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Spring 2022

Official Publication of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association


12 Young Cattleman of the Year Award 16 Cattle, Corn & Wheat Legislative Reception


22 2022 Ohio Beef Expo Results 40 Bev Roe Inducted into OSU Animal Science Hall of Fame 42 BEST Awards Banquet 46 Buckeye Breeders Series Expo Results Young Cattleman of the Year


News & Notes


On the Cover


Harsh Realities


OCA News & Views


The Ruff Review


Forage Focus


Industry Insights


OCA News




OBC News


Beef Briefs


Allied Industry Council


Calendar of Events


Parting Shots


Advertisers’ Index

Photo taken by Hanna Fosbrink, OCA staff, at Green Haven Farm in Carroll County


2022 Ohio Beef Expo Results


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Maybe Spring It’s spring in Ohio. That means 30 degrees and blowing snow one day and 70 degrees and rain the next. At least the grass is a little greener, whenever the mud and snow subsides. At the risk of sounding like a cynic, I realize there are many more important issues in the world currently than spring’s slow arrival. Government reports put US inflation at a 40-year high. Rising costs and volatile commodity markets impact everyone, but always hit agriculture especially hard. Since I’m not an economist, I’m not going to pretend to be one by discussing how we got here and how we fix it. What I do know is, it’s an election year and your choices matter. Who wins elections has significant economic impact on your farm and your ability to pass it on to the next generation. Now more that ever, apathy doesn’t cut it. Do real homework on the candidates, by studying more than your social media scroll, and make your vote count. Get engaged at the local level and learn where each candidate stands on the issues. The cattle industry has tremendous friends in Congress and the Ohio General Assembly, as well as many other elected positions. The problem is, we don’t have enough of them who understand what it’s like to slog through the mud and elements with a newborn calf that needs extra care, or feed cattle in the sleet and rain. Hat’s off to those individuals that put themselves out there and run for office. In today’s divisive environment throwing your hat in the political ring takes real courage but is so very important. We need more of you. Thank you to those members who engage by supporting OCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) fund. Your PAC contributions help OCA support elected officials who share your views on the issues important to your farm and family. There are many ways you can make a PAC contribution. They include designating a PAC donation with your OCA membership payment, donating online through OCA’s website, or supporting OCA’s PAC auction fundraisers. The association’s next PAC fundraiser will be held at the OCA BEST Awards Banquet on May 7, at the Ohio Expo Center and State fairgrounds in Columbus. All OCA members are welcome to attend or donate an auction item. But it may be tough to beat artist C. J. Brown’s PAC auction donation at the recent Ohio Beef Expo. A steadfast PAC supporter, C.J. painted four cattle faces with a realistic O-H-I-O on each head creating the perfect Buckeye cattle print. Thank you for this tremendous donation and the support of many other donors and buyers. The week following the Expo, OCA board members gathered in Columbus to join leaders from the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association to host members of Ohio’s General Assembly for the Cattle, Corn and Wheat reception. These events are important to further develop relationships with members of the Ohio House and Senate and share cattle industry views. While you’re busy on the farm feeding cattle and calving cows, OCA is at work representing industry priorities and having the important conversations. Thanks to OCA’s board members who provide the industry voice and personal stories that make a positive impact. This issue should arrive before the state’s scheduled primary election on May 3. My message is simple. Be informed and vote.

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OCA Officers

President • Tom Karr 740-591-9900, tom@karrcontracting.com Vice President • Bill Tom 937-694-5378, btom@uproducers.com Treasurer • Linde Sutherly 937-875-0670, linde@lindeslivestockphotos.com Past President • Aaron Arnett 614-947-9931, aaronarnett16@gmail.com


Hoping for a heifer By Tom Karr, OCA President

OCA Directors

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 | Spring Issue 2022

The only more confusing current event other than our U.S. energy strategy, and I use the term “strategy” very loosely, is trying to read a beef import/export forecast based on past history. I understand Japan and South Korea continuing to be our largest export markets for 2021 at 826 and 666 million pounds, respectively. They are relatively small land mass countries with large populations per square mile and have very few domestic cattle. But our number three and four export destinations are Mexico and Canada at 319 and 286 million pounds which are a bit more confusing. On the import side, Canada is number one at 825 while Mexico is number two at 651 million pounds. Both countries are large land masses and sparsely populated. But over 900 million pounds of beef are passing both directions on the highways somewhere between Canada, USA and Mexico. I acknowledge the difference in quality and types of beef exchanged among our trading group. From live cattle to be processed coming in, to high-end boxed beef going out, it just seems that with some efficiency and logistics we could save a lot of $5 diesel fuel. We have tankers of Russian, Venezuelan and Saudi oil coming in, and oil and gas drilling curtailed domestically.

I don’t profess to have the answers to all of the world’s problems, but, “if I am elected, I will serve.” I’ll bet you have heard that before.

The world is looking to the international farming community to try to prevent a massive food shortage that will affect the poorest and most impoverished people on the planet with no solution in sight for the war in Ukraine. We will whine and moan when our government stops our beef exports to China in retaliation for their assistance to the Russians, but we should be accustomed to having food products being first on the list as retaliation for bad behavior. There is a quiet solace to having beef in our freezers, compared to no wheat to make flour. Our prayers go out to those innocent people that suffer from political unrest. On the bright side, the forecast includes a shrinking cow herd, domestically, and a record demand for our quality beef at home and abroad. This should result in better prices for cow/calf operations which is the real basis of the beef industry. If everyone would just leave us alone and let us go out and check for new calves standing, nursing and waiting to be tagged. I’m hoping it’s another heifer!

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Optimize vs. maximize in 2022 By Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist, OSU Extension In Extension work, I learned early on as a county educator that the seasons of the year are not your typical spring, summer, fall and winter. Instead, we tend to observe, as do many farmers around the state, a yearly calendar that looks more like planting/ calving, hay season, harvest and meeting season. Being hired during COVID, my first official meeting season in this role is on the downhill slide. From Wauseon to McConnelsville and Wooster to West Union, with several stops in between, I have taught many programs and had many conversations with cattle producers across the state. At the forefront of many of those conversations have been economics, supply chain issues and the markets. At the Ohio Beef Expo, I had one such conversation with a cattleman who made an excellent point considering all that is going on in the world – this may be a year to optimize production as opposed to maximize production. As mentioned before from our market outlook webinar in January, cattle prices, although a bit more volatile lately (what hasn’t been), still look positive for 2022. Input costs for both crops and livestock are at record or near record highs. By and large, cattle prices and input costs are out of

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our control as producers. Taking that into consideration, what can we do to optimize production and hopefully profit potential in 2022? Soil and Forage Test – Nutrients for both crops and livestock are expensive. Knowing what we have to work with is always important, but even more so given high fertilizer costs. Don’t forget to soil test pasture ground as well. In several cases, weedy, poor performing pastures are signs of poor soil fertility. Ted Wiseman, my colleague in Perry County, always references the following quote from Justin Sexten when teaching soil and forage sampling and it’s spot on, “Anyone who’s not soil testing or forage testing still doesn’t think fertilizer and hay prices are high enough yet.” Lime – Along those same lines, upon getting soil test results back, take a hard look at soil pH. Nutrients have specific ranges at which they are available to plants to utilize. Ideally, a fall application of lime is best to see a change in pH for the following growing season. Even so, having a stable soil pH and soils in the maintenance range for phosphorus and potassium can help save on inputs this hay and grazing season.

