug.

9. Exhibitors selected between two grids, retail or restaurant, at the time the live animals were entered in the show. More than $5,000 in premiums were awarded to the live show winners from the Ohio State Fair and donations toward the

Outstanding Record Books

carcass show premiums totaled more than $3,000. These premiums are in addition to the base bid price paid by the packer. Sponsors for the carcass contest include: Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, United Producers, Inc., and the Ohio State Fair. The Ohio Department of Corrections serves as a partner for the contest.

Grand Champion Carcass

Exhibitor: Kenley Schwendeman, Vincent Avg. Live Wt: 1336 • Avg. Carcass Wt: 803 Yield Grades: 2.1, 2.6, 3.5 Quality Grades: Ch, Ch-, Ch+ Avg. Pen Price: $186 • Base Price: $182 Avg. Premium: $4 Case Barton, age 9 of Holmes County; Allison Davis, age 10 of Carroll County; Lori Millenbaugh, age 11 of Crawford County; Clay Foor, age 12 of Licking County; Kady Davis, age 13 of Carroll County; Anne Thompson, age 14 of Clinton County; Samantha Norman, age 15 of Fulton County; Kaitlyn Thompson, age 16 of Miami County; Mackenzie Shuey, age 17 of Clark County; Ty Hamilton, age 18 of Highland County; Ron Kensinger, Chair OSU Department of Animal Sciences.

Skillathon Winners

Reserve Grand Champion Carcass

Exhibitor: Glen Feichtner, New Washington Avg. Live Wt: 1316 • Avg. Carcass Wt: 834 Yield Grades: 2.8, 3.9, 3.2 Quality Grades: Ch-, Ch+, Ch+ Avg. Pen Price: $185.67 • Base Price: $182 Avg. Premium: $3.67

Third Place

Exhibitor: Don Sweeting, North Fairfield Avg. Live Wt: 1263 • Avg. Carcass Wt: 780 Yield Grades: 3.5, 3.2, 4.4 Quality Grades: Ch, Ch-, Pr Avg. Pen Price: $185.33 • Base Price: $182 Avg. Premium: $3.33 The beef Skillathon winners in each age group pictured from the left are: Alex Linder; age 9 of Huron County; Allison Davis, age 10 of Carroll County; Lori Millenbaugh, age 11 of Crawford County; Anne Thompson, age 12 of Clinton County; Kady Davis, age 13 of Carroll County; Meghan Reed, age 14 of Sandusky County; Samantha Norman, age 15 of Fulton County; Sydney Snider, age 16 of Clermont County; Jessica Harsh, age 17 of Pickaway County; Emily Herring, age 18 of Fulton County.

Outstanding Market Exhibitors

Fourth Place

Exhibitor: Fred Voge Avg. Live Wt: 1326 • Avg. Carcass Wt: 773 Yield Grades: 4.2, 3.4, 3.4 Quality Grades: Pr, Ch, ChAvg. Pen Price: $185.33 • Base Price: $182 Avg. Premium: $3.33

Fifth Place

Pictured are the 2012 Ohio State Fair Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitors by age division. Pictured from the left are: Alex Linder, age 9 of Huron County; Allison Davis, age 10 of Carroll County; Brooke Egbert; age 11 of Auglaize County; Anne Thompson, age 12 of Clinton County; Kady Davis, age 13 of Carroll County; Lauren Ott, age 14 of Huron County; Jessica Millenbaugh, age 15 of Crawford County; Danielle Heintz, age 16 of Auglaize County; Sarah Johnson, age 17 of Pickaway County and Mackenzie Fruchey, age 18 of Fulton County.

Exhibitor: Drew Bumgardner, South Vienna Avg. Live Wt: 1137 • Avg. Carcass Wt: 727 Yield Grades: 2.2, 3.0, 2.6 Quality Grades: Ch, Ch-, ChAvg. Pen Price: $184.33 • Base Price: $182 Avg. Premium: $2.33

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Results & Highlights By Katie Hack, OCA Intern

Celebrate the Steak Day

“Free food! Hamburgers and steaks,” called the emcee, Bud Kalbaugh, at this year’s Celebrate the Steak Day at the Ohio State Fair. Fairgoers came flocking by the dozens to enjoy free samples of beef. This year’s Celebrate the Steak Day theme was the Striking Out Hunger with Lean Beef campaign. Ohio beef farmers have teamed up with Kroger, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, the Columbus Clippers, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program and the Ohio Soybean Council to strike out hunger this baseball season. For each strikeout recorded by the Clippers this season, two pounds of lean beef will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. To help bring awareness to this event, Columbus Clippers’ pitcher Corey Kluber attended, talking to consumers and signing autographs. Another popular attraction provided by the Clippers was the speed pitch, in which kids could throw for free and win a piece of Clippers memorabilia. Although the free food, Clippers’ pitcher and speed pitch are what drew people in, it also allowed the Ohio Beef Council and the Beef Checkoff ample opportunity to connect with consumers. Consumers had the chance to talk to culinary experts from Kroger as well as beef producers to learn more about where their beef comes from and tips on preparing beef meals.

Checkoff Providing Consumer Information at the Fair

Above: Clippers’ mascot, Lou Seal, entertained the crowds waiting to take their turn at speed pitch. Left: Gourmet hamburgers, prepared by Kroger, were popular among fairgoers attending Celebrate the Steak Day. Below: The putt-putt course provided a fun and affordable family activity at the fair.

Back again this year was the Ag is Cool program which provides Ohio fourth-graders with the opportunity to learn about agriculture. With eight different stations located throughout the fairgrounds, students tried to visit as many as possible to answer the related industry question and receive their “passport” stamp. The Beef Theatre allowed students and parents alike to learn about the different stages in a beef animal’s life.

The Cattlemen’s Country Club, home of the putt-putt course provided by the Ohio Beef Council, allowed consumers to gain valuable information about the beef industry. The Ohio Beef Council set up numerous displays providing facts for consumers on anything from the proper cooking techniques, to how beef cattle are raised, to the latest news in the veal industry. Beef Checkoff dollars allowed brochures such Ohio’s Heartland Cuisine as Confident Cooking with Beef, Power A long standing tradition at the Ohio for Your Plate and Basics About Beef to be State Fair, Ohio’s Heartland Cuisine, has available for consumers to take home. been a must-see for many years. Commod-

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ity groups invite culinary ambassadors to the Heartland Cuisine stage to raise awareness of Ohio’s food system and promote the respective commodity. This year, the Ohio Beef Council and the Beef Checkoff invited VIPs such as, Louis Cruse, Kroger Chef; Jason Johnson, OSU Medical Center Nutritionist; and Jackie Murray, owner of J&J Steakbarn. v

