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Early Fall 2020
Official Publication of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association
BEST Show Schedule
14-15 Seedstock, Meat Sales, Bulls a Three-Pronged Approach at Optum Angus 16-19
Ohio Youth Livestock Expo Beef Show Results
Ohio Fall Feeder Cattle Sales
Beef Families Care Fund Aids in Pandemic Relief Efforts
Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Applications Available
News & Notes
Allied Industry Council
OCA News & Views
22 Your Checkoff Dollars at Work
Calendar of Events
12 On the Edge of Common Sense 13
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As disappointing as this decision is, we must place it in the broader context of the pandemic and file it away with everything else the we didn’t expect and don’t like about 2020. While state officials continue to focus on those decisions that affect the health and safety of all Ohioans, OCA has stayed focused on supporting Ohio’s cattle families and those business interests important to the industry.
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THINGS WE CAN COUNT ON Do you recognize the significance of the year 1897? For Buckeye football fans, it was the first year that Ohio State played That Team Up North (TTUN). Over the course of 116 meetings and a storied history, The Game, as it’s now known, has come to define the ultimate in sports rivalries. The recent announcement by the Big Ten Conference that fall sports would be postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, makes 2020 the first year since 1918 that The Game won’t be played.
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Member input provided the direction for OCA to be engaged in efforts to influence long term structural changes to the cattle markets that provide all segments of the industry an opportunity to be profitable. In preparation for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Summer Business Meeting in July, OCA joined 20 state cattlemen’s associations to support a change in NCBA’s fed cattle price discovery policy to achieve more negotiated trade and better price discovery. OCA voted for amendments that specifically called for changes to increase frequent and transparent negotiated trade to regionally sufficient levels and supported a legislative or regulatory solution.
OCA supported actions to achieve robust price discovery over continued delay tactics, providing those actions did not disrupt value-based marketing systems. Value-based systems allow producers to earn more by investing in the best genetics and other production practices and they must be preserved if we want to continue to increase beef demand. There is certainly more work to do to make meaningful changes to the cattle markets, but there is significant momentum underway to make it happen and OCA will continue to be engaged in the ongoing effort.
More recently, OCA and other Ag groups, worked with the DeWine administration and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to ensure our members have the tools they need to continuing producing safe and wholesome beef. Deficiencies created by COVID-19 in the department’s Division of Animal Health (including the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory) and the Division of Meat Inspection were highlighted as areas of concern. Another concern addressed was the Ohio Expo Center and the Ohio State Fair and the funding needed to meet current shortfalls, provide for basic staffing, and to maintain the current facilities Providing for the next generation is also important to OCA members. The Cattlemen’s Gala fundraiser has successfully benefited the next generation of beef industry leaders through its scholarship program. Although an in-person event will not be possible this year, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation board of directors has created a unique opportunity to continue the Gala’s mission. The Foundation’s campaign includes both mail and online donations and an accompanying social media plan that highlights past scholarship recipients. It also provides some unique cattle graphics that you can utilize to show your pride as a cattle producer. Please join us in this effort to be Proud Supporters of the Next Generation of Cattle Producers. Even though there won’t be a football game this year against TTUN, amid all the uncertainly that 2020 has brought, there are some things we can continue to count on. Those include what you do day in and day out to help put beef on the plates of consumers. Cattle producers are weaning calves, calving fall cows, filling feedlots and holding seedstock production sales across the state. Thankfully some things never change.
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President • Aaron Arnett Vice President • Kyle Walls Treasurer • Linde Sutherly Past President • Sasha Rittenhouse
OCA News & Views By Aaron Arnett, OCA President
Tom Karr Director At-Large Pomeroy • Term expires 2021 Bill Tom Director At-Large Washington C.H. • Term expires 2020 J.L. Draganic Director At-Large Wakeman • Term expires 2022 Open District 1 • Term expires 2020 Kelvin Egner District 2 Shelby • Term expires 2021 John Ferguson District 3 Chardon • Term expires 2022 Troy Jones District 4 Harrod • Term expires 2020 Frank Phelps District 5 Belle Center • Term expires 2021 Pam Haley District 6 West Salem • Term expires 2022 Brad Thornburg District 7 Barnesville • Term expires 2020 Linde Sutherly District 8 New Carlisle • Term expires 2021 Jim Jepsen District 9 Amanda • Term expires 2022 Sarah Ison District 10 Moscow • Term expires 2020 Lindsey Hall District 11 Hillsboro • Term expires 2021 Luke Vollborn • District 12 Bidwell • Term expires 2022
Elections are held each year in November. If interested in serving on the OCA Board, please call the OCA office.
Elizabeth Harsh Executive Director Ron Windnagel Director of Accounting & Operations Hanna Fosbrink Manager of Communications & Managing Editor Ashley Dentinger Manager of Consumer Programs & Digital Marketing Alex Ryan Manager of Member Services Tracie Stanley Administrative Assistant Karigan Blue BEST Program Coordinator 6 | Ohio Cattleman | Early Fall Issue 2020
As I write this early fall column, I can’t help but think of a time when we can meet again in person, celebrate our enthusiasm for the beef industry and where masks can be replaced with smiles of fellowship and the tranquility of common ground. Nonetheless, I hope each of you enjoyed a bountiful summer thus far with plenty of hay put up and are looking forward to heavy calf weaning weights this fall. Cancellation of several industry events like the Ohio State Fair this summer brought more time than usual for OCA to plan how we want the Association to look going forward and how we can serve members to a higher degree. Along with the Director of Member Services and the Executive Director, the OCA officer team developed a strategic plan this summer that will serve as a roadmap for program development and focus for the next several years. The OCA board of directors approved this plan at its August 13th meeting. I want to thank each of you who completed the member survey earlier this summer. The results and feedback from your responses were examined and considered thoroughly by our team as we developed the new strategic plan. I want to share a couple of the most common themes from the survey and how we used this information to develop the strategic plan. One consistent theme was to increase producer outreach by OCA across the state. Outreach can take on a variety of forms and interpretations, but our team plans to prioritize farm visits and producer dialogue as a vehicle to improve member outreach. As decision-makers on the grassroots issues affecting Ohio’s beef industry, it is imperative that we see, hear and understand the challenges you face on a regular basis so we can make informed choices about policy and programming. As soon as more face-to-face interaction is deemed safe, look for OCA staff, officers and board members to be making farm visits and producer tours in your area. In the meantime, quarterly update conference calls and Zoom meetings will commence this fall for all county cattlemen’s association leaders. While dialogue with all members in their regions is important to us, Southeast Ohio cow/calf operations and Western Ohio feedlots have been designated high priority, as well as greater interface with Ohio’s dairy industry as the discussion around beef production from dairy farms has grown significantly in the past couple of years. Please let us know if you have input on how we can make these interactions effective for everyone involved. Another area of focus from survey respondents showed a high measure of interest for continued educational programing with a focus on a diversity of topics that represent the business interests of cattle producers in the state. Some of the consistent feedback we received was for continued hands-on training in cattle reproduction, nutrition, marketing, as well as beef carcass grading and pricing. With these responses in mind, the OCA board approved a strategic plan that will include increased emphasis on the Cattleman’s Academy educational series that was initiated in 2019 with several calving clinics around the state. This fall’s topics, instructors and meeting dates will be announced soon. The Cattleman’s Academy will continue to be offered free of charge to OCA members. Other producers are welcome to attend for $75 with priority given to OCA members if space becomes limited. Related to outreach and education, we are also pleased that The Ohio State University Extension has hired Mr. Garth Ruff as State Beef Cattle Extension Specialist. Garth is a very approachable young leader who is eager to help others and shares our passion for the beef industry. He will be working closely with OCA to bring strong educational programing to Ohio’s beef producers through programs like Cattleman’s Academy. I am pleased to share that Governor DeWine has appointed our Executive Director, Elizabeth Harsh to The Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees. This nine-year term will provide agriculture a strong voice in setting priorities for funding, academic programs and areas of emphasis at Ohio State. This is an especially important win for Ohio’s beef industry, and we should be elated at the governor’s decision. Congratulations Elizabeth! I want to close by stating that membership in OCA has never been more important and we hope you will consider renewing your membership this upcoming year. In a world that is changing rapidly and faced with unforeseen circumstances and issues, it is critical to advance policy in the direction that represents the best interests of Ohio’s beef producers. Your OCA membership helps accomplish these goals. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with your questions and feedback. We want to hear from you!