Hay Storage – Nutrients are, and continue to be, valuable. Evaluate the cost of hay storage against dry matter and nutrient losses over the lifetime of a storage structure. Factor in increased cattle performance to that decision as well. Add Value to Calves – I hope someday we are to a point where nearly every calf marketed in Ohio is weaned, vaccinated and bull calves are made steers prior to marketing. I know to some I am preaching to the choir, and perhaps beginning to sound like a broken record on this point, but there are still several calves marketed right off the cow every week through our markets. Reach out to your local auction market, several of them have sale results that support that preconditioned calves sell higher than bawling, unvaccinated calves. As we switch from meeting season to hay, field days, and county fairs, I hope to continue having these conversations with cattlemen and women across Ohio. As always if you have questions or are looking for additional information, send me or your local Extension Educator an email or I’m more than happy to pick up the phone.


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Do we treat our forages with the same respect as our corn field? By Stan Smith, OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County Few can deny that year in and year out feed costs remain the single largest expense for a cow herd. In a typical year, feed costs can easily represent 50 to 70 percent of all costs in the operation with most of that expense being in the form of pasture or hay. At the same time much has been said this winter about the extraordinary increases in the costs of production of corn, soybeans and most every crop we grow in Ohio. Accepting that, we realize likewise, the cost of maintaining, harvesting and utilizing the basis of our beef cow ration hay and pasture - are experiencing similar increases in cost. The question is, as we consider our alternatives, are we treating those forages with the same respect as our row crops and carefully scrutinizing expenses and the management factors that can optimize the performance and productivity of our forages? Let’s take a closer look at a few of those cost and management factors. It starts with the seed If we’re in a situation that calls for a new seeding or reseeding, simply, do we put as much effort into selecting seed for the forage seeding as we have our corn and soybean seed? Much like with our traditional row crops, significant testing and research is involved in the development of forage seed genetics. Do we have a fertilization plan for P and K? I hope we agree we can’t manage what hasn’t been measured, and that includes soil fertility. If we grid or strategically sample our row crop fields, why wouldn’t that management strategy be just as important for a forage field? It’s well known that a ton of forage removed from a hay field takes with it 12 pounds of P2O5 and 50 pounds of K2O. Are all areas of a hay field equally productive? If varying yields across a corn 10 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022

field result in P and K removal based on those varying yields, it stands to reason the same is happening in our hay fields. The most productive areas of any hay field are removing the most soil nutrients. To maintain soil fertility throughout the field those nutrients need to be replaced in the same quantities they were removed from throughout the field. What about the pasture field? Accepting the fact most P and K remains on the field in the form of manure from the pastured animal, is our grazing management such that the manure is being spread uniformly? Are there any trees in the pasture? Where do our cattle relax in the heat of the day? I’m betting the fertility is much higher near a tree than anywhere else in the pasture! Considering the current cost of P and K, strategically soil testing pastures in sections or grids might yield some interesting results. And, as we spread the fertilizer a soil test tells us what is needed to optimize performance of our forages, do we utilize GPS guidance? I recall all the times back in the day I was sent out into the irregularly shaped hay field with the fertilizer spreader and the spread pattern looked like the Serpent mound by the time I ran out of fertilizer. I won’t discuss here if I ran out after covering the entire field . . . only once!

air temperatures increases the risk of volatilization of urea-based nitrogen sources. Do we use a stable source of nitrogen such as ammonium sulfate? If using urea and rainfall is not on the horizon, have we considered including a nitrogen stabilizer or urease inhibitor? If phosphorus is being applied at the same time, the nitrogen that comes along with a phosphorus source like 18-46-0 is stable and effective.

Are we strategically using nitrogen on grass pastures? Strategically timing nitrogen application might mean foregoing an early spring application since it’s not uncommon to grow more first cutting hay or pasture than we can harvest in a timely fashion. However, 50 units of nitrogen applied to a grass hay or pasture field immediately after first or second cutting can significantly boost yield of the subsequent cutting. Regardless if we’re growing corn or forage, applying nitrogen after a first cutting onto warm soils at times of high

Is forage harvest, be it mechanical or by grazing, a carefully timed and managed process? We plan to harvest no corn or soybeans before (or after) their time. I don’t think we need to go into detail here about the value in quality or tonnage of a timely forage or pasture harvest. As we plan for 2022 are we treating our forages with the same respect as our corn fields? While there are no silver bullets for managing higher costs of production, perhaps it’s time for forages to command that same respect that our row crops do!

Do we have a pest – weed and/or insect - control strategy for hay or pasture fields? It’s accepted that weeds hurt corn or soybean yields. I’d imagine that in a hay or pasture field every pound of weed produced likely results in one less pound of forage that can be utilized by livestock. Accepting that any plant in the wrong place is a weed, do we spend the same amount of effort controlling weeds in our forages as our row crops fields? Perhaps all that may be necessary is a strategically timed mowing of weeds or forage seed heads. And, if we’re going to manage pest problems do we need to talk about the value in scouting for pests throughout the year? Do we need to be reminded about the invasion of the fall armyworm some of us experienced unexpectedly late last summer?

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First Generation

Story by Amy Beth Graves

CATTLE PRODUCERS FOCUS ON RAISING QUALIT Y ANGUS Story by Amy Beth Graves For Zane Gross, a couple of years stick out as the most influential in his cattle operation in Ashland County. The first is 2010 when he bought some heifers after showing steers at the county fair for FFA projects. Intrigued by the production side of the business, he bought four Limousin/Angus crossbred heifers. It was also the year he met his future wife, Courtney, who has shared his passion for raising cattle. Three years later, Zane bought his first registered Angus cow, which became the foundation for the couple’s operation and is still roaming their pastures near Ashland. It was in 2017 that all the pieces came together. Zane and Courtney were graduating from Ohio State University and trying to figure out the next steps in their lives when property next to the hobby farm owned by Zane’s parents came up for sale. It was the perfect start for the young couple who were ready to make a go at being first generation cattle producers. “We’re fortunate that we got the support from our parents. Buying our neighbor’s property was a milestone for us,” Zane said. “It’s a passion of ours to raise cattle, and we hope someday to make it sustainable enough for us to live off of.” As the couple work toward that goal, Zane works at nearby E.R. Boliantz Meat Packing Co. where owner Bob Boliantz has been a mentor to him. It’s there that he’s learned how to better manage his cattle, determine efficient feed rations and develop relationships with cattle producers across 12 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022

the state. He started there the day after graduating from Ohio State where he got a degree in animal science and agricultural business. “Bob has really taught me a lot. Sometimes I go with him to get cattle and I’m able to see how they’re raised and handled. I see their feed rations and can mimic them or take other ideas on how to better raise cattle and fit them into our operation,” Zane said. “With him harvesting about 250 head a week, I see a lot of cattle and the end product. Seeing them hanging in the cooler lets me see the quality of the meat and make management decisions on how to get to a quality end product.” Today, the couple, who have two small children, raise about 20 registered Angus cows and specialize in breeding bulls and replacement heifers for commercial cattle operations. They also sell freezer beef directly to consumers with the cattle processed at Boliantz. Their operation is named Buckeye Creek Angus, reflecting their love of the Angus breed and Ohio State. A row of Buckeye trees found along the edge of a creek inspired the name.