Thank You OCA Steak Barn & food Pavilion Workers Penta Career Center Gallipolis FFA North Central FFA Wyandot County Cattlemen’s Association Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association Morgan FFA District 6 FFA Kevin and Patsy Miller Mowrystown FFA Riverdale FFA Cargill Ag Horizons RC Packing Gallia County Cattlemen’s Association OCA Board of Directors Jim & Marlene Campbell & Crew Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association Highland County Cattlemen’s Association United Producers Inc. OSU Beef Team Logan County Cattlemen’s Association Ohio Cattlewomen Stark County Cattlemen’s Association Vinton County Cattlemen’s Association 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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5th Overall Supreme Female :: Champion Jr Simmental Female :: Ohio State Fair 3rd Overall Jr Female :: Simmental Breeders Sweepstakes 12th Overall Purebred Female :: Simmental Junior Nationals Built Right x Triple C Perfect Power Owned by Brooke Bumgardner

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Supreme Champion Female :: Champion Jr & Open Simmental Female West Virginia State Fair Upgrade x Lazy H Burn Baby Burn “Bernice” Owned by Garrett Vaughn

Reserve Supreme Champion Simmental Bull :: Wisconsin State Fair Lazy H Burn Baby Burn “Bernice” x Steel Force Owned by Forrest Brother Farms Reserve Champion Open Simmental Female :: West Virginia State Fair Explorer x Lazy H Burn Right Owned by Mollee Brown Champion Division I Purebred Female :: Simmental Junior Nationals Trademark x Lazy H Joy Owned by Morgan Smith Reserve Division Champion Bull Calf :: Ohio State Fair


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Reserve Champion Simmental Open Female :: Ohio State Fair Reserve Division Champion Jr & Open Show Simmental Breeders Sweepstakes 5th Overall Purebred :: Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Simmental Junior Nationals Last Chance x Grandmaster Owned by Zach Henthorn

Reserve Champion Percentage Simmental Jr Female Ohio State Fair Lock N Load x Annie K152 Owned by Austin Henthorn

5th Overall Bred & Owned Percentage Female Simmental Junior Nationals Saugahatchee x Lazy H Burn Right Owned by Zach Henthorn

Reserve Champion Open Cow/calf Pair :: Ohio State Fair 4th Overall Purebred Cow/calf Pair Simmental Junior Nationals Sand Ranch Hand x Lazy H Antoinette S23 Owned by Ferguson Cattle Company

Reserve Division Champion Jr Female Ohio State Fair & Simmental Junior Nationals Dream On x Triple C Perfect Power Owned by Andrew Henthorn

8th Overall Purebred Female :: 3rd Overall Bred & Owned Simmental Junior Nationals Explorer x Lazy H Burn Notice Owned by Katlyn Trail


CASH FOR WINNERS – PROJECT EXCHANGES The Lazy H SimBucks Program is a great new way to provide increased rewards and greater options to junior Simmental showmen. Every heifer - bred or open - that is purchased from Lazy H is eligible for SimBucks and each of these females is also eligible for our unique “Project Exchange” program. Through the Lazy H Project Exchange Program, every open heifer we sell is welcome back in any of our sales – spring or fall. Exchange your retired show heifers for newer models or cold, hard cash. In the end…We Want Happier Customers, Increased Junior Participation, Larger Adult Membership, and Breed Growth. LAZY H SIMBUCKS = MORE FUN, MORE EXCITEMENT, MORE OPTIONS, AND MORE SIMMENTAL! SIMBUCKS RULES:

1. All open and bred heifers purchased from Lazy H Farm are eligible. 2. Heifers must be purchased in the exhibitor’s name. 3. Maximum of one payout per animal – the highest premium will be paid.


1. Every open heifer purchased from Lazy H is eligible to be resold as a bred heifer in one of our sales (spring or fall). 2. All cattle wishing to be exchanged must be approved by the Lazy H Auction Manager, Farm Manager, or Owner as certain criteria must be met in order to participate. Ask for details.

4. Awards in the form of buying credit must be used within one year of receipt. 5. Cow/calf pairs are not eligible for payout.

3. Lazy H will make determinations as to when the cattle will be sold. 4. Sale preparation services are available. 5. We kindly ask for as much advance notice as possible.

2011- 12 SimBucks Payout Schedule:


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Breed News Angus Achievements

2012 National Junior Angus Show

More than 700 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Louisville, Ky., to compete in the 2012 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) July 15-21 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members were in a “League of Their Own” as they exhibited 1,080 entries during the weeklong event that included more than a dozen educational contests in addition to the cattle show. Mark Johnson, Orlando, Okla., judged the 637 owned heifers; Jeff Gooden, Iberia, Mo., judged the 258 bred-and-owned heifers, 50 cow-calf pairs, and 66 bulls; Steve Reimer, Chamberlain, S.D., judge the 69 steers; Jason Duggin, Martin, Tenn., assisted in judging the owned heifers; and Rob Starkey, Greenfield, Ind., assisted in judging the bred-and-owned heifers, and cow-calf pairs. Lauren Grimes of Hillsboro, Ohio exhibited the Senior Champion Bred and Owned Heifer, Maplecrest Rita K0240. Kinsey Crowe of Alexandria, Ohio exhibited the Division I Owned Heifer Calf Champion, SCC Queen O Diamonds GAF 197. In the National Junior Angus Showmanship, Lauren Grimes placed fourth overall.

Angus Youth Participate in LEAD

The 2012 Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference is one for the record books. White water rafting, a challenging high ropes course, and top livestock industry speakers made the Rocky Mountain landscape an ideal setting to bring Angus juniors together. Will Harsh of Radnor and Lindsey Grimes, Hillsboro, attended the conference. The event, themed “Peak Performance,” was held Aug. 2-5 in Fort Collins, Colo. Thanks to generous support from the Angus Foundation, 193 National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members and enthusiasts from 32 states and Canada were able to experience the leadership conference. LEAD is an opportunity specifically for members 14-21 years old.