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OCA News OCA WELCOMES KARIGAN BLUE Karigan Blue of Hamler, Ohio was recently hired as the BEST Program Coordinator for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA). She is a 2017 graduate of The Ohio State University ATI Wooster with Associate of Science degrees in Agribusiness and Agricultural Communications. Raised on a livestock and row crop farm in Henry County, Blue participated in 4-H and FFA. She has volunteered with several organizations, including serving as a committee member for the OCA BEST program for the past six years. She
OCA SEEKING INDUSTRY LEADERS
DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS DUE OCTOBER 1 Nominations for the OCA board of directors are due by October 1, 2020. OCA districts one, 4, 7, 10 and one at-large position are up for election this fall. Refer to the map outlining the districts. Ballots will be included in the OCA membership renewal mailing planned for 2020. 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 4, Troy Jones; district 7, Brad Thornburg; and district 10, Sarah Ison. District 1 is currently open and
serving in the open at-large position is Bill Tom, Washington C.H. The term is for three years, and directors can serve a maximum of three terms. OCA is only as strong as its members and its leadership. The association needs individuals who are interested in becoming active and involved directors. There are approximately five OCA board meetings annually, dates of which are set at the beginning of each year. Per the OCA bylaws, “Each OCA member shall have the right to nominate one candidate for director from the member’s district.” County associations
REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE Join us for the eighth annual Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Replacement Female Sale on Friday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Muskingum Livestock Facility in Zanesville. This is an event for buyers and sellers of beef breeding cattle that provides an opportunity to meet the need for quality replacements in the state. Young, high quality cattle backed by solid genetics are in demand with potential buyers. Yearling heifers bred artificially to proven calving ease sires are very marketable. A shorter breeding season that results in a tighter calving window has also proven to be popular with potential buyers.
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Consignments may include cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers. Females must be under the age of five as of January 1, 2021 and may be of registered or commercial background. Bred females must be bred to a bull with known EPD’s and calves at side of cows must be sired by a bull with known EPD’s. Pregnancy status must be verified by an accredited veterinarian through traditional palpation, ultrasound or by blood testing through a professional laboratory. Analysis must be performed within 60 days of sale. Consignments will also be fulfilling specific health requirements. Be sure to evaluate the body condition
is also the office manager and dispatcher for her family’s trucking company, Robert Blue Trucking, Inc. Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) is a youth development program of the OCA that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors through a series of sanctioned cattle shows. The program promotes leadership and community service and educates participants on issues important to the cattle industry. Blue’s responsibilities include program administration, marketing and show management. 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, visit www. ohiocattle.org. of potential sale animals and make nutritional adjustments to the animal’s diet in anticipation of a late November sale date. A Body Condition Score in the 5-6 range on a 9-point scale at sale time is a good goal to strive to achieve. Consignments for the sale are due to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association by October 1, 2020. You can find the consignment form on our website or contact the office at 614-873-6736 for more information. If you have questions about the sale, contact John Grimes, sale manager, 937763-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCA & OBC WELCOME FALL INTERN Ethan Keller is serving as a fall intern for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and the Ohio Beef Council. Ethan is a senior at The Ohio State University, where he studies agricultural communication with a minor in agricultural business. Before transferring to Ohio State, Ethan completed his associates degree in agricultural business. Originally from Sharon Springs, New York, Ethan has quickly become a Buckeye as he is involved with many student organizations at Ohio State such as FarmHouse Fraternity and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ambassador Team.
Growing up, Ethan got his start in agriculture as a member of the National FFA Organization. He considers himself lucky to have gotten the chance to serve in many different capacities within the FFA, most notably as a State Officer and National Conference Facilitator. He credits experiences like these for helping him identify his passion for advocacy and educating others about agriculture – both of which he is looking forward to utilizing during his time with OCA and OBC. Ethan is excited about the opportunity to interact with Ohio’s cattle producers and hear their stories as he works to create experiences for members that will leave a lasting impact for years to come.
SPRING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and the Ohio Beef Council will be welcoming five interns for the Spring 2021 semester, beginning in January and continuing through the latter part of April depending on the position. Each internship will require approximately 20 hours per week and is flexible based upon academic course schedules. Each successful candidate will receive a scholarship based on availability during the duration of the internship. 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 or by email to email@example.com prior to October 1, 2020. For more information call 614-873-6736 or visit ohiocattle.org.
Industry Relations Intern
Want to learn more about major beef industry events? The primary responsibilities of this internship include coordinating and executing the Ohio Beef Expo trade show. In addition, this intern will enhance their communication skills through the promotion and advertisement
of the Ohio Beef Expo. The candidate will help facilitate other various association activities and industry events.
Public Relations Intern
The public relations internship is ideal for the student who wants to refine their communication skills. This intern will be responsible for the Annual Meeting & Banquet and Ohio Beef Expo press releases both prior to and after the events. The candidate will also assist with the production of the Ohio Cattleman magazine. The candidate will also help facilitate various association activities and industry events while providing opportunities to learn more about event photography and social media.
