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Late Fall 2019

Official Publication of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association

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Features 10 Cattlemen’s Gala Highlights 14 Replacement Female Sale Planned 16 OCA to Celebrate Ohio’s Cattlemen at Annual Meeting & Banquet


24 The Dyer Family Perseverance pays off for Dyers

with their cattle operation

by Amy Beth Graves

37 2019-2020 BEST Program Schedule

34 Best of the Buckeye Breeder Reception Highlights

38 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Creates Scholarship for Large Animal Veterinary Students

News & Notes



Harsh Realities


Your Dues Dollars at Work


OCA News & Views


OCA News


Forage Corner




Beef Briefs


Breed News


OCF News

32 On the Edge of Common Sense

36 OCA to Offer Youth Stockmanship Program through BEST

8 OCA County Affiliate Presidents 20

Allied Industry Council


Calendar of Events


Parting Shots


Advertisers’ Index

42 Your Checkoff Dollars at Work

On the Cover

Photo taken by Lauren Corry, OCA member from Greene County.

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Harsh Realities

Ohio Cattleman 10600 U.S. Highway 42 Marysville, Ohio 43040 Phone 614-873-6736 • Fax 614-873-6835 www.ohiocattle.org cattle@ohiocattle.org Editor Elizabeth Harsh

Sales Representative Stephanie Sindel

The intro theme for ESPN’s College GameDay gets viewers excited because as they say, “we’re comin’ to your city.” The OCA version of this could be “we’re comin’ to your county.”

Ohio Cattleman magazine (USPA: 020-968, ISSN: 15430588) is published six times per year: Winter issue, mailed in January; Expo preview issue, mailed in February; Spring issue, mailed in April; Summer issue, mailed in July; Early Fall issue, mailed in September; and Late Fall issue, mailed in October; for $15 a year to OCA members only. It is dedicated to reporting facts about Ohio’s cattle including marketing, production and legislative news. All editorial and advertising material is screened to meet rigid standards, but publisher assumes no responsibility for accuracy or validity of claims. All rights reserved. Circulation for the Late Fall 2019 issue is 2,963. Published at Minster, Ohio 45865 by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, 10600 US Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040. Periodical postage paid at Marysville, Ohio and at additional offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Ohio Cattleman, 10600 US Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040. CHANGING YOUR ADDRESS: Please send old as well as new address to Ohio Cattleman, 10600 US Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040.


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Favorite Time of the Year It’s my favorite time of the year. Not because it’s fall, although fall is my favorite season, but because it’s college football time. Each month I complain about how expensive our satellite TV bill is. But if we cancel it, I’ll have to learn how to use one of the newer services available, because a house without college football on the TV is not one I want to live in.

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By Elizabeth Harsh, Ohio Cattleman Editor

By now, hopefully you have heard about the association’s new educational program, the OCA Cattlemen’s Academy, that is launching this fall. The goal of the Cattlemen’s Academy is to offer informative, hands-on learning experiences through different meeting series included with a current OCA membership. As its first series, the Cattlemen’s Academy will host calving clinics. Members can attend the course free of charge and learn about all aspects of calving. Non-OCA members can pay $75 per family which includes clinic registration and a 2020 OCA membership. Watch for the announcement of more calving clinic dates coming soon. In addition to the Cattlemen’s Academy program, OCA directors and staff are looking forward to coming to your county to present policy and industry updates. Given the laundry list of issues facing the beef industry, OCA’s leadership feels strongly that important beef industry business should always be included in any meeting. But to be effective in representing the interests of the beef industry, OCA needs our members to be engaged on the issues. This starts by showing up and providing your input on those issues that affect your wallet and your livelihood. The OCA board has purposely refocused association resources to better serve our individual members in every county, and the membership committee recently met to plan additional member programs for the coming year. But don’t wait for these plans to be implemented — invite OCA to your county, your auction market or vet clinic, your farm shop or the coffee shop. There’s lots to talk about and maybe even a little college football to debate. v

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OCA Officers

President • Sasha Rittenhouse Vice President • Aaron Arnett Secretary • Elizabeth Harsh Treasurer • Bill Tom Past President • Joe Foster

OCA Directors

Tom Karr Director At-Large Pomeroy • Term expires 2021 Kyle Walls Director At-Large Mt. Vernon • Term expires 2020 J.L. Draganic Director At-Large Wakeman • Term expires 2019 Scott Alexander District 1 Bowling Green • Term expires 2020 Kelvin Egner District 2 Shelby • Term expires 2021 Pete Conkle District 3 Hanoverton • Term expires 2019 Troy Jones District 4 Harrod • Term expires 2020 Frank Phelps District 5 Belle Center • Term expires 2021 Pam Haley District 6 West Salem • Term expires 2019 Brad Thornburg District 7 Barnesville • Term expires 2020 Linde Sutherly District 8 New Carlisle • Term expires 2021 Jim Jepsen District 9 Amanda • Term expires 2019 Jess Campbell District 10 Waynesville • Term expires 2020 Lindsey Hall District 11 Hillsboro • Term expires 2021 Luke Vollborn • District 12 Bidwell • Term expires 2019

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

OCA Staff Elizabeth Harsh Executive Director Kagney Collins Director of Education Michaela Kramer Director of Communications & Managing Editor Stephanie Sindel Director of Member Services & Youth Programs Ron Windnagel Director of Accounting & Operations Shelby Riley Project Manager Tracie Stanley Administrative Assistant 6 | Ohio Cattleman | Late Fall Issue 2019

OCA News & Views By Sasha Rittenhouse, OCA President

You Can Always Use a Friend in Agriculture Well, it’s a Monday afternoon as I write this column. I had my day all planned out – my kids were all going to get on the school bus, Scott was going to go off to work and I was going to check through my stock here at home, feed and then make a quick trip to Costco with my mom. My day started as planned, but when I was feeding in the big barn, I heard a cow giving that gentle moo one would give to their new baby calf. We have some falls due, so I was excited. I threw my feed in the bunk for the heifers and went to see if my suspicions were right. The first thing I was greeted with was a standing cow with a prolapsed uterus. Not a good sign! I didn’t see her calf, but she was mooing for it. I went out into the lot and found her little heifer calf trying to nurse another cow. I was thankful for two things – the cow was up, and the calf was up and hungry. Scott had already left for work, so I called my go-to for help in a hurry, Dave Sutherly. He agreed to come and even gathered some supplies he had in case we ran into some issues. I will spare you the gory details, but we managed to get the job done and get the cows parts put back where they belonged. There was absolutely no way I would have been able to get that uterus in by myself. Raising cattle, kids, hogs, crops, or anything often requires help in some form or fashion. Our Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is no different. We have an amazingly talented staff and our interns are awesome, as is our board of directors and committee members! We just finished up one of the most successful Cattlemen’s Galas to date and raised a record amount of money for Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation scholarships for youth in our industry. This would not have been possible without our very strong Cattlemen’s Gala committee. I would like to extend a thank you to them for their hard work. They worked tirelessly to ensure this event was the best one yet and they succeeded! It would also have not been successful if not for the many attendees who enjoyed the evening and purchased items from the silent and live auctions, which were generously donated by several of you, to support the OCF scholarship fund. To all of you, I say thank you! Our political action committee (PAC) is another example of a strong group of volunteers who do a great job. We are setting up to raffle off another rifle that has been generously donated by the Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association, with the proceeds of this raffle going toward our PAC fund. We use the PAC dollars we raise to support agriculture friendly candidates at the state and federal level. We are fortunate to have many friends in the Ohio Statehouse and on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. and some of these relationships were formed by contributions to their campaigns. The Ohio Beef Expo committee, membership committee, BEST committee, the list goes on and on. My point is, if you are reading this, we would love your help. We have lots of committees that meet a few times a year that we are always looking for good volunteers. We can always use nice items to auction at different events for either scholarships or PAC. Take a day and visit some folks in your county that raise cattle and sell them an OCA membership, a raffle ticket for the rifle, or a ticket to the Cattlemen’s Gala. Talk to the businesses that your farm does business with and see if they would be interested in being part of our Allied Industry Council. The opportunities for involvement are endless. Our association is only as strong as its membership. I am incredibly proud of our staff as they do a great job. They do what they do because of our membership – each staff member loves being able to represent the faces of Ohio’s cattle industry. The best way we can support them is by being involved. Much like many of us have that friend we call when we need a hand, the membership of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is that friend for all of us. v




