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Expo 2022

Official Publication of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association


14 OCA Holds Annual Meeting & Celebrates Award Winners 22 Seedstock Producer of the Year


32 Ohio Beef Council Welcomes New Producers 36 2022 Ohio Beef Expo 50 Murrays Ran Steak Barn for Nearly Three Decades 54 Cattlemen’s Youth Raise Money for RMHC


News & Notes

Reference On the Cover


Harsh Realities


OCA News & Views


The Ruff Review


Forage Focus


On the Edge of Common Sense


Industry Insights


OCA News




Checkoff Update


OBC News


Breed News


Beef Briefs


Allied Industry Council


Calendar of Events


Parting Shots


Advertisers’ Index

Seedstock Producer of the Year


2022 Ohio Beef Expo


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The best time of the year It’s Ohio Beef Expo time and one of the absolute best times of the year, if you ask my opinion. There is no other event in the state that combines all aspects of the beef industry into one massive event like the Beef Expo and OCA takes tremendous pride in making it happen each year. The Expo’s volunteers, sponsors, trade show exhibitors, show and sale participants and junior show enthusiasts all play an important role in the success of the event. As the pandemic and its many challenges fades in our rearview mirror, we welcome this Expo with a renewed optimism as it picks up with the same great momentum from where it left off two years ago. This year’s Expo includes a soldout trade show, increased breed sales numbers and a return of the judging contest and youth quality assurance training. It also includes the return of popular social activities like the Thursday Night Social and PAC Auction at the Hilton Polaris and the Cowboy Happy Hours at the OCA booth in the middle of the trade show. The online Feeder Sale on Friday morning brings an added dimension to the Expo that is also extremely well-received. And for the first time ever, the Expo will expand to use the Coliseum for all junior activities. Truly, industry optimism abounds at all levels. At the recent Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA trade show in Houston the marketing experts at CattleFax shared their optimism for the industry. Their forecast indicated that cattle prices and profitability for producers are heading in the right direction. Working through the backup of 1 million head of fed cattle over the last year and a half has resulted in cattle markets and producers being in a much more favorable position to start 2022 than they have been since 2014. After three consecutive years of a smaller calf crop, the tighter supplies will lend support to producer segments gaining a higher percentage of the overall value of the cattle and beef dollars. Issues around labor and packing capacity will continue to persist but are expected to improve as we move through the year. This same level of optimism exists when you consider the issues OCA engaged in on your behalf in the last year. These include working with NCBA to successfully hold off the threat of federal tax hikes that jeopardize the viability of our farms, as well as the next generation of producers. In addition, OCA is continuing efforts to increase transparency within the cattle markets. OCA also represented our members on the uncertainty around the return of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. This fight for clear and consistent WOTUS rules continues. Following convention NCBA submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of over 1,600 cattle producers from 44 states calling for a definition of WOTUS that allows cattle producers to continue being stewards of the environment while efficiently running their operations. Special thanks to OCA’s very engaged and active members. When asked to sign this letter, you responded! Ohio was fifth in the number of producers signing, behind states like Texas, Nebraska and Kansas, all of which proportionately have many more cattle and cattle producers. You make us proud! The Expo provides the perfect opportunity to visit about these issues and others and it is just another reason that the Ohio Beef Expo is one of the best times of the year. Hope to see you there!


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Tom Karr Director At-Large Pomeroy • Term expires 2024 740-597-9900, tom@karrcontracting.com Bill Tom Director At-Large Washington C.H. • Term expires 2023 937-694-5378, btom@uproducers.com J.L. Draganic Director At-Large Wakeman • Term expires 2022 440-821-6576, paintcreekcattle@gmail.com Jaymes Maciejewski District 1 New Bavaria • Term expires 2023 309-222-0850, jaymes.maciejewski@gmail.com Andy Lohr District 2 Bucyrus • Term expires 2024 419-569-3613, andylohr61@gmail.com John Ferguson District 3 Chardon • Term expires 2024 440-478-0782, john@fergusonshowcattle.com Mark Goecke District 4 Spencerville • Term expires 2023 419-233-3101, goeckefarms@gmail.com Jason Dagger District 5 Cable• Term expires 2024 937-604-8820, jason.dagger@rwe.com Pam Haley District 6 West Salem • Term expires 2022 419-853-4657, phaley@haley-farms.com Brad Thornburg District 7 Barnesville • Term expires 2023 740-310-9196, thornburgcattle@yahoo.com Linde Sutherly District 8 New Carlisle • Term expires 2024 937-875-0670, linde@lindeslivestockphotos.com Jim Jepsen District 9 Amanda • Term expires 2022 614-560-5919, jepsen.drfarms@gmail.com Sarah Ison District 10 Moscow • Term expires 2023 513-314-5382, sarah.ison01@gmail.com Lindsey Hall District 11 Hillsboro • Term expires 2024 937-763-8115, lindseycgrimes@gmail.com Luke Vollborn • District 12 Bidwell • Term expires 2022 740-441-5740, vollborncattle@yahoo.com 6 | Ohio Cattleman | Expo Issue 2022

We have just returned from the 2022 Cattle Convention in Houston, TX. The experiences of attending every NCBA convention are always exciting and very informative. I would encourage everyone that is in any way connected to the cattle industry to become a member of the NCBA, and add to your bucket list to attend the convention in New Orleans next Feb. The work they do for us is far reaching and essential to the progress of our industry. It is well worth the membership fee to signal to our lawmakers the size and unity of the beef family. If you watch any news or read any beef industry publications, there is no shortage of villains who are working hard to eliminate all kinds of animal husbandry – an issue discussed during this year’s convention. We seem to be their biggest and most vulnerable adversary as they peak the interest of all their followers by using key words and phrases such as “methane emission” by way of cow farts, probably their best fish hook to attract attention, and cow belching which runs a close second. They don’t read or understand the great story of how we use all of our magnificent little “factories” (our cows) to convert grass, otherwise inedible or should I say non-productive as a human food source, into protein to feed the world. U.S. beef is actually highly sought after around the world. China, one of our newest trading partners, is realizing how their consumers are craving our beef and how essential it has become as a source of protein missing from their traditional diet. Beef trade with China has become possible with the help of NCBA’s staff who work to add value to every head of cattle in the U.S., well over $400/ hd. NCBA’s next targeted trading partner is the United Kingdom. I was surprised to learn we have not been sharing our beef with our British ancestors because they were a member of the European Union (EU). This includes the French and Italian aristocratic counterparts of our friends here in the U.S., which aspire to the same lofty goals of ridding the planet of our little “factories.” As the Brits cut ties to the EU with Brexit, they are now allowed to freely trade for our beef products. All these things and more are discussed in great detail during the convention. Along with these important discussions, there are a vast array of any and all products related to cattle production showcased during the three day event. This includes hay and forage equipment as well as many new technologies such as individual animal IDs that you can track on your cell phone, or any internet connected device, to show you the exact location of every animal and their daily travel as they graze, seek water and shade or even a visit to your neighbor’s better grass or macho bull. It’s all there with lessons to be learned by visiting with the 6 to 7 thousand beef producers from every state in the union and several foreign countries. I find it so interesting to hear their stories and challenges about geography, weather patterns and local politics that differ from our state. Even so, they still share a common passion for improving the industry and proving that beef farmsers are the ultimate conservationists. As caretakers of our land, we actively execute sustainable practices for the preservation of our planet, not selfishly, but for all inhabitants including our adversaries. And, of course, there were lots of political conversations with other attendees. The most interesting for me was a rancher from Wyoming who referred to our current White House leadership as “All hat, no cowboy.”


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Don’’ t let tradition impede progress ‘

By Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist, OSU Extension “No matter how your Granddaddy or your Daddy did it, if you are trying to do exactly like you did last year you are probably wrong. If you’re trying to farm like you did last year you are probably wrong. Unless you did it wrong last year, and that might be the case. Then maybe you get it right this year because every year is different.” The above quote was one of the many valuable pieces of insight during our 2022 Beef Outlook webinar taught by Dr. Andrew Griffith, associate professor of agriculture and resource economics at the University of Tennessee. You can find the recording on the OSU Extension Beef Team YouTube page. That thought really struck me as timely. We know fertilizer, seed, feed and chemical inputs are going to cost more for the foreseeable future. Inflation and increasing interest rates are daily discussion topics. Weather continues to be a wild card, not just with drought in the west but with excess moisture here at home. Even though commodity prices look favorable, especially cattle and beef, it is borderline insanity to think about farm management the same way we did one year ago, let alone like dad and grandpa did years prior. Not evaluating our operations and allowing “tradition” to impede progress is more detrimental than I think we tend to realize.

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Since this is the Beef Expo issue of the Ohio Cattleman magazine and we are approaching bull buying season, this is my annual PSA that your next herd sire is an investment and should be thought of as such. Purchasing a herd sire can be a classic example where unwarranted tradition often inhibits progression and improvement of a cow herd. The first example that comes to mind is that over the years I have observed several producers who only want to make a minimal financial investment to purchase a herd sire. Every bull purchased is going to have impacts on a herd for years, not just the upcoming calf crop. Can you afford not to purchase a herd sire that is going to move your herd forward and make your cattle more marketable? In today’s bull market there may be something for everybody, however in terms of genetics, phenotype and reproduction, value and quality might not always go hand in hand. In my mind, there is a big difference between a herd sire and a cow settler. If you only have a handful of cows, I get it. Herd size is a key piece to the bull value equation, but not the only piece. Considering the price of cull bulls over the past several years, the overall financial investment of a young bull has been more than reasonable for commercial cattlemen. When slaughter bulls 1,800-2,000 pounds are sell-

ing for $0.75/lb, to $1.00/lb, it is more cost effective than ever to upgrade and improve genetics. As I have written before, I encourage producers, especially smaller producers, to think outside the box in terms of improving genetics. Heifers are another source of genetic improvement. We have just started a study looking at the cost of developing beef heifers here in Ohio. While we do not know that cost figure today, we are fairly confident that if heifers (and two-year-old cows) are not managed and developed separately from mature cows, they are at higher risk of not reaching their genetic potential. If you can’t manage different groups of females due to small cow numbers, or limited pasture, consider purchasing your replacement heifers. Another strategy could be to artificially inseminate all your heifers to a calving ease bull and purchase a moderate birth weight herd sire for your mature cows. Yet another option is to utilize one or two rounds of synchronized AI breeding potential replacement heifers and sell any open heifers as yearlings. The market looks to be strong for yearling cattle for the foreseeable future. If you ever have questions or want to discuss different management strategies, feel free to reach out. Once again, happy bull buying and don’t get caught with open cows in 2022!