Member Services Intern
Members are the heart of the OCA. The Member Services intern’s responsibilities will focus on coordinating OCA’s membership campaigns. This intern will provide support to Ohio Young Cattlemen’s programs and membership updates and newsletters. Additionally, this intern will work with industry leaders while helping coordinate the Cattlemen at the Capital event at the Ohio
Statehouse and the Membership Booth in the Ohio Beef Expo trade show.
Youth Activities Intern
Help foster the next generation of industry leaders in this position focusing on coordinating the Ohio Beef Expo Junior Show including fundraising and show management. This position will work closely with the Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) Program and its Stockmanship Division. The candidate will also assist with other various association activities and industry events.
Beef Improvement Intern
Herd improvement is crucial to the Ohio beef industry. The Beef Improvement intern’s responsibilities include the organization of Ohio Beef Expo’s breed shows and sales and the Genetic Pathway. The intern will help coordinate and execute producer education programs such as Beef 509/510 and Beef Quality Assurance. The candidate will also assist with other various association activities and industry events.
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The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) rule has changed. All BEST participants must have a current BQA certification when they sign-up for the program and/or complete a BQA certification to be in the BEST points standings following their first show. BQA certification is available through in-person trainings at BEST shows, bqa.org or yqca.org. These trainings are good for up to three years from the date of completion. BEST participants that attended an in-person or YQCA BQA training last year are certified for three years from the date they attended training. A BQA in-person training will be held at the AGR Holiday Classic to fulfill this requirement for participants who are not already BQA certified.
This season marks the 22nd year of the OCA BEST program and each year the BEST Committee works to raise the program to greater heights - with a focus on family, education and leadership. Last year BEST introduced the Stockmanship Division that provided an opportunity for BEST participants to showcase their abilities and talent outside of the show ring. This unique division, that does not involve showing an animal, but rather showcasing the individualâ€™s knowledge of cattle and the industry will continue for the coming season
EID tags are required for ALL cattle participating in an OCA BEST sanctioned show. Tags are available for purchase at $20 per tag at each show. Exhibitors are encouraged to have EID tags in their calves prior to arriving at the show.
A one-time $75 OCA family membership will be added to the first show entry fee for all show exhibitors when they enter a BEST sanctioned show through the online entry system
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Schedule & Updates
To create or update your online user and cattle profiles and to make show entries prior to each show, visit best.ohiocattle.org.
The Best of the Buckeye registered steer and heifer program has been renamed the Buckeye Breeders Series (BBS). This series will feature cattle bred in Ohio and will run during the BEST show season. Beginning with the Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown and continuing at every BEST show throughout the season, cattle entered in the additional BBS program will have their own separate set of points that will run parallel to the BEST program, much like the Novice and Bred & Owned Divisions whose points are a subset of their regular class points. The program will end at the Ohio Beef Expo and will recognize both breeders and exhibitors of the top placing BBS cattle at the OCA BEST Awards Banquet in May. The BBS program will not be a part of the Ohio State Fair. Exhibitors will make a one-time entry of cattle eligible for the Buckeye Breeders Series through the BEST programâ€™s online nomination and show entry website and can be made when making BEST nominations. Only registered cattle that were bred by an Ohio breeder are eligible. Crossbreds are not eligible to participate in the BBS. Entries for the BBS may be made for eligible cattle at any point throughout the season and BBS points will accrue with their first show.
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On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM
DAVID AND GOLIATH OF TELEVISION “The farmer has always been a peasant.” – Richard Blinco, Idaho
When the market crashed in 1975, Richard had a ranch, feedlot, dairy, potatoes, alfalfa and a packing house. Here we sit 45 years later and not much has changed. Today less than 1.3% of the American population, (and 7% in Canada), is involved in production agriculture. We, who are left with the responsibility of feeding the ever-growing population that now stands at 331 million people. We do it. It is lots of work. We have an enormous amount of scientific, technical, medical, and mechanical research and dedication looking over our shoulder as we break the ground, plant the wheat, brand the calf or drive the truck. Imagine a ‘Nóngmín’ bent over in a rice field a thousand years before Christ came, not much different than a farmer bent over a furrow, feeling the soil today. What is our motive…inspiration? Do we say, “We’re feeding the world”? “I’ll get famous!” “The big money”? No. It is as simple as “It’s what I do.” There are people who have a deep heart, have a conscience, are dedicated to those we work for, are close to God, maybe have guilt, or just kindness and care. They don’t think ‘money first’. Occasionally, the consumer has a chance to make farmers’ lives easier, nicer, more satisfying. Let me suggest…their own television channels. Television waves are controlled by a handful of global companies. They have brought wonderful communication worldwide with hundreds of channels. 99.9% are dedicated to the majority polled, which are suburban folks. The ag rural television, which is not ‘about us’ but ‘for us’, are limited to pillars like US FARM REPORT and Orion Samuelson and some local weeklies that are an hour long. RFDTV Channel is the only exception; RFDTV contents are exclusively rural and agriculture, 24 hours a day. They are leading the effort to have Congress vote on HR 2682 that would ensure at least one percent, 0.1…1%, is devoted exclusively to the ag rural market. Like ag publications and ag radio, ag television is part of what holds all of our ag community together. To those of us in ag media, it’s not just a job. I think it has something to do with our souls. If you want to help, contact your Representative or Senator about passing HR 2682. HR 2682: Agricultural News and Rural Content Act of 2020 This bill requires certain video programming distributors, such as cable providers, to use at least 1% of their channel capacity to transmit channels of programming that serve the needs and interests of rural areas.