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Your Dues Dollars at Work

OCA County Affiliate Presidents Adams..........................................Craig Black Allen...................................... Randy Pohlman Ashland........................................ Jared Wynn Athens/Meigs/Washington....... Andy Smith Auglaize.......................... Charles Sutherland Brown............................................Alan Scott Butler........................................... Brad Baker Carroll........................................... Fred Kungl Clark....................................... Linde Sutherly Clermont......................................Chris Smith Columbiana/Mahoning/Trumbull................. ....................................................Brady Baker Crawford.....................................Kurt Weaver Darke.......................................... Andy Byram Defiance.............................. Brian Schroeder Fairfield......................................Ray Breagel Fayette.............................................Luke Bihl Fulton................................... Rick Coopshaw Gallia..................................Danielle Sanders Greene...........................................Jarrot Test Hancock................................Charles Beagle Hardin........................................ Dane Jeffers Henry.......................................Scott Millikan Highland.................................. Craig Shelton Huron.................................... Michael Sparks Jackson..................................... Jim Edwards Jefferson................................... Tyler Ramsey Knox............................................... Kyle Walls Lawrence.................................... Gene Myers Licking......................................... Steve Davis Logan............................................. Jim Warne Madison................................ Quinton Keeran Marion..................................... Dustin Bayles Mercer........................................Neil Siefring Miami...................................Robert Karnehm Montgomery......................Duane Plessinger Morrow................................... Dustin Bender Muskingum................................... Adam Heil Noble.......................................Pernell Saling Ohio Valley............................... Marvin Butler Perry......................................Jason Poorman Putnam............................. Dennis Schroeder Richland................................... Dave Fackler Seneca............................................ Jason Fox Shelby......................................... Jason Gibbs Stark............................................Steve Lewis Tuscarawas................................... Jerry Prysi Vinton.............................Teresa Snider-West Williams.................................. Robin Herman Wood............................................. Drew Baus Wyandot........................................Mike Thiel

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A review of actions by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Legislative & Regulatory

• Represented the beef industry at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility (CAFF) Advisory Committee meeting • Participated in various meetings addressing water quality and nutrient management, including development of the H2Ohio Fund program and the Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative. • Joined other Ag groups in thanking Governor DeWine for creating the Expo 2050 Task Force to address long-term planning for the Ohio Expo Center. • Shared concerns regarding a $200 million proposal to take Ohio Expo Center ground needed for truck and trailer parking required for events like the Ohio Beef Expo and build outdoor soccer fields and basketball courts for urban area youth as part of the plan to “Save the Crew” and build a new professional soccer stadium in downtown Columbus. • Continued to advocate for Congress to approve the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.


• Announced the 2019-20 OCA BEST sanctioned show schedule. • Planned a new Stockmanship division for the OCA BEST program that does not require showing an animal, but rather focuses on the animal husbandry knowledge and industry skills of youth participants. • Distributed information on the 2019 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation scholarships. Application deadline is October 31. • Advertised internship opportunities available through the OCA and the Ohio Beef Council. Internships will begin in January 2020 and run through early April. • Distributed Best of the Buckeye (BOTB) information for the 2020 program year.

Programs & Events

• Held the third Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser on August 24 benefiting youth scholarships. • Met with several sponsors of OCA programs including BEST sponsoring partners and Best of the Buckeye sponsors to discuss 2020 sponsorship opportunities. • Exhibited at the Farm Science Review in conjunction with members of the OCA Allied Industry Council. • Held the first calving clinic as part of the new OCA Cattlemen’s Academy educational program at the OARDC Eastern Agricultural Research Station near Caldwell, Ohio.


• Emailed OCA e-newsletter for September. • Held OCA Board of Directors meeting on August 8. • Hosted the fall meeting of the OCA Allied Industry Council featuring resource speaker Alisa Harrison Senior VP Global Marketing & Research for NCBA who discussed the beef checkoff’s efforts to address fake meat. • Compiled candidates for the OCA Board of Directors election. • Planned the 2020 OCA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. v

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Weekly sales on Thursday at 11 a.m. Facility Manager: John Albert - (419) 420-2078

Weekly sales on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Facility Manager: Jamie Graham - (740) 739-3576

Feeder Cattle Sale: Thursday, November 7, at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, at 11 a.m.

Graded Feeder Cattle Sales: Wednesday, October 30, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, at 10 a.m.

Caldwell, Ohio Weekly sales on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Facility Manager: Brad Haury - (740) 584-4821

*consignments must arrive the day prior to the sales from 12-6 p.m.

Club Calf Replacement Female Sale: Friday, October 25, at 5 p.m.

Feeder Cattle Sales: Thursday, October 17 - Private Treaty Saturday, November 2, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, at 12:30 p.m.

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Weekly sales on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Facility Manager: Ben Wheeler - (614) 896-0310

Weekly sales on Monday at 12 p.m. Facility Manager: Keith Hinds - (419) 350-1540 Feeder Cattle Sale: Saturday, October 12, at 10 a.m.

Eaton, Ohio Weekly sales on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Facility Manager: Scott Rittenhouse - (937) 408-4402 Feeder Cattle Sales: Tuesday, November 5, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, at 1 p.m.

For detailed sale information contact the market or visit us online at www.uproducers.com. Updates can also be found on our Facebook page: United Producers Inc.

Special Cow Sale: Saturday, November 30, at 5 p.m. Consignments welcome for all sales.

Hillsboro, Ohio

Feeder Cattle Sales: Monday, October 14, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 28, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 25, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 2, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 16, at 10:30 a.m. Commercial Feeder Cattle Show and Sale: Monday, November 11, at 1 p.m. preconsignment recommended Highland Co. Classic - Club Calf Influence Female Sale: Saturday, December 14, at 1 p.m. preconsignment required

Internet Feeder Cattle Sale Every third Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m. EST October 16 . November 20 Hosted at: www.lmaauctions.com Visit our website or contact your local UPI representative for registration details or to consign!

A Celebration & Fundraiser For the Next Generation of Beef Industry Leaders The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) held the third annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser Saturday, August 24 at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. The event supported the OCF youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders. Attendees gathered in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm where guests enjoyed live music from the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri. Guests also received an update on the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) from OCA Vice President Aron Arnett, as well as remarks from Cathann Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Gala attendees, event sponsors, and silent and live auction donors and buyers helped set a new record, netting over $32,000 to support youth scholarships. “Our industry is filled with talented young people who deserve the opportunity to further their education and career. The Cattlemen’s Gala is a unique event that enables the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation to support our youth in their future endeavors,” 10 | Ohio Cattleman | Late Fall Issue 2019

said Joe Foster, OCF President, Gallipolis, Ohio. For more information on the event, contact the Foundation at 614-8736736. The complete list of available scholarships can be found at www. ohiocattle.org/foundation/scholarships. The application deadline for OCF scholarships is October 31. v

Above: The John D. Hale band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri, performed for guests throughout the evening. Top Right: OCA director and Gala attendee, Tom Karr and his wife Amy, enjoyed a dance as the band played. The couple is from Pomeroy, Ohio. Right: Gala attendees placed their bids during the live auction.