Chianina Classics

2012 Chianina National Junior Show

With 176 exhibitors and 207 head of cattle, the week was bound to be a great success. Juniors from across the country met at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio, June 16-22 for the Chianina National Junior Show. Kyle Colyer from Bruneau, Idaho evaluated both groups of Chi cattle. Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio, led the Reserve Grand Megan Hunt of New Madison, Ohio Champion Chiangus Female, TR/TKM Y Not PCA. was named 2012-13 ACA National Queen. Peter of Hicksville, Ohio received first in She also exhibited the Late Junior Yearling class with her ZMZ ZENA heifer. Reserve Champion, JPCC Nelly, April 18, Candace Muir of Waynesfield, Ohio 2011 a daughter of Monopoly. Megan also exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion took the honors of sixth place in senior Prospect Steer, MCCF Finn, a March 20, showmanship along with second in the 2012 son of My Turn. quiz bowl with her teammates Taylor In the progress steer show, Grand Graham, Kelsey Rutt and Jessica Harsh. Champion honors went to Tyler Heintz of Jessica of Radnor, Ohio received tenth in Lakeview, Ohio, with his steer AM Steer senior stockmen’s contest. 10, a March 27, 2011 son of Unforgiven The Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus that weighed 1270. Colleen Minges of female was TR/TKM Y Not PCA, a March Oxford, Ohio exhibited her RC Mr Who 2, 2011 daughter of TR Trail Blazer, exprogress steer which received first in class. hibited by Hannah Winegardner of Lima, Continued on pg 42 Ohio and raised by Talmo File Ranch, nameTalmo, - Logo Sheet 0908 Georgia. Hannah reCorporate tagline ceived honors in placing seventh in senior showmanship. Lane Sautter, Tiro, Ohio exhibited LSAU SCSUN, March 6, Serving livestock producers since 1941 2012 a daughter of You can count on a wide variety of nameAF SL Sin City which brand cattle and livestock health products received Early Junior Including: Calf Reserve Cham• Grooming and • Dewormers Show Supplies pion. • Vaccines • Pest and Madison Clark • Supportives Fly Control Store tagline • Instruments • And more! of Covington, Ohio • Identification exhibited a Chianina • Farm Supplies heifer, MCFARVisit one of our 5 OHIO stores: LANDS BEYONCE 24799 State Route 23 S 2029 US Route 127 which received first St. Henry, OH 45883 Circleville, OH 43113 Wilmington in class. She also Where the health of your animals comes first 419-925-8800 740-474-7394 received honors in 2780 Richville Drive SE 3188 Lincoln Way East 2721 Progress Way receiving third in Massillon, OH 44646 Wilmington, OH 45177 Wooster, OH 44691 330-834-9252 330-262-1596 senior showmanship. 937-382-4572 Kyle Hemchak of Bellevue, Ohio exhibited CALL TOLL-FREE MGK KYLIE 419X to receive your FREE 168-page CATALOG! who received first in class with his ChiOrder online anina heifer. In the Chiangus Don’t paylivestock more – start saving since today!1941 Serving producers heifer show Ashley OCA122

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Tyler Heintz of Lakeview, Ohio, led the Grand Champion Progress Steer with AM Steer 10.

Candace Muir of Waynesfield, Ohio exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Steer, MCCF Finn.

Continued from pg 41 Colleen also took the honors of receiving ninth in junior showmanship and also received third in the fitting contest along with her partners Wally Minges and Mallory Peter. In the intermediate division of the quiz bowl Austin Garner, Devin Coon, Karen Hiltbrand and Brittany Conkey received first place overall. Brittany also received first in the intermediate division of the stockman’s contest. The 2013 National Junior Chi Show will be held Nebraska.

Maine Moments

2012 National Junior Maine-Anjou Heifer Show

American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) had a terrific turnout at the 2012 National Junior Maine-Anjou Heifer Show. The Show was held June 16-22, 2012 in Lima, with the theme “Grab Your Chi’s & Head to the Maine Event.” Over 190 exhibitors showed 225 head of cattle during the six day event. Judges for the show were Alan Miller of Illinois, Clay Elliott of Oklahoma and Tyler Cates of Indiana. In the Maine-Anjou Female Division, Cameron Alexander, Sabina, Ohio claimed

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Lance Utt of Mantua, Ohio exhibited the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Progress Steer, which later won Grand Champion Progress Steer.

Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Bull, MCCF Cato.

Cameron Alexander, Sabina, Ohio, showed the Grand Champion Bull, PKE We Go 8Z.

Cameron Alexander, Sabina, Ohio, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Bred & Owned Bull with PKE Braxton 12Z

champion junior heifer calf with PKE Smart N Sassy 10Z. In the MaineTainer Female Division, Lauren Ott of Norwalk, Ohio was named reserve champion summer yearling female with her heifer JPCC Lulu 19Y. Janel Gilbert of Greenville, Ohio claimed champion junior yearling female honors with her female JSUL Breath Away 152. Ali Muir of Waynesfield, Ohio was champion cow/calf with JSC Sweetie 42X. Cameron Alexander claimed champion bred & owned junior heifer calf with PKE Smart N Sassy 10Z. Also in the Bred & Owned Maine-Anjou Female Division, Christopher Tooms of New Concord, Ohio

was reserve bred & owned junior heifer calf with CWTC Macey. Marlee Hess of Gettysburg, Ohio took home the title of champion bred & owned spring yearling with Tiny Tina. Jacob Ruffing of Republic, Ohio was named the reserve bred & owned spring yearling with his entry JDF Centerfold. Ali Muir was named the reserve bred & owned junior heifer calf with her entry MCCF Zakiya. Grand Champion Bred and Owned Prospect Steer and Reserve Champion Prospect Steer, PKE Drinkin Again 9Z, was exhibited by Cameron Alexander. Lance Utt of Mantua, Ohio exhibited the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Progress Steer, which later won Grand Champion Progress Steer. In the Maine-Anjou Bred and Owned Bull Show, Cameron Alexander showed the Grand Champion Bull, PKE We Go 8Z. The Reserve Grand Champion Bull, MCCF Cato, was shown by Ali Muir of Waynesfield, Ohio. Cameron Alexander also exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Bred and Owned Bull, PKE Braxton 12Z. In other contests, Second Place Junior Photography went to Montana Hulfsmeyer of Botkins, Ohio. Second Place Junior Poster went to Shelby Manning of Union City, Ohio and Ali Muir received Third Place Intermediate Poster. In team fitting, Third Place Senior Team went to Jordan Gilbert of Greenville, Ohio; Jessica Harsh of Radnor, Ohio; Cameron Alexander. Jacob Ruffing received third place in the Senior Livestock Judging Division. In the Stockman’s Challenge, 2nd Place Junior went to Shelby Manning and Brittany Conkey of Hicksville, Ohio. Second Place Senior in the Stockman’s Challenge was Jacob Ruffing. Cameron Alexander, was also elected to the 2012-2013 American Junior Maine-Anjou Association Board of Directors. He will serve as this year’s secretary. v

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Breed News Murray Grey Memo

Sherie Clark of Carrollton, Ohio, was elected the American Murray Grey Association (AMGA) President for 2013 on Aug. 4, 2012 at the AMGA annual directors meeting. Sherie has been Sherie Clark a director on the AMGA board for the last two years. She and her husband, Victor Harold Clark, have been involved with the Murray Grey breed for more than 10 years. They have 50 head of Murray Grey cattle on their 118 acre farm in Carroll County. Sherie is also a director on the Carroll County Beef Producers board, treasurer for Eastern Murray Grey Association, and the breed representative for the Ohio Beef Expo. Sherie would like to announce that the 2013 Ohio Beef Expo will host the AMGA national show.