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Chris Penrose, OSU Extension, Morgan County
WHEN THE ART AND SCIENCE OF GRAZING MAY NOT MATCH I remember the first forage presentation I did in Perry County back in 1989 and I have spent my life professionally and personally working with forages. When we started teaching grazing schools in the early 90’s, one of the foundational topics taught was the basics of Management Intensive Grazing and those principles include no seed heads, rest periods, and short duration grazing. That is the science, how about the art? I remember Lorin Sanford, our OSU Extension Beef Specialist saying to me almost 40 years ago that “It is the eye of the master that fattens the cow.” That is the art. In our environment with so many things that go on, sometimes the art is more important than the science and sometimes the science even supports the art. For example, we talk about rotating from one paddock to the next, but not all are created equal. I have several that are drought prone which I may skip in dry weather and I have one paddock that is a piece of bottom ground that is extremely productive that I often graze twice as much. That is the soil science supporting the art of grazing. That same paddock is also subject to flooding and twice in my life I have seen that bottom completely covered with deep rushing water. When rain is forecasted and the cows are due to go in, I skip that field. Then three years ago when I had three cows go down and about died, we finally figured out it was buckeye poisoning, so when the nuts start falling off the trees in September, I skip the paddock with the most buckeye trees for a month. I even just stockpile it now and graze it after the other paddocks are done for the season. How about non forage factors that can influence our grazing? During deer gun season, the cattle used to get nervous. I have one paddock that is surrounded completely by other paddocks on the farm. That is where I put them in case something happens and if they break through the fence, they only end up in another paddock. When I go on vacation, I may “cheat” a day or two in either direction keeping cattle in some paddocks to have them in the
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Seedstock, meat sales, bulls a three-pronged approach at Optum Angus Story by Amy Beth Graves Wes Mitchell was ready to make a change. He’d always been intrigued by the genetic side of the cattle business and switching from running a commercial cattle operation to a seedstock one seemed to make sense. Over the years as a commercial operator, he and his business partner Tim Sandker had concentrated on finding ways to improve the quality of their end product. “We started in commercial but the more we got into the meat thing and Angus genetics and bull breedings, the more Angus cattle we started buying,” Wes said. “We’re now full-time breeding stock and it’s working out well.” The switch came in 2014 when they sold off their commercial cattle to focus on purebred Angus. Wes started traveling around the country in search of females from breed leading Angus cow families to raise and breed with top sires on his farm in southwest Ohio. The goal was to produce Angus cattle with top-notch genetics and excellent phenotypical characteristics. The name was changed from WT Cattle to Optum Angus. “I’ve worked really hard to get where I’m at today,” Wes said. “I’ve always been fascinated by the genetics part, and we’re striving to be a top14 | Ohio Cattleman | Early Fall Issue 2020
shelf outfit with genetics. Making it better is what interests me. It’s what drives me every day -- to make this program an elite program.” Today, Optum Angus has about 300 momma cows that roam the farm in southwestern Ohio and at its three cooperator herds in Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee. It’s a true family operation. Wes and his wife, Claudia, own the farm in Seaman, where sections of it date back to Claudia’s grandfather. Their daughter, Emily Bell, runs their cooperator herd in Maysville, Ky. Their son Andrew runs the 3,000-acre grain side of the operation and his wife, Courtney, is the company’s office manager. They also have six full-time employees, including Dan DeMeyer, who started in fall 2019 as operations manager. “Dan is very modest but he has tremendous cow knowledge. I met him through a mutual friend when I said we were trying to find the right person and somebody highly qualified. I knew an hour in that he was the guy I wanted. I just didn’t tell him that,” Wes laughed. Less than a year into his job at Optum Angus, Dan is comfortable in his position, working side-by-side
with Wes as they concentrate on developing not only an elite herd but a farm-branded Angus beef program, Optum Angus Meats. “We’re a few months into our meat program and have been selling packaged meat from a portable trailer. We’ve done really well so far and have the capability to go into restaurants but the problem is we can’t (get into meat processing plants) because they’re booked up and we’ve had to pull back some,” Wes said. “COVID has changed our plans some.” Trying to grow their operation during a pandemic has been challenging, especially since the value of cattle and calves has been impacted due to the challenging times. “The scare is enough that it’s keeping people from spending money on better genetics. They’re not spending the money on high-end cattle. It’s hard on the cattlemen right now,” said Wes, who is a member of the Ohio Cattlemen’s, national Cattlemen’s, Ohio Angus and American Angus. But Wes feels his business is diverse enough to handle the ups and downs in an unprecedented year. “It’s a bump in the road and I don’t foresee making many changes to our
“Making it better is what interests me. It’s what drives me every day -- to make this program an elite program.” plan. We knew when we got into this that it was a long-term investment and with the meat part of our business being the newest thing, we’re looking at different ways to market the meat to get around those barriers. With the rest, we’re just going to hold the course,” he said. Currently, Optum Angus is in the process of building a facility where it can eventually hold its own production sale once or twice a year. Plans include adding a meat store and consolidating numerous barn offices scattered over a 25-mile radius. Having its own production sale will allow Wes to eventually incorporate quality bulls into the female sale. He said that while the marketability of the females and meat is strong, selling bulls can be challenging, especially in Ohio and other nearby states. “In order to be sustainable, you need to be able to market those bulls. It’s tough in Ohio. We would rather sell more here than out west but you have to go where the market is,” he said. “We want to sell about 150 bulls
a year and probably have less than 50 right now. We’re a couple of years away from where we want to be in terms of quality. We’re very particular -- we want to be able to sell top-end bulls.” Having been involved in the commercial side for so many years, Wes knows there’s value in having good bulls as part of an operation. “Our goal is to become a lead source of Angus seedstock in the country and also produce the best males for our commercial growers because ultimately you’re focusing on carcass quality and you want to be able to satisfy the customer at all levels,” he said. Having a reputation for producing quality commercial bulls is a win-win overall for Optum Angus, Dan said. “It validates your whole program because if your meat program is good, you can say ‘look at the ones that weren’t as good.’ It validates your genetics and you can back up what you’re doing,” Dan said. To get where it wants to be as a
top-notch seedstock producer, Optum Angus has been focusing on the quality of its donor herd and using different types of technology to improve its genetics, including ultrasound, embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization. Wes and Dan work hard at keeping track of all their data and making adjustments as needed. “We are fans of technology. If you don’t keep track of what you’re doing, you don’t know where you’re at,” Dan said. “Anything we can do to speed up a generation turnover. Because your generation interval is so long on cattle, you need to be on the cutting edge. You can’t sit still. You’ve got to push as hard as you can.” In the future, Wes would like to start offering internships, saying Dan would do a great job teaching the next generation since he’s been in the business ever since high school when he started clipping and working sales. “Finding qualified labor is a challenge because there’s not a lot of young talent coming into the marketplace,” Wes said. “We need to educate people that there’s a huge variance in the quality of meat.” As a long-time conservationist, Wes has put in waterways, feed pads and access roads to take care of and help sustain the land. His ultimate goal is to make the farm sustainable enough for the next generation. He’s got four grandchildren, ages 3 to 9, and he jokes that he could really use a veterinarian on the farm. “I love what I do. It’s the satisfaction of raising the grain and the cattle and getting to that end product,” Wes said. “Our guys are really sold on this program and I can tell that whenever I go into the barn in the morning and there’s a calf that hit the ground. They’re all excited and asking Dan what he thinks -- is it a good one or not? Our goal is to make that calf and the one after that and the one after that better. We’ve already come so far.”