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Plan Now for Improving W “ inter” Damaged Pastures By Stan Smith, OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County Ohio’s roads and highways aren’t the only things that have suffered from a winter that’s alternated between sub-freezing temperatures, and abundant rainfall on top of already saturated surfaces. As spring quickly approaches, pastures and paddocks that served as cattle feeding areas this winter are a sea of pocked up mud. While road crews will be out repairing damaged roads by tamping cold patch into the potholes, it’s simply not that easy to repair soils that are expected to support life in the form of growing plants during the coming months. That said, a key decision many face regards whether or not reseeding these pasture paddocks that suffered from Mother Nature’s abuse this winter is the most efficient option to get these areas back into productive forage? Let’s look at some options and management strategies that might be considered. One low-cost option, at least in terms of out-of-pocket expense, is to do nothing. In the absence of competition from existing plants, given enough time nature will re-grow something in paddocks that were trampled while muddy. The cost in this option is time. If you have the land base to set aside those torn up paddocks through the spring and early summer, they will renovate themselves. Dragging these areas with a harrow once they dry a bit will level off the high spots, but beyond that we generally have plenty of seed bank in the soil that will eventually regenerate vegetation. Whether that seed bank contains desirable plants, or what percentage of desirable plants will make-up the re-growth are questions to be considered. It’s likely in those paddocks where the sod base was torn up that summer annual weeds like pigweed, ragweed, barnyard grass and goose grass will show up in heavy numbers in addition to the grasses and clovers that had been present in the sod base. Clipping annual weeds 10 | Ohio Cattleman | Expo Issue 2022

off before they go to seed will allow more light into the grasses and clovers that are coming back. By mid to late summer a light grazing pass could be made on these paddocks. If they are not torn up again next winter, the sod base – especially if it was previously fescue - will continue to thicken and good rotational grazing management can put them back into productive pasture paddocks the following year. The main question that must be answered in this option is; do you have the time and pasture land base to be able to wait for the paddock to heal itself and perhaps lose an entire grazing season of productivity? The next option to consider is re-seeding. Re-seeding offers the possibility to increase pasture productivity and to bring a new mix of forages into the pasture paddock. When Bob Hendershot, retired NRCS State Grasslands Specialist, spoke to graziers, one of the points he made is related to pasture species genetics. Bob always pointed out that row crop producers use new and improved genetics to increase crop yields and as livestock producers we seek to improve our livestock genetic base, but we don’t often give that same attention to pasture genetics. Bob frequently asked, “How old are the genetics in your pasture forages?” There have been advances in forages; grasses and legumes bred to better tolerate grazing, and genetics that allow plants to be more palatable and productive. A sacrifice paddock that has suffered from trampling and reduced stands may be an opportunity to bring some new and improved forage genetics into the pasture mix. Talk with your seed representative or County Extension Agriculture Educator about a pasture mix of specific species that might work best for your situation. However, as we look at today’s cost of applying nitrogen to grass forages, all graziers should aim for 30% stand of evenly distributed legumes throughout

a grass stand. At this level, supplemental nitrogen should not be needed in future years. If the area to be planted needs to be covered quickly due to erosion concerns and/or quicker production is needed for grazing, then include some annual ryegrass seed in the seeding mixture. Adding around 4 pounds of annual ryegrass per acre should provide some early cover and an early grazing pass because it is quick to germinate and grow. If the choice is made to do a new seeding, this is also an ideal time to consider making any necessary adjustments to fertility. This obviously begins with a soil test. Soil pH should be above 6.0, with a goal of 6.5. Soil phosphorus (P) level should be 30 to 50 ppm when using the Mehlich III soil test extraction. Given an average Ohio cation exchange capacity (C.E.C.) of 10, soil potassium (K) level should be at least 120 ppm. If your soil tests are reported in pounds per acre instead of ppm, then these numbers should be doubled, respectively. If your soil is not close to these numbers it may be worthwhile to put off a spring seeding, apply the needed lime and fertilizer this spring, spend time controlling the weeds that will emerge and aim for an August seeding. In those paddocks that are severely torn up, it offers the rare opportunity in a pasture situation to spread lime and/or fertilizer and then use tillage to incorporate it into the root zone while smoothing out the soil surface and preparing a new seed bed. There are options available that allow beaten up pasture paddocks to recover and become productive grazing paddocks again. The specific option chosen depends upon the resource base of the producer, farm forage goals, and timing. Regardless of the option used, planning, management and some cooperation from Mother Nature are necessary to achieve success.

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Reg#: 17351399 • DOB: 4/16/12 The legendary Maplecrest donor that’s a flush sister to the show heifer sire First-N-Goal. A daughter of Blackbird 243 headlined the 2019 sale selling for $21,000! Selling 3 IVF reverse sorted female embryos by SCC SCH 24 Karat 838!

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All Natural Beef By Baxter Black, DVM It’s true that my steer is all-natural I’ve dispensed with all vaccines and drugs Not one pesticide is poured on his hide He’d be lonesome without all the bugs! The lice are his own peanut gallery The ticks and the heel flies too. He scratches all day while they nibble away But it does give him something to do. I’ve no use for antibiotics. For those drenches and potions and pills. He’s had a rough time, but now doin’ fine. Though he’s pore as an ol’ whippoorwill. He’s had rickets and double pneumonia. He’s a veteran of all that I’ve learned. Coccidiosis, Leptospirosis, And the scours are waiting their turn. So you see all you slavers of science Who depend on hi tech for it all. My steer is alive, weighs three twenty-five But, he only turned seven last fall!

So long Baxter!

This will be Baxter Black’s last column as he will be retiring.

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Red LePage Powerhouse 8 Reg#: 4512091 • DOB: 1/2/2021

A direct result of an embryo purchase from “Blair’s Embryo Bank” in Canada. This stud is royally bred for success! His sire PZC Powerhouse is direct son of the Red Soo Line Power Eye and traces to the great Red Soo Line Baneberry 5238!

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OCA HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATES AWARD WINNERS The Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet was held on Jan. 8, 2022 at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris. Cattlemen and women from across the state gathered to engage in important association business, hear updates from many industry affiliates and celebrate those excelling throughout the industry. The day was made possible by the following sponsoring partners: Ag Credit, Alltech, COBA/Select Sires, Heartland Feed Services, Nutrena, Ohio Angus Association and Olde Wood Ltd. Ethan Lane, vice president of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), joined members for lunch to give an update on policy issues and happenings in Washington D.C. on behalf of beef producers. A few topics Lane touched on included Biden’s newly announced American Rescue Plan, product of the U.S.A. (POTUSA) labeling, labor shortages, price disparity in the marketplace, and Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). Following lunch was OCA’s Annual Meeting where board president, Tom Karr of Meigs County, lead his first meeting as president of the association.

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The first order of business was awarding the association’s Top Hand members. The OCA Top Hands are awarded for recruiting five or more members throughout the year. This year’s awards were sponsored by Purina and Quality Liquid Feeds. The following were the Top Hands for 2021: Frank Phelps was the top recruiter with 15 memberships, John Ferguson followed with 11 memberships, Pam Haley, and Sarah Ison with 10 memberships, Lindsey Hall, six memberships, and Glen Feichtner, Jim Jepsen, Linde Sutherly, Becky Vincent, Kelvin Egner, Luke Vollborn, Tom Karr, Aaron Arnett, Kim Herman, Sasha Rittenhouse and Stan Smith all with five memberships. Following these awards, members received updates from industry partners including an overview of the newly planned Ohio State University (OSU) Waterman Multispecies Learning Center, information on the OSU Extension Beef Team’s upcoming programming from Steve Boyles, Extension beef specialist, and a legislative outlook for 2022 from Tony Seegers, Esq., President of 1803 Consulting. Members of the meeting then engaged in meaningful discussions and voted on association policy resolutions.

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) also held their annual meeting to award 24 scholarships to beef industry youth who have aspirations of pursuing careers in the beef industry. These scholarships were made possible by donors from the Cattlemen’s Gala, sales from the Ohio beef license plates, funds raised from the putt-putt booth at the Ohio State Fair and generous donors such as Saltwell Western Store, the Noah Cox memorial fund and the Ohio Cattlewomen’s Association. The following are the 2021 scholarship recipients: Cattlemen’s Gala Scholarships Hannah Cochran, Franklin County Megan Garrison, Belmont County Kiley Holbrook, Fairfield County Luke Jennings, Clermont County Ellie Kidwell, Knox County Meredith Oglesby, Highland County Libby Strine, Marion County Chloee Thomas, Miami County Abigail Tooill, Fairfield County Victoria Waits, Fayette County Quinton Waits, Fayette County Katelynn Wallace, Miami County Tagged for Greatness Scholarships Josh Dickson, Licking County Makayla Feldner, Noble County Sydney Kleman, Putnam County Autumn Scheiderer, Madison County

OCA NEWS Cattlemen’s Country Club Scholarships Brandon Barr, Greene County Owen Brinker, Wood County Lana Grover, Highland County Maria Mcintosh, Champaign County Noah Cox Memorial Scholarship Erin Pope, Gallia County Saltwell Expo Scholarships Shala Graham, Licking County Luke Mckee, Knox County Cattlewomen’s Association Scholarships Caitlin Koschnick, Crawford County Shelby Morehead, Portage County

Industry Service Award Todd Pugh, Louisville, Ohio Sponsored by Rowe Nutrition, LLC Industry Excellence Award John Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio Sponsored by ST Genetics The night ended with a social event and a live auction to raise money for OCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) which raised over $7,200 to be used to support individuals at the state and national levels who share common values and goals as Ohio’s cattlemen to ensure representation at the State House and on Capitol Hill.

Ethan Lane, VP of Government Affairs for NCBA gave a policy update to members.

Leading into the evening was the Awards Banquet where attendees celebrated the achievements of their fellow cattlemen. The awards presented were as follows: Outstanding County Fayette County Cattle Feeders Association Sponsored by Ohio Corn and Wheat Environmental Stewardship Award Rick, Kyle and Brett Kisling of Diven Springs Farm, Hillsboro, Ohio Sponsored by the Ohio Beef Council

Top Hand members were awarded for their recruitment efforts.

Young Cattleman of the Year Zane Gross of Buckeye Creek Angus, Ashland, Ohio Sponsored by E.R. Boliantz Co. Commercial Cattleman of the Year Ben, Daniel and Richard Seibert of Seibert Livestock, St. Marys, Ohio Sponsored by United Producers, Inc. Seedstock Producer of the Year Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio Sponsored by BioZyme, Inc. and Umbarger Show Feeds

Young cattlemen were awarded with over $24,000 in scholarships from the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. Expo Issue 2022 | Ohio Cattleman | 15


Congratulations award winners! Zane Gross, Young Cattleman of the Year

Jones Show Cattle, Seedstock Producer of the Year

John Grimes, Industry Excellence Award

Todd Pugh, Industry Service Award

Fayette County Cattle Feeders Assoc., Outstanding County

Seibert Livestock, Commercial Cattleman of the Year

Diven Springs Farms, Environmental Stewardship Award

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SPRING INTERNS READY TO TACKLE THE OHIO BEEF EXPO Four interns joined OCA and OBC this Spring to tackle events like the Ohio Beef Expo and learn about Ohio’s beef industry. These college students will learn skills to assist in their future career goals and network among industry affiliates. Megan Schulte is serving as the Public Relations and Member Services Intern. She is the daughter of Dale and Stacy Schulte of Putnam County, where she engaged herself in 4-H and FFA opportunities and continues to raise beef cattle with her family. Schulte is a senior at The Ohio State University, where she majors in community leadership with a community and extension education specialization and minors in organizational communication. As a Buckeye, Schulte enjoys being a member of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club. Schulte’s main responsibilities this semester will include assisting in press releases, Expo social media, website updates and more. Betty Vorst is serving as the Beef Improvement and Industry Relations Intern. She is the daughter of Chris and Sandy Vorst of Van Wert County, where she grew up on her family’s grain operation, raised market beef

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“This once in a lifetime experience will allow me to make many connections that will be essential in my future.” - Megan Schulte and swine and exhibited them through the 4-H program. Vorst is a junior at The Ohio State University, where she is majoring in agribusiness and applied economics and minoring in animal sciences. As a Buckeye, Vorst enjoys being involved in Sigma Alpha, the Agribusiness Club and she serves as a CFAES Ambassador. This semester Vorst will assist with BQA data collection, managing the breeds office at Expo and organizing the Trade Show and Genetic Pathway. Montgomery Alexander is serving as the Youth Activities Intern. She is the daughter of Scott & Jeannie Alexander and Barbie Valentine & Tom Hall of Wood County. When she’s not in school, she helps her dad and grandfather run their cow calf operation, Rocking 3C Cattle Company. Alexander enjoyed showing pigs, cattle and horses at various levels while growing up. Alexander is currently a senior at the University of Toledo where she is majoring in communications and minoring in marketing. As a Rocket,

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she enjoys being involved in student activities and Lambda Pi Eta. She also spends time mentoring local 4-H kids and helping to organize county livestock shows and other fair events. Her main responsibilities during her internship include helping to coordinate the Ohio Beef Expo Junior Show, interacting and assisting with youth and youth activities at the BEST shows as well as creating social media posts for the BEST program. Kelly See is serving as the Public Relations and Member Services Intern. She is the daughter of Doug and Susan See of Clark County, where she immersed herself in 4-H and FFA experiences. See will graduate in Summer 2021 from Wright State University, majoring in Biological Sciences. She is involved at Westfall Boer Goats and enjoys learning the ins and outs of livestock photography. This Spring, See’s main responsibilities will include assisting in press releases, Expo social media, photography, event planning, website updates and more.