Shorthorn Successes

2012 National Junior Shorthorn Show

There were 392 exhibitors with 677 animals at the National Junior Shorthorn Show in Grand Island Nebraska on June 25-30. These exhibitors represented 29 states throughout the nation. Judges at the event were Brad McCurry as the owned judge, J.W. McCurry as Associate judge and Jirl Buck as Bred and Owned judge. In the Owned Heifer Show, Clayton Boyert of Seville, Ohio exhibited the Division I Reserve Champion Heifer, CF Boy Caroline 210 ET. Lauren Corry of Xenia, Ohio exhibited the Division II Reserve Champion Heifer, GCC Lucky Sunshine 153 ET. In the ShorthornPlus Heifer Show, Hannah Winegardner of Lima, Ohio exhibited the Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer, SULL Blue Mamba 1902 ET. Kaitlyn Justice of Lancaster, Ohio exhibited the Division I Champion Heifer, SSF CF Georgina Plus.

Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio, led the Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer, SULL Blue Mamba 1902 ET.

Jamie Limes of Rising Sun, Ohio exhibited the Reserve Champion Purebred Cow/Calf Pair, GCC ESQ Augusta Pride 3 ET.

Jamie Limes of Rising Sun, Ohio exhibited the Reserve Champion Purebred Cow/Calf Pair, GCC ESQ Augusta Pride 3 ET. In the Steer Show, Kyle Piscione of LaGrange, Ohio exhibited the Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Steer, FSC Otis. Justin Shonkwiler of London, Ohio exhibited the Reserve Champion Purebred Market Steer, DCC Bentley 1116Y. Hannah Winegardner was elected on to the AJSA Board as Vice President. Scholarship winners were Lydia Ulry of Johnstown, Ohio receiving the Don Longley Scholarship and Hank Levan of Woodstock, Ohio receiving the Lyle and Katharyn Dewitt Scholarship. In the Arts & Etc. Contest, Desirae Logsdon of Amanda, Ohio placed fourth in the intermediate division, while Megan Miller of Shreve, Ohio placed third in the intermediate division of the Photography Contest. Desirae Logsdon placed third in the intermediate division of the Livestock Judging Contest. In Showmanship, Kyle Piscione was the third place Prospector II, Hannah Winegardner was the Champion Senior Showman and Megan Hunt of New Madison, Ohio

In the Steer Show, Kyle Piscione of LaGrange, Ohio exhibited the Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Steer, FSC Otis

Justin Shonkwiler of London, Ohio exhibited the Reserve Champion Purebred Market Steer, DCC Bentley 1116Y

was the Reserve Champion Senior Showman. Emily Braughtigam of Sidney, Ohio placed fourth in the Intermediate Speech Contest. Continued on pg 46

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Breed News Continued from pg 45 In the group contests, second place in the Team Salesmanship Contest Prospector II Division went to Whitney Miller of Shreve, Ohio and Gabriella Leone. The state booth took fourth place.

Simmental Solutions 2012 National Classic XXXII

More than 250 American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) members traveled from 32 states and two Canadian provinces to compete in educational competitions and exhibit 338 head of Simmental and Percentage Simmental cattle at the 2012 National Classic XXXII throughout the week of July 7-13 at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio. Dr. Scott Greiner of Blacksburg, Va., evaluated both the Purebred and Percentage cattle shows. Zach Henthorn of Fleming, Ohio, exhibited the fifth overall bred-and-owned heifer, Cherokee Burning Dew, a March 1, 2011 daughter of Leachman Saugahatchee. He also exhibited Lazy H Last Chance Y212, a daughter of SS Ebonys Grandmaster which won division three champion along with Reserve Champion purebred bred-and- owned female. Zach also took the honors of eighth overall intermediate individual after placing tenth in the intermediate cattlemen’s quiz, and fifth in showmanship. Emily Brinkman of Holgate, Ohio, exhibited the sixth overall bred-andowned heifer, M-R Hot Attraction Y106, a January 26, 2011 daughter of W1516HR which also received Reserve division four champion. Emily also took the honors of sixth place in sales talk, fourth in judging contest, sixth in skill-a-thon and finishing a first place in the photography contest in the people category. Garrett Stanfield of Minchester, Ohio, exhibited SSF Tradin Memories S21Y, a December 26, 2011 daughter of GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N received first in class. Garrett also took the honors of fourth overall junior individual after placing first place in the junior cattlemen’s quiz, third in sales talk, sixth in judging contest, and second in skill-a-thon. Lindsey Ferguson of Chardon, Ohio, exhibited the 17th place overall bredand-owned heifer, a FSC2 Jasmine 39Z

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Zach Henthorn of Fleming, Ohio, led the Reserve Champion Purebred Bred & Owned Female, Lazy H Last Chance Y212.

seventh. Public speaking intermediate division Sadie Ann Pay received fourth and Taylor Clayton received eighth. In the junior division of the judging contest Ann-Michal Dyer received seventh. The junior skill-a-thon Kady Davis received first overall. The showmanship contest Amber Shoemaker received fourth in the senior division. National Classic XXXIII is slated for Lincoln, Nebraska July 8-13, 2013. v

Beef Briefs Allison Reed, Lindsey, Ohio, led the Champion Simmental Steer.

Brian Detty Named Director of Public Relations and Consumer Marketing

Brian Detty has been named daughter, a March, 5 2011 daughter of Director of W/C Catchin A Dream 27X, Lazy H AnPublic Relations tointette X11, a daughter of was awarded and Consumer fourth place overall purebred cow/calf Marketing for pair. Lindsey along with Dylan Pape and the Ohio CattleKyndall Williams received third place in men’s Associathe team fitting. tion and Ohio Morgan Smith of Little Hocking, Ohio, exhibited SFMS Ebonys Ivory, a January 4, Beef Council. Brian’s posi2011 daughter of GWS Ebonys Trademark tion focuses on 6N won division one champion. Morgan developing and also took the honors of third place in the implementing intermediate judging contest, and high first checkoff funded programs in the areas of time intermediate contestant. consumer advertising, retail, foodservice, Autumn Scheiderer of Irwin, Ohio, veal and nutrition. He also coordinates exhibited Zeis Bll Lucky Gal Y861, a the OCA Young Cattlemen’s Conference, March 11, 2011 daughter of Maximus 391 helps plan OCA district meetings, overreceived fifth in division four champions. sees the Foundation’s fundraising and Brooke Bumgardner of South Vienna, scholarship program, and coordinates the Ohio, exhibited Lazy H Perfect Power Y4, Ohio Beef Expo junior show activities. a January 4, 2011 daughter of SVF/NJC Originally from Jeffersonville, Ohio, Built Right N48 received forth in division Detty holds a degree in Animal Scifive champions and first in class. ence from Wilmington College. Prior to The Champion Simmental Steer honors joining the OCA and Ohio Beef Council were awarded to Allison Reed of LindDetty was involved in his family’s retail sey, Ohio with her March 24, 2011 Walks grocery business. Detty now resides in Alone son, Ozzie weighing 1255 lbs. Springfield, Ohio with his wife Jessica In the junior division of the cattlewhere they currently own a small cowmen’s quiz Kady Davis received third, and calf operation specializing in show cattle Rachel Dickson received eighth. In the v production. senior division Rachel Linder received

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 26, 2012.