Improving the quality of the cattle is a never wavering goal of Zane. He’s bought registered Angus cows from state industry leaders like Fred Penick of Way-View Cattle, John Grimes of Maplecrest Farms and Boyd Beef Cattle in Kentucky. “While I was in college for the first couple of years at ATI, I grew a passion for the genetics side and went through (artificial insemination) school,” he said. “Our goal from the beginning has been to improve every generation of our herd. Since the Angus association has been a long-time leader in EPDs and genetics, it made sense to get started with that breed to help jump start the operation. And having kids, I wanted to make sure I had a breed that was more calm and controlled.” One of the couple’s goals is to raise cattle that meet the qualifications of being Certified Angus Beef. They’ve been focusing on genetics that result in their animals being more efficient and uniform to meet the weight and ribeye size requirements of Certified Angus Beef. Environmental stewardship and sustainability go hand in hand at

YOUNG CATTLEMAN OF THE YEAR Buckeye Creek Angus. The couple have fenced out waterways and do rotational grazing so their cattle can graze more efficiently and the grass recover more quickly. They’ve been interseeding red clover into the pastures, which has not only helped the soil but improved the weaning weight of calves. “We started fresh with our land and it’s really starting to take off now because of the red clover we’ve planted and manure we’ve spread,” Courtney said. The pastures are broken up into three sections and the animals moved every three to four days. The rule of thumb is to take only half of the pasture. “It’s a faith in process. We know that moving the cows every couple of days and not having them graze too much in one area will allow the land to become more productive,” Zane said. “The cows know, too. They’ll come and tell us when we’re out in the four wheeler. They’ll start bellowing and mooing and we know it’s time to move them.” A major improvement for Buckeye Creek Angus was investing in equip-

ment that could bale high-moisture hay, which is especially useful in the winter for the cattle when they aren’t on pasture. “Because we don’t grow corn, we needed hay that’s higher in nutrition and provides protein and energy for the cows. This has helped make our operation more profitable because not as much hay is lost and the cows are getting more nutrition,” Zane said. “People make comments that my cows are fat but they’re only fed hay.” Zane and Courtney were recently recognized for their hard work in starting and growing Buckeye Creek Angus. Zane was named OCA’s Young Cattleman of the Year, which is given to those under age 40 who have “demonstrated the initial stages of a successful beef operation and exhibited leadership potential.” Zane is vice president of the Ashland County Cattlemen’s Association and a member of the Ohio and American Angus Associations. The couple also were recently featured on an episode of the show Chef ’s Roll, which brings chefs to the farm and then the farmers to the restaurant. The video is part of a beef checkoff-funded series developed

and released through a partnership between the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Chef ’s Roll, Inc., a global network of chefs and hospitality professionals. “It was very cool to win the Young Cattleman award. It means the things we’re doing are starting to be recognized,” Zane said. “We’ll continue to grow our operation, but we need to make sure we don’t get ahead of ourselves. We need to slowly grow our herd numbers. We have two children and I work 50-60 hours a week.” Courtney said she’s been amazed at how far they’ve come and the cattle industry leaders that Zane has been introduced to through his work. “We were nobodies from a small town and to have a name in the industry is pretty amazing,” she said. “We recently went to an event and there were so many people who knew Zane and when I asked how he knew them, he said he works with them. I had never gotten to see that side of things.” While being a first-generation cattle producer has its challenges, Zane and Courtney are committed to finding ways and partnerships to continue to make their operation sustainable. They can see how raising their children on the farm will result in life-long lessons for Nolan, 3 ½, and 1-year-old Sutton. “We see it in our oldest son who is so mature for being just 3 ½ years old. He understands that you’ve got to feed and water the cows every day, even though there are times you don’t want to,” Courtney said. “He got to watch a baby being born this year and is learning all about the life cycle.” After a hard day’s work, Zane likes to kick off his boots and reflect on what he and Courtney are building for themselves and their children. “We’re trying to do it right and set up the foundation for our kids if they want to do this,” he said. “Hopefully they’ll see all the hard work that goes into raising cattle and it will help mold who they are.” Spring Issue 2022 | Ohio Cattleman | 13


OCA ASSOCIATE MEMBERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT OF OHIO’S CATTLE INDUSTRY! The Associate members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) believe in and support the efforts of OCA. Although they do not own cattle themselves, their Associate membership helps OCA to continue to work on behalf of Ohio Cattlemen on important issues facing the industry. PRESIDENT’S CLUB MEMBERS Feedlot Nutrition Consulting Services, Curtis Cupp, Carroll - Fairfield S&F Transport Co. Inc., Glen Feichtner, Chatfield - Crawford Henry Bergfeld, Summitville Columbiana Whit’s Frozen Custard, Matthew Conley, Wheelersburg - Scioto ADAMS David & Mande Payton, Winchester Douglas White, Manchester ASHLAND Roger Amos, Ashland E R Boliantz Co. Inc., Robert Boliantz, Ashland Heffelfinger Meats Inc., Rick & Ryan Heffelfinger, Jeromesville Don Nickles, Loudenville ATHENS Ohio Murray Grey Association, Coolville AUGLAIZE Kurt Kaufman, Waynesfield Dave Puthoff, St. Marys BUTLER Patrick Barker, Liberty Township Stockyards Packing Company LLC, Andrew Korb, Oxford CHAMPAIGN King Feed & Supply Inc., Alvin King, West Liberty CLARK Armstrong Farms, Andrew Armstrong, South Charleston 14 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022

Armstrong Farms, Allen & Amy Armstrong, South Charleston Sexing Technologies - Ohio Heifer Center, Paul Detwiler, South Charleston Northwestern FFA, Erica Hillard, Springfield COSHOCTON Eric Dickson, Dresden David Marrison, Coshocton DARKE Jim Buchy, Greenville Ohio State University Extension, Sam Custer, Versailles Hess Farm, Roger Hess, Bradford DEFIANCE Derrill Kline, Hicksville Sindel Trucking LLC, Scott Sindel, Hicksville DELAWARE Bonnie Coley-Malir, Powell Select Sires Inc., Todd Kranz, Dublin Pork-Q-Pine Farm, Tom Price, Delaware Johnny Regula, Auctioneer, Ostrander Harsh’s Farm Service, Radnor FAIRFIELD Feeder Creek Veterinary Services, Edgar Biggie, Millersport Ohio Shorthorn Breeders Association, Renea Logsdon, Treasurer, Amanda FAYETTE State Senator Bob Peterson, Sabina MMIH Farms, Daryl & Kristina Waits, Washington Court House FRANKLIN Ohio State Animal Science Extension Specialist, Stephen Boyles, Columbus Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences, Dr. Mike Davis, Columbus COBA/Select Sires Inc., Bruce Smith, Columbus Roger Thompson DVM, New Albany John Yarrington DVM, Worthington

FULTON Fulton County Cattle Producers, Wauseon GEAUGA Hannah Hutchinson, Burton GREENE CML, Jill Oberschlake, Fairborn Audrey Renner, Fairborn HANCOCK Erin Alava, Findlay HENRY Brookview Farms, Jack Lugbill, Archbold HIGHLAND Merchants National Bank, Bertha Hamilton, Hillsboro LICKING Department of Agriculture, Mariah Cherubini, Newark 3C Farm, Tom & Jessica Clark, Glenford Simon Family Cattle Company, Weston Simon, Newark USDA NASS Great Lakes Region, Reynoldsburg Granville Milling Co., Granville MADISON Neil & Elizabeth Pitstick, South Solon Judith & James Wilson, London MEIGS Harts Desire, John Hart, Langsville MERCER Ford Family Farm, Michael & Erin Ford, Rockford Four Star Veterinary Service, Trey Gellert, Chickasaw MIAMI Opal Holdinger, Troy MONTGOMERY Ryan Sorenson, Dayton

MORGAN Morgan Veterinary Services, McConnelsville MORROW Tadd Nicholson, Mt. Gilead MUSKINGUM Jon & Jackie Stottsberry, Roseville Muskingum Livestock Auction Co., Zanesville PREBLE Rodney Creech, West Alexandria SANDUSKY Gary Norman, Fremont SHELBY Wayne Kiesewetter, Piqua STARK Kiko Meats, Ron Kiko, Minerva Rohn Ranch Trailer Sales, Navarre TUSCARAWAS Kris Welch, Port Washington WASHINGTON Kearny Hambrick, Marietta Jessica Kidd, Whipple Phil Lowe DVM, Beverly Ethan Morris, New Matamoras WAYNE Steve Andrews, Auctioneer, Wooster Mike Borger, Apple Creek BJ & Marlene Eick, Wooster Ohio Simmental Association, Pam Haley, Treasurer, West Salem Certified Angus Beef LLC, John Stika, Wooster

OCA MEMBERSHIP FORM Annual Membership - $75

First Name: Last Name: Operation Name: Address: City: State:



Cell Phone: Email: Recruited By: A. OCA Membership (Producer Status)

New Member

Type of Cattle Operation Dairy Commercial Cow-Calf Stocker Club Calf Seedstock - Breed:

Feeder Freezer Beef*

* Marking this selection will ensure your operation will be listed in the Fresh From the Farm Freezer Beef Directory.