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FOCUSES ON RAISING PUREBRED CATTLE FOR JUNIOR EXHIBITORS NATIONWIDE Story and Photos by Amy Beth Graves It didn’t take long for Troy Jones to figure out that he was meant to have a career in raising cattle. The year was 1998 and he’d just graduated from high school. He’d started working on the excavation crew of his father’s business when he realized his heart wasn’t in it. He didn’t really like working with the general public and wanted to be his own boss. That’s when he realized that the perfect job was right before his eyes – raising cattle. He already had 50-60 cows, which were raised mainly for the showring, and it was the perfect way for him to stay in the family business. His father had three words of advice: quality over quantity. “Dad always had a motto: ‘Start with the best animals you can afford. Don’t just go out and buy animals to breed them up and try to make them great. You have to start with the best ones you can afford,’” Troy recalled his father advising him. 22 | Ohio Cattleman | Expo Issue 2022

Troy took to heart the words of advice from his father who for decades has run a successful excavation company, RD Jones Excavating, in Allen County. Over the years, Troy and his father, Randy, have worked hard to build up and improve their show cattle operation, Jones Show Cattle located in Harrod, just east of Lima. Their hard work resulted in the cattle operation being named the Ohio Cattlemen’s Seedstock Producer of the Year. The Jones raise and sell Angus, Simmental and Maine-Anjou bulls, show heifers and bred heifers. “It’s exciting to be recognized for something we do every day. It makes you feel good and that you’re doing the right thing,” Troy said as he showed off a showring attached to his office filled with photos and awards showcasing their successes over the years at the state and national levels. During the first weekend in November, it’s all hands on deck for the Jones family. That’s the day of their High Standards Female Sale where

since 2005 they’ve offered some of their most elite show heifer prospects and bred heifers. Even though Troy describes the day as “mass chaos,” he notes that there’s a feeling of camaraderie among everyone even though they may be bidding against each other. “The sale barn is a place where people can get away from the chaos in the world and not listen to the news and they can be with a bigger family – the cattle community,” he said. This past year was one of the most successful years for Jones Show Cattle, and its sale brought in about 500 people from as far away as New York. By the end of the sale, the animals were headed out to farms in 24 different states. “These show heifers and bred heifers are ones we would keep in our own herd,” Troy said. “Our goal is to produce the best purebred cattle for junior livestock exhibitors so they can get a head start in starting their own herds.”

Walking along his property, Troy points out about a dozen individual pens with hutches that he uses to showcase some of his heifers and bulls. “We’ve added new pens and fencing. We’re doing whatever we can to make it easier to view the cattle and not have so many in a pen. There’s always something new and better to try to do,” he said. Jones Show Cattle also markets about a dozen bulls online every year as well as sends up to 40 to Griswold Cattle Co. in Oklahoma, which helps sell them. The cattle operation also has an extensive in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer program, using satellite herds in Illinois and South Dakota. “It’s an ever changing world and you’ve got to stay progressive,” Troy said. “You’ve got to flush your best cows every year and use the hottest bulls. We buy some donor cows now and then. We try to sell our best. If we don’t sell our best, we won’t get anyone here for the sale.” A family tradition of raising cattle started decades ago with Randy and his father. Troy grew up showing steers and Angus heifers and traces his work ethic to the life skills he gained taking care of the animals. At one point they

were raising 200 show cattle along with managing a 500-head feedlot in an older facility. “We were stretched so thin and when a guy said he wanted to buy our feedlot, we didn’t hesitate,” Troy said. Today, Jones Show Cattle has about 200 momma cows and calves out about the same number starting in January each year. While they’ve concentrated on the Maine-Anjou and Simmental breeds for years, they’ve started adding Angus back into their herd. “We’ve gone back to our roots and are raising Angus to cross and make better livestock and bring some maternal back into (the herd),” Troy said. Running the cattle operation is a full-time job for Troy and his father helps monitor cameras during calving season and helps with financial decisions. Troy also relies on five employees who help manage breeding, sales and everyday activities. Troy and his wife, Sara, have three children: Delaney, 16; Olivia, 13, and Bryson, 9. The family travels around the country competing in national shows and has returned home with championship banners and trophies.

“It’s a neat experience watching them win big shows that I never got to try,” Troy said. “There’s no better feeling than watching their hard work pay off. It’s so great that they’ve gotten to experience that.” Troy, who served two terms on the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) board of directors, has also been a supporter of the American Maine-Anjou Association and the American Simmental Association. For the past six years, Jones Show Cattle has been a sponsor of OCA’s BEST program. “The BEST program is an awesome program and has gotten bigger than I ever thought it would. The novice leadership program is helping kids learn how to talk to someone and those basic life skills. That’s what raising cattle and having them compete in programs like this is all about – developing young kids and teaching them responsibility for a project or an animal’s life,” he said. “We’ve got to keep this cattle industry driving forward and we can’t do that without the youth. That’s our biggest driving factor – having good experiences with kids and families so they can have a future in this industry.”

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CATTLEMEN GATHERED IN HOUSTON FOR THE CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION AND TRADESHOW The largest annual beef industry event was held Feb. 1-3, 2022 in Houston, where thousands of cattle producers, industry partners and stakeholders gathered for the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. The convention provided a platform for education, policy development and networking. “This is the first time Houston has hosted convention, and this cosmopolitan city has a lot of charm,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jerry Bohn. “With a great mix of education and entertainment, this year’s event has something for everyone.” Convention participants gained insights on market trends, heard the “State of the Industry” update from NCBA, learned about the beef business climate around the world, and wandered through the NCBA Trade Show – the industry’s largest, with more than 350 exhibitors on nearly 10 acres under one roof. Annual meetings of the NCBA, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, American National CattleWomen, CattleFax and National Cattlemen’s Foundation were also held. In addition, the Environmental Stewardship Award regional winners were recognized at a special reception and the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program announced the BQA award winners for 2022.

Minnesota Cattleman Becomes New NCBA President

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cattle feeder became the new NCBA president during the convention. Schiefelbein and his family operate Schiefelbein Farms, a diversified farming operation in Kimball, Minn. “I’m very fortunate to have been involved in the cattle industry through several different avenues and have seen the positive results when people come together,” said Schiefelbein. “As NCBA’s incoming president, I will continue bringing people together for the benefit of the industry.” The 2022 NCBA officer team, approved by the NCBA board of directors, took office at the end of this year’s convention. Todd Wilkinson of South Dakota was named president-elect and Mark Eisele of Wyoming was elected vice president. Nebraska rancher Buck Wehrbein was elected chair of the NCBA Policy Division and stocker/backgrounder Gene Copenhaver of Virginia was elected policy vice chair. Brad Hastings of Texas and Clark Price of North Dakota were elected as chair and vice chair of the NCBA Federation Division, respectively. Before returning to the family farm, Schiefelbein served as the executive director of the American Gelbvieh Association, and previously worked for the North American Limousin Association after graduating from Texas A&M University. Schiefelbein has a long history of industry service, most recently in the role as chair of the Beef Industry Long Range Planning Committee. He has also held several positions on committees and the board of directors of the American Angus

Association. In addition, Schiefelbein is a past president of the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association. As he looks to his year as NCBA president, Schiefelbein is serious about helping lead NCBA’s fight for policies and a business climate that supports cattle producing families. It’s all part of maintaining the opportunity to make a living on the land.

NCBA Releases 2022 Policy Priorities

During the convention, the executive committee of NCBA approved the organization’s 2022 policy priorities with an emphasis on strengthening the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the cattle industry. NCBA’s policy priorities include: • Improving market leverage and opportunities through increased access to market data and risk management tools for producers. • Securing the future of the beef industry by protecting crucial tax provisions, limiting regulatory burdens on farms and ranches, and leveling the playing field for producers. • Boosting the resiliency of the beef supply chain by addressing labor shortages, improving processing

capacity, expanding technology, and strengthening transportation. Achieving key cattle industry priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill.

“With the challenging year cattle producers have faced, NCBA is focused on strengthening our industry for the future,” said NCBA President-elect Don Schiefelbein. “By highlighting economic, environmental and social sustainability, we are addressing the long-term needs of the cattle industry and advancing policies that will contribute to business success, economic growth and respect for our way of life.” While industry sustainability will continue to be a focus during the year ahead, NCBA will continue to focus on protecting cattle producers from government overreach and burdensome tax and regulatory burdens.

Industry and International Leaders Optimistic for the Future of U.S. Cattle and Beef Industry

NCBA welcomed Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie, and British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce to a new high-profile session on Thursday morning of convention. “We appreciate the working relationship that our team has with both Secretary Vilsack and Under Secretary Bonnie. NCBA continues to build relationships with leaders at USDA to ensure that the U.S cattle industry is top of mind in policy decisions made in D.C., and the industry’s contributions to the administration’s conservation priorities are recognized,” said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane.

Secretary Vilsack committed to addressing challenges that producers are facing regarding the supply chain, processing capacity and drought. He recognized the need for increased processing capacity and announced continued assistance for producers who have suffered loss from catastrophic disasters. Under Secretary Robert Bonnie noted the industry’s role in conservation efforts and that cattle producers play a critical role in environmental stewardship goals. Dame Karen Pierce shared her optimism in strengthening the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States through continuing negotiations to reach a free trade agreement. As the U.K. places the upmost importance on sustainable beef production, Pierce shared her confidence in the sustainability goals set by NCBA last year.

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The Ohio Beef Council (OBC) recently published its 2022 marketing plan, providing insight into programs and projects for the new year. The three main focus areas are organizational effectiveness,

strategic program execution, and strategic communication. The mission of the OBC Marketing Plan is to engage with Ohio’s producers and consumers to strengthen the demand for beef. The OBC will reach this mission by prioritizing innovation, nutrition, stewardship, issues management, and producer communication. The complete 2022 marketing plan can be found on ohiobeef.org. The purpose of the publication is to provide transparency to Ohio’s beef producers who invest in the checkoff.