Far Left: Auctioneer Darby Walton held the evening’s live auction with all proceeds going to the Foundation’s youth scholarship fund. Left: OCA Vice President Aaron Arnett and his wife Jill, of Delaware County, posed for a photo at the Cattlemen’s Gala. Below: Over 160 OCA members and friends of the industry gathered at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio for a celebration and fundraiser benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders.

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Thanks to those mentioned above and those in attendance, the Foundation has added several additional $1,000 scholarships in the name of the Cattlemen’s Gala. The application can be found at ohiocattle.org/foundation/scholarships. Apply by October 31. 12 | Ohio Cattleman | Late Fall Issue 2018 2019

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OCA News Replacement Female Sale Planned On Friday evening, November 29, OCA will host their seventh annual Replacement Female Sale. The sale will be held at the Muskingum Livestock facility in Zanesville and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The 2019 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale will provide an opportunity for both buyers and sellers to meet the need for quality replacements in the state. Consignments may include cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers. Females must be under the age of five as of January 1, 2020 and may be of registered or commercial background. Bred females must be bred to a bull with known EPD’s and calves at side of cows must be sired by a bull with known EPD’s. Pregnancy status must be verified

by an accredited veterinarian through traditional palpation, ultrasound or by blood testing through a professional laboratory. Analysis must be performed within 60 days of sale. Consignments will also be fulfilling specific health requirements. At the 2018 sale, buyers evaluated 107 lots of bred heifers, bred cows, and cow-calf pairs at the auction. The sale included 80 lots of bred heifers that averaged $1,437, 25 lots of bred cows that averaged $1,377, and two cow-calf pairs that averaged $1,450. The 107 total lots grossed $152,275 for an overall average of $1,423. The females sold to buyers from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Now is the time to evaluate the body condition of potential sale animals and

make nutritional adjustments to the animal’s diet in anticipation of a late November sale date. A body condition score in the 5-6 range on a 9-point scale at sale time is a good goal to strive to achieve. Consignments for the sale are due to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association by October 1, 2019. Sale information can be obtained by contacting the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at (614) 873-6736 or www.ohiocattle.org. If you have any questions about the sale, contact John Grimes at (937) 763-6000 or grimes.1@osu.edu. Please consider this sale as an option for both buyers and sellers to help contribute to the improvement of Ohio’s beef cow herd. v

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OCA Refocuses Resources on Association Members The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) has gone through many changes since its first meeting in 1951, but what hasn’t changed is its mission of being member focused and issue driven. Every decision the board of directors makes revolves around this mission and the goal of maintaining profitability and growth for Ohio’s beef industry. However modern communication, and how we receive information, has changed. In the past, the main source of information was through meetings. Today information is available at the click of a mouse. With advances in technology, OCA can communicate directly with its membership more effectively and efficiently than ever before. Most OCA members remain actively engaged through their use of email, social media and other digital platforms. Another significant change are schedules that allow for less time to travel and attend meetings than in the past. Through a nearly year-long process, the OCA Board of Directors and county association representatives discussed the county affiliate structure. During the August meeting, the OCA board made the decision to discontinue the county affiliation program, starting with the 2020 calendar year. There were many factors involved in the board’s decision, but most important was the desire to better serve members on an individual basis. “This action does not change OCA’s commitment to our membership,” says Joe Foster of Gallia County, OCA board member and immediate past president. “Stepping away from the county affiliation program allows OCA to redouble our efforts to focus on our members and cattlemen across the state.” OCA directors will remain committed to attending county cattlemen’s events to present policy and industry updates. OCA’s leadership feels strongly that whether a state or a county meeting,

important beef industry business should always be included. Please keep OCA board members in mind as potential speakers when planning county events and banquets. These beef business updates will require approximately 30 minutes and will include a slide show presentation. OCA also has the capability to use video conferencing software to virtually visit with groups across the state. Additionally, as the OCA board moves forward with plans to better serve individual members, a new educational program, the OCA Cattlemen’s Academy, is launching this fall. The goal of the Cattlemen’s Academy is to offer informative, hands-on learning experiences through different meeting series included with

a current OCA membership. As its first series, the Cattlemen’s Academy will host calving clinics. Members can attend the course free of charge and learn about all aspects of calving. Watch for more clinic dates to be posted in the near future. For more information, contact the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or an OCA officer or director. v

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The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will celebrate Ohio’s cattlemen, hear from industry leaders and set new policy for 2020 at the OCA Annual Meeting and Banquet on January 11, 2020, at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. County leader sessions and interactive industry education sessions will be offered throughout the morning prior to the Annual Meeting. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation will also hold their annual meeting, which will feature the Foundation scholarship winners. During the annual meeting, attendees will hear about OCA programs and the 2020 policy will be discussed and set by the membership. Youth are encouraged to attend to participate in the Cattlemen’s Youth Quiz Bowl. This competition will allow Ohio youth to showcase their beef industry knowledge. 4-H and FFA members, junior breed associations and county teams are encouraged to partake. New for 2020, the Quiz Bowl competition will be part of the new Stockmanship division of OCA’s BEST program. At the evening’s banquet, seven distinguished awards will be presented in the following categories: Environmental Stewardship, Commercial Producer, Young Cattleman, Seedstock Producer, Industry Service, Industry Excellence and Outstanding County. There will also be a PAC auction and social held following the banquet. Registration will be available online beginning in October, as well as in the OCA fall newsletter and the winter issue of the Ohio Cattleman. v

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Forage Corner Ted Wiseman, PhD, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources OSU Extension, Perry County

What’s in your hay? I don’t think that anyone would be surprised if I stated that getting hay made this spring was a real struggle. Spring arrived with beef cows in some of the poorest body conditions that we have seen in years. It is possible for an animal to starve to death with hay in front of them every day all winter. My intent in this article is to simply illustrate the importance of getting your hay tested this year and to work with a nutritionist to establish a feeding program. Forages analyzed from this year indicate that quality is going to be an issue again. Many of the first cutting samples from this year have protein levels in the single digits and total digestible nutrient (TDN) levels, in the 30s and 40s. To put this into perspective straw has a crude protein level around 4 percent and TDN levels between 25-55. To make matters worse we have an extremely low supply of forages and straw this year. The following three tables focus mainly on the energy levels in forages

and at three different stages of beef cow production. In this scenario we have a 1200-pound cow and keeping dry matter intake (DMI) constant at 2 percent. At each TDN level for forages analyzed it shows how much hay, corn and soybean meal it would take to meet these requirements. These tables equate to requirements of a beef cow at 9 months gestation (Table 1), at calving (Table 2) and at peak milk production (Table 3) respectively. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to have forages analyzed this year. Just because we can balance a ration on an excel spreadsheet doesn’t mean that it will work. The ruminant digestive system is far more complex. With TDN levels as low as what we have this year, some lower than straw, it is extremely important to work with a nutritionist now. With tight supplies across the state you will want to determine your inventory and quality early as

TABLE 1 - Nutrient Requirement of Total Digestible Nutrient (TDN) 49, and Crude Protein (CP) 7 FORAGE ANALYSIS

Amount Fed on an As-Is basis (lb./day)





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possible. This will give you time now to purchase additional forages or supplements instead of scrambling to find them this winter. If you do need to purchase additional hay, hopefully it has an analysis on it, unfortunately many times they do not. Visual estimation of the nutritive value of hay is nearly impossible. Visually you can estimate maturity, condition, purity, color and smell. Nutrient levels will also vary depending upon level of legumes compared to grasses in the bale. If purchased hay has not been tested, it should be sampled and analyzed so you can plan your feeding program. Many of the county extension offices or local feed dealers have a hay probe that you can use to collect samples. It is extremely important to follow the correct sampling procedures for accurate results. Forage tests are relatively inexpensive compared to the value of knowing what you are feeding and when it is needed. v

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Corrections TABLE 2 - Nutrient Requirement of Total Digestible Nutrient (TDN) 54, and Crude Protein (CP) 9 FORAGE ANALYSIS

Amount Fed on an As-Is basis (lb./day)





Soybean Meal (49.9% CP)































TABLE 3 - Nutrient Requirement of Total Digestible Nutrient (TDN) 60, and Crude Protein (CP) 11 FORAGE ANALYSIS

In the Early Fall issue of the Ohio Cattleman, there were two errors in the Ohio State Fair results. Corey Wilson of Wilson Stock Farm, Columbiana County, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Hereford bull, Wilson 3001 Arrowhead 78E.

Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm, Belmont County, was the premier Shorthorn exhibitor and the premier Shorthorn breeder. We sincerely apologize for these mistakes. v

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Mid-Ohio Valley Cattleman’s Select Sale SATURDAY • 6:00 P.M.

October 26, 2019 Parkersburg Livestock Auction; Mineral Wells, WV

Lylester Megan 076

Reg#: 18200166 Sire: GAR Prophet Dam: Barbara of Plattemere 337 Megan 076 $16,000 valued selection of Hammack Ridge through the 2018 Solid Rock Angus Production Sale. She blends the high growth and carcass sire Prophet with the Deer Valley Farm foundation donor Plattemere 337. Megan 076 is a maternal sister to the longtime Select Sires roster member Weigh Up. Frozen embryos by Deer Valley Growth Fund and the pick of her heifer pregnancies at weaning by Woodhill Blueprint will sell!

Rita 0M6 of Rita 5F56 PRED

Reg#: 16453586 Sire: GAR Predestined Dam: Rita 5F56 of 1I98 FD Rita 0M6 was the $30,000 selection of 44 Farms through the 2013 Wehrmann Genetics sale. She combines the carcass merit immoratals GAR Predestined and Rita 5F56! Rita 0M6 is a flush sister to Rita 0M3 who has over $500,000 in progeny sales. Rita 3P10; an own daughter of Rita 0M6 sired by the popular GAR Prophet that will be featured along with her heifer calf at side. Rita 3P10 ranks in the top 1% of the breed for MARB at +1.35!


Circle J Angus - Buckhannon, WV Meadow Valley Angus - Gallipolis, OH Sunridge Farms - Bolt, WV Paradise Cattle Co. - Ashville, OH Hammack Ridge Farms - Looneyville, WV Lazy S Angus - Looneyville, WV Diamond J Farms - Looneyville, WV


Exline Farms - Elizabeth, WV D & S Farms - Belleville, WV Meadow River Angus - Diamond, OH Blue Ridge Cattle Co. - Hopedale, OH Rooker Angus - Smock, PA Pleasant View Farms - Ravenswood, WV

Bred Cows • Cow/Calf Pairs • Donor Cows Bred Heifers • Open Heifers • Embryos

SALE MANAGED BY: Dan Wells, Sec./Fieldman 740-505-3843 • danwells@ohioangus.org www.ohioangus.org

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NCBA News Cattlemen Applaud Finalization of WOTUS Repeal

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement on September 12 regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s finalization of repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “Cattle producers are the nation’s original environmental stewards – we work hard to ensure that our natural resources remain pristine and to implement conservation practices to protect our water resources. The 2015 WOTUS Rule was an illegal effort by the federal government to assert control over both land and water, significantly impacting our ability to implement vital conservation practices. “After years spent fighting the 2015 WOTUS Rule in the halls of Congress, in the Courts, and at the EPA, cattle producers will sleep a little easier tonight knowing that the nightmare is over. Thanks to President Trump and Administrator Wheeler for their commitment to farmers and ranchers, and restoring the rule of law. NCBA looks forward to the finalization of a practical Waters of the United States definition that will protect our water resource while allowing cattle producers to do their jobs effectively.”

Registration Open for the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

CattleCon is agriculture’s premier event where the industry comes together to get down to business for the cattle industry. Join fellow cattlemen and women Deep in the Heart of Texas for 2.5 days of education, fellowship, networking, business and a whole lot of fun! There are opportunities for farmers and ranchers to earn scholarships to attend CattleCon, as well as convention internships for students. Intern positions provide a unique opportunity for students to gain first-hand 22 | Ohio Cattleman | Late Fall Issue 2019

experience and interact with leaders from every segment of the cattle and beef industry. Registration and housing open October 1, 2019. Official housing and registration will only be available at Convention.NCBA.org

NCBA Statement on Secretary Sonny Perdue’s Call For Investigation Into Cattle Markets Following Kansas Fire

President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Jennifer Houston, issued the following statement on August 28 regarding U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s call for an investigation into cattle markets following the recent fire at a Tyson beef processing facility in Kansas. “Today’s announcement by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue demonstrates the government’s understanding of the extreme strain placed on the cattle industry by the plant fire in Holcomb, Kansas. “We encourage USDA to look at all aspects of the beef supply chain and to utilize internal and external expertise in this investigation. We believe it adds transparency that will help build confidence in the markets among cattlemen and women.”

NCBA Hails Announcement of Increased Access to the Japanese Market

On August 25, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement for increased market access to Japan, the top export market for U.S. beef: “Today is an exciting day for America’s cattlemen and cattlewomen. President Trump and his trade team have delivered another great victory for the U.S. beef industry by expanding market access to Japan, our top export market. Last year, Japanese consumers purchased over $2 billion of U.S. beef, accounting for roughly one-quarter of overall U.S. beef exports. Removing

the massive 38.5 percent tariff on U.S. beef will level the playing field in Japan, and we are very thankful to President Trump and his trade team for continuing to fight on behalf of America’s ranching families.”

NCBA, PLC Welcome Finalization of Federal Rules Modernizing ESA Implementation

On August 12, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Public Lands Council (PLC) welcomed the finalization of federal rules to modernize implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This package from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) consists of three rules which improve the manner in which those agencies administer the ESA. The rules address Sections 4, 4(d), and 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, which deal with listing and critical habitat, threatened species protection, and interagency consultation, respectively. “The ESA affects cattle-producing families across the country,” said NCBA President Jennifer Houston. “We are grateful to Secretary Bernhardt and the staff at FWS and NMFS for bringing this long-awaited regulatory relief to American cattle farmers and ranchers.” “With these new rules, commonsense will once again be inserted into the ESA process,” added PLC President Bob Skinner. “Among other things, prioritizing critical habitat designations on occupied territory, streamlining the consultation process, and rolling back the ‘Blanket 4(d) Rule’ demonstrates that the agencies are reaffirming their commitment to both conserve sensitive species and safeguard rural economies.” Barring court action, the rules package will officially take effect following a 30-day objection period. v

Claylick Run Angus Genetics

Female Production Sale

October 13, 2019 Sunday • 1 p.m. • Newark, OH

Thomas Queen 9637 Reg#: 16614567 • DOB: 8/8/09 • Sire: S A V Net Worth 4200 • MGS: Twin Valley Precision E161 CED +5 • BW +2.7 • WW +56 • YW +97 • Milk +13 • MARB +.40 • REA +.66 • $W +39 • $B +129 • $C +199

• This powerful daughter of Net Worth 4200 was the $9,000 featured selection of Claylick Run and Way View Cattle Company through the 2011 Thomas Angus Ranch sale. • Queen 9637 posts an impeccable progeny production record and has served as the foundation donor of these elite herds. She has consistently produced power bulls that have headlined the annual joint bull sale. • Her progeny and descendants will be featured!


• Open Heifers • Bred Heifers • Fall & Spring Pairs Females sired by Capitalist 028, Uptown 098E, JMB Traction, S Foundation, Connealy Confidence, Thomas Waylon 4576, and other leading sires.