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THE OHIO YOUTH LIVESTOCK EXPO BEEF SHOW RESULTS SHOWMANSHIP
Supreme Champion Hudson Drake
Champion - Allison Underwood Reserve - Alyssa Carter 3rd - Mekenzie Jolliff 4th - Carson Shafer 5th - Kayla Marker 6th - Matthew Kovermna 7th - Tyler Warner 8th - Madison Jolliff 9th - Victoria Waits 10th - Cole Wharton
Champion - Mason Love Reserve - Lane Underwood 3rd - Calvin Trigg 4th - Luke Winner 5th - Reed Schumacher 6th - Alex Meyer 7th - Grant Helsinger 8th - Rachel Oâ€™Reilly 9th - Sadie Holman 10th - Kinzee Shafer
Champion - Wyatt Binckley Reserve - Gavin Schlichter 3rd - Hayden Smith 4th - Taylor Poff 5th - Darby Ayars 6th - Knox Cupp 7th - Addison Shaffer 8th - Stetson Wednling 9th - Blake Herdman 10th - Tatumn Poff
Champion - Lance Brinksneader Reserve - Delaney Dudte 3rd - Luke Fulton 4th - Kendall Davies 5th - Aiden Shaeffer 6th - Roger Winner 7th - Kylie Holman 8th - Tyler Neill 9th - Morgan Neill 10th - Hagan Witt
Champion - Kolton Greenhorn Reserve - Gavin Richards 3rd - Carson Barton 4th - Knox Cupp 5th - Tanner Butcher 6th - Ridge Wendling 7th - Logan Brinksneader 8th - Grifin Gahler 9th - Layton Immel 10th - Lilly Gahler
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18 -Year-Old Division
Champion - Colleen Minges Reserve - Allison Davis 3rd - Samantha Wallace 4th - Caden Hess 5th - Taylor Ayars 6th - Savannah Holzen 7th - Tyler Novak 8th - Ian Gehert 9th - Blake Smith 10th - Logan Maassel Champion - Shayla Sancic Reserve - Mackenzie Neal 3rd - Syler Ward 4th - Dawson Osborn 5th - Mckalynne Helmke 6th - Luke Brinksneader 7th - Grace England 8th - Rebekah Pertuset 9th - Audrey Wurts 10th - Bailey Dusseau Champion - Hudson Drake Reserve - Sydney Sanders 3rd - Delaney Jones 4th - Jack McDaniel 5th - Samantha VanVorhis 6th - Raymond Beneker 7th - Karly Goetz 8th - Jacob Wiechart 9th - Ryane Bond 10th - Rylan Luyster Champion - Carly Sanders Reserve - Delaney Chester 3rd - Wyatt Osborn 4th - Margaret Davis 5th - Emma Yochum 6th - Jackson Shane 7th - Taylor Barton 8th - Lincoln Winner 9th - Kaydence Connolly 10th - Tucker Shepard Champion - Logan Davis Reserve - Hailey Cornett 3rd - Masen Jolliff 4th - Kendall Bishop 5th - Owen Bailey 6th - Brady Evans 7th - Katelyn England 8th - Levi Yelton 9th - David Oâ€™Reilly 10th - Jackson Brandt Champion - Brayden Cummings Reserve - Taylor Wadsworth 3rd - Austin Sutherly 4th - Braydon Burkhard 5th - Tavin Warner 6th - Jayona Kibler 7th - Blaine Evans
JULY 31 - AUGUST 2, 2020 DARKE CO. FAIRGROUNDS
Grand Champion Overall Heifer Logan Davis
Reserve Grand Overall Heifer Samantha VanVorhis
3rd Overall Heifer Carly Sanders
4th Overall Heifer Taylor Ayars
5th Overall Heifer Reed Hanes
Champion Angus Heifer Logan Davis
Champion Charolais Heifer Rees Toler
Champion % Charolais Heifer Mackenzie Neal
Champion Chianina Heifer Mackenzie Grimm
Champion MaineTainer Heifer Allison Davis
Champion Hereford Heifer Knox Cupp
Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer Masen Jolliff
Champion Shorthorn Heifer Ridge Wendling
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THE OHIO YOUTH LIVESTOCK EXPO BEEF SHOW RESULTS BREEDING SHOW CONTINUED
Champion Simmental Heifer Carly Sanders
Champion % Simmental Heifer Reed Hanes
Champion Mini Hereford Heifer Emma Pitstick
Champion High % AOB Heifer Mekenzie Jolliff
Champion Low % AOB Heifer Sydney Sanders
Champion Crossbred Heifer Morgan Neill
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Champion Overall Market Animal Haleigh Stephens, Ashland Co.
3rd Overall Market Animal Calvin Trigg
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Reserve Overall Market Animal Savannah Holzen, Miami Co.
4th Overall Market Animal Shayla Sancic, Stark Co.
5th Overall Market Animal Caroline Blay, Portage Co.
JULY 31 - AUGUST 2 2020 DARKE CO. FAIRGROUNDS
Champion Angus Steer Grace England, Portage Co.
Champion Charolais Steer Madison Riley, Fayette Co.
Champion Chianina Steer Shayla Sancic, Stark Co.
Champion Maine-Anjou Steer Caroline Blay, Portage Co.
Champion Mini Hereford Steer David Oâ€™Reilly, Geauga Co.
Champion Shorthorn Steer Gavin Richards, Wood Co.
Champion ShorthornPlus Steer Gavin Schlichter, Butler Co.
Champion Simmental Steer Billy Kegley, Stark Co.
Champion Market Heifer Elizabeth Gibson
Champion Crossbred Steer Haleigh Stephens, Ashland Co.
Reserve Champion Crossbred Savannah Holzen, Miami Co.
3rd Overall Crossbred Calvin Trigg
4th Overall Crossbred Livia Leonhart, Crawford Co.
5th Overall Crossbred Delaney Jones
Champion Hereford Steer Kalin Schrader, Putnam Co.
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H DONORS H ELITE HEIFER CALVES H SPRING PAIRS H H FALL PAIRS H EMBRYOS PACKAGES H
Boyd Isabel 0008 – Lot 1
Boyd Eisa Erica 9116 - Lot 2
Dear Valley Growth Fund x KG Solutions 0018 A female who will move any program forward in terms of superior EPDs blended with exceptional style.
SydGen Enhance x GAR Prophet
One of the most intriguing young donor prospects ever produced at Boyd Beef Cattle is this exceptional individual who ranks at the top of the breed for $B and $C and is produced from a dam who is a full sister to Baldridge Beast Mode and a maternal sister to Baldridge Isabel C235.
Boyd Abigale 9008 – Lot 7
JVC Cavalry V3326 x SAV Pioneer 7301 One of three direct daughters of Boyd Abigale 0001 to sell is this individual who is one of the most curve bending daughters of Calvary to sell.
Boyd/Myers Butterfly 8207
Boyd Blackcap May 8110 LOT 25
GAR Prophet K263 x Boyd Signature 1014 An impeccable EPD combination in two year old who pushes all of her EPDs to the limit. Will sell with a calf at side by SydGen Enhance.
Hoover No Doubt x Sitz Upward 307R Big time donor potential in this valuable two-year two-year old who is one of two females from the Butterfly family to sell. She will sell with a calf at side by E&B Plus One.