A. SUBTOTAL OCA Producer Dues $


B. NCBA Membership (Optional - Must also be an OCA member)

Check number of cow-calf pairs or feeders marketed annually to determine dues: 1-100 head..$150

101-250 head..$300


501-750 head..$650

751-1,000 head..$900

1,001-1,250 head..$1,150

1,251-1,500 head..$1,400

1,501-1,750 head..$1,650

1,751-2,000 head..$1,900

2,001 head & up...$1,900 + 0.38 cents/hd.

Stocker / Feeder Member $150 + 0.38 cents/hd. B. SUBTOTAL NCBA Dues $

C. OCA/NCBA Associate Membership (Non-Voting & Non-Producer) OCA Associate Member.................................................................$75 $

Associate Members will be listed twice yearly in the Cattleman magazine.

OCA President’s Club.................................................................... $175 $

Members of OCA’s President’s Club will receive extra recognition as such in the Ohio Cattleman magazine and one OCA Banquet ticket that includes recognition at the event.

OCA/NCBA Associate Member................................................. $225 $

Associate Members will be listed yearly in the Ohio Cattleman magazine and receive the National Cattleman.

OCA/NCBA President’s Club...................................................... $325 $

Will receive the National Cattleman, receive extra recognition in the Ohio Cattleman magazine and one OCA Banquet ticket that includes recognition at the event.

C. SUBTOTAL Associate Member Dues $

WILLIAMS Edon Farmers Co-Op Inc., Edon

D. Additional Contributions (Voluntary) Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.......................................................... $

WOOD Wood County Beef Producers, Bowling Green

501 (c) (3) Charity with funds used for industry education & youth scholarships.

OUT OF STATE Farm the Sun LLC, Edward Bilik, Greenburg, PA Patterson Family, Tyler Patterson, Bloomfield, IN Sire Connections, Chris Thorson, Rudolph, WI State Line Cryogenicsm Kelsey Kulpinski, Bronson, MI White Gold Mills, Jessica Hall, Wilson, AR


Additional monetary support to further the mission of OCA

Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation ............................................................. $ OCA Political Action Committee ....................................................... $

Funds will be used to support ag friendly state and federal candidates from Ohio. To comply with Federal law, OCA uses its best efforts to obtain, maintain, and submit the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per calendar year. Contributions to OCA-PAC are not tax deductible for Federal Income Tax purpose. OCA-PAC may accept only personal checks and credit cards.

D. SUBTOTAL Contributions............................ $

A + B + C + D = GRAND TOTAL $

Make checks payable to: OHIO CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION Credit Card:




Card number: Exp. Date:

Security Code:

Cardholder’s Signature:

Membership and Additional Contributions are Non-Refundable

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CATTLEMEN WELL-REPRESENTED AT LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION HELD IN COLUMBUS Members of the OCA board of directors and leadership from the Corn & Wheat Grower’s Association recently left the farm to co-host the Cattle, Corn & Wheat legislative reception held March 23 at the Athletic Club adjacent to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

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Board members made good use of their time by networking with members of the Ohio General Assembly and discussing issues important to Ohio’s cattle industry. Beef tenderloin was a fan favorite at the reception and attendees enjoyed learning about the industry.

Events like these are important to maintain a positive business climate for Ohio’s beef industry. This representation at the state and national level is thanks to dues paying OCA members, and it is what helps to protect and enhance family farms across the state.



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Ohio Beef Council Annual Report


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Ohio Beef Council (OBC) continued the Ohio Stories video series during 2021 with a new twist. OBC partnered with Red Hill Farm in Freeport to create a unique video to add to the Ohio Stories collection. Red Hill Farm is a true ‘pasture to plate’ operation as the Raber Family raises cattle for use in their restaurants, where their partnering chef provides customers with a delicious beef experience. The video shows the relationship between the family and their chef, Steve Wagner, who takes pride in knowing how the beef he serves has been raised. The video received an overwhelming response with 32,200 video views. Watch the video at ohiobeef.org or follow Ohio Beef Council on social media.

TWO-PART WEBINAR SERIES HOSTED FOR NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS THROUGH THE CHECKOFF OBC and the Beef Checkoff partnered with the American Dairy Association Mideast to educate nutrition professionals on animal agriculture’s environmental footprint through a two-part webinar series. The webinar series about sustainability and cattle was successful with over 60 healthcare professionals attending. The first webinar featured Dr. Frank Mitloehner from UC Davis, who discussed methane emissions and how agriculture is on the path to climate neutrality with scalable solutions and tools to fight global climate change. The second program included a panel of Ohio agricultural experts who shared their experiences in environmental stewardship, animal care, technology, and research. The videos can be found on ohiobeef.org and are approved for continuing education hours for registered dietitians.

4-MILER POWERED BY BEEF In October, the Ohio Beef Council was a presenting sponsor of the Ohio State 4 Miler. Over 30,000 racers and family members gathered in The Shoe to #Finishonthe50. Beef was well represented as it was featured on all race materials, promotional pieces, and advertisements. OBC also had a presence on race day handing out beef jerky, beef swag and teaching racers about the nutritional benefits of beef. Leading up to the event, OBC partnered with former Buckeye football great, Zach Boren, to produce a video that promoted beef as an essential protein in training diets and in everyday activities. These videos were viewed over 100,000 times by Facebook and Twitter users.

BEEF AT THE CENTER OF OHIO STATE’S TASTES & TRADITIONS This past year, OBC partnered with Ohio State University for the Tastes & Traditions promotion at Buckeye football home games. The massive game day audiences viewed beef on the main videoboard and heard PA announcements during every home game. Each home game featured a special beef burger that was shown on the main video screen and sold throughout the stadium. A social media campaign engaged Buckeye fans and promoted beef recipes. More than 252,000 Ohio State fans were reached, and 11,770 viewed game day-inspired beef recipes. The Tastes & Traditions digital and print publication was available for fans at each home game and included beef tailgating recipes and a center spread showcasing Ohio beef farmers.beef recipes.


Throughout 2021, Ohio Beef Council’s blogger partners were asked to develop and share beef-inspired recipes on their established blogs and social media channels during critical times of the year. The OBC sponsored these blog posts, and the cross-promotion of posts helped drive key users to OBC’s social media accounts, building the number of fans and followers.

Received more than 40,000 blog views on their OBC-sponsored posts by an online readership of more than 2.3 million.

Produced three cooking videos that OBC repurposed and shared across its social media channels.

The OBC had an extremely successful year partnering with seven Ohio-based bloggers, based in various cities including Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton, and have large and engaged networks of followers. From January through December 2021, the bloggers: •

Created and shared 24 different blogs that contained information on Ohio beef farming and beef nutrition, as well as new exclusive recipes, on behalf of OBC.