When Ohio beef producers voted in 2014 to increase the state checkoff to two dollars. It enabled the Ohio Beef Council (OBC) Operating Committee to create a fund to extend beef promotional programs at the local level well beyond the metropolitan areas. This fund, called the County Beef Promotion Grant, makes a perfect partnership with county cattlemen’s groups and county Farm Bureau groups. Through the grant program, the checkoff harnesses the creativity of county groups to reach more consumers with beef promotions and educational efforts. And with nearly 11.5 million people, Ohio has lots of consumers throughout the entire state to reach. The county grant program encourages counties to share their beef production stories with consumers. Face-to-face contact enhances consumer confidence in the beef they purchase for their families.

Grant applications are due quarterly on January 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. Visit ohiobeef.org and apply under the cattlemen’s corner. For questions regarding County Beef Promotion Grants or the application process, please contact Manager of Consumer Programs & Digital Marketing, Nicole Schultz, at nschultz@ ohiobeef.org.


The Ohio Beef Council (OBC) recently held a holiday giveaway from mid-November through midDecember. The giveaway was shared on social media promoting beef for the holidays. To be eligible to win the participant had to like Ohio Beef Council on Facebook and follow Ohio Beef Council on Instagram. This also gave the participants a chance to sign up for consumer emails to receive beef recipe ideas. Over 8,000 people participated, and 20 Ohio residents were selected at random to receive a $200 valued beef box. The recipients of the giveaway received their winnings before the holidays and were able to enjoy a delicious holiday meal thanks to the Beef Checkoff.

The Ohio Beef Council and the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board are responsible for developing programs that increase the demand for beef. For more information, contact the Ohio Beef Council at 614-873-6736, beef@ohiobeef.org or visit www.ohiobeef.org. Ohio Beef Council Operating Committee: Erin Stickel, Bowling Green, Chairman • Bill Sexten, Washington C.H., Vice Chairman • Stan Smith, Canal Winchester, Treasurer • Mandy Atterholt, Loudonville Lou Ellen Harr, Jeromesville • Stephanie Harris, St. Clairsville • Bret Layman, Johnstown • Jake Osborn, Lynchburg • Becky Reed, Springfield • Sam Roberts, South Charleston Allan Robison, Cable • Ben Seibert, St.Marys • Susie Turner, Somerset • Kris Vincent, East Canton • Barb Watts, Alexandria • Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director 30 | Ohio Cattleman | Expo Issue 2022

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Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Dorothy Pelanda recently announced the following new appointments to the Ohio Beef Council (OBC) Operating Committee. Congratulations to the following: Bret Layman, Johnstown; Ben Seibert, St. Marys and Kris Vincent, East Canton. Reappointed for additional OBC terms were Allan Robison, Cable and Bill Sexten, Washington C.H. At the Jan. board meeting, Erin Stickel, Bowling Green was re-elected Chairman, Bill Sexten was re-elected Vice-Chairman and Stan Smith, Canal Winchester, was re-elected as Treasurer. Stickel and Becky Reed, Springfield were re-elected as Federation Checkoff Directors for OBC. The following are the retiring OBC members: David Felumlee, Newark; Garth Ruff, Malta and Kurt Steiner, Creston. OBC thanks them for their leadership and service as beef council members. OBC engages with consumers to strengthen the demand for beef and promotes a profitable and growing beef industry. It is part of a coordinated state/national marketing effort funded by beef producers through the beef checkoff program. OBC collects

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OBC executive team from left to right; Stan Smith, Treasurer; Erin Stickel, Chariman; Bill Sexten, Vice-Chairman

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No cattle are permitted on the fairgrounds before 7:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Large Equipment Move-in


8:00 a.m. - Noon Trade Show set up for large indoor equipment Noon All breeding cattle must be in place, ShowCoat Solutions Breeds Building Noon - 3:00 p.m. Trade Show set-up outdoor & small indoor displays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Trade Show Open, Voinovich Building 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Junior Show Check-in, Gilligan Complex 7:30 p.m. The Social, Hilton Columbus/Polaris

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10:30 am. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Judging Contest Registration, Coliseum Junior Show Check-in, Gilligan Complex Trade Show Open, Voinovich Building Judging Contest Begins, Coliseum Online Feeder Cattle Sale, Voinovich Building Red Angus Parade, Cooper Arena Genetic Pathway Open, ShowCoat Solutions Breeds Building Angus Parade, Cooper Arena Hereford Show, Cooper Arena Shorthorn Show, Cooper Arena Youth Beef Quality Assurance Training Murray Grey Show, ShowCoat Solutions Breeds Building Junior Showmanship, Coliseum Miniature Hereford Show, Cooper Arena Judging Contest Awards Red Angus Sale, Voinovich Building Cowboy Happy Hour, Voinovich Building Angus Sale, Voinovich Building Junior Show Check-in - Steers Only, Gilligan Complex

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Junior Market Animal Show, Coliseum Trade Show Open, Voinovich Building Miniature Hereford Sale, Voinovich Building Hereford Sale, Voinovich Building Genetic Pathway Open, ShowCoat Solutions Breeds Building Shorthorn Sale, Voinovich Building Simmental Sale, Voinovich Building Maine Anjou Sale, Voinovich Building Cowboy Happy Hour, Voinovich Building Junior Show Check-in - Heifers Only, Gilligan Complex

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION Ohio Expo Center 717 East 17th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43211

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Junior Heifer Show, Coliseum Trade Show Open, Voinovich Building Genetic Pathway Open, ShowCoat Solutions Breeds Building

OFFICIAL HOTEL Hilton Columbus/Polaris 8700 Lyra Drive Columbus, OH 43240 614.885.1600

OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.ohiobeefexpo.com


The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association invites you to join in an evening of networking with fellow cattlemen and industry leaders at The Social, on Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris. The Social is open to OCA membership, Expo cattle and trade show exhibitors and volunteers. It’s free to attend and will include appetizers and drinks. The Social will feature a live auction with proceeds going toward OCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) fund to support ag-friendly candidates in the next election. Visit The Social at the Hilton, the Ohio Beef Expo headquarters, on Thursday evening to bid. Items will be featured in the Ohio Beef Expo Show Program.We hope to see you there!

Awards will be presented to the top 10 individuals and top 5 teams in each division. This recognition will be held in the Taft Coliseum at approximately 2:30 p.m.


Youth Beef Quality Assurance training will be offered on Friday, March 18, at 12:30 p.m. Three age divisions for BQA will be available: 8-11, 12-15 and 16-21. BQA training is a requirement for the OCA BEST program. All participants will complete a form following their training that will be returned to the OBC office. County extension offices will be notified of each participant’s attendance at the training.


The Ohio Beef Expo Judging Contest is Friday, March 18 in the Taft Coliseum. Contestants are encouraged to complete early registration and not wait until the Expo to register. Early registration deadline is Monday, March 7, 2022 at $10 per participant or $40 per team. The LATE registration deadline is March 8-18, 2022 at $15 per participant or $60 per team. ALL Individuals and teams participating in the judging contest at the Ohio Beef Expo will sign up online at ohiobeefexpo.com. Contestant check-in on March 18 will be held from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Teams will consist of three or four people. The individuals do not need to be from the same county or chapter. The three highest scores will count for team placings. Divisions will be offered for juniors (8-13 as of January 1) and seniors (14-21 as of January 1). Six classes of cattle will be evaluated and one or more classes will include questions and the use of performance data.


The 2022 Ohio Beef Expo will continue to host a feeder cattle internet board sale, sponsored by United Producers, Inc. (UPI). The sale will be held Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. in the Voinovich Building sale ring on the Ohio Expo Center grounds. A board sale offers consignments of uniform packages of feeder cattle. The cattle are sold while on the farm with specific pick-up period defined in the sale catalog. Typical pick-up times range from one week to four months after the sale. Lots are typically sold in 48,000 to 50,000 pound load lots. However, smaller groups are encouraged as well. These sales may include Expo Issue 2022 | Ohio Cattleman | 37

EVENTS & PROGRAMS Producers, Inc. representative or Sam Roberts at 937-477-0060.

all types and breeds of feeder cattle. Uniform lots sold in groups that would average between 400 and 900 pounds are common. Uniform groups of Holstein feeder cattle may range as low as 300 pounds.


Consignments are open to Ohio and out-of-state producers. Earlier consignments are encouraged since videos and pictures of all consignments will be posted on UPI’s web page. Sale consignors must be OCA members ($75 membership) for 2022. Sale commission will be $1.50 per cwt. The commission will be divided between the UPI sourcing market and OCA. Sale catalogs will be posted on UPI and OCA’s websites at least one week in advance of the sale.

OCA members will be treated to complimentary snacks and drinks during the Cowboy Happy Hour. Stop by the OCA membership booth for a wristband to gain access to the Happy Hour area.

OCA will be hosting a happy hour on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19 from 4-5 p.m. The happy hours on both days will take place at the OCA booth in the Ohio Beef Expo Trade Show and will be a social event you won’t want to miss.

To consign cattle or request information, contact your local United


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Renew your membership, visit with other members and board representatives and catch up on the latest information in the beef industry. Each day there will be give-a-ways to OCA members! Join or renew your 2022 OCA membership to be included in the daily drawings. This drawing will include all OCA members that have joined or renewed prior to the Expo and also those that sign up during the event. Drawings will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, during the Cowboy Happy Hour, and on Sunday at the close of the trade show.


Do you have $2,500 OCA cattle theft reward signs posted? Be sure to stop by the OCA booth to pick yours up during the Expo.


The OCA booth will house OCA apparel and beef branded items such as “EAT BEEF” tumblers, hats, hoodies, koozies and more. Be sure to stop by and stock up!

SPONSORS AS OF 2/10/2022

Breeds Barn Sponsor ShowCoat Solutions Expo Committee Apparel Breeder’s World Farm Credit Services Official Expo Program Sponsor Hubbard Feeds

Cattle Visions Youth Beef Quality Assurance Sponsors Wood County Beef Producers Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association

Official Expo Vet Sponsor Vitalix

Youth Judging Contest Sponsor Saltwell Western Store

Official Expo Wi-Fi Service TransOva Genetics

Junior Show Webcasting Sponsor Evans Cattle Co.

Concession Stand Cups Baird RC Packing, Inc.