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Your Beef Checkoff Dollars at Work Investing in Beef Safety, Nutrition and Promotion For dates and information, visit ohiobeef. org/education/classroom-resources
BEEF CHECKOFF’S OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP REACHES CONSUMERS
VIRTUAL FARM TOURS BRING FARMS TO THE CLASSROOM Planning is underway for four virtual farm tours this fall, inviting students of all ages to learn about raising beef cattle, meat science, genetics and much more. These one-of-a-kind learning experiences, developed mainly for middle school and high school students, will turn Ohio classrooms into virtual beef farms using live video conferencing technology. In addition, two additional farm tours will be offered to dietetic interns and professionals for continuing education credit. Ohio Beef Council Nutrition Coordinator, Anna Gest, is working with The Ohio State University meat scientist, Dr. Lyda Garcia, and Stickel Farms of Bowling Green, Ohio to provide this information to dietetic students and others who are unable to travel to farms during the pandemic. During these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in real time to farmers. Now more than ever, understanding the role that each member of the Ohio beef community plays is crucial in order to continue caring for beef cattle in a responsible and sustainable way, and virtual farm tours provide the avenue to educate the next generation.
The Ohio Beef Council is partnering with The Ohio State University Athletics program to partner for Taste & Traditions. This program features social media contests for Buckeye fans to take an online personality quiz, “What Football Position Are You?” providing participants with a respective football position and accompanying beef recipe upon completion. Participants will also be entered to win a Buckeye Beef prize pack. Alongside the consumer contest, OBC will partner with former player Anthony Schlegel to produce a virtual chili cookoff engaging with fans through video and additional social media content on Ohio State University Athletics social media channels. Last year, over 250,000 copies of Taste & Traditions, a recipe booklet, were distributed in dozens of restaurants and retail locations across the state. This year, the booklet will be available in both print and digital format, to ensure the most engagement possible.
OHIO BLOGGERS INCREASE BEEF’S PRESENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
To celebrate summer, the Ohio Beef Council and the Beef Checkoff teamed up with six of Ohio’s food bloggers to “Fire Up the Grill” and develop new recipes and accompanying blog posts. These summer-inspired recipes were developed to fit various budgets and consumer taste palates. The created recipes were then shared on the bloggers’ websites and social media, as well as the Ohio Beef Council’s where they garnered over 12,800 views and 1,811 engagements. The shared content also included key messages, graphics and video on cooking with beef, the nutritional benefits of beef and raising cattle in Ohio.
The Ohio Beef Council and the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board are responsible for developing programs that increase the demand for beef. For more information, contact the Ohio Beef Council at 614-873-6736, email@example.com or visit www.ohiobeef.org. Ohio Beef Council Operating Committee: Jamie Graham, Patriot, Chairman • Erin Stickel, Bowling Green, Vice Chairman • Stan Smith, Canal Winchester, Treasurer • Henry Bergfeld, Summitville • Mike Carper, Delaware • Dave Felumlee, Newark • Lou Ellen Harr, Jeromesville • Becky Reed, Springfield • Sam Roberts, South Charleston • Allan Robison, Cable • Bev Roe, Hamilton • Garth Ruff, Napoleon Bill Sexten, Washington C.H. • Kurt Steiner, Creston • Barb Watts, Alexandria • Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director 22 | Ohio Cattleman | Early Fall Issue 2020
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Beef Briefs GARTH RUFF SELECTED FOR BEEF CATTLE FIELD SPECIALIST FOR OSU EXTENSION
ELIZABETH HARSH APPOINTED TO THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUTEES
Garth Ruff has been selected as the new beef cattle field specialist for The Ohio State University Extension in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. This fulltime appointment is effective September 1, 2020. “My goal is to help Ohio’s beef industry to grow, while focusing on profitability and improving herd efficiency at the farm level and engaging consumers,” said Ruff. To accomplish these goals, Ruff will develop relationships with producers, industry partners, and CFAES specialists, while coordinating efforts with county-based OSU Extension faculty and staff. “My primary focus will be producer-driven education, research, and on-farm implementation of management practices that improve the bottom line of the beef cattle enterprise,” said Ruff. Ruff has served as the Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources in Henry County since May 2017. Ruff has specialized in livestock production and marketing, farm management, and meat science. Prior to joining OSU Extension, Ruff was a student in the Department of Animal Sciences at Ohio State, earning a BS in 2015 and MS in 2017. In addition, Ruff was appointed to the Ohio Beef Council in January 2019. A native of Morgan County, Ruff continues to be active in the family livestock and forage operation. For more information contact Garth Ruff at ruff.72@ osu.edu.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appointed Elizabeht Harsh, executive director of the Ohio Beef Council and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, to a term as trustee that began on August 12, 2020 and will end on May 13, 2029. “I look forward to this exciting and challenging opportunity to help contribute to the continued success of The Ohio State University,” Harsh said. “Ohio State has always held such a special place in my life, with my family and my career, and I welcome this new role with great anticipation.” The board of trustees has full fiduciary authority for both the university’s academic and health sciences organizations, and oversees academic programs, budgets, general administration, and employment of faculty and staff. Cathann Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES, said, “We are delighted to hear of Elizabeth’s appointment to the board of trustees. As a graduate of CFAES and strong advocate for Ohio agriculture, she will represent Ohio’s premier land-grant institution well, and be a strong voice for all Ohioans. Elizabeth has a keen understanding of our state, the importance of education and scientific research, and is a proponent of public-private partnerships.”
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UPDATED FERTILIZER GUIDE FOR FIELD CROPS
Farmers in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan now have a new guide for creating fertile ground for their corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa crops. Working with a team of soil scientists and agronomists from across Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, Steve Culman, a soil fertility specialist with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), led the effort to revise a 1995 guide for fertilizing field crops. Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Alfalfa, a free and newly revised guide, offers information for how much nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur and micronutrients soil should have to spur high crop yields without jeopardizing water quality. Both nitrogen and phosphorus can flow off agricultural fields with rainwater and contribute to the formation of algal blooms and low-oxygen “dead zones” downstream. Whether phosphorus runs off a field has less to do with the amount of phosphorus applied, and more to do with how it is applied, Culman said. If phosphorus is incorporated with the soil instead of placed on the surface, and if the nutrients are applied to a field with a growing crop and not tilled, that will reduce the odds of that phosphorus flowing off the field. Some of the recommendations in the revised Tri-State guide changed little from those made in the original guide published in 1995. The biggest changes were made to the recommended potassium and nitrogen levels. The new recommended rates for nitrogen are intended to increase farmers’ profits by taking into account both the price of that fertilizer as well as the expected earnings from selling the grain produced. “Even though there are no drastic
changes, it’s still really important for us to have confidence in the recommendations we are providing,” Culman said. “We know today that the 1995 recommendations weren’t too far off,” said Harold Watters, an agronomy field specialist with CFAES.