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 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.

GPA or higher. Call Patti Spengler at 740472-5313 or visit www.ohiocattlewomen. com for more information. Applications due Dec. 14, 2012.

To Apply

Interested students can download the applications at www.ohiocattle. org or All completed applications for the first Benchmark of Excellence four scholarships must be returned to This is the 13th year for the Steve R. the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation office Saltwell Expo Scholarship Rauch Benchmark of Excellence ScholOne $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by October 26, 2012. Questions can be arship. The scholarship sets the “bench- to a college student who is enrolled in an directed to or by mark for excellence” in agriculture. One agricultural program or a graduating high calling 614-873-6736. v $5,000 scholarship will be dispersed school senior who plans to study agriculover three years to one student enrolled ture at a college or university. This scholin the College of Food, Agriculture, and arship is sponsored by Saltwell Western Environmental Sciences at The Ohio Store, owned by Jay State University. Students eligible to and Sally Puzacke apply must currently have sophomore and the Ohio Beef standing at OSU and a 3.0 GPA. The Expo. The scholarscholarship recipient will receive $2,000 ship is funded by a upon selection this fall. Upon receivpercentage of sales ing junior status and maintaining a 3.0 from the official line GPA, a second award of $1,500 will be of Expo clothing sold made. A final award of $1,500 will be through Saltwell’s made once senior standing is achieved trade show booth at and 3.0 GPA is maintained. Previous the Ohio Beef Expo. recipients of the scholarship that are seeking their second and third awards Ohio CattleWomen must also submit their most recent colUp to five $1,000 lege transcripts by October 26, 2012. scholarships will be Should one or both second and third awarded annually to year recipients not qualify with a 3.0 outstanding college GPA, an additional first year scholarjunior or senior stuship of $2,000 may be presented. dents in a four-year

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.

program (2012-2013 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 Early Fall Issue 2012 x Ohio Cattleman x 47

Calendar of Events


the power of people and progress

September 8

Ag Appreciation Day, Gallipolis, Sept. 8 from 3-7 p.m. United Producers Inc.


Adams Family Show Cattle Online Sale,


Goettemoeller Online Bid Off Sale

14-15 Adams County Cattlemen’s Annual Steer and Heifer Show, Adams County Fairgrounds, West Union. For more information contact Heath Drummond at 937-901-5510 or Reggie Carrington at 937-779-6243 14-15 West Virginia Livestock Roundup, Jackson’s Mill, WV 18-20 Farm Science Review, Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London. For more information visit

Regional Manager Chuck Grove

1919 Goshen Rd. • Forest, VA 24551 434.525.4687 •

The American Angus Association Regional Manager is one of the most valuable resources for a beef producer with Angus or Angus-influenced genetics. Call Chuck Grove for help in locating Angus seedstock or to inquire about Association programs and services.

Kentucky • Ohio • Tennessee


Garwood Cattle Co. Online Club Calf Sale


Boyd Beef Cattle Annual Female Production Sale, 12 p.m., Mays Lick, KY,


Maplecrest Farms Production Sale, 6 p.m. Hillsboro,


The Revival Sale, Little Cedar Cattle Co., Beaverton, MI,


Moore Show Cattle Private Treaty Sale

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Buckeye’s Finest Sale, 1 p.m. at Rolling Hills Farms

29-30 Ohio Feeder Calf Roundup, Columbus

October 6-7

CMT County Line Cattle Blast, Canfield


Purple Passion Club Calf Sale, bids close at 5 p.m. Oct. 7


Corn Husker Classic, Upper Sandusky


Green Oak Farms Online Sale


Stone Gate Farms Annual Fall Sale, 1 p.m., Flemingburg, KY,



Ridgeview Farm Definite Difference XI Sale, Alto MI,


Game Day at Lazy H Sale, 5 p.m.,


Morrow Co. Cattlemen’s Club Calf Sale, Mount Gilead, 4 p.m.

to stay up to date with the latest: OCA events, youth events, legislative issues, educational opportunities, and industry information.


Adams Family Show Cattle Online Sale,


Johnny Regula Invitational, Richwood, 7:30 p.m.

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November 17

The Buckeye Best of Both Worlds Sale, Claylick Run Sale Facility, Newark

Visit for a complete list of events

OCA and OBC Offer Winter 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, 2012. For further information call 614-873-6736.

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.

Beef Improvement Intern

The Beef Improvement Intern’s responsibilities will include assisting with Ohio Beef Expo’s breed shows and sales. This position will provide support for the OCA Seedstock Improvement Sales through catalog preparation and advertising. The successful candidate will also work with the OSU Extension Beef Team to execute advanced winter educational programs. v

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 coordinating 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. Early Fall Issue 2012 x Ohio Cattleman x 49

Roundup Ohio Cattlemen’s Association


he OCA Rounup was held in the Wooster area August 17-18. The event kicked off with a dinner and social hosted by Certified Angus Beef, LLC® (CAB) at the new CAB Education and Culinary Center. CAB chefs were on hand providing cooking and cutting demonstrations. Saturday morning program speakers, sponsored by Farm Credit of Mid-America, offered industry insight. Attendees heard from Dr. Glen Dolezal, Cargill Meat Solutions; NCBA President J.D. Alexander; and Dr. Ron Kensinger, Chair OSU Department of Animal Sciences. An auction benefiting NCBA PAC raised more than $3,400. Lunch was at Cargill Feed Milling Plant with a tour of the plant following the meal. The event moved on to the OARDC Beef and Sheep Center where Dr. Francis Fluharty and Dr. Steve Loerch provided an update on beef feedlot research. Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension Educator in Wayne County discussed forage management. The first farm tour stop was Acker Farms, owned by the Dave Acker family along with son Chad. They own 150 commercial cows that are mated to Limousin bulls. The Roundup concluded with a tour of Paint Valley Farms in western Holmes County. The Lee Miller Family started their farm with the purchase of one registered Shorthorn heifer in 2006 and now have a herd of 60 cows. v J.D. Alexander, NCBA President updated the group on current issues including NCBA’s work on estate tax which he deemed their number one issue. He also reminded the attendees about the importance of belonging to OCA and NCBA as they are actively working on issues that directly affect beef producers.

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Friday night attendees tried their hand at meat judging and learned about new fabrication methods being used in the industry.

Program Speakers Sponsored By:

Dr. Glen Dolezal, Cargill Meat Solutions, gave insight to what the meat industry is facing. He says there is a lot of pressure on the beef industry with high feeder calf prices and high cost of feed.