Buckeye Breeders Series Division Sponsor Bob Evans

Sale Ring The Wendt Group

Colesium Sponsor - Friday Pugh Central Station

Thursday Night Social Event Merck

Showmanship Sponsors Olde Wood Limited Phantom Halters Engelhaupt Embroidery

Official Utility Vehicle Sponsor AgPro Prime General Sponsor WM E. Fagaly Universal Windows Direct Gerber Insurance Agency Choice General Sponsors Heartland Feed Services JV-Mercer Landmark & Sunrise Co-Op Swamp Fox Innovations City Limits Western Elgin Service Center – K Buildings Biozyme Select General Sponsors Ohio CattleWomen Reinecker Ag, LLC Cowboy Happy Hour Sponsors Alltech Durbin Livestock Heartland Feed Services JV-Mercer Landmark & Sunrise Co-Op Richfield Industries Sponsor of the Day – Thursday D & J Sales and Service, Inc. Sponsor of the Day – Saturday

Junior Show Market Animal Ring McGuire Farm and Excavating Junior Show Heifer Ring Fayette Veterinary Hospital Junior Show Makeup Ring O’Reilly Auto Parts Top 5 Market Animal Sponsor David L. Campbell Insurance Agency – Hasting Mutual Top 5 Heifer Sponsor TransOva Genetics Junior Show Platinum Sponsors Ag Credit ACA Rowe Nutrition LLC ReproLogix Reproductive Technologies Junior Show Gold Sponsors Houser Asphalt & Concrete PBS Animal Health All American Scales & Calibration Cattle Visions Heartland Feed Services

JV-Mercer Landmark & Sunrise Co-Op Morgan Cattle Co. Midwest Genetics STS Cattle Co. Purina Griswold Cattle Company Richfield Industries Minnaert Cattle Jr. Show Silver Sponsors Jeremy & Jenna Barbour Cattle Ron Kreis,Auctioneer Granville Milling, Co. Rankin & Rankin Insurance Huron County Cattlemen’s Association Tom Farms Reinecker Ag, LLC State Line Cryogenics Maplecrest Farms Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. Jr. Show Bronze Sponsors Muskingum County Farm Bureau Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association MARS Angus Honey Creek Western Wear Hess Family Cattle/Hess Auction Co. LLC HFS Angus Highland Livestock Supply Ltd Todd & Kim Herman Junior Show Backtag Sponsors Allen County Cattlemen’s Association Farm Bureau Jr. Show Class Sponsors Preble County Farm Bureau Richland County Farm Bureau Crawford County Farm Bureau Huron County Farm Bureau Medina County Farm Bureau Marion County Farm Bureau Darke County Farm Bureau Lorain County Farm Bureau Greene County Farm Bureau Clinton County Farm Bureau Fayette County Fam Bureau Additional Sponsors Fayette County Cattle Feeders

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All Ohio Beef Expo Sale Cattle will be identified with EID tags to comply with the USDA Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule for interstate shipment of cattle. This means that no matter what an individual state’s requirements for transporting cattle may be, potential Expo cattle buyers can be assured that they can easily ship their Expo purchases into any state. For more information contact the Ohio Beef Expo official veterinarian Dr. Eric Gordon at 937-642-2936 or see the 2022 Ohio Beef Expo health requirements at www.ohiobeefexpo.com.


All cattle (from Ohio and out-of-state) consigned to breed sales, show cattle, display breeds and Genetic Pathway cattle at the 2022 Ohio Beef Expo must be tested negative for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) persistent infection (PI) status prior to arrival at the 2022 event. Any animals (required to be tested) arriving at the Expo without a negative BVD PI test, will be ineligible to participate in the 2022 Ohio Beef Expo and will be excused from the show grounds. Type of test and negative test results must be listed on the required health certificate and/or laboratory report of negative status provided. Ohio Beef Expo junior show cattle are exempt from the BVD test requirement. (See 2022 Ohio Beef Expo health requirements at www. ohiobeefexpo.com).

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Ohio has mandatory Trichomoniasis rules for all bulls entering Ohio from any other state. Virgin bulls under 24 months of age on the date of the sale must have a virgin statement on the CVI accompanied by the veterinarian’s and owner’s signature. Bulls 24 months of age or older on the date of the sale and all non-virgin bulls must have a PCR test within 28 days of the date of the sale. (See 2022 Ohio Beef Expo health requirements at www.ohiobeefexpo.com).


Cattle in Ohio Beef Expo sales are sold into many different states and it is important that consignors keep this in mind when planning for the sales. The lot numbers of the animals that do not meet the Ohio Beef Expo health requirements will be announced prior to each breed sale. Health papers (CVIs) will NOT be issued for cattle that do not meet the Ohio Beef Expo health requirements. These health papers are typically written at the sale’s clerking table and accompany the cattle to the new buyer’s location. A list of the lots that do not meet the requirements will be available in the Beef Expo office by Friday at 2 p.m. For more information, go to www. ohiobeefexpo.com.


For Fri. and Sat. only, special trailer parking for Ohio Beef Expo sale buyers will be available on the main part of the fairgrounds just east of the O’Neill Barn where the sale cattle are located. To access the parking area, cattle trailers should enter the

fairgrounds off of 11th Avenue at the OHIO gate, to avoid the hassle and long walk to get your trailer by parking on the grounds. This special trailer parking area is expected to fill up, so plan to arrive early. All other cattle trailers, including show and sale cattle exhibitor trailers and junior show trailers MUST park north of 17th Avenue after unloading.

ANGUS Representative

Dan Wells

Sale Manager

Dan Wells


Ron Kreis



CHAROLAIS Representative

Dave White

GELBVIEH Representative

Kim Allen

HEREFORD Representative

Lisa Keets

Sale Manager

Lisa Keets


Dale Stith


Ray Ramsey

MAINE-ANJOU Representative

Terry Muir

Sale Manager

Craig Reiter


Kevin Wendt


Dan Wiley & Gene Steiner

Sale Manager

Gene Steiner


Gene Steiner


Ray Ramsey

MURRAY GREY Representative

Sherie Clark



RED ANGUS Representative

Tom Karr

Sale Manager

Dan Wells & Ryan LePage


Ryan LePage



SHORTHORN Representative

Jeff Winkle

Sale Manager

Cagwin Cattle Services


Kevin Wendt


Gene Steiner

SIMMENTAL Representative

Pam Haley

Sale Manager

Doug Parke


Ron Kreis

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The 2022 Ohio Beef Expo will host the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST Junior Show March 18-20, 2022 with Showmanship being held Friday, the Market Animal Show Saturday and the Heifer Show on Sunday.


NEW for 2022, The Ohio Beef Expo Junior Show will take place in the Taft Coliseum. All check-ins will take place in the Gilligan Complex.

ONLINE SHOW ENTRIES & CHECK-IN All cattle must be entered online. Participants must register into the system at best.ohiocattle.org and enter their cattle information. The online show entry window will open Monday, March 7. Registered animals must be in the junior exhibitor’s name; exhibitors must show their own animal.

Upon arrival at the show all cattle must check-in, in the Junior Show Office first before stalling. Check-in Times: • Thursday, March 17 - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Friday, March 18 - 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. and steers only 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Saturday, March 19 - heifers only 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Showmanship sign-up is completed through the online show entry and must be completed by Tuesday, March 15 in order to participate in showmanship.


Showmanship - Garrett & Gretchen Lampe, IL Market Animals - Tim Fitzgerald, IN Heifers - Gene Martin, TX


No cattle or equipment are permitted on the Ohio Expo Center grounds prior to 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16. There will be three options for stalling at the Expo. One will allow exhibitors the option to bid on remaining viaduct bays and premium stalling in Gilligan, or buy stall blocks in the horse barn at a fixed rate. The online auction will be held on Breeder’s World on Feb. 23, 2022. The other two options will be the same as previous years and will be offered at no additional cost. Beginning March 9 and ending March 11, exhibitors will have the opportunity to select their top three stalling preferences by filling out the online form. Exhibitors/breeders will be able to stall in groups or individually. All stalling forms will be time stamped, so submissions will get their first choice according to when the form was submitted online. There will not be an additional cost for these spaces. The last option is to stall when you get to the fairgrounds. This will allow exhibitors to stall in the remaining spaces at no extra cost. For more information on stalling prices, the auction, etc. please visit ohiobeefexpo.com or email Karigan Blue at kblue@ohiocattle.org.

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There will be NO TENTS allowed in the Gilligan Building.


Shane Riley - Chairman Bill Tom - Expo Vice Chairman Jeff Winkle - Chairman, Breed Shows & Sales Dave Puthoff - Chairman Trade Show Joe Foster - Vice-Chairman Trade Show Lizz Share - Judging Contest Tom Karr - OCA President Sam Roberts Ben Wenner - Judging Contest Bain Wilson - Judging Contest


Jeff Winkle - Chairman - Shorthorn Dan Wells - Angus David White - Charolais Kim Allen - Gelbvieh Lisa Keets - Hereford Terry Muir - Maine-Anjou Dan Wiley & Gene Steiner - Mini Hereford Sherie Clark - Murray Grey Ryan LePage - Red Angus Pam Haley & Christina Fisher - Simmental


Dave Puthoff - Mercer Landmark, Chairman Joe Foster - Quality Liquid Feeds, Vice-Chairman Patrick Barker - Kent Feeds Derek Fauber - Heritage Cooperative Lindsey Hall Allison Hively - Highland Enterprises Jenna Watson - AgPro

JUNIOR SHOW COMMITTEE Bill Tom - Chairman Erin Alava Andrew Armstrong Drew Baus Owen Greene Kim Herman Shane Riley Ryan Sorensen Garrett Stanfield Trevor Tom Jacob Weubker

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Pam Haley has been nothing short of dedicated to the success of the Ohio Beef Expo over the past decade. Her commitment of countless hours to planning, organizing and executing this event has been a key element in ensuring the vitality of the Expo for several years and continues to be present today. Haley’s passion for the beef industry is not only seen in her involvement in the Expo, but is also recognized by her service to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association where she has been on the board of directors since 2013. As the secretary and treasurer of the Ohio Simmental Association, she began her involvement in the Expo as the Simmental breed representative in 2011. Not long after, she took on the role of chairman of the breed committee in 2013. She then became the Ohio Beef Expo co-chairman together with J.L. Draganic in 2016. In her co-chairman position, Haley oversaw all facets of the Expo including the trade show, junior show and breeds’ activities and their respective committees. Following last year’s Expo, she decided to step down from the co-chairman position, but she remains active on the breeds committee and supports the Expo wherever needed. Haley alongside her husband, Mike, and two children operate Haley Farms in West Salem, Ohio. She has been around the beef industry her whole life as she recalls raising and showing cattle at the fair at a young age. Since then, her passion for the beef industry grew into her own operation where she currently manages a herd of 80 head of registered Simmental cattle. Haley believes that the success of the beef industry comes from all the facets involved within cattle production coming 44 | Ohio Cattleman | Expo Issue 2022

together, especially this year coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is a team effort; whether it is seedstock breeders, the show industry or the businesses that help run our operations, we all need each other to survive.” she said. The success of the Expo has been a humbling experience for Haley, and she appreciates watching the event evolve from year to year. Haley enjoys watching the Expo unfold from the inside out, and her fondest moments are found when she sees people enjoying what the Expo provides for them and their operation. In 2019 as co-chairman, she was able to execute the largest Ohio Beef Expo to date, with record breaking numbers of cattle, exhibitors, visitors and vendors. “It was a lot of hard work, but it was so gratifying to see that so many people wanted to participate and be a part of what we do in Ohio’s beef industry,” Haley shared. She hopes for and anticipates more growth in the years to come. Haley cannot go without thanking her family for supporting her during the time she is away in preparation for the Expo. She also extends her gratitude to J.L. Draganic, in which she shares that it was a team effort for many years and that she would not have been able to do it without him.


J.L. Draganic’s fondness for the Ohio Beef Expo began almost 13 years ago while he was volunteering on the junior show committee. Those years were full of volunteerism as he has also served on the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) board of directors since 2013 and as the Expo’s co-chair, along with Pam Haley, since 2016. Although he recently stepped down from the Expo co-chair position to allow for new leadership to take charge, he continues to support the Expo where needed. Draganic became involved in the beef industry at a young age. Through his involvement in the 4-H program, his passion for the agricultural industry bloomed while he raised steers and heifers. He and his family now have their own farming operation that includes both grain and livestock. Although Draganic cherishes all his years at the Expo, his most challenging and rewarding memory is 2021. “There were many complications in working with COVID-19 regulations while maintaining a rewarding experience for attendees,” he said. The word “gratifying” is used as he talked about how last year’s Expo provided industry enthusiasts with a sense of normalcy that they had not experienced since before the COVID-19 pandemic. He shared that the Expo has grown exponentially in numbers with added two day sales, the Buckeye Breeders Series and expansion of the trade show. Draganic mentioned the BEST program evolution with more junior participants at the Beef Expo over the years. He said, “The Expo has evolved to become one of the most sought after and respected shows across the country.” Draganic hopes his contributions will carry on to support the progress of the Expo. He believes it will continue to be the most valued beef industry event across the country. Draganic shared

that he “hopes other states will follow in our footsteps.” He believes the most prominent problem in the beef industry is the supply chain with processing facilities having issues with a lack of backups and trade. He trusts that dealing with problems head-on, although there is a long road to get there, is the best approach to managing ongoing issues in the industry. Draganic would like to thank Elizabeth Harsh and all involved in OCA for the support they have shown him over the years. He would also like to extend his appreciation to Pam Haley, his cochair, as her knowledge and support enhanced his experience.