Claylick Run Angus Genetics

David, Dawn, Keri and Kacey Felumlee 11970 Cross Rd. • Newark, Ohio 43056 (C) 740.404.3594 • dfelumlee@windstream.net

SALE MANAGED BY: Dan Wells, Sec./Fieldman 740-505-3843 • danwells@ohioangus.org www.ohioangus.org

Guest Consignors: Way-View Cattle Co. LLC Fred Penick 740-404-1832

Exline Farms

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Perseverance pays off for Dyers with their cattle operation


s a large animal veterinarian, Mike Dyer spent many long hours traveling from farm to farm in the southern Ohio hills of Appalachia. Over the years he racked up a lot of miles on his truck along with life experiences that would come in handy on his own show cow farm as well as his veterinarian practice. While traveling the back roads of Ohio and West Virginia, Mike would reflect on how his experiences were similar at times to his idol, best-selling author James Herriot who wrote “All Creatures Great and Small.” “As I would ride around and see a cow down or deliver a calf or horse in labor, sometimes I’d hear stuff rattling in the back of the truck going down on the back roads here and I’d think, ‘Man, I am James Harriot.’ I was living the dream,” Mike said, elaborating that the books’ settings sounded similar to Appalachia. “I still cherish those experiences ... having to do a C section on a cow with a rope around her neck

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Story & photos by Amy Beth Graves tied to a tree. It was a rough start because not everybody had a cow chute or calving facility.” Mike and his wife, Vallery, have long acknowledged the value of these “make do with what you’ve got” experiences and passed them along to their adult children, Ann-Michal and Naaman. “It’s you and the farmer and that cow and sometimes you have to dig in and be resourceful and come up with a method and that toughened me up for life,” said Mike, who lives in South Point, the most southern city in Ohio. “It gives you a never die attitude for life because you feel the

pressure to have that animal live for that farmer and he’s all you’ve got.” Being a veterinarian has helped Mike with the family’s registered AngusSimmental show cattle operation, Cedar Valley Farm in Lawrence County. The family has about 40 of its own brood cows as well as a handful from other farms since Mike also does embryo transfer.

The Dyers started dabbling with cattle in 1998, the year after they bought an old dairy from a farmer who made a sweet deal with the young couple so they could afford the 217 acres. The proceeds from the sale of the Dyers’ house would be used as a down payment for the farm with the farmer financing the rest interest free for 10 years. Mike, who grew up in nearby Huntington, W.Va., had worked on the farmer’s dairy cows for years and the farmer knew Mike’s work ethic. Now that Mike and Vallery had a farm, they decided a few cows should be roaming the hills and started their herd with about half a dozen commercial Herefords. They switched to registered Angus and Simmental when their children started showing for 4-H and have stayed true to the breeds. “Angus has a great database and when you crossbreed with another quality breed, you get the best of both worlds. Hybrid vigor is the term we use in vet medicine … you get genetics of both of those breeds,” Mike said. “They’re just more functional for us on our grasses. That’s a challenge here in Appalachia – there’s no big open fields for pasture so we have to clear whatever we can for pasture and save enough crop ground to feed through winter.” While the Dyers would like to eventually transition to just one calving season, right now they’re still doing fall and spring calving. Mike prefers fall calving, saying the calves do well in the winter and are up and running by spring for 4-H students to get them ready for the Southern Ohio Showdown in the fall and other events. Both Ann-Michal and Naaman said raising animals and working

on their farm helped prepare them for college life at The Ohio State University. Ann-Michal is finishing up her undergraduate degree in health sciences and has applied for medical school and Naaman is in his third year of veterinarian school there. “I wouldn’t trade living here for anything in the world,” Naaman said, looking out at the hilly pastures. “In my vet school application, I mentioned the fact that I live 15 minutes from

“We have 100 employees and when you bring in a 4-H kid and a city kid, we’re going to take a hard look at that 4-H kid because of their work ethic. I get that value system,” Mike said. “I wasn’t the brightest student and I had an advisor who told me I’d never become a veterinarian because my grades were too bad … that was my inspiration (to become a veterinarian).” After Mike was twice turned down for veterinarian school admission, he went to The Ohio State University and earned a master’s degree in reproductive physiology with his research focusing on beef cows. He credits professor Mike Day with sparking his interest in cattle and farm life. He then went on to earn his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Ohio State. Today Mike has flipped that advisor’s negative message and works to inspire, not crush students’ dreams. The family is big into giving back to the community, and one way of doing that is to host political fundraisers on their farm. Doing so brings some of Ohio’s biggest influencers down to an economically challenged area of the state. Last fall was a fundraiser for Mike DeWine and Jon Husted who later were elected governor and lieutenant governor. “It was an old fashioned ox roast and very festive and brought community members together in a special way. When Mike DeWine got up to speak and was looking out those arena doors and saw all those black cows grazing on the hillside, he said ‘Wow, if you could see my view now.’ My goal (that night) was to make it something special for them to remember Lawrence County.”

“It gives you a never die attitude for life because you feel the pressure to have that animal live for that farmer...” - MIKE DYER Huntington, which is one of West Virginia’s biggest cities but I also live in the country. I’ve been fortunate to experience both sides of the spectrum and growing on the farm and being in 4-H … there’s no better way to learn responsibility.” Both Mike and Vallery (who grew up in Pickerington) gave up their “city slicker” status years ago and say life on the farm and rural Ohio has provided them with a solid work ethic and taught them how to be resilient and resourceful. Mike is a veterinarian and partner at Proctorville Animal Clinic, which comprises seven hospitals, while Vallery is property manager for about 40 properties in West Virginia, earning her daughter’s title of “superwoman.”

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The last dairy farm in the county recently shut down, leaving only a smattering of small backyard show cow operations. Mike mainly sells his cattle to local buyers, saying it’s too hard and time consuming to take them elsewhere. For years he and other producers would hold a two-day sale at the Dyers in spring but that “fizzled out,” and this was the first year that the sale wasn’t held. “The biggest challenge is getting rid of the bulls because there’s not much of a bull market here. I’ve got seven really good bulls and I’ll probably sell them at market price or above because it’s not smart to keep them here during the winter,” he said. “Our area is hard because we’re not on the I-70 corridor; we’re off the path of the circuit for cattle.” While Mike said Cedar Valley’s reputation for good genetics is what brings in customers, he acknowledged

that the operation is a bit behind in genetics. “We’re a generation behind because I’ve got a tankful of embryos. As far as show cattle and purebreds go, you’ve got to keep those current genetics going through your herd,” he said. “We still have really good genetics but to stay current, you really have to have the semen of the day. We’re right on the edge of being behind.” With Mike and Vallery busy with

their jobs and both children away at college, the family is considering reducing the size of its own herd and transitioning to doing more embryo transfer partnerships with other farms. Both of the couple’s children are enjoying living life outside rural southern Ohio but can picture themselves returning some day to live. For Naaman, the farm is the inspiration for country songs he writes and composes in a small studio in his grandmother’s house. His first album was titled “Homemade” and is an appropriate description of the entire family. “I’ve always loved the idea of coming back here and making an impact on this community,” Ann-Michal said. “Growing up in a place like this and being able to travel and see how things work in other places … (Naaman and I) feel the need to come back and make changes here because while this is a great place to live, we see how it could be better.” v

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The Buckeye

Best of Both Worlds

Sale-Vol. VIII

Saturday • 12 Noon

November 23rd, 2019 Claylick Run Sale Facility • Newark, OH • Featuring the “Best” Angus, Simmental and Sim-Angus genetics from Ohio and surrounding states! • Co-Sponsored by the Ohio Angus and Ohio Simmental Associations.