Ohio Beef Council Financial Report Statements of Revenues & Expenses for January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021


Federal Checkoff Assessments Less: Remittances to States of Origin Remittances to Beef Board Net Assessments State Checkoff Assessments Less: Refunds Net Assessments Other Revenue Total Revenues

$1,056,266 ($375,878) ($338,072) $342,316 $541,970 ($3,773) $538,197 $26,687 $907,200


National Program Investments U. S. Meat Export Federation ($14,000) Federation SBC Investments ($14,000) Total National Program Investments ($28,000) Administration ($151,397) Innovation ($233,050) Stewardship ($88,182) Nutrition ($79,182) Issues Management ($42,718) Producer Communications ($72,739) Collection & Compliance ($25,267) State Checkoff Expenses ($2,355) Total Program Expenses ($543,494) Total Expenses ($722,890) Excess of Revenues Over Expenses $184,310

Fund Balance Beginning of Period End of Period

$837,861 $1,022,171 Audited numbers

2021 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 Dave Felumlee, Newark Lou Ellen Harr, Jeromesville Stephanie Harris, St. Clairsville Jake Osborn, Lynchburg Becky Reed, Springfield Sam Roberts, South Charleston Allan Robison, Cable Garth Ruff, Malta Kurt Steiner, Creston Susie Turner, Somerset Barb Watts, Alexandria Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director

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Dear Fellow Producers, Even after a tumultuous couple of years, we have a lot to be thankful for. We celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Beef Checkoff in 2021, we managed to hold in-person and virtual events without skipping a beat, and on a personal note, I’m thrilled to see my daughters get more involved in the industry. Families like mine across the country provide the grassroots producer and state support that continues to be the driving force of the Beef Checkoff. Our Federation of State Beef Councils exists to build beef demand by inspiring, unifying and supporting an effective state and national Checkoff partnership. I think the well-known phrase “a rising tide lifts all boats” accurately describes what the Federation is all about. States have a common goal of increasing beef demand through education, research and promotion. When we work together, we all succeed. In addition to having a common goal, we also have a roadmap to help us achieve it through the Beef Industry Long Range Plan (LRP). In 2021, we launched a new five-year plan that outlines the vision, mission, objectives and initiatives to unite us in our efforts. Work funded through new Authorization Requests ties directly to the LRP. This annual report touches on some of the national programs that producers help direct. During fiscal year 2021 a total audience of more than 530 million was reached through campaigns. I think these efforts truly demonstrate the value of the strong partnership between state beef councils and the national Beef Checkoff. Together we do make a difference, and we all benefit. Sincerely,

Clay Burtrum Stillwater, Oklahoma Chair, Federation of State Beef Councils

Beef Enters Victory Lane

Confident Cooking with Beef

The Federation of State Beef Councils, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, partnered with Daytona International Speedway to sponsor the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300. in February 2021. The race served as a unique opportunity to engage with consumers through social media, television advertising, public relations and event promotions. When the checkered flag dropped, driver Austin Cindric in the number 22 Team Penske Ford claimed victory and celebrated with the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 trophy and a cooler full of Tomahawk Steaks

Confident Cooking with Beef is a comprehensive guide to selecting, preparing and cooking beef. Created by beef professionals for beef enthusiasts, this resource gives consumers added confidence when working with beef and sharing beef content. Originally published in the 1990s, and updated over the years, the brochure was recently revised, and more than 120,000 copies were printed at the request of SBCs to educate consumers on the benefits of beef. With tips and tricks, comprehensive cooking lessons and timing charts, the publication provides the tools necessary to ensure beef success every time. The brochure also provides educational information about the value of beef’s nutrition and the industry’s positive impact on environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic viability.

Summer Sizzles To keep beef’s rightful position as king of the grill, the summer grilling campaign ran from National Beef Burger Day in May through Labor Day utilizing a variety of platforms to connect with consumers. Whether it was native advertising, social media, television or radio, shoppers knew the right cuts to select for their BBQ and the best way to cook them for backyard success. An interactive map on the BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com website also featured beef grilling favorites and producer stories from across all 50 states. 20 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022

FEDERATION FUNDED PROJECTS The Federation of State Beef Councils builds a larger, more impactful, coordinated plan that can be executed as a partnership between the Federation and individual State Beef Councils (SBCs). Over 50% of the Federation’s annual budget supplements tactics within Authorization Requests (ARs) approved by the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC). Supplementing these tactics helps the national Checkoff program have a larger impact on consumer demand. In 2021, the Federation contributed $6 million toward projects that supplement the approximately $40 million national plan funded by the BPOC for promotion, research, consumer information and industry information. Specific programs made possible by SBC contributions to the Federation include, but are not limited to:

PROMOTION - $3,354,000


■ Conducted Beef Substitutes 2.0 which worked with celebrity chefs during seasonal moments to rework iconic dishes into beef dishes, such as Beef Parmesan.

■ The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program developed a Daily Biosecurity Plan for Disease Prevention template which helps cattle producers implement daily biosecurity measures on their operations and began work on the National Beef Quality Audit, which occurs every five years.

■ Launched a sustainability campaign highlighting how beef farmers and ranchers around the country are implementing land-conserving, award-winning environmental efforts, as well as an interactive map on BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com featuring the sustainability work of producers in each state. ■ Kicked off summer grilling with National Beef Burger Day; hosted a Summer of Giveaways and highlighted grilling recipes from across the country on an interactive map. ■ Sponsored the first Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway as part of the NASCAR Xfinity Series.R


RESEARCH - $775,000 ■ Safety – focused on Salmonella contamination in lymph nodes and efforts to reduce food safety concerns in beef. ■ Nutrition – focused on understanding beef preferences during infant complementary feeding. ■ Product Quality – focused on sensory and chemical characterization of ground beef and plant-based alternative proteins, plus understanding the influence of beef x dairy cross on sub-primal yields and muscle shape.

■ Developed the Beef in the Early Years campaign after the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Women Infants and Children’s Program (WIC), and for the first time ever, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended beef for infants and toddlers.



The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Women Infants and Children’s Program and now for the first time ever, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend introducing solid foods, like beef, to infants and toddlers, in order to pack in every bite with protein, iron, zinc and choline. Yet, many physicians lack awareness of the latest science, and many parents still need practical tips for how to introduce beef safely and nutritiously into their young child’s diet.

Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,641,332 Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,838,176 Consumer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,160,511 Industry Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,138,923 Foreign Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,479,193 Checkoff Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$171,679| Producer Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,568,937 Program Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $263,087 Program Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$316,474 USDA Oversight * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$695,634 Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,502,147 TOTAL EXPENSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,776,093

The Beef in the Early Years campaign focused on educating physicians and other health professionals on the importance of feeding beef to babies as an early complementary food and providing them with tools to support parents with the introduction of beef. With support from the Federation of State Beef Councils and several individual state beef councils, educational toolkits and parent resources were provided to a nationwide network of pediatrician offices and childbirth centers.

Unaudited numbers

*Included in the USDA Oversight amount is approximately $599,000 paid by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board to USDA for oversight fees during the year . The remaining $96,634 is related to cost incurred by Cattlemen’s Beef Board for litigation, meetings with USDA, freedom of information act requests, settlement requests, and authorization requests .

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34TH OHIO BEEF EXPO The 34th Ohio Beef Expo was held March 17-20 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. The Expo, hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), is the premier event for Ohio’s beef industry covering many facets of the beef world with seedstock shows and sales, a trade show, a competitive junior show and much more all in one place. “There aren’t many states with a Beef Expo quite like ours here in Ohio,” said Shane Riley, Expo chairman. “We have a junior show program that is envied across the country and our breed sales and trade show are something we are proud of. Once someone attends the Ohio Beef Expo, they make plans to come back each year after and we just keep growing.” The Expo kicked off Thursday with a full trade show featuring many eager exhibitors selling everything from cattle chutes to farm insurance. Following the opening of the trade show was The Social event where producers and industry affiliates gathered to network and participate in OCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) auction. In addition to the Murray Grey show, five breeds hosted shows or parades on Friday to display cattle being sold in the sales. The Genetic Pathway, located in the Show Coat Solutions Breeds Barn, showcased the industry’s most popular sires and donor prospects on display throughout the weekend.