PAST FRIENDS OF THE EXPO 2002- Dave Dailey, Don Lowry, Henry Bergfeld, and Jim Rentz

2012- Gale Long, Dave Puthoff, and Steve R. Rauch

2003- Leslie Milleson and Rod Bauer

2013- Doug Conkle, Johnny Regula and Wood County Beef Producers

2004- Virgil Strickler, Jim Sutherly, and Gene Rowe 2005- Tim Sheeley and Dr. Glen Hoffsis

2014- Ginger Natolis and Sally Puzacke

2006- Dean Armstrong and Earl Foreman

2015- Jon Becerril, David McElhaney and Sam Sutherly

2007- Joyce McKee, Jim & Jackie Murray and Curt Hively

2016- Lou Ellen Harr, M.H. Eby and Bill Sexten

2008- Jim & Marlene Campbell and Dr. Earl & Cynthia Arnholt

2017- Roy White and Dave Russell

2009- Keith Moore and Tom Wilcox

2019- C.J. Brown and Joe Foster

2010- Sam Roberts and Laura Sutherly

2020 & 2021 - Frank Phelps & AMW Cattlemen’s Association

2011- Alan Halderman and Rex Sullinger

2018- Linde Sutherly and Nancy Snook

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The Genetic Pathway display will once again feature the country’s best genetics. Live bulls and females will be on display between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Genetic Pathway area is housed in the ShowCoat Solutions Breeds Barn. Additionally the country’s top semen companies will be in the Genetic Pathway area to talk to you about ordering semen for your spring breeding needs. The Genetic Pathway office will be located in the breeds office where the cattle are stalled. For questions or for maps, stop by the office and ask to see the Genetic Pathway representative.


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ABS Global Compton Cattle DK Cattle Farrer Stock Farms Griswold Cattle Company Lautner Farms - Phil Lautner Line Show Cattle Maplecrest Farms Matt Lautner Cattle Midwest Genetics Minnaert Show Cattle ReproLogix Reproductive Technologies RL Genetics Rodgers Cattle Co ShowTime Cattle Company State Line Cryogenics Tim Schaeffer Show Cattle Top Sires TransOva Genetics Breeders World

TRADESHOW EXHIBITORS 212° Livestock Products ABS GLOBAL AccuBreed ADM Animal Nutrition Advanced Ag Products, LLC Ag-Pro AgriBuckle AGRI-TEST LIVESTOCK SCALES All aluminum AllFlex USA, Inc. American Angus Association Armstrong Ag & Supply Boehringer-Ingelheim Bowman Caramel Apples Boxel MFG Callicrate Banders Cattle Visions. LLC Central Life Sciences Circle L. Fence, Ltd City Limits Western CJ Brown Studios COBA/Select Sires Inc. Cowco, Inc. Cutco Cutlery D & J Sales & Service Inc. DHI Cooperative Inc. Eades Seed Service LLC Eastern Aberdeen Association Eastern Lab Services EBY Trailers/M.H. EBY Inc. Elanco Elgin Service Center-K Buildings Engelhaupt Embroidery LLC

Farm and Dairy Newspaper Farm Credit Mid-America Farm Girl Factory Farmhouse Bling FENNIG EQUIPMENT Foltz Ag Enterprises inc Fowler Seed Marketing Freije & Freije Auctioneers German Gourmet Nuts LLC Harold’s Equipment/ Hill’s Supply Harrison Trailers Herd Pro Heritage Cooperative, Inc. Highland Livestock Supply Ltd Honey Creek Western Wear Hubbard Feeds J Star Equipment & Circle P Creations Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. Kelly’s Boutique Kencove Farm Fence Supplies Kent Kim Davis Insurance Agency, LLC Kurtz Boots Lambert Ag LLC / Ruffs Seed Farms Lance’s Trailer Sales, LLC Custom Hay Feeders Laura’s Custom Embroidery Lewis Cattle Oilers Mail Pouch Tool McBurney Livestock Equipment Meme’s, Inc. Merck Multimin USA, Inc. Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Ohio Cat and Ohio Ag Equipment Ohio CattleWomen’s Association Ohio Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net Ohio Cow Hunters Ohio Shorthorn Breeders

Association OSU Beef Team PAINT VALLEY FARMS Paradise Energy Solutions PBS Animal Health Priefert Rodeo & Ranch Equipment Purina Animal Nutrition Purple Power Animal Nutrition LLC Quality Liquid Feeds Red Devon USA Reed & Baur Insurance Agency Reinecker Ag, LLC Richfield industries Riverwind Barn Cameras Rodoc Leasing & Sales Rod’s Western Palace Saltwell Western Store SEK Genetics ShowCoat Solutions LLC ST Genetics Starred Leather & Co. Straight A’s RanchCity.com Sullivan Supply, Inc Swamp Fox Innovations Tangent Square The Back Forty Embroidery Company Trans Ova Genetics Tumbling B Cattle Company Umbarger Show Feeds United Producers, Inc. Universal Windows Direct USDA-NASS GLR-OH VitaFerm - BioZyme, Inc Vitalix Wagner Insurance Agency Weaver Livestock Weldy Enterprises White’s Show Supply WM. E. Fagaly Zoetis Expo Issue 2022 | Ohio Cattleman | 47

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Labor of love:

Murrays ran Steak Barn for nearly three decades Story by Amy Beth Graves Jackie Murray can’t help but laugh when describing how she and her husband, Jim, ended up taking over ownership of the Steak Barn. It was literally dropped off and parked on their property until they agreed to buy the business. “We had a bit of an inkling that they were going to do that. They’d approached us about taking over but we said ‘No, we’re too busy. Maybe another time.’ Then they told us they were bringing it to our place and they did,” Jackie said. The year was 1991 and the Steak Barn’s owners, Bob and Betty Wright of Sandusky County, were burned out working the concession stand that had been a long-time staple at the Ohio State Fair and Farm Science Review. For years, the Wrights had been operating the Steak Barn in partnership with the Ohio Cattlemen’s to help promote the cattle industry. OCA set the menu, provided volunteers to help run the concession stand and kept a percentage of the proceeds. The Murrays had been volunteering at the Steak Barn for a couple of years when the Wrights decided it was time for a change.

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“Through the Ohio Cattlewomen’s, Betty and I became friends and when she asked me to help her at the Ohio State Fair, I decided our electric business could get along without me for a few days,” Jackie said. “After Farm Science Review, they said ‘no more – we can’t take it any more’ and we ended up with it.” For almost 30 years, the Murrays ran the Steak Barn, infamous for its ribeye sandwiches and french fries. Other staples were burgers, chopped steak sandwiches, sausage and egg sandwiches and sweet rolls. The Greene County couple estimate they spent about 45 days per year running the concession stand. Since the Steak Barn opened at 7 a.m. for breakfast and continued offering food all day, the hours were long and sometimes the days hot. But it was a labor of love, and the Murrays embraced the spirit and enthusiasm that Ohio Cattlemen volunteers brought while serving up choice or better cuts of meat and promoting the cattle industry.

“Betty and Bob did a good job with the Steak Barn. When we got it, we didn’t care if anyone knew we owned it. The most important thing was to serve a quality product and represent the Ohio Cattlemen’s in the best way we could. We carried that torch as long as we could but it was time for a change,” Jackie said. On Dec. 7, the Murrays sold the Steak Barn and are optimistic the new owners will carry on the tradition of showcasing quality cuts of meat at the state fair, Farm Science Review, Ohio Beef Expo, Sandusky County Fair and Spring Dairy Expo. “I told her we needed to sell it and move on and we did,” Jim said from Florida where he and his wife are spending part of the winter. “This time of the year is slow for our electric business so not having the Steak Barn anymore affords us the opportunity to get away.” At the moment, the Murrays are in the middle of Florida, enjoying weather that is 50 degrees warmer than Ohio. Jackie’s voice warms up with memories of running the Steak Barn, which has had a rich history ever since its founding in 1981. At the time, Bob Wright’s daughter was a middle school cheerleader, and her cheer team was looking for a fundraiser to pay for their cheer camp. Bob came up with the idea of a concession stand to raise money not only for the camp but new uniforms. Later, on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, the Wrights met with the Ohio Cattlemen’s to dis-

cuss serving not only cattle producers but visitors to the fair. The concession stand was a hit and lines continued to grow year after year. When Jackie learned that the Ohio State Fairgrounds’ round transportation building was going to feature the state’s agricultural commodities, Jackie immediately spoke up about the need for the Ohio Cattlemen’s to have a spot there. “We had two locations – the Steak Barn and in the Ohio Food Pavilion and both places did really well,” she said. The Murrays also played a role in helping OCA set up headquarters in Marysville. Jim was on the building committee and did the electric for the headquarters. The couple also helped solicit funds to pay off the building’s mortgage, and one of the fundraisers was that the county cattlemen’s association that raised the most money would get a special dinner cooked by the Murrays and volunteers. “Williams and Henry counties raised the most money and we took grills up there and cooked prime rib

and baked potatoes,” Jackie said. Over the years, the Murrays and their teams of volunteers cooked a lot of beef and potatoes. Jackie recalls that one year they sold 10,000 ribeye sandwiches at the Ohio State Fair. Just three years ago, the Steak Barn sold more than 4.5 tons of beef and 5.5 tons of potatoes at various venues. Jackie noted that the increasing cost of beef has been a challenge for the past few years. “The prices on those prime cuts have escalated and the reality is that prices have been going up on everything. We buy ribeyes by the case and it used to be $4.95 a pound. In 2021 we paid around $14 a pound. By the time the meat is processed and excess fat trimmed from the ribeyes, our loss is about 20% because there’s also a lot of liquid lost,” Jackie said. After sharing stories about cooking for the Ohio State University football team and soldiering on despite breaking bones in her foot, Jackie pauses as she reflects about working the Steak Barn for so many years and helping promote the beef industry. The couple were introduced to the Ohio Cattlemen’s through Jackie’s father who was active with the Greene County chapter and had a cow-calf operation that they took over. “I’ve always wanted to be part of agriculture and running the Steak Barn was a great way to promote the industry,” Jackie said. The day of the auction for the Steak Barn was a tough one for Jackie who found it difficult to let go of it. “It’ll be hard to fill in for her,” Jim said, his voice trailing off. The couple said they’ll miss working with all the volunteers who helped run the food stand. “We loved our time there but now it’s time for the next generation, for the new owners. We wish the best for them,” Jackie said. “We’re proud we were able to run it for so many years and will miss working with so many wonderful people. There were so many times we laughed and cried and worked hard. What a wonderful group of volunteers. We’ll really miss them.”