ASIAN LONGHORNED TICK FOUND IN SOUTHEAST OHIO
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An Asian Longhorned tick was found on a stray dog originating from Gallia County, which was later transported to a shelter in Canal Winchester. This exotic East Asian tick is known as a serious pest to livestock. Asian Longhorned ticks are light brown in color and are very small, often smaller than a sesame seed. They are difficult to detect due to their size and quick movement. Female ticks can multiply without males. They are known to carry pathogens, which can cause disease in humans and livestock, and may also cause distress to the host from their feeding in large numbers. The blood seeking action of the tick can cause cattle to become anemic very quickly. In the United States, the tick has been found in or near counties with large horse, cattle, and sheep populations. To protect against infestations, farmers should check their livestock for ticks regularly. If you spot unusual looking ticks or large infestations, report this to your local veterinarian or ODA’s Division of Animal Health at 614-728-6220. Preventative measures such as keeping grass and weeds trimmed, in addition to clearing away brush on feedlots and pastures, can also help.
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Breed News Featuring our member’s success at state and national shows
2020 NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW Sydney Sanders, Leesburg, took home Reserve Grand Champion in the Owned Heifer Show at the National Junior Angus Show with Maplecrest Phyllis 9043. Earlier this summer this heifer was named Grand Champion Owned Female at the Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show. Carly Sanders, Leesburg, exhibited the Reserve Late Heifer Calf Champion in the Bred and Owned Heifer Show at the National Junior Angus Show.
Maplecrest Phyllis 9043 was named Reserve Grand Champion Owned Female at the 2020 National Junior Angus Show for exhibitor Sydney Sanders.
KELSEY SHOPE EARNS NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Kelsey Shope, McDermott, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards. Shope is the 21-year-old daughter of Roger and Kimberly Shope and attends Ohio Christian University.
CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF AWARDS COLVIN SCHOLARSHIPS Keayla Harr, Jeromesville, daughter of Jeff and Lou Ellen Harr, was awarded a $1,000 Colvin Scholarship. Harr attends graduate school at Kansas State University. 2020 NATIONAL JUNIOR SHORTHORN SHOW Joshua Blakeman, Oak Hill, exhibited the Third Overall heifer in
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the Bred and Owned Division One. Blakeman also exhibited the Reserve Champion in Division Eight of the Female Show. Kolten Greenhorn, Bellbrook, exhibited the Reserve Champion in the Bred and Owned Division Six, and the Champion heifer in the Bred and Owned Division Seven. Greenhorn also exhibited the Third Overall heifer in both Division Six and Seven of the Female Show. 2020 MAINE-ANJOU & CHIANINA NATIONAL JUNIOR SHOW Beckett Winegardner, Lima, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Steer. Kaylee Jennings exhibited the Champion Early Junior Heifer Calf in the Bred and Owned Chianina Female Show. Lauren Schulte exhibited the Reserve Early Junior Heifer Calf in the Owned Chianina Female Show. Elizabeth Heintz exhibited the 4th Overall Chianina Female and Reserve Junior Yearling in the Owned Chianina Female Show. OHIO ANGUS PREVIEW SHOW RESULTS Junior Show: Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: Keri Felumlee, Newark Reserve Bred and Owned Bull: Griffin Gahler, Graytown Grand Champion Bred and Owned Female: Carly Sanders, Leesburg Reserve Bred and Owned Female: Ellie Kidwell, Walhonding Grand Champion Owned Female: Logan Davis, Bidwell Reserve Grand Champion Owned Female: Carly Sanders, Leesburg Grand Champion Steer: Hannah Millikan, Napoleon Reserve Grand Champion Steer: Evan Palmer, Tiffin
Open Show: Grand Champion Bull: Keri Felumlee, Newark Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Griffin Gahler, Graytown Grand Champion Female: Logan Davis, Bidwell Reserve Grand Champion Female: Carly Sanders, Leesburg Premier Breeder: Diamond T Land & Cattle Co. LLC, Bidwell Premiere Exhibitor: Logan Davis, Bidwell
Diamond T Blackbird 9101 took home Grand Champion Owned Female in the Ohio Angus Preview Junior Show and Grand Champion Female in the Open Show for exhibitor Logan Davis.
Claylick Run Primetime G16 took home Grand Champion Bull in both the Junior and Open shows at the Ohio Angus Preview Show for exhibitor Keri Felumlee.
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BEEF FAMILIES CARE FUND AIDS IN PANDEMIC RELIEF EFFORTS Story by Libby Strine, OCA Summer Intern In a time when uncertainty is the one thing we can count on, this remains true: communities throughout Ohio continue to face the challenges of COVID-19. The past few months have been defined by the cancellation of long anticipated events and the closure of restaurants and businesses as we grapple with a global pandemic. In this time, Ohio’s beef industry has faced its fair share of setbacks. The pandemic has caused a backlog of market-ready cattle, increasing demand of available protein for food banks and other non-profit organizations while limiting means to fulfill that need. The Ohio Beef Council addressed these challenges by establishing the Beef Families Care Fund (BFCF). This one time matching program is intended to help non-profit agricultural groups provide beef meals and nutrition education to Ohio families in need. The benefits of the BFCF are apparent in communities that have utilized this fund.
“I love the whole concept. Proteins are lacking, so there is such a need for programs like this.” “I love the whole concept,” Ivory Harlow, Pickaway County Farm Bureau Director, said of BFCF. “Proteins are lacking, so there is such a need for programs like this.” On July 14, community members of Pickaway County came together to distribute 5,786 pounds of ground beef to three different locations in the area: Pickaway County Community Action, the Emergency Clearinghouse and Westfall Cares. This donation reached 450 families on the first distribution day. Jan Shannon, Director of the Pickaway County Community Foundation sparked this initiative along with Ivory Harlow as a response to issues surrounding food insecurity in their community. The 30 | Ohio Cattleman | Early Fall Issue 2020
pandemic limited the amount of protein that is available to shelters and food banks in Pickaway County. With more people relying on these services, the distribution percentage is lower than what is normally available. “Healthy proteins are such a high commodity item,” said Jan. A majority of those who would receive this donation were elderly or families with small children. With this in mind, all of their donations were made as ground beef. This allowed for easier transport, storage and more benefit to clients of pantries who would receive the donations. “I can’t even begin to count the number of hands that touched this project to make it happen from A to Z,” Jan expressed. This venture had the support of the BFCF, Pickaway County Farm Bureau, Community Foundation, Wellness Foundation, the Junior Fair Sale Committee and private donors. These partnerships enabled them to successfully purchase and process 13 head of market steers to provide for community members in need, creating a first hand farm-to-table experience within the county. Ivory and Jan worked with the Junior Fair sale committee to place a packer bid on market projects of youth in 4-H. The beef was processed by local producers and stored in elementary and high schools
within the district. One distribution location even made use of churches in the area. They borrowed box trucks to transport donations to the various locations. These donations ultimately reached three distribution points and five satellite locations throughout Pickaway County. “Truly it’s about collaboration and making sure you get all those partner’s at the table,” Jan stated. The success of these efforts is a true testament to the good that comes from a community with a common goal and the determination to see it through. The impact of this project goes far beyond the hands that made it happen and those that will benefit. “[Food insecurity] is something that’s so widespread. If we stop and think about it, we all know someone that would benefit from a program like this,” Ivory shared. The success seen in Pickaway County has sparked a much needed conversation about the impact of food insecurity and the opportunity for other groups to respond to this issue in their own community. The Beef Families Care Fund is currently available to agricultural non-profits and organizations in Ohio on a first-come first-serve basis for the remainder of 2020, by an online application. For more information, or to submit an application, visit the Ohio Beef Council website at ohiobeef.org.