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Friday was also host to the annual Internet Feeder Cattle Sale hosted by United Producers Inc. that offered consignments of uniform packages of feeder cattle sold off the farm. This year’s sale included 24 lots with over 1,800 head of steers, heifers and beef on dairy cattle. The Judging contest, co-hosted with the Ohio State University (OSU) was back after being postponed for two years with over 460 youth participants from Ohio and surrounding states traveling to judge six classes of cattle, answer questions and evaluate breed data sheets. The seven breed sales flourished this year with a combined total of 322 live lots sold at an average of $3,702 and a total gross sales of $1,277,242. The Junior Show set a record this year with over 950 entries. Showmanship was held Friday followed by the Market Animal show on Saturday and the Heifer show on Sunday. Two recipients were honored with the Friend of the Expo Award for their dedication and contributions to the Expo’s success over the years. J.L. Draganic, Wakeman, Ohio, and Pam Haley, West Salem, Ohio, received the 2022 honors for serving the Ohio Beef Expo for over a decade. Sale and show results are avaiable at www.ohiobeefexpo. com along with a complete list of the event’s sponsors.

MEMBER INVOLVEMENT THE SOCIAL On the opening night of the Expo was The Social event at the official Expo hotel, the Hilton Columbus/Polaris. Producers and industry affiliates gathered to network and catch-up over drinks and appetizers as the room buzzed with excitement for the days to follow. The Social wrapped up with a Political Action Committee (PAC) auction to raise money to assist political candidates who support agriculture and Ohio’s beef industry. Thanks to the many donors and buyers, this year’s auction was able to raise $9,100. The following is a list of donors, items and buyers: Ohio Beef Expo Cornhole Boards Donated by: Shane Riley Buyer: Joe Foster Whiskey Barrel Bar Donated by: OCA Buyer: Tom Karr Handmade Rocking Chair Donated by: Olde Wood Limited Buyer: Andrew Armstrong

OSU Gift Basket Donated by: Shane Riley Buyer: Bill Tom CJ Brown Print (featuring Hereford Cattle) Donated by: Andy Lohr & Kurt Weaver Buyer: Drew & Stevie Jo Turner OSU Barrel Head Donated by: OCA Buyer: Kelvin Egner OSU Football Tickets Donated by: OCA Buyer: Fred Voge CJ Brown Ohio Print Donated by: CJ Brown Buyer: Tim & Elizabeth Harsh Automatic Waterer Donated by: WM. E. Fagaly and Son Inc. Buyer: Andy Lohr Henry Rifle Donated by: Bill & Janet Butler Buyer: Tom Karr Custom Tumblers (6) Donated by: Glen Feichtner Buyers – Glen Feichtner, Izabella Michitsch, Bailey Harsh, Dave McElhaney, Andy Lohr (2)

MEMBERSHIP BOOTH The OCA membership booth, located in the center of the Trade Show, was a hot spot for producers as they gathered to renew memberships, buy items from OCA’s BRANDED store pop-up, discuss issues with their board members and much more. On Fri. and Sat. of the Expo, the OCA booth hosted Cowboy Happy Hour where OCA members were invited to enjoy complimentary drinks

and snacks as an appreciation for their membership and support. OCA welcomed Mary Bea Halimeh to the booth, director of member & affiliate services at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), to discuss the benefits of an NCBA membership and share what issues are of importance to cattle producers at the national level.





TOP 5 HEIFER SPONSOR TransOva Genetics


SALE RING The Wendt Group

SATURDAY COLISEUM SPONSOR Fayette County Cattle Feeder’s Association


SUNDAY COLISEUM SPONSOR Goettmoeller Show Cattle


EXPO COMMITTEE APPAREL Breeder’s World Farm Credit Services

YOUTH JUDGING CONTEST SPONSOR Saltwell Western Store Alpha Gamma Rho Beta Chapter





SHOWMANSHIP SPONSORS Olde Wood Limited Phantom Halters Engelhaupt Embroidery 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

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CONCESSION STAND CUPS Baird RC Packing, Inc. JUNIOR SHOW BACKTAG SPONSOR Allen County Cattlemen’s Association TRADE SHOW LUNCH Ohio Beef Council SPONSOR OF THE DAY – THURSDAY D & J Sales and Service, Inc. PRIME GENERAL SPONSOR WM E. Fagaly Universal Windows Direct Gerber Insurance Agency

Thank you! JUNIOR SHOW PLATINUM SPONSORS Ag Credit ACA Rowe Nutrition LLC ReproLogix Reproductive Technologies

Honey Creek Western Wear Hess Family Cattle/Hess Auction Co. LLC HFS Angus Highland Livestock Supply Ltd. Todd & Kim Herman


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 Fayette County Farm Bureau Clinton County Farm Bureau Greene County Farm Bureau

COWBOY HAPPY HOUR SPONSORS Alltech Durbin Livestock - TJD Industrial Services Heartland Feed Services, JV-Mercer Landmark & Sunrise Co-Op Richfield Industries Center Street Meat Company Murphy Tractor YOUTH BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE SPONSORS Wood County Beef Producers Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association 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’s Association Reinecker Ag, LLC GENEX JUNIOR SHOW GOLD SPONSORS Houser Asphalt & Concrete PBS Animal Health All American Scales &

Calibration. 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 Kastel Show Cattle Jeremy & Jenna Barbour Cattle Matt Lautner Cattle JUNIOR SHOW SILVER SPONSORS 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. Henry County Cattlemen’s Association Hoobler Show Cattle Johnny Regula

BREEDS CLASS SPONSORS Angus - Ohio Angus Association Chianina - The Back Forty Embroidery Co. Hereford - Ohio Hereford Association Maine-Anjou - Ohio Chi and Maine Association Simmental - Ohio Simmental Association Shorthorn - Ohio Junior Shorthorn Association Market Heifers - Ryan Sorenson Crossbred Steers - CJ Brown Studios Crossbred Heifers - Hoobler Show Cattle

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Shala Graham (left) receiving her scholarship award from Sally Puzacke.

Two recipients were awarded with scholarships courtesy of Saltwell Western Store at this year’s Expo. Saltwell Western Store is the official provider of Ohio Beef Expo apparel in the Trade Show each year. Jay and Sally Puzacke, owners, donate a percentage of sales generated from the official line of clothing sold to be used for

scholarships granted through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. This year, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Luke McKee, Gambier, Ohio, and Shala Graham, Frazeysburg, Ohio for their involvement in the beef industry and their academic achievements.


Luke McKee (right) receiving his scholarship award from Sally Puzacke.

Each year, OCA chooses two deserving individuals or groups to honor with the Friend of the Expo award. This year’s recipients were Pam Haley, West Salem, and J.L. Draganic, Wakeman. Haley and Draganic have both been devoted to the success of the Ohio Beef Expo throughout the past decade. Their commitment of countless hours of 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 dedication has been demonstrated while serving as the Simmental breed representative, breeds chairman and Expo co-chairman. Draganic became involved with the Expo as a volunteer on the junior show committee. Since then, he served as an Expo co-chair, alongside Haley, for several years. Although both Haley and Draganic have stepped down from their co-chair positions to allow for new leadership to take charge, they are both still involved in the success of the Ohio Beef Expo and continue to give advice and guidance as needed.

Pam Haley (left) receiving her Friend of the Expo award from Shane Riley.

J.L. Draganic (left) receiving his Friend of the Expo award from Bill Tom.

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During the Expo, some of our membership recruitment winners picked up their prizes. Becky Vincent (right) won a pressure washer thanks to Bane-Welker Equipment!

Lou Ellen Harr (left) won a $250 TSC gift card for her recruitment efforts thanks to Ag Credit!