Dr. Ron Kensinger, Chair OSU Department of Animal Sciences, says it is important for beef producers to tell their story. He noted that less than two percent of Americans have farm or ranch experience.

Allied Industry Council members provided information at the AIC Trade Show Saturday morning.

Attendees learned about OARDC beef feedlot research aimed at developing methods to increase the level of dried distillers grains and solubles in growing and finishing diets for beef cattle. They also focused on how to better utilize and manage pasture and hay resources within a beef cattle production system to improve the bottom line. A new cattle feeding building was recently constructed at Acker Farms with the first cattle fed there in early 2011.

Lee & Dawn Miller and their four children enjoy showing cattle at local, state and national shows.

Cargill’s Wooster feed plant is a state of the art facility manufacturing 50,000 annual tons of Nutrena bagged feeds for all species and custom bulk rations for commercial operations.

PVF maintains 30 spring calving and 30 fall calving cows and uses AI, Embryo Transfer and the services of herd sires to build the foundation cow herd that is focused on functional, maternal genetics.

Dave Acker led the Acker Farms tour.

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Karr Farms Red Angus Herd Reduction Brood Cow Sale Private Treaty Fall calving 25 first-calf heifers 60 cows All pasture exposed Calving Sept. 24, 2012 Registered If you’re looking for efficiency ... look under R for Red Angus

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Ohio CattleWomen Update

By Tonya Lohr, Ohio CattleWomen President

Take Time to Volunteer I hope everyone had a “fairtastic” time at the Ohio State Fair this year! It seems this is always a busy time of year, from attending county fairs, the state fair, and with schools starting. The Ohio State Fair has always been a favorite summer event for my family. There are a variety of opportunities throughout the fair where beef producers can exhibit their cattle and promote the beef industry to consumers. Some fair favorites include attending the junior beef and commercial cattle shows, supporting the Ohio Cattlewomen’s Country Store, and working in the steak barn. I always look forward to seeing fellow beef producers working together to promote the beef industry. Thank you to everyone who helped make the state fair another successful event! All of your efforts are appreciated. The Ohio Cattlewomen are always looking for volunteers at our events. It seems with every passing year our schedules only get busier, but please consider taking time to help support Ohio’s beef producers through OCA and OCW events. These associations protect, support and promote the industry that we share a passion for, beef. Let us step up and protect our livelihood as agriculturalists through continuously supporting these associations. Just around the corner is Farm Science Review. The OCW will be working the steak tent throughout the event and is seeking volunteers. If you are interested in helping please contact myself or Dona Tullis at We are still working hard on the transition from the Ohio Beef Queen to the Ohio Beef Ambassador Program (OBAP). Although change can be difficult to accept, we must realize the trends our national organization is following. The OCW is excited about the new ambassador program and looks forward to how this position will make a stronger impact to our customers and consumers to promote Ohio’s beef industry. The 2012 Ohio Beef Queen, Paige Guenther is looking forward to representing Ohio at this year’s National Beef Ambassador contest. For more information on the OBAP program visit our website at and our Facebook page, Ohio Beef Ambassador Program. Also, watch for information on our upcoming fall seminar, which will prepare candidates for the 2013 Ambassador position. If you have questions or would like to become more involved with the Ohio Cattlewomen’s Association please don’t hesitate to contact me through email or via phone 419-569-3614. I look forward to seeing you at beef industry events this fall! v

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County Cattle Call Champaign County Cattlemen Grill for Beef & Brew at Mad River Farm Market

The Mad River Farm Market, just miles east of downtown West Liberty, welcomes more than 200 visitors each year to taste a plethora of wines and beers available at retail in the store. This year they reunited a match made in heaven - Beef & Brew. Visitors paired up their favorite beverage with their favorite mouth-watering steak cuts, grilled to perfection and served by the Ohio Beef Council and the Champaign County Cattlemen. Area beef producers were on-hand providing a series of grilling demonstrations and sharing the most current tips on grilling and production selection. v

Fairfield County Serves “Cattleman’s Burger” to President Gee Fairfield County Cattlemen served 250 of their “cattleman’s burger” with all the trimmings to OSU President E. Gordon Gee and the 200 alumni and friends that participated in greeting him on his “tour stop” in Fairfield County.

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The burgers where from local cattlemen and harvested and processed at Bay Packing in Fairfield County. Bay Packing also harvests and sells the “Cattleman Burger” to the local hospital for use in their food services. v

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


FCS teachers. The conference featured 400 teachers that were very interested in the new checkoff funded program. BEEFonomics is an educational course offered to all high school family and consumer sciences classes throughout the state. The course connects and provides our future mealtime decision makers with the tools necessary to confidently include beef in a healthy diet. It encompasses all aspects of the beef industry (from pasture to plate), providing students with a better understanding of where the great taste of beef comes from, how it gets to their plate and how to properly feature the product at dinnertime.

Beef Night at the Ballpark

A highlight of this summer’s Striking Out Hunger with Lean Beef Promotion was Beef Night at the Ballpark with the Columbus Clippers held in early August. Thanks to checkoff funding, the first 1,500 visitors to the ballpark received free T-shirts with the Striking Out Hunger logo and two lucky attendees received beef grill baskets by answering beef trivia questions. In addition, Logan County cattleman Frank Phelps threw the first pitch. A special pre-game tailgate party was held for consumers who won tickets to the game as a result of their individual donations to the foodbank and participating in the Ohio Beef Council’s Facebook page. The party was hosted by the OCA Young Cattlemen’s Conference participants who initiated conversations with consumers about what happens on the farm and how beef reaches their dinner plates. Special thanks to Striking Out Hunger team members the Columbus Clippers, Kroger, the Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. For each strikeout recorded by the Clippers’ pitching staff this season, beef farmers are donating two pounds of lean beef to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. One pound of lean ground beef feeds a family of four and provides 10 essential vitamins and nutrients while accounting for only 150 calories. To date more than 7,000 lean beef meals have been donated as result of the

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GrillMaster Tour Comes to Ohio

This summer the beef checkoff partnered with Sam’s Club® and the Kansas City Barbeque Society to Promote the Second Annual American GrillMaster Experience – A Beef Grilling Demonstration and Educational Tour. The Ohio Beef Council was on-hand to provide beef recipes and grilling tips when the tour came to the Sam’s Club in Canton, Ohio. Laura Schmuki, Stark County Cattlemen’s Association Beef Queen staffed the exhibit and answered consumer questions about beef.