Spring Cow/Calf Pairs • Bred Heifers • Show Heifer Prospects Fall Calving Pairs • Embryos • Pregnancies • Open Heifers SALE MANAGED BY: Dan Wells, Sec./Fieldman 740-505-3843 • danwells@ohioangus.org www.ohioangus.org

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ARE YOU TAGGED FOR GREATNESS? Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation License Plate Program

Show your pride as an Ohio cattle producer and support Ohio’s youth by purchasing the beef license plate. Plates are available through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. By purchasing an Ohio Beef license plate, you will support the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Program and make a positive difference in the future of the industry by supporting youth who have been “Tagged for Greatness.” The beef plate costs $25 annually, in addition to regular registration fees. With each Ohio Beef license plate sold, $15 goes directly to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. The plates are also available for commercial farm trucks. For more information, call 1-866-OPLATES or visit www.OPLATES.com. 28 | Ohio Cattleman | Late Fall Issue 2019

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Beef Briefs In Memoriam Lucas Regula

Lucas Regula, 33, of Wapakoneta, Ohio passed away on August 30, 2019 after bravely battling cancer. He was born on May 8, 1986 along with his twin sister, Lindsey, to Rick and Deb Regula. He met Allison Agle in college and they married in 2010. In 2015, Lucas and Allison welcomed their daughter Autumn Rose. Regula is survived by his wife and daughter; parents; three sisters, in-laws Bob and Peggy Agle, Emily and Dominic DePompei and many other family members and close friends. Regula attended Wapakoneta High School where he wrestled and was a member of the Wapakoneta FFA. He graduated from The Ohio State University with an animal science degree and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and the OSU Livestock Judging Team. He was passionate about his career, working for Elanco Animal Health for more than ten years in roles that took him from Greenfield, Indiana to the feedyards in Garden City, Kansas to the stocker cattle in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was an agile learner and respected leader. Many of his best times were spent with Elanco colleagues and customers where he strived to leave things better than how he found them. Regula loved cattle. He was particularly fond of high-quality show cattle and spent many hours preparing, showing and judging cattle. He remained grateful and focused on what matters throughout his life and cancer battle. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ohio State University Foundation noting “Lucas Regula” at giveto.osu.edu (where 100% will fund brain cancer research at The James Cancer Hospital) or Still Kickin, a nonprofit organization founded by Nora McInerny after her husband passed away from brain cancer that helps awesome people going through awful things.

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#gotyourback Campaign Addresses Farmers’ Mental Health, A Growing Concern

Out of this tremendous need, staff with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hope to offer assistance through their newly formed Rural and Farm Stress Task Force. The task force is made up of people who can help connect farmers and their families with specialists either within Ohio State University Extension or within the community. CFAES will be collaborating with Ohio State’s College of Social Work to know how to best respond to individuals who might be in need of emotional support, including knowing which mental health providers those individuals can seek out, regardless of where they live in the state. Many farms will be able to weather the financial storm, but some growers are seeking work off the farm or additional sources of income from their farm. The task force and all OSU Extension staff can point farmers toward resources to assist their businesses or to find new work or a counselor. In providing this help, the hope is to reassure and empower farmers. For more information on the Rural and Farm Stress Task Force as well as a list of resources for those in the agriculture community, visit go.osu. edu/agcrisis.

Stress Task Force Offering Help to Struggling Ohio Farmers

United Producers Announces New VP of Accounting and Finance

Studies show the suicide rate among farmers is more than twice that of the general population. So many factors in farming are out of a farmer’s control, and that can be stressful. Wondering if the weather will cooperate, long hours working alone – it can all affect a farmer’s mental well-being. This is a growing concern that needs to be addressed. Ohio’s #gotyourback Campaign is doing just that, offering resources to farmers through a collaborative effort. This is just the beginning in addressing this important issue. RecoveryOhio is now a collaborating partner. Governor Mike DeWine created RecoveryOhio to improve how the state addresses mental health and substance use disorder. The Governor understands what an important issue this is. With RecoveryOhio, we will be able to start moving the process forward of finding ways to connect farmers with mental health experts in their communities. The #gotyourback campaign was designed to let farmers know that there is help and resources for those going through stressful times. These resources can be found at the website, gotyourbackohio.org.

So much is out of a farmer’s control. Weather. Commodity and feed prices. A hike in international tariffs on American agricultural goods that has diminished demand for them. When rain this past spring kept farmers from planting, among the comments that circulated on Facebook was one offering a phone number for a suicide hotline. Perhaps more than ever, farmers might need help with how to keep their businesses afloat, how to find jobs off the farm, how to find clinicians to help deal with mounting frustration or despair that might come with running a business farming the land.

United Producers Inc. (UPI) has announced the promotion of Brad Warner to Vice President of Accounting and Finance. Warner has worked in the accounting department at UPI for more than 30 years, serving as Corporate Controller for 20 years. Warner received an accounting degree from Otterbein University and is a certified public accountant (CPA). In his new role, Warner will have an expanded involvement with the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. Warner and his family are lifelong residents of Johnstown, Ohio.v

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Dates to Remember:

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM

OCA Board of Directors Nomination, Internship Application & Replacement Female Sale Entry Deadline

October 1

Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Deadline

October 31

Ohio Cattlemen’s Calendar Advertising Deadline

Rich Farming If wheat gets up to seven bucks I’ll hoard it, yessiree Till the grain bin’s overflowin’ Or it gets back down to three. There’s too much ridin’ on it To sell it right away, The banker might call in my note They’re funny that-a-way. As long as things are nip and tuck They’ll let the balance ride. Just pay the interest on it And they’ll be satisfied.

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November 20

OCA Replacement Female Sale

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Like asphalt on the driveway Or fancy silverware Or a double-jointed tractor ‘Course, the preacher wants his share No, there ain’t no use me gettin’ rich. Knowin’ me, I’d spend it. And borrow more for land and stock. There’s plenty who would lend it. I’m better off just gettin’ by And stayin’ where I set ‘Cause the more that I make farmin’ The more I go in debt. So, if wheat gets up to seven I could sell it on the board But I won’t. ‘Cause makin’ money’s One thing I can’t afford. It’s a different kind of logic That allows a man to boast When the richest farmer farmin’ Is the one that owes the most. v


Breed News Featuring our members’ success at local, state and national shows

Angus Achievements

Hereford Happenings

2019 State Fair of West Virginia Roll of Victory Show

Johnson Joins the AHA as Associate Director of Marketing and Communicaitons

Angus exhibitors led 72 entries at the 2019 State Fair of West Virginia Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, August 12, evaluated by Blake Boyd, Mays Lick, KY. SCC SCH Phyllis 817 won grand champion female. Kinsey Crowe, Eaton, Ohio, owns the January 2018 daughter of Silveiras Style 9303. She first won junior champion. Conley Miss Lucy 7011 won reserve grand champion female. Rees Toler, Bidwell, Ohio, owns the December 2017 daughter of 5T Power Chip 4790. She first won senior champion. Photos are courtesy of Madeline Bauer, American Angus Association.

SCC SCH Phyllis 817 won grand champion female at the West Virginia ROV show, owned by Kinsey Crowe.

Conley Miss Lucy 7011 was the reserve grand champion female at the West Virginia ROV show, owned by Rees Toler.