1. Kendall Davies 2. Owen Russell 3. Kelsy Frey 4. Ashton Simpson 5. Brianna Foxx

6. Ella Patterson 7. Hailey Cornett 8. Isaac Stirm 9. Natalee Eichorn 10. Connor Lore



1. Collin Fedderke 2. Skyler Ward 3. Ryan Shoemaker 4. Alyssa Carter 5. Jordan Fitz

6. Samantha Vanvorhis 7. Addison Campbell 8. Blake Herdman 9. Daxx Peters 10. Sydney Sanders


WOOD CO. 1 Kendall Davies, Claire Lampe, Jocelyn Belleville, Gavin Richards

PREBLE TOP GUNS Skyler Ward, Addison Campbell, Mackenzi Neal, Piper Campbell

2ND PLACE: THE THREE MUSKATEERS (+1) Brianna Foxx, Hayden Shumaker, Colton Boggess, Ellis Davis

2ND PLACE: CLEAR FORK FFA Maci Carter, Ethan Staley, Luke Raudebaugh, Dawson Staley

3RD PLACE: CRAWFORD/MARION Isaac Stirm, Ben Isler, Avery Street, Harper Horning

3RD PLACE: OVTC 1 Ryan Shoemaker, Zander White, Wyatt Taylor, Hayden Crum

4TH PLACE: BUBS CATTLE Ashton Simpson, Callie Derr, Ruger White, Paige Vehrs 5TH PLACE: TRUMBULL 4-H SCARLETT Hudson Miller, Averye Rice, Jordon Ramsey, Anistyn Williams

4TH PLACE: WEST LIBERTY-SALEM FFA A Sophia Hardwick, Jaycee Yelton, Eli Bell, Maddox Havens 5TH PLACE: A.B. GRAHAM OHIO HI-POINT FFA SILVER Jt Todd, Landree Bacher, Jack Mcdaniel, Addelyn Dewiel

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CHAMPIONS HEREFORD Judge: Ray Ramsey, Greenfield, IN

Champion Hereford Bull: UHF U14F Stetson U24H Exhibited by: Ralph E. Ullman & Son, Graysville, Ohio

Champion Hereford Female: UHF U14F Kenzie U03J Exhibited by: Ralph E. Ullman & Son, Graysville, Ohio

Reserve Champion Hereford Female: WD 7134 Lara 0134 Exhibited by: Dunn Herefords, Cochranton, PA

Reserve Champion Hereford Bull: WD BAR S 3F Styles 1101 Exhibited by: Dunn Herefords, Cochranton, PA

Champion Hereford Cow/Calf: Church View 078 Corina 633H Exhibited by: J&L Cattle Services, Jeromesville, Ohio

MINI HEREFORD Judge: Ray Ramsey, Greenfield, IN

Reserve Champion Hereford Cow/Calf: CEW Omega Sensation 827 Exhibited by: Thornbriar Farm, Forest, Ohio

Reserve Champion Mini Hereford Bull: ALL HIS WAYLON Exhibited by: All His Farm, Butler, Ohio

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Champion Mini Hereford Bull: THF TB12 2721 Exhibited by: Brenna Thorson, Rudolph, Ohio

Champion Mini Hereford Female: WCR STLZ HF BELLA D01J ET Exhibited by: John Humphreys, Wolcott, IN

Reserve Champion Mini Hereford Female: AAH SHE’S ALL CASH J001 ET Exhibited by: Anville Acres, Boonsboro, MD



Champion Mini Prospect Steer: EL THEO Exhibited by: Cayden Wood

Reserve Champion Mini Prospect Steer: RDS FRITTER Exhibited by: Seamus Bly, Painesville, OH

Champion Mini Hereford Market Steer: EL WOODY Exhibited by: Trenton Havenar, Piqua, Ohio

MURRAY GREY Judge: Kevin Hinds, Newcomerstown, Ohio

Champion Murray Grey Bull: Circle S Bommerang Exhibited by: Circle S Stock Farms, Endeavor, WI

Reserve Champion Mini Hereford Market Steer: EZ THOR Exhibited by: Kylie McDonald, Greenville, Ohio

Reserve Champion Murray Grey Bull: Victory Eclipse of the Moon Exhibited by: Limestone Ridge Farm, Bedford, IN

Champion Murray Grey Cow/Calf: Circle S Mitzy/Stoney Creek Jenesis Exhibited by: Kristy Peters, Kewaskum, WI

Champion Murray Grey Female: Circle S Mitzy Exhibited by: Kristy Peters, Kewaskum, WI

Reserve Champion Murray Grey Female: LRF JASMINE Exhibited by: Kristy Peters, Kewaskum, WI

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CHAMPIONS SHORTHORN Judge: Gene Steiner, Lebanon, Ohio

Champion Shorthorn Plus Bull: KCE Wicked Pissah 094J Exhibited by: Kleine Cattle Enterprises, Middletown, IN

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Female: DASC Cindy Beauty 2103 ET Exhibited by: Dasco Cattle Company, LLC, Republic, Ohio

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Champion Shorthorn Bull: Pleasant White Lightening Exhibited by: Pleasant View Farms, Given, WV

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Bull: PMBCF Raising A “LiL” Kane Exhibited by: Maple Brook Farms, Ridgeway, Ohio

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Bull: Rainy Day Kamikaze Exhibited by: Rainy Day Shorthorns, Jerusalem, Ohio

Champion Shorthorn Female: Paradise Proud Fool 2103 ET Exhibited by: Paradise Cattle Company, Ashville, Ohio

Champion Shorthorn Plus Female: JJB Moonstruck 428C ET Exhibited by: BIll Apple Cattle Company, Gowanda, NY

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Female: Agle Max Rosa Exhibited by: Agle Family Shorthorns, South Vienna, Ohio

Ohio Beef Expo hosts seven successful seedstock sales


(MARYSVILLE, Ohio) – The 34th Ohio Beef Expo held March 17-20 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio hosted seven successful breed sales. The Ohio Beef Expo, hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), is the premier event for Ohio’s beef industry covering many facets of the beef world with seedstock shows and sales, a trade show, a competitive junior show and much more all in one place.


The seven breed sales flourished this year with a combined total of 322 live lots sold at an average of $3,702 and a total gross sales of $1,277,242. Individual and total breed sales results are as follows:

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Angus Managed by: Dan Wells Auctioneer: Ron Kreis Sale Gross: $167,300


Managed by: Dan Wells Auctioneer: Ron Kreis Live Lots: 43 Sale Gross: $167,300 Live Average: $3,550 High Selling Bull: Lot 22 - WWK Jack of All Trades 224J sold to Michael Sparks, Norwalk, Ohio for $8,500 Consigned by West/Woodward/Kreis, Adamsville, Ohio

High Selling Female: Lot 10 – WL 4031 8549 Shamrock 0642 sold to Hammack Ridge Farm, Amma, WV for $10,000 Consigned by Wells Livestock, Frankfort, Ohio

High Selling Bull: Lot 1 – Red LePage Powerhouse 8 sold to Karr Red Angus, Pomeroy, Ohio for $5,000 Consigned by LePage Cattle Co., Coshocton, Ohio

High Selling Female: Lot 12 – Red LePage LK Girlie Girl sold for $4,500 to Karr Red Angus, Pomeroy, Ohio Consigned by LePage Cattle Co., Coshocton, Ohio

High Selling Bull: Lot 45 – CICM Phantom 309 45J sold to JD Winland & Sons, Barnesville, Ohio for $18,000 Consigned by Cunningham Farms, Coolville, Ohio

High Selling Female: Lot 67 – JPF Miss Jasmine 814J ET sold to Fout Farms, Waverly, Ohio for $15,000 Consigned by: Pettigrew Farms, Columbia City, IN

RED ANGUS Managed by: Dan Wells Auctioneer: Ryan LePage Live Lots: 18 Sale Gross: $64,015 Live Average: $3,411

MAINE ANJOU Managed by: Craig Reiter, PrimeTime Auctioneer: Kevin Wendt Live Lots: 79 Sale Gross: $425,650 Live Average: $5,078