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Ohio Cattlemen’’s Foundation News’’ OCF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE Several college scholarships are currently available to beef industry youth. These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation in conjunction with the following organizations and individuals. Applications are now being accepted for the following scholarships and are due October 31, 2020 Note: Applicants are only eligible to receive one Foundation scholarship per calendar year.
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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.
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Four $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 an agricultural or non-agricultural program. This scholarship is made possible by proceeds from the beef putt-putt golf course at the Ohio State Fair.
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One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a college student who is enrolled in an agricultural program or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university. This scholarship is sponsored by Saltwell Western Store, owned by Jay and Sally Puzacke and the Ohio Beef Expo. The scholarship is funded by a percentage of sales from the official line of Expo clothing sold through Saltwell’s
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Noah Cox Memorial Scholarship One $1,000 scholarship 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 was created in honor of Noah Cox who passed away in May 2017.
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Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students who are 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 annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser.
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IMPROVE PASTURE PERFORMANCE WITH AERATION AND RENOVATION Establishing a good base of soil is critical before growing any forage at all. One of the best ways to improve the health of your soil is through investing in quality pasture aeration. Properly aerating soil will penetrate the land to create deep pockets for air, water, nutrients, and fertilizer to be fully absorbed. This will save you time, money, and produce higher yields. When determining which aerator is right for you, some things to consider are how the equipment can handle root breaking and soil fracturing as well as the overall versatility of the product. Tine style aeration can fracture about 4 inches of soil. There are heavier duty forms of aeration that utilize larger blades such as RanchWorx Pasture Aerators. The unique spiral designed RanchTech blades are capable of fracturing soil 18-24 inches. When you are growing grass, it is also important for your roots to not be bound up in the top part of the soil. If you have a dry year, you are not going to produce as much grass because there is no available moisture. When renovating a hay field or pasture you must cut your roots to ensure
David Benjamin, RanchWorx Global Inc. they grow correctly. Tine style aerators will create about a 2-inch tear that cuts vertically but RanchWorx will make a cleaner cut that is closer to 6 inches and opens the roots to allow them to spread and become thicker. Tearing and pulling roots is not recommended, clean cuts are preferred. However, too many ranchers assume they need to rip up the pasture or the hay fields and start from scratch if they want to improve performance. That is an expensive and unnecessary proposition. You can rejuvenate pasture and get better performance without ripping it up. If you want better performance from your pasture, pasture aeration is a good use of money. You get a better ROI than if you rip and re-seed. Some aerators can handle more than just aeration which adds to the overall value of your investment. RanchWorx has a range of machines suited for different situations and are ideal for both aeration and brush clearing. The drums, spiked with blades six inches or eight inches long, handle everything from crushing and clearing pasture-choking brush to breathing new life into bald
pastures. The blade is the one common element on all machines. It slices through trees and overgrowth and cuts six inches into the soil. The tandem drum is a heavier machine designed to manage all your brush control needs. Willows and aspens are always trying to encroach on grazing land. Even our single drum can do light brush management, but if you’re doing a large reclamation or rejuvenation project, the tandem drum is a very cost-effective means of getting rid of overgrowth and trees up to six inches in diameter. You kill off all those woody trees and brush, mulch it up and break it down so it is incorporated into the soil. No need for chemicals. It has two drums, but they are tied together in one solid frame. With the tandem unit, the blades clear brush and aerate soil, all in one pass. Creating healthy soil is an investment in your future. Including aeration in your operation is measurable and justifiable in saving time, money, and producing higher yields because higher yields start with healthy soil.
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Ferguson Show Cattle Sale
Maternal Matters Angus Female Sale
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Parting Shots Ohio State Fair Memories...
With the cancellation of the state fair for 2020, OCA took to social media in an attempt to bring back some of what the state fair is all about. We asked followers to share past state fair photos, or pictures of their projects, and we recieved over 36 great photos. Here were our favorites!
Tyler Topmiller and Hudson Drake at the 2019 Ohio State Fair, congratulating each other on their successful day.
Jocelyn Belleville (age 9) and her first big steer, Joe, ready to enter the ring at Wood County Junior Fair beef show 2020. This is Jocelyn’s first year in 4-H, but she has competed in the BEST series for two years.
Brock Perry from Woodville, Ohio excited to kick off the year with his new steer named Pedro. Brock enjoys showing goats, lambs and cattle at the Ottawa County Fair and this was his first year in the BEST circuit.
Hunter Shumaker and his steer “Brutus” this year at the 2020 Clinton County Jr. Fair Market Steer show in Wilmington Ohio. Brutus earned his name through his unique marking of Ohio on his face! O-H!
The class of 2020 lost a lot of their “lasts” this year. This picture represents the three things that hit Victoria Waits the hardest, prom, graduation and fair season. Victoria made her own prom dress and was planning to have it judged at the 2020 Ohio State Fair along with her steer. 46 | Ohio Cattleman | Early Fall Issue 2020
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Early Fall Feeder Cattle Sales Select from a larger volume of feeder cattle than traditionally available at standard weekly sales.
Bucyrus, Ohio Weekly sales on Thursday at 11 a.m. Facility Manager: Keith Hinds - (419) 350-1540
Eaton, Ohio Weekly sales on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Facility Manager: Scott Rittenhouse - (937) 408-4402
Feeder Cattle Sale: Thursday, October 1, at 11 a.m.
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Weekly sales on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Facility Manager: Brad Haury - (740) 584-4821
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Graded Feeder Cattle Sales: Wednesday, September 9, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, at 10 a.m. *consignments must arrive by 6 p.m., the day prior.
Creston, Ohio Weekly sales on Monday at 12 p.m. Facility Manager: Keith Hinds - (419) 350-1540 Feeder Cattle Sale: Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m.
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