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The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST Program for youth ages 8-21 years co-hosted the Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle along with an online auction to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). The Clark County Cattle Producers sponsored the event. The Celebrity Showdown was hosted at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio on Jan. 28, 2022. For this event, youth were responsible for raising a minimum of $100 for the opportunity to dress up their cattle and

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present them to the celebrity judge. This year’s judge was Shawn Flarida, owner of Shawn Flarida Reiners, from Springfield, Ohio. Through donations from family, friends, their local community and members of OCA, youth participating in the Celebrity Showdown raised $8,334 for the show. The team that took the lead with fundraising was HR Cattle Company with $2,025 total raised. The other teams/participants with the highest fundraising numbers were Austin Sutherly with $1500; Jordan Flax and Sophie Wilson with $1,300; Lara,

Lexi and Rylan Rittenhouse with $830; Ella and Emma Grimwood with $759; and Cassidy Harris, Annabelle Harris, Eli Creech, Andrew Johnson, Annabelle Johnson, Annie Johnson and Harper Creech with $500. The overall Celebrity Showdown winner chosen for having the best costume by Flarida was Jordan Flax and Sophie Wilson, both 14-years-old, with their U.S. military costume. Additionally, an online auction was held with numerous items selling, and thanks to the many generous supporters, $14,614 was raised. Incentive prizes will be awarded to the community service top fundraisers at the OCA BEST Program Awards Banquet on May 7, 2022. Donations to RMHC will continue to be accepted after the Celebrity Showdown until the BEST Banquet. Anyone can donate conveniently online at ohiocattle.org/BEST. Donations can be attributed to a BEST participant’s name through the online donation form as well. Online contributions must be made prior to May 7, 2022 to be accredited to a BEST participant’s cumulative fundraising total for the year.



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The Cattlemen’s Congress was held Jan. 1-16, 2022 in Oklahoma City. Champion Maine Angus Bull honors went to Hanna Schroeder, Columbus Grove, Ohio with NSSC SCC UNMATCHED TRADITIONS. Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio received Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Female in both the Junior and Open shows with BMW ACE 422H ET. VanVorhis also exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus Junior Female with CF NB DEMI 024 PRIMO X ET. Winegardner Show Cattle, Lima, Ohio took home Reserve Grand

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Kinsey Crowe, Eaton, Ohio has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, MO. Crowe is the 20-year-old daughter of Gwen Crowe and attends Oklahoma State University, where she studies animal science. She is a member of the NJAA and the Ohio Junior Angus Association, where she has served as secretary. The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior Angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.


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Three steps to maximize opportunities for your cattle operation in 2022 By Josh Davis Cattle producers have seen their share of ups and downs over the last few years, from trade wars, pandemic-spurred supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages to high feed costs. With more uncertainty ahead – including drought, a new COVID-19 variant, global market fluctuations, as well as legislative and regulatory changes – the need for solid planning and strong partnerships to support your operation are more important than ever. Here are three steps cattle producers can take in the year ahead to position themselves for long-term success. Step One: Begin with the end goal in mind. Success is never accidental. Getting there begins with outlining clear and achievable goals for your operation. Create a vision for where you want to be and document it. This starts with assessing your total cost of doing business, looking at year-over-year performance, and creating benchmarks that will guide you. With your goals and your vision in place, it’s time to outline the shortterm and long-term strategies that will get you there. Step Two: Seek advice from experts. Every producer needs a team of experts and trusted advisors around them. These advisors should include a CPA, attorney, veterinarian, and your lender, to name a few. Ideally, they should specialize in the industry, and they should be people who will stand beside you in an ever-changing marketplace. 58 | Ohio Cattleman | Expo Issue 2022

Once you have a plan in place, sit down with this group of people (either together, or individually) and review the plan together. They will offer valuable feedback and help you find and fix inefficiencies in your operation. Listen to their expert guidance and tactical feedback: it will help make modifications to your plan, mitigate risk, and maximize your opportunities in both good and challenging times. Step Three: Capitalize now, plan for the future. Agriculture is a cyclical industry. It doesn’t matter how good you are or how solid your plan is: there are going to be times when you make money and there are going to be times when you don’t. Taking advantage of opportunities to build up capital when you can will help you withstand swings in commodity prices, export demand and disruptive events, and provide much-needed cash flow if prices and demand decrease. On the heels of several difficult years, building up a war chest of liquidity may be easier said than done. It could even mean delaying capital purchases. Lean on your team of specialized advisors to help you identify any opportunities to build your capital and insulate yourself against volatility. It’s also critical that you work with a lender who understands the volatility of the market and will stand beside you through thick and thin. Finally, don’t delay evaluating your marketing agreements and negotiating contracts until they are about to expire. Developing strategic partnerships, locking in feed costs, or even pre-buying commodities when you can are all

opportunities to explore. Other opportunities include identifying stockyards with premiums for health programs, uniformity or weaned cattle. Or, if it makes sense to lean into local demand, look for opportunities to market and sell your product locally. No doubt, there’s more volatility ahead for the cattle market. Implementing a vision for your future with clear goals, aligning yourself with a team of specialized advisors, and seeking every opportunity to build yourself up to withstand market volatility will help you navigate the unknowns of 2022 and beyond. Josh Davis is Vice President Food & Agribusiness specializing in timber and cattle at Farm Credit Mid-America. Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative that serves the credit needs of farmers and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Farm Credit Mid-America provides loans for real estate, operating, equipment, housing and related services such as crop insurance and vehicle, equipment and building leases. Learn more at e-farmcredit.com.

OCA’s Allied Industry Council Members ADM Animal Nutrition Dan Meyer 330-466-3281, Kevin Steele 330-465-0962 www.admworld.com Ag Credit David White 419-435-7758 www.agcredit.net Ag-Pro Ben Butcher & Jenna Watson 740-653-6951 | www.agprocompanies.com Allflex USA, Inc. Dave McElhaney 724-494-6199 www.allflexusa.com Alliantgroup www.alliantgroup.com Alltech Ryan Sorensen 440-759-8938 www.alltech.com Armstrong Ag & Supply Dean Armstrong 740-988-5681 Baird Private Wealth Management Patrick Saunders 740-446-2000 www.patricksaundersfc.com Bane-Welker Equipment Makayla Eggleton 937-206-1653, Karl Locascio 765-307-6752, Keith Sowell 937-2696159, Chris Pugh 937-269-7409, Gabe Medinger 740-216-9349 www.bane-welker.com Bayer Crop Science Adam Frantz 937-538-6892, Christina Howell 419-295-9247, Dan Hutchins 614-546-9603 www.cropscience.bayer.com BioZyme, Inc. Lori Lawrence 614-395-9513 Ty McGuire 937-533-3251 www.biozymeinc.com Boehringer-Ingelheim Brent Tolle 502-905-7831 www.boehringer-ingelheim.com Burkmann Nutrition Brent Williams 859-236-0400 www.burkmann.com Cargill Animal Nutrition/Sunglo Chris Heslinger 937-751-9841 www.cargill.com | www.sunglo.com Central Life Sciences Kenley Rogers 330-465-9225 www.centrallifesciences.com COBA/Select Sires Kevin Hinds, Bruce Smith, Julie Ziegler 614-878-5333 www.cobaselect.com CompManagement, Inc. Tony Sharrock 614-376-5450 www.sedgwickcms.com Cornerstone Veterinary Services Amgad Riad 567-510-4340 CPC Animal Health Devon Trammel 615-688-6455 Paul Alan Kinslow 615-604-1852 www.cpcanimalhealth.com D&J Sales and Services Jon Jones 740-391-1246 www.djsalesandservice.com DHI Cooperative, Inc. Brian Winters 1-800-DHI-OHIO, Tim Pye 912-682-9798 | www.dhicoop.com M.H. Eby Inc./Eby Trailers Kirk Swensen & Steve Rittenhouse 614-879-6901 | www.mheby.com

Elanco Animal Health Jon Sweeney 515-249-2926, Jim Stefanak 330-298-8113 | www.elanco.com Elgin Service Center - K Buildings Doug Hemm 937-216-5620 www.kbuildings.com WM. E. Fagaly & Son Inc. Ryan Greis, Chris McConnell 513-353-2150 | www.fagalyfeed.com Farm Credit Mid-America Wendy Osborn 937-444-0905, David Sanders 740-335-3306, Tara Durbin 740-892-3338 www.e-farmcredit.com Fennig Equipment Gary Fennig 419-953-8500 | www.fenningequipment.com Four Star Veterinary Service Taylor Engle 419-305-7494, Bryant Chapman 419-953-4523, Trey Gellert 419-953-4523 www.4starvets.com Heartland Bank Greg Woodward 614-214-3186, Chuck Woodson 614-839-2265 www.heartland.bank Heritage Cooperative Dale Stryffler 330-556-8465, Derek Fauber, David Monnin 914-873-6736 www.heritagecooperative.com Highland Livestock Supply Ltd. Curt & Allison Hively 330-457-2033 | www.highlandlivestocksupply.com Hills Supply Frank Burkett 330-704-1817, Mick Heiby 330-9361340, Kaitlin Chaddock 330-205-8769 | www. hillssupply.com Hubbard Feeds Barbie Casey | www.hubbardfeeds.com Johnson Concrete Livestock Waterers Brad McCormick 402-463-1359 www.johnsonconcreteproducts.com Kalmbach Feeds Jeff Neal 419-356-0128, Kyle Nickles & Cheryl Miller 419-294-3838 www.kalmbachfeeds.com Kent Nutrition Group Patrick Barker 513-315-3833, www.kentfeeds.com McArthur Lumber & Post Stan Nichols, 740-596-255 www.totalfarmandfence.com Mercer Landmark Randy Seeger 419-230-9832, Joe Siegrist 419-305-2451, Travis Spicer 419-733-9915, Chad Knapke 419-733-6434 | www.mercerlandmark.com Merck Animal Health Jake Osborn 937-725-5687 Seth Clark 330-465-2728 www.merck-animal-health-usa.com Multimin USA, Inc. Thomas Carper 540-336-2737 www.multiminusa.com Murphy Tractor Eric Bischoff 614-876-1141 Brent Chauvin 937-898-4198 www.murphytractor.com Nationwide Insurance Shawnda Vega 614-329-4500 www. farmagentfinder.com

Ohio CAT Linda Meier, Brian Speelman, Courtney Bush 614-851-3629 | www.ohiocat.com Ohio Cow Hunters Michael Hendren 740-404-3134, Chris Goodwin 740-823-2502, Carlie Milam 304-890-6788 www.ohiocowhunters.com Ohio Soybean Council Emilie Regula Hancock 330-232-6782 | www.soyohio.org PBS Animal Health Bridget Gillogly & Kevin Warrene 1-800-321-0235 | www.pbsanimalhealth.com Priefert Ranch Equipment Steve Campbell 903-434-8973; Corey Hinterer 304-625-1302 | www.priefert. com Purina Animal Nutrition Patrick Gunn 317-967-4345, Cy Prettyman 470-360-5538, Kira Morgan 812-480-2715 www.purinamills.com Quality Liquid Feeds Joe Foster 614-560-5228 | www.qlf.com Reed & Baur Insurance Agency Jim & Paula Rogers 866-593-6688 | www.reedbaurinsurance.com Ridgeview Reproductive Services LLC Patricia Parrish | 740-641-3217 Rod’s Western Palace Eric Seaman 614-262-2512 | www.rods.com Saunders Insurance Agency John Saunders, Scott Saunders, Brett Steinback 740-446-0404 saundersins.com ST Genetics Aaron Arnett 614-947-9931 | www.stgen.com Straight A’s Nikki McCarty 330-868-1182 | www.ranchcity.com Sunrise Co-op, Inc. Jay Clutter 419-305-3702 www.sunriseco-op.com TransOva Genetics Emily Warnimont 712-722-3586, Lacey Murray, Amber Clark, Sabrina Clark 240-329-0159 www.transova.com Umbarger Show Feeds Jackson Umbarger 317-422-5195, Eric King 419-889-7443 | www.umbargerandsons.com United Producers, Inc. Sam Roberts, Bill Tom 1-800-456-3276 | www.uproducers.com Vitalix Inc. Travis Taylor 816-592-3000, Carmen Grissom 405-827-4912, Dusty Allison 308-254-6224 www.vitalix.com Weaver Leather Livestock Angela Kain & Lisa Shearer 330-674-1782 Karli Mast 330-674-1782 www.weaverleather.com The Wendt Group Kevin Wendt 614-626-7653, Dale Evans 260894-0458, Nick Cummings 740-572-0756, Tyler Wilt 740-572-1249, Wesley Black 740572-1670 www.thewendtgroup.com Zoetis Mindy Thornburg 740-255-0277 Leesa BeanBlossom 937-623-8111 www.zoetisus.com

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s Allied Industry Council is a business partnership that supports about joining OCA’s Allied For information Industry Council, call the OCA Office educational efforts and leadership opportunities for cattlemen to advance Ohio’s beef cattle industry.