Hannah Johnson of Jenera, Ohio, started on August 26 as the new associate director of marketing and communications for the American Hereford Associaiton (AHA). In this position, Johnson will manage the AHA’s website and electronic communications, plan AHA events, including the Annual Membership Meeting and Conference, and manage AHA marketing and advertising campaigns utilizing multi-media channels. Johnson is a May 2019 graduate of Ohio State with a degree in strategic communications and a former public relations intern for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association & the Ohio Beef Council. v

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Best of the Buckeye Breeder Reception The Best of the Buckeye Program, hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and the Ohio State Fair, successfully concluded its sixth season. The program rounded out the year with 211 head of cattle nominated by youth and breeders. The Best of the Buckeye program recognizes top-placing Ohio bred, born and registered calves, along with the breeder and exhibitor, in each breed division at the two shows. This year the Breeder Recognition division of the program was sponsored by Sullivan Supply and Stock Show University. Thanks to these generous sponsors, over $10,000 was awarded in prizes to breeders in late August at the Breeder Reception, in conjunction with the Cattlemen’s Gala. Nominating breeders gathered August 24 for a program and prize drawing. The following breeders were winners of the prize drawing: full

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page, color ad in 2020’s The Ring – Haley Farms; Sullivan Supply Fitter Guard – Hara Farms LLC; tattoo kit – Adams Family Show Cattle; e-blast to OCA’s membership – Grauer Show Cattle, Simms Show Cattle and Brittany Conkey; $1,000 Sullivan Supply Gift Card – Strausbaugh’s Black Simmental and Highland Farms; Air Express III Blower – Agle Family Show Cattle and Hunter Harris; frozen genetic Shipping Tank – Herman Show Cattle and Turner Shorthorns; Val-6 Radiant Heater – Maddox Cupp; 4 EZ Up custom embroidered director’s chairs – Rockin’ C Show Cattle; Tin Haul boots – Morgan Love; $500 Credit at Legends Lane Reproductive Services – Lindsey Weaver; 1 dozen custom embroidered hats – Helsinger Farms; custom YETI® cooler – Hudson Drake; Sullivan’s Turbo Fan – Maplecrest Farms; Andis cordless clippers – Y Not Cattle. This year the People’s Choice division was once again offered for

breeders and exhibitors to promote their Best of the Buckeye cattle from the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair for friends and family to vote for their favorites. The social media campaign reached over 25,000 people and the winners were named at the breeder reception. Earning the people’s choice for the heifer division was Jacob LeBrun with his Angus heifer bred by Maplecrest Farms and topping the steer division was Tatumn Poff with her ShorthornPlus steer bred by Kyle Hanna. Both the exhibitor and breeder of the People’s Choice award winners received a banner commemorating their win. Complete Best of the Buckeye show results and additional program details are available at www.ohiocattle.org/ best-of-the-buckeye or by contacting the OCA office. For more information, contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736 or email cattle@ohiocattle.org. v

Join us this fall for the second annual

Elite Online Sale Offering hosted by angus live Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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All Eligible for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Best of the BUckeye Program Visit our website hFSangus.com to view the photos and videos of this year’s sale offering

Attend our Open House Saturday, October 26th & Sunday, October 27th

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OCA News OCA to Offer Youth Stockmanship Program through BEST New for the 2019-2020 BEST show season, there will be a Stockmanship division of OCA’s BEST program offered for Ohio youth. This new opportunity was developed in an effort to further youth’s knowledge of cattle throughout the state and to allow youth to showcase their abilities and talent outside of the show ring. The Stockmanship division will be comprised of beef industry-focused events and competitions that are in conjunction with BEST shows and OCA events. This division of the BEST program is open to all Ohio youth regardless of if they show cattle during the BEST show season. If an existing BEST participant would like to sign

up for the Stockmanship division, they will do so under their BEST user profile at best.ohiocattle.org for no additional cost outside of existing cattle nominations. If age-eligible individuals would like to participate in the Stockmanship division but don’t have any cattle enrolled in the 2019-2020 BEST program, they should create their username and profile at best.ohiocattle.org (if they don’t have an existing account either BEST or non-BEST) and elect to participate in the Stockmanship division. Noncattle exhibiting BEST Stockmanship participants will need to have a current $75 family OCA membership and will pay a one-time Stockmanship participation fee of $60. Individuals may sign up for the Stockmanship 2000 Seven Mile Drive • New Philadelphia, OH 44663 • 330-343-0388 program at any saltwellwesternstore.com point throughout the season. TENTATIVE 2019-2020 Stockmanship Contests

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• Cattleman’s Challenge Quiz available at the Annual Meeting or any BEST sanctioned show • Science Fair Project, held at the Ohio Beef Expo *Individual contests may prorate the number of awards based on the number of participants. Stockmanship contests will include their own registration for each event and top-placing awards will be given at each Stockmanship event. Please note that individual and team awards for qualifying events will be presented at the contest. Overall Stockmanship awards will be presented at the OCA BEST Banquet on May 2, 2020. The top three individuals in the following divisions will be recognized: Beginner, Junior, Novice, Intermediate and Senior. Age breaks will follow that of the BEST program’s showmanship rules. To qualify for the end of year Stockmanship awards, the participant must have completed two contests, be a current OCA member by Jan. 1, 2020 or at the time of Stockmanship sign-up, and complete their Beef Quality Assurance training by April 1, 2020. Stockmanship participants may complete their BQA at any session offered at a BEST sanctioned show, online at BQA.org or at YQCA.org. A cumulative points scale for the Stockmanship division will be utilized for overall finishes and end of year point tabulation. For more details, visit the OCA website at ohiocattle. org, call 614-873-6736 or email cattle@ ohiocattle.org. v

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w o h s r e Supseason! 2019-2020 schedule December 7-8 AGR Holiday Classic • Columbus January 1 OCA Membership Deadline January 4-5 Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown • Springfield January 25-26 Clark County Cattle Battle • Springfield February 15-16 DTS Cupid Classic • Springfield March 7-8 Holmes County Preview • Millersburg March 19-22 Ohio Beef Expo • Columbus April 1 BQA, Jr. Rep, Photography and Scholarship Deadline May 2 BEST Banquet • Columbus Ohio Cattlemen’s Association • www.ohiocattle.org cattle@ohiocattle.org • 614-873-6736 To create or update your online user & cattle profiles and to make show entries prior to each show, visit best.ohiocattle.org

All cattle must have an EID tag to participate in a BEST sanctioned show.

Ohio Cattlemen’‘ ’s Foundation News OCF Creates Large Animal Veterinary Scholarship The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) has created a new scholarship fund to benefit large animal veterinary students attending The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. OCF has committed $25,000 over five years to the new scholarship fund. The first scholarships generated from this fund will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Fund will provide two scholarships each year to third or fourth-year veterinary students who have demonstrated interest in practicing large animal (food/farm) medicine and plan to practice in the state of Ohio. Preference will be given to candidates whose work, research or community involvement demonstrates interest in the beef industry, or to those who are involved with the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. The College of Veterinary

Medicine, in consultation with Student Financial Aid, will oversee the scholarship fund, application process and will determine the scholarship recipients each year. It is commonly understood within the agricultural industry that the educational costs and subsequent debt load associated with a veterinary degree inhibit potential students from pursuing a career in the field or have long-term financial burdens for those who do. Thanks to the success of the Cattlemen’s Gala fundraiser, the OCF is pleased to be able to provide funds to create this impactful scholarship program. “As a cattle producer, I know firsthand the importance of having access to excellent veterinary care around the clock for my animals. However, as an industry we need to recognize the financial burden that a veterinary degree can place on students,” said

OCF President Joe Foster, of Gallipolis, Ohio. “Our hope is that this scholarship enables more students to pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian here in Ohio, benefitting cattle producers across the state for years to come.” In the next 15 to 20 years, it’s estimated that more than 25 percent of Ohio veterinarians will retire, requiring a new supply of veterinarians to fill gaps across the state. The need for well-educated, qualified veterinarians to ensure animal and public health is one every cattle producer knows all too well; the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation is proud to play a part in ensuring the future of veterinary care in Ohio. To learn more about the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Fund through Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, please contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation at 614873-6736 or cattle@ohiocattle.org. v

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Your Beef Checkoff Dollars at Work

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Investing in Beef Safety, Nutrition and Promotion Heading Back-to-School with Beef

As we head into fall, many busy families are looking for ways to keep their kids fueled properly during the back to school transition. OBC partnered with five Ohio food bloggers to create delicious, family-friendly recipes that will keep beef on the dinner table. In particular, Columbus food blogger NeighborFood crafted a shredded beef recipe that allows a family to cook beef in bulk, use it in three unique recipes and have a week of meals centered around beef. Recipes have been viewed more than 400,000 times to date and will continue to climb over the next several months. Gather these and other delicious recipes at www.ohiobeef.org/recipes.

have reported elevated sales, some doubling or tripling their average rates. Consumers were encouraged to visit multiple restaurants during the week through a passport contest where winners could receive the ultimate grilling package. Columbus Burger Week is October 7-11. Visit 614columbus.com/events/614-burgerbeer-week/ for more information on Columbus Burger Week.