BEEFonomics Introduced to Teachers On August 8 Ohio Beef Council staff exhibited at the Ohio Association of Teachers of Family Consumer Sciences (FCS) and rolled out the BEEFonomics program to


Opening Eyes about Beef’s Benefits

Two new checkoff-developed fact sheets for health professionals uncover nutrition myths and highlight positive changes to beef’s fatty acid profile. Surprising Facts about Lean Beef clears up six common misperceptions about beef nutrition, and provides information about heart health along with a lean beef recipe. The Evolution of Lean Beef details how lean beef has changed over time in response to dietary guidance and consumer demand for protein options with lower fat and cholesterol. Both pieces link to checkoff funded research and are available for download at 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, 10600 U.S. Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040, 614-873-6736, beef@ Early Fall Issue 2012 x Ohio Cattleman x 55

On the Edge of Common Sense

By Baxter Black, DVM

Play Like I’m Not Here Patronize these Companies that Support your Association

ADM Alliance Nutrition Barbie Casey, Dan Meyer, Roger Schrader Ag Nation Products Bob and Marie Clapper Allflex USA, Inc. Dave McElhaney Boehringer-Ingelheim Greg Spear, Jake Osborn Cargill Animal Nutrition Tom Rohanna, Bradley Carter COBA/Select Sires Bernie Heisner, Kevin Hinds, Bruce Smith, Julie Ziegler CompManagement, Inc. Tony Sharrock DeKalb/Asgrow Jeffrey Goodbar, Janelle Brinksneader Farm Credit Services of Mid-America Bob Foster, Tara Durbin Franklin Equipment Troy Gabriel Heritage Cooperative Allan Robison, Eric Johnson, Derek Fauber, Cy Prettyman Highland Livestock Supply Curt Hively Hubbard Feeds Tom Linn Jeremy Baldwin, Darl Bishir, Perry Owen Immvac, Inc. Evan Tate, Ian Stewart Kalmbach Feeds Jeff Neal Kent Feeds Andy McVay, Kale Causemaker, Luke Snider, Phil Reppert Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC John Reed, Jim Jackson, David Newsom McArthur Lumber Bob Marlowe Mercer Landmark Dave Puthoff, Randy Seeger, Joe Siegrist M.H. Eby Inc. Steve Rittenhouse, Kirk Swensen Novartis Animal Health Katie Oney Ohio Soybean Council Jennifer Coleman PBS Animal Health Becky Vincent Pfizer Animal Health Leesa Beanblossom, Tom Esselburn, Tim Gold PNC Bank Thomas Stockdale, Lee Fitzsimmons, Rhonda Beam-Adams POET Biorefining-Marion Duane McCombs Provico Sam Braun Reed & Baur Insurance Agency LLC Paula Dillon, Jim Rogers Townsend’s Sales Dean Armstrong Umbarger Show Feeds Eric King Union Stock Yards Janet & Bill Butler United Producers Inc. Sam Roberts, Abra Dunn Weaver Leather Livestock Angela Shoemaker, Lisa Shearer For information about joining OCA’s Allied Industry Council, call the OCA Office. 56 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2012

Ranch hands and cowboys often get put in the position of playing host to all manner of guests, reporters, owners grandchildren and bank vice presidents. Dave works on a ranch in south Florida. In the right season Florida looks like the Garden of Eden. He had been asked to guide a notable photographer around. He was shooting pictures for a book of Florida ranches. I have had much experience with camera crews and photographers. Why they don’t get hurt more often is beyond me! They treat animals like furniture, crawling under them, trying to feed them, touching, pushing, pulling, petting, all to get a good shot. The photographer, named Simington, discussed with Dave what he was hoping to capture on film, “You guys just do what you normally do, play like I’m not here.” Well, no self-respecting cowboy with any vanity at all is gonna “Play like he’s not there!” He’s not gonna kick off in a long trot for two miles and leave the photog behind, no! He’s more likely to pause a little longer when he stops on a ridge to scan the horizon… striking a hero pose. None of the cowboy crew will be wearing their Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirt, or Dolphin’s baseball caps, either. Dave took all precautions to protect their guest. He picked the gentlest horse in the string. He adjusted the stirrups so Simington’s size 13 tennis shoes would fit. He cinched him tight, put a roping rein on the bridle, and gave basic steering instructions. Once mounted Simington was top heavy. He was a tall man, wore no cap and had two cameras hanging around his neck. The biggest one looked like a bazooka! The crew wended through the Bahia and Bermuda grass, around the palm tree hammocks, down country roads and into the palmetto obstacle course. Somewhere along the way ol’ Gray Dog, Simington’s horse, had enough of the off-balance, jaw-jerkin’, foot slappin’, click-clackin’, snip-snappin’, slow-stoppin’, jerk-jabbin’ contraption on his back. Dave said it was painful to watch. Gray Dog bucked through the palmetto like a pingpong ball in a pinball machine! Simington dropped the rein…he was tryin’ to grab the saddle horn, two cameras swingin’ around his neck, the saddle horn, a nylon camera bag big as a hound dog, the saddle horn, a fanny pack full of fruits and nuts, the saddle horn, his canteen full of papaya juice, and…the saddle horn. Like a loose cannon on the deck of the Titanic he rocked and rolled, heaved and hauled, swerved and swayed, gee’ed and hawed, then, in a perfect example of an ancient Grecian two-step catapult, Simington went straight up, feet still in the stirrups, seemed to pause standing on the pommel, then was ejected out into space. With all his accoutrements, in mid air he looked a satellite spreading its solar panels! “What did you do?” I asked Dave, with some modest concern. “Well,” said Dave, “Wasn’t much I could do. He crashed, rolled over and went to pickin’ up the pieces of his stuff so…I just played like he wasn’t there.” v

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Young Cattlemen’s Conference Shaping the Future of the Industry By Katie Hack, OCA Intern

Young Cattlemen’s Conference participants enjoyed the opportunity to learn about issues in the beef industry at the Ohio State House. From Left to Right, Back Row: Mitch Alt; Crawford County, Josh Bodimer; Gallia County, Kendra Bodimer; Gallia County, Chris Selby; Montgomery County, Middle Row: Cody Bayer; Crawford County, Trish Levering; Knox County, JB Levering; Knox County, Jeremy Barbour; Stark County, Bottom Row: Katie Frey; Williams County, and Katie Esselburn; Wayne County


“ ’ve got black cattle and you’ve got white, but we all have the same goal…to produce a safe, healthy, profitable product,” said John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator, during the State of The Union for the Beef Industry session at the Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC), August 9-11. Grimes updated those in attendance on issues concerning the drought’s affect on U.S. cattle prices, the expected drop in beef cow slaughter and the impact importation and exportation of beef will have on the U.S. economy. This informational session was just one of many opportunities that 10 young cattlemen from across Ohio had during the two days of YCC. A highlight of the conference, according to many of the participants, was Beef Night at 58 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2012

the Ballpark. Attendees enjoyed an evening at Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers minor league baseball team, along with Ohio Beef Council members, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Board and the families who won tickets from the Striking Out Hunger Facebook promotion. Cattlemen sported shirts which said, “Ask me about beef,” to encourage conversation between consumers and the individuals who produce their food. “I heart beef,” stickers were a huge hit with children and adults alike and could be seen throughout the ballpark. Attendees relished in a free meal of juicy all beef hot dogs, mouth watering hamburgers, and scrumptious barbecued beef while cheering on the Columbus Clippers to victory over the Indianapolis Indians.