614.873.6736 or visit www.ohiocattle.org.

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President Joe Biden recently announced his intent to appoint seven U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including five Farm Service Agency (FSA) State

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Executive Directors and two Rural Development (RD) State Directors. “A year into this administration, we continue to build an experienced team in our state offices,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “I have full confidence these individuals will work tirelessly to advance USDA’s mission in their local communities.”

FSA State Executive Directors oversee Farm Service Agency operations and agricultural policy implementation in the state. Each State Executive Director works with the State Committee to administer FSA programs and County office operations, develops and maintains stakeholder relationships with customers and other agencies and governments. RD State Directors serve as the chief executive officer of Rural Development in the states and territories and are tasked with carrying out the mission of Rural Development to the benefit of everyone in rural America. In conjunction with the guidance and support of the National Office, State Directors are responsible for promoting the mission and strategic goals of Rural Development and provide key leadership to develop and support a productive, diverse, and inclusive state workforce. Jonathan McCracken has been appointed RD State Director in Ohio. Most recently, Jonathan McCracken served as a Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). For the past 15 years, he has held various legislative positions related to agriculture, rural development, food, nutrition, energy, and environmental policy. Prior to working for Senator Brown, McCracken began his career working for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. A native of Wilmington, Ohio, he is a graduate of Wake Forest University and earned a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

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COBA/Select Sires has released the details of the 2022 Annual Meetings for the North and Southwest Regions. Featured at these meetings will be presentations, industry updates, product highlights and a locally catered meal. Presentations will be conducted by COBA/Select Sires and their partners, including new general manager, Chris Sigurdson, Chris Lahmers, Jeff Reidman, Chuck Sattler and Shane Boettcher. Meetings will also include presentations on the CowManager® system, SSI presentation on Longevity, using HHP$ as a guide, COBA business update, dairy sire information by local dairy program specialist and product features. Details on the date, location, start time and meeting events can be found online at www.cobaselect.com.


The iconic Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand, managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and funded by the Beef Checkoff, announced a new partnership with celebrity athlete and former football star Tony Romo at the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention. The partnership, which will last one year and tap into Romo’s vast fanbase, will promote all things beef – from beef nutrition, to how beef is raised, and of course beef ’s great taste. “I’m really excited to be your new spokesperson,” said Romo. “Me, my wife and the kids eat beef all the time and I think we’re going to eat it even

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more if that’s even possible at this point. Hearty and sustainable beef is my new team.” In addition to the general consumer appeal associated with celebrity spokespeople, Romo will be featured promoting beef in photo and video advertisements on digital and traditional media platforms. Additionally, social media content will be developed for organic and promoted posts across the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. social channels and on Romo’s personal pages.


The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar, held as part of the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Houston, shared expert market and weather analysis today. Cattle price and profitability trends for producers are pointed in the right direction, even as challenges and uncertainty persist with continued disruptions from the pandemic. While issues around labor and packing capacity have lingered, both are expected to improve in the year ahead. These expansions in capacity combined with strong global and domestic consumer beef demand suggests increased profitability across segments, signaling a market that is healthier and more stable in the year ahead, according to CattleFax. Kevin Good, vice president of industry relations and analysis at CattleFax, reported that U.S. beef cow inventories have fallen more than 700,000 head from last year and are off nearly 1.6 million from cycle highs. This year, the beef cowherd will near 30.1 million head. “Drought, market volatility and processing capacity challenges affected 30 to 40 percent of the cowherd over

the last year. Without an improvement in weather and profitability, at least 250,000 more head will be liquidated in 2022,” Good said. The feeder cattle and calf supply will be 675,000 head smaller than last year, totaling 25.5 million head. Fed cattle slaughter will decline 400,000 head lower compared to last year, at 25.7 million head. Commercial beef production will contract over the next several years starting with a 2 percent decline in 2022. Good forecasted the average 2022 fed steer price at $140/cwt, up $18/ cwt from 2021, with a range of $130 to $155/cwt throughout the year. All cattle classes are expected to trade higher, and prices are expected to improve. The 800-lb steer price is expected to average $172/cwt with a range of $158 to $184/cwt, and the 550-lb steer price is expected to average $205/cwt, with a range of $180 to $230/cwt Finally, Good forecasted utility cows at an average of $75/cwt with a range of $65 to $85/cwt, and bred cows at an average of $1,850/ head with a range of $1,700 to $2,000 for load lots of quality, running-age cows. Consumer demand for beef at home and around the globe remained strong in 2021, a trend that will continue in 2022, especially as tight global protein supplies are expected to fuel U.S. export growth. This will also drive beef prices from end-users to consumers to continue higher in the coming years. While U.S. median household income increased in 2021, historically high inflation is affecting low-tomiddle income Americans the most. Inflation is also driving beef prices to a higher trading range. The USDA AllFresh Beef Retail Price should average near $7.15/lb this year, ultimately resulting in more margin in the system. According to Good, wholesale demand will likely slow in the com-

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BEEF BRIEFS ing year, but cutout value should hold steady near $280/cwt on average for 2022. Global protein demand has continued to rise, and U.S. beef exports are expected to grow by 5 percent this year to 3.7 billion pounds. The increases were led by large, year-overyear gains into China, and Japan and South Korea remaining strong trade partners for protein. “The tightening of global protein supplies will support stronger U.S. red meat exports in 2022,” Good said. Mike Murphy, CattleFax vice president of research and risk management services, expects summer weather patterns – and their effect on corn and soybean yields – to be the focus of market participants. With the expectation of normal weather next spring, CattleFax is forecasting planted corn acres at 91.8 million, with a trendline yield expectation of 180 bu/acre for the 2022 planting season. Soybean acres are expected to remain near steady at 87.2 million acres for the 2022-2023 market year. “Exceptional demand from China is leading U.S. corn exports to new records and expanded interest could easily push exports higher in 2022,” Murphy said. Murphy noted that weather is likely to continue influencing hay prices with much of the Central Plains and the West battling some level of dryness or drought. “December 1 onfarm hay stocks were down 6 percent nationally from the previous year, at 79 million tons. Expect current year hay prices to average near $186/ton, $10 higher than 2021 prices due to tighter supplies and stronger demand,” he said. According to Meteorologist Matt Makens, La Niña remains firmly in control of the ocean-atmosphere system, and that is unlikely to change this spring; however, it remains possible that there will be some changes throughout summer. For the U.S., 64 | Ohio Cattleman | Expo Issue 2022

barring any change to the La Niña outlook or sudden warming in the Gulf of Alaska, dryness continues across the Southwest and South with warms temperatures, too. The Northern Plains and Corn Belt are expected to have wetness farther east this spring and drier conditions for this summer, with temperatures closer to normal versus 2021. CattleFax CEO Randy Blach concluded the session with an overall positive outlook, expecting margins to improve as cattle supply tightens and producers gain leverage back from packers and retailers, beef demand to remain solid with expected export growth, and utilization and packing capacity to improve over the next few years


NCBA released the following statement in regard to the New York Times op-ed article, “It is incredibly disappointing that media outlets like the New York Times continue to publish opinion pieces like Meet the People Getting Paid to Kill Our Planet, which not only threaten the livelihoods of American farmers and ranchers, but are also riddled with misinformation and lacking in credible sources. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) primary goal is protecting the livelihoods of America’s cattle farmers and ranchers. They rely on NCBA to protect them from misinformation and attacks by activists aiming to put them out of business with tactics like the faulty information and sensationalist reporting included in this piece. NCBA is armed only with fact-based, credibly-sourced and scientifically-vetted information, that is often less interesting than the wild claims made by opponents of American agriculture.

Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) continues to take swings at the industry without an understanding of how the industry actually operates and the sustainability measures that have long been in place. Enjoying beef and supporting America’s farmers and ranchers is not a partisan issue. America’s cattle farmers and ranchers have long been stewards of the land, air and water resources upon which their livelihoods depend. It is probably difficult for a vegan from New Jersey to understand the role of agriculture in our rural communities, but it’s critical to the continued success of America. To suggest that farmers and ranchers sharing their stories is part of a “myth” and a lobbying strategy is untrue and offensive. Cattle farmers and ranchers understand the importance of protecting natural resources and they are continuously working to improve their practices in ways that benefit their land and their animals. They put into place management plans, invest in education and practices that improve animal welfare, reduce runoff from pastures and protect intact grasslands where cattle graze and animals like deer, elk, antelope and migratory birds depend upon. Cattle farmers and ranchers have set goals for continuous improvement. Because of decades of research, innovation and improvement, the U.S. is the global leader in sustainable beef production. Examples of innovation include enhanced productivity practices such as improved cattle genetics, more precise animal nutrition, increased resilience and efficiency and improved resource use, among others. That’s why U.S. beef ’s carbon footprint is 10 to 50 times lower than other regions of the world. In fact, between 1961 and 2019, the U.S. beef industry has reduced emissions per pound of beef by more than 40% while also producing more than 60% more beef per animal.

The beef industry shares a commitment to sustainability. It would be nice if the solution was as simple as eliminating a single food from our plates, but it’s not. Sharing opinion pieces that masquerade as journalism is irresponsible and damaging to the livelihoods of nearly a million farmers and ranchers across the country. We’re disappointed in the New York Times’ decision to publish this piece without properly vetting the information, and we’ll continue to defend against misinformation and propaganda that targets American agriculture without apology.”




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The Ohio Cattlewomen’s Association held their Annual Meeting on Jan. 8, 2022 at the OCA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet in Columbus. Pictured from left to right; Connie O’Connell, President; Brenda Kocher, Vice President; and Dona Tullis, Treasurer. Not pictured is Terri Murray, Secretary.

A few of Ohio’s cattlemen and women traveled to Houston in Feb. to learn, attend meetings and network at the Cattle Industry Convention. Pictured from left to right; Elizabeth Harsh, OCA Executive Director; Amy and Tom Karr; Allan and Kelly Robison; and Becky Reed.

The BEST Program includes the Stockmanship division which provides youth a pathway to showcase their talents outside of the ring. The most recent Stockmanship contest was the Cattlemen’s Challenge (pictured), similar to a skill-a-thon. Other competitions include prepared speaking, salesmanship, fitting and judging.

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