Buckeye Tastes and Traditions

Burger Weeks Return

The Ohio Beef Council (OBC) partnered with media companies in all major Ohio markets to sponsor burger weeks. Cincinnati Burger Week, July 15-19, with over 120 participating restaurants; Cleveland Burger Week, July 15-19, featured over 30 restaurants; and Dayton Burger Week August 5-9, with nearly 20 participating restaurants. Partnering restaurants feature unique burgers at a discounted rate to encourage consumers to visit various locations and try new burgers. Restaurants

Football season is finally back! Once again, this fall OBC is partnering with The Ohio State University Department of Athletics and the Ohio Farm Bureau to present the Buckeye Tastes and Traditions Magazine. The magazine features beef recipes along with information about the traditions that make the Ohio State gameday experience so special. New in 2019 is the 1st annual Tastes and Traditions Chili Cook Off. The cookoff will take place at Buckeye Fan Fest prior to the Ohio State vs. Penn State game on November 23, 2019. Join us as Team Scarlet and Team Gray battle it out to see who has the ultimate tailgate recipe. OBC and Anthony Schlegel also created a video showcasing beef chili and highlighting the chili cook off. The video and recipes were also part of an online fan

quiz survey “Which Type of Gameday Tailgate Are You?” where fans had the chance to win tickets to a home game this fall!

Boosting Summer Beef Sales with Ibotta

OBC, along with other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic beef councils, encouraged consumers to keep their grills filled with beef this August and September through an Ibotta beef promotion. Ibotta is a mobile app with a subscriber base of more than 24 million mostlymillennial consumers that allows users to earn cash back on everyday products they purchase. In this campaign, consumers who downloaded the app could browse the grocery category for small rebates on fresh ground beef products. Rebates could be unlocked after viewing educational information about beef through a grilling recipe or nutrition tip to get cash back on the beef items they bought at local stores. Nearly 3,000 retail locations were involved in the summer beef Ibotta campaign, and as of late August close to 150,000 consumers engaged with beef recipes, and nutrition and educational tips. Over 26,000 beef rebates have been redeemed so far. The campaign is a partnered effort by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program and the OH, NC, PA and VA Beef Councils. v

The Ohio Beef Council and the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board are responsible for developing programs that increase the demand for beef. For more information, contact the Ohio Beef Council at 614-873-6736, beef@ohiobeef.org or visit www.ohiobeef.org. Ohio Beef Council Operating Committee: Jamie Graham, Patriot, Chairman • Todd Raines, Seaman, Vice Chairman Erin Stickel, Bowling Green, Treasurer • Henry Bergfeld, Summitville • Mike Carper, Delaware • Dave Felumlee, Newark Bill Sexten, Washington C.H. • Brent Porteus, Coshocton • Allan Robison, Cable • Bev Roe, Hamilton • Garth Ruff, Napoleon Stan Smith, Canal Winchester • Sam Roberts, South Charleston • Kurt Steiner, Creston• Barb Watts, Alexandria • Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director 42 | Ohio Cattleman | Late Fall Issue 2019

The Ohio Beef Council engages with youth culinary programs throughout the year to inspire and educate students about cooking with beef.




Calendar of Events Visit www.ohiocattle.org for a complete list of events September 21-22 22 24 28 28 28 28 30

Ohio Feeder Cattle Roundup - Columbus, Ohio OSBA Fall Showcase - Newark, Ohio Agle Family Show Cattle Online Sale Boyd Beef Cattle Angus Maternal Excellence Female Sale - Mays Lick, Kentucky Cattlemen for Cattlemen Sale - Zanesville, Ohio Ferguson Show Cattle Production Sale - Jefferson, Ohio Maplecrest Annual Production Sale - Hillsboro, Ohio OCA Cattlemen’s Academy Calving Clinic - Caldwell, Ohio

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OCA Board of Directors Nomination Deadline OCA Replacement Female Sale Entry Deadline OCA Spring Internship Application Deadline Buckeye’s Finest Annual Production Sale - Zanesville, Ohio Cornhusker Classic Show - Upper Sandusky, Ohio Cattlemen’s Choice Female Sale Claylick Run Angus Genetics Female Production Sale - Newark Ohio Black Swamp Preview Show Wirth Family Show Cattle Online Sale J & L Cattle Services & Guests Production Sale - Jeromesville, Ohio Johnny Regula Invitational - Ostrander, Ohio Mid-Ohio Valley Cattlemen’s Select Sale - Mineral Wells, West Virginia GMC’s First Female Sale - Frazier’s Bottom, West Virginia Stone Gate Farms Fall Sale - Flemingsburg, Kentucky HFS Angus Harvest Highlights Elite Online Sale Offering Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Applications Due

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High Standards Female Sale - Harrod, Ohio Grauer Show Cattle Online Elite Female Sale North American International Livestock Exposition - Louisville, Kentucky 2019 Ohio Cattlemen’s Calendar Advertising Deadline UPI Commercial Feeder Cattle Show and Sale - Hillsboro, Ohio Ohio Cattleman Winter Issue Advertising Deadline Best of Both Worlds Sale Vol. VIII - Newark, Ohio OCA Replacement Female Sale - Zanesville, Ohio


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Advertisers’ Index Alltech....................................................................5 Armstrong Ag & Supply...................................... 44 Best of Both Worlds Sale................................... 27 Buckeye Hereford............................................... 31 Claylick Run Angus Female Production Sale... 23 COBA / Select Sires........................................... 28 GMC Farms......................................................... 39 HFS Angus.......................................................... 35 Highland Livestock Supply.................................17 J & L Cattle Services.......................................... 13

Ohio Senator, Bob Peterson, talked with OCA Director Pam Haley of Wayne County, and her husband Mike, at the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Cattlemen’s Gala on August 24th.

John Deere.............................................................2 Jones Show Cattle...............................................47 Kalmbach Feeds................................................. 48 Karr Farms.......................................................... 16 Leachman - Josh Moreland................................ 31 Mid-Ohio Valley Cattlemen’s Select Sale......... 21 Mix 30................................................................. 29 Multimin USA...................................................... 41 NAILE....................................................................17 No Bull................................................................. 31 Novak Town Line Farm....................................... 31 Ohio Beef Council............................................... 43 PBS Animal Health............................................. 14 U.S Representative Bob Gibbs, who represents Ohio’s 7th district, met with OCA Director Kyle Walls of Knox County at a recent event.

Reed & Baur....................................................... 15 Ridley Crystalix................................................... 19 Roger Thompson, DVM.......................................17 Rural King Supply..................................................7 Saltwell Western Store...................................... 36 Stone Gate Farms............................................... 33 Summit Livestock............................................... 45 Trennepohl Farms............................................... 31 United Producers, Inc...........................................9 Valentine Farms................................................. 31

Justice Judith L. French of the Ohio Supreme Court, and her husband, Franklin County Common Pleas Magistrate Ed Skeens, had a great evening at the 2019 Cattlemen’s Gala.

OCA Director Kyle Walls of Knox County recently talked with U.S Representative Troy Balderson, who represents Ohio’s 12th congressional district, at a recent event in Ohio. 46 | Ohio Cattleman | Late Fall Issue 2019

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