Daren Williams, Director of Communications at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, gave YCC members insight into what checkoff dollars are invested in the national level as well as how to better communicate with consumers on a daily basis. During the opening session on Thursday night, Williams had the ladies’ full attention as he played the newest beef commercials featuring the voice of Matthew McConaughey, but the gentlemen were not left out as an inspiring tale of a rancher out west was also featured in one of the new checkoff promotions. Williams led the Friday morning session by teaching techniques on how to talk to individuals and groups who may not be familiar with the beef industry. Each participant was given the opportunity to an-

Above: YCC participant Cody Bayer, Crawford County, visits with Senator Bob Peterson during the Statehouse tour. Below: Participants toured the Woody Hays Athletic Complex.

swer questions commonly posed to producers, and their responses were recorded on video for review. Although quite intimidated, all of the cattlemen stepped up to the challenge and gave honest answers that could potentially instill the faith of consumers in farmers and ranchers. Many YCC members had never toured Ohio’s governmental hub, so the privilege of talking with Senator Bob Peterson, 17th District, was a special treat. Peterson openly discussed his ideas and answered questions from participants. Afterwards, attendees viewed the Senate chamber room, the House of Representatives chamber room as well as the dome featuring the pride of Ohio, the state’s crest. A welcome amendment to the agenda was a tour of the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex on Saturday morning. The tour included viewing many of Ohio State’s Heisman and National Championship trophies, walking on the turf of the practice field and sitting where the football players meet with Head Coach Urban Meyer. “I wasn’t sure what to expect coming in,” said Katie Esselburn, YCC attendee from Wayne County, “but I learned a lot in a short time, had a great time meeting other cattlemen and overall had a wonderful experience.” v

Participants practiced what they learned by talking with consumers at the Columbus Clippers game during Beef Night at the Ball Park on Friday evening.

A session at OSU offered a mini Beef 509 class including information on how meat is graded, causes of dark cutters and other issues that can effect beef quality and pricing.

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OCA Seeking Industry Leaders OCA Director Nominations due October 1

Nominations for the OCA board of directors are due by October 1, 2012. OCA districts 2, 5, 8, 11 and one at-large position are up for election this fall. Refer to the map outlining the districts. Ballots will be included in the 2013 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 2 – Luke Worcester, Huron County; district 5 – Frank Phelps, Logan County; district 8 – Sam Roberts, Clark County; district 11 – Michael Bihl, Adams County and atlarge Jim Rogers, Hocking County. The term is for three years and it will begin with the OCA reorganizational meeting scheduled for December 4, 2012. 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 60 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2012

County Cattle Call Logan County Cattlemen Attend Beef Night at the Ball Park

Members of the Logan County Cattlemen’s Association attended the Columbus Clippers game August 9 as part of Beef Night at the Ball Park. The group won tickets for donating to the Striking Out Hunger with Lean Beef promotion with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Their donation provided 400 lean-beef meals to those in need across Ohio. Frank Phelps threw the first pitch of the night. v

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Advertisers’ Index

Parting Shots

Adams Co. Cattlemen’s Steer & Heifer Show.....23

Pictures from recent OCA Activities

Adams Family Show Cattle................................ 60 American Angus Association............................ 48 Boyd Beef Cattle................................................ 44 Buckeye Best of Both Worlds Sale................... 21 Buckeye’s Finest Sale...........................................5 Buckeye Herefords............................................. 53

Left: Numerous volunteers helped promote beef at the Ohio State Fair by working the Steak Barn and Food Pavillion.

Clonch Limousin................................................. 53

Below: Winners of the Commercial Cattle Carcass Competition were presented awards August 9.

DHI Cooperative Inc........................................... 43

COBA/Select Sires................................................9

Dickinson Cattle Company...................................7 Farm Science Review......................................... 40 Freeze Farms...................................................... 53 Highland Livestock Supply.................................47 Hubbard Feeds Inc............................................. 13 Kalmbach Feeds................................................. 64 Karr Farms.......................................................... 52 Lazy H Farm...................................................38-39 Linde’s Livestock Photos....................................17 Maplecrest Farms.............................................. 63 Morrow Co. Cattlemen’s Club Calf Sale........... 45 NCBA................................................................... 40 Novak Town Line Farm....................................... 53 O’Connor Farms.................................................. 53 Ohio Beef Council............................................... 55

The stands were full in Voinovich during the Ohio State Fair, with spectators watching the steer show’s final drive.

PBS Animal Health............................................. 41 Reed & Baur....................................................... 20 Ridgeview Farm.................................................. 40 Saltwell Western Store...................................... 16 Slate Run Angus................................................. 53 Stone Gate Farms............................................... 49 The Revival 11th Annual Sale........................... 29 Tara Verde Farms................................................ 53

Roundup participants learned how technology is used to efficiently pack and stack bags of feed at Cargill’s Wooster feed plant.

Union Stock Yards.............................................. 33 United Producers Inc...................................24, 42 Valentine Farms................................................. 53 Zilmax....................................................................2

Upcoming Advertising Deadlines: Sept. 7 - Late Fall Issue YCC participants hear from Daren Williams, NCBA Director of Communications on how to effectively communicate their story to consumers. 62 x Ohio Cattleman x Early Fall Issue 2012

Call Stephanie Sindel at the OCA Office to place an ad. 614-873-6736

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Maplecrest Blackcap 6P564 Lot 1 (15630443) The female is a definite game changer! Ranks in the top 1% of current dams for WW, YW, $F and $B and top 2% for CW, Marb and $QG. She sells with a GAR Fusion calf at side.

A +83.43 $B female! Her first calf posted ratios of BW: 97; WW: 116; YW: 102. 8261’s genomics place her in the top 1% of current dams for WW, Milk, RE, $F and $B and the top 2% for YW, $F and $G. She sells with a Sitz Upward 307R calf at side.

Maplecrest Rita 2026 Lot 7 (17249856) One of the first Confidence daughters to sell, 2026 is exactly the type of female we always hoped to produce. Flawless phenotype and the genetics to back it up, she ranks in the top 2% for Milk, top 10% for RE and $B. Her +.8 BW EPD adds value to her in any environment.

Maplecrest Rita 7088 Lot 50 (16003406) It’s always comforting to find a tremendous female in a sale AND see several of her daughters also selling. 7088 achieved much success in the showring. Today, she’s achieving even more as a donor. She sells safe in calf to GAR Game On.

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Selling Over 100 Head of Angus & Sim-Angus Females 8 Donor quality females 5 Heifer calves 20 Fall yearling heifers 26 Bred heifers 17 Bred cows 16 Fall calving cows 15 Commercial Angus cows bred Simmental

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