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SALE RESULTS HEREFORD Managed by: Lisa Keets Auctioneer: Dale Stith Live Lots: 48 Sale Gross: $110,202 Live Average: $2,433 High Selling Bull: Lot 41 - UHF U14F Stetson U24H sold to Kevin Hall, Bowling Green, Ohio for $6,400 Consigned by Ralph E. Ullman & Son, Graysville, Ohio

High Selling Female: Lot 2 – WD 7134 Lara 0134 sold to Grace Smith, Guys Mills, PA for $4,600 Consigned by Dunn Herefords, Cochranton, PA

High Selling Bull: Lot 15 – HF PETER PIPER 128 sold for $2,500 to Kevin Steward, Circleville, Ohio Consigned by Brenna Thorson, Rudolph, WI

High Selling Female: Lot 14 – 4 WILEY AUTUMN ANGEL sold for $6,400 to Carla Pack, Woodsfield, Ohio Consigned by 4 Wiley Farm, Mount Vernon, Ohio

High Selling Bull: Lot 3 – PLEASANT WHITE LIGHTENING sold for $5,000 to John Collins, Reedsville Ohio Consigned by Pleasant View Farms, Given, WV

High Selling Female: Lot 16 – DASCO Cindy Beauty 2103 ET sold for $6,500 to Rockin B Cattle Company, Amsterdam, Ohio Consigned Dasco Cattle Company, Republic, Ohio

MINI HEREFORD Managed by: Gene Steiner Auctioneer: Gene Steiner Live Lots: 19 Sale Gross: $66,600 Live Average: $3,163

SHORTHORN Managed by: Cagwin Cattle Services Auctioneer: Kevin Wendt Live Lots: 32 Sale Gross: $92,275 Live Average: $2,700

SIMMENTAL Managed by: DP Sales Management Auctioneer: Ron Kreis Live Lots: 83 Sale Gross: $351,200 Live Average: $3,895

PHOTO UNAVAILABLE High Selling Bull: Lot 1A – WCCO Knockin Boots 305J sold for $10,000 to Kevin Stager, Troy, Ohio Consigned by Woodard Cattle Co., Cambridge, Ohio

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High Selling Female: Lot 54 - PPCC Gemma 20-20 sold for $10,000 to John Collins & Garth Fri, Reedsville, Ohio Consigned by Ferguson Cattle Company, Chardon, Ohio



Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Crossbred Exhibited by Montana Hulsmeyer, Allen County

Reserve Champion Heifer & Champion Angus Exhibited by Delaney Jones, Allen County

3rd Overall Heifer & Reserve Crossbred Exhibited by Brayden Cummings, Highland County

4th Overall Heifer & Champion % Simmental Exhibited by Samantha VanVorhis, Wood County

5th Overall Heifer & Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer Exhibited by Samantha VanVorhis, Wood County

6th Overall Heifer & Champion MaineTainer Exhibited by Hanna Schaub, Auglaize County

7th Overall Heifer & Champion Purebred Simmental Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Richland County

8th Overall Heifer & Reserve Angus Exhibited by Samantha VanVorhis, Wood County

9th Overall Heifer & Champion Shorthorn Exhibited by Alyssa Carter, Warren County

10th Overall Heifer & Reserve MaineTainer Exhibited by Erin Pope, Gallia County Spring Issue 2022 | Ohio Cattleman | 33



Champion Charolais Heifer Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Richland County

Reserve Champion Charolais Heifer Exhibited by Ellis Davis, Highland County

Champion % Charolais Heifer Exhibited by Gabe Montgomery, Licking County

Reserve Champion % Charolais Exhibited by Wyatt Binckley, Licking County

Champion Chianina Heifer Exhibited by Wyatt King, Seneca County

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer Exhibited by Becca Pullins, Meigs County

Champion Hereford Heifer Exhibited by Jacob Weichart, Putnam County

Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer Exhibited by Delaney Chester, Warren County

Champion High % Maine-Anjou Exhibited by Evelyn Koehler, Fairfield County

Reserve High % Maine-Anjou Heifer Exhibited by Raymond Beneker, Butler County

Champion Shorthorn Heifer Exhibited by Alyssa Carter, Warren County

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer Exhibited by Logan Schroeder, Defiance County

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer Tyler Dahse, Gallia County 34 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022

Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer Exhibited by Hudson Drake, Ross County

Reserve Champion % Simmental Heifer Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Richland County



Champion High % AOB Heifer Exhibited by yHanna Schaub, Auglaize County

Reserve Champion High % AOB Heifer Exhibited by Jenna Young, Harrison County

Champion Low % AOB Heifer Exhibited by Tucker Shepard, Henry County

Reserve Champion Low % AOB Heifer Mackenzie Koverman, Scioto County

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Grand Champion Market Animal & Champion Crossbred, Division IV Champion Exhibited by Avery McGuire, Champaign County

Reserve Champion Market Animal & Reserve Crossbred, Reserve Division IV Champion Exhibited by Ryleigh Egbert, Auglaize County

3rd Overall Market Animal & 3rd Overall Crossbred, Division III Champion Exhibited by Paige Pence, Clark County

4th Overall Market Animal & 4th Overall Crossbred, Division II Champion Exhibited by Delaney Jones, Allen County

5th Overall Market Animal & 5th Overall Crossbred, Division V Champion Exhibited by Cody Foor, Licking County

6th Overall Market Animal & Champion Maine-Anjou Exhibited by Essie McGuire, Champaign County

7th Overall Market Animal & Champion Market Heifer Exhibited by Luke Fulton, Miami County

8th Overall Market Animal & Champion Chianina Exhibited by Austin Sutherly, Clark County

9th Overall Market Animal & Reserve Chianina Exhibited by Mason Kinney, Huron County 36 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022

10th Overall Market Animal & Reserve Maine-Anjou Exhibited by Henleigh Painter, Licking County



Champion Angus Steer Exhibited by Madison Paden, Guernsey County

Reserve Champion Angus Steer Exhibited by Macie Riley, Fayette County

Champion Charolais Steer Exhibited by Skyler Ward, Preble County

Reserve Champion Charolais Steer Exhibited by Trenton Braska, Richland County

Champion Hereford Steer Exhibited by Trevin Redd, Wyandot County

Reserve Champion Hereford Steer Exhibited by Logan Brinksneader, Darke County

Champion Shorthorn Steer Exhibited by Gage Farrar, Jackson County

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer Exhibited by Carson Pahl, Wyandot County

Champion ShorthornPlus Steer Exhibited by Evelyn Koehler, Fairfield County

Reserve ShorthornPlus Steer Exhibited by Kyleigh Hatfied, Muskingum County

Champion Simmental Steer Exhibited by Carson Barton, Clinton County

Reserve Simmental Steer Exhibited by Brayden Ross, Adams County

Champion AOB Steer Kaitlyn Mattis, Perry County

Reserve Champion AOB Steer Exhibited by Gage Farrar, Jackson County

Reserve Market Heifer Exhibited by Kade Gowitzka, Richland County Spring Issue 2022 | Ohio Cattleman | 37



Champion Division I Crossbred Exhibited by Stella Koehler, Fairfield County

Reserve Champion Division 1 Crossbred Exhibited by Annette Augustine, Ashland County

Reserve Division III Crossbred Exhibited by Fox Morgan, Perry County

Reserve Champion Division V Crossbred Exhibited by Jack McDaniel, Champaign County

Thank you

to the crew at Linde’s for capturing every memory! DON’T FORGET TO order your Ohio Beef Expo photos at linde.shootproof.com.

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Reserve Division II Crossbred Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Richland County





Top 10 pictured from left to right: Champion - D’lelah Laber, Highland County; Reserve - Colby Hoffman, Union County; 3rd - Garrett Reusch, Medina County; 4th - Blake Osborn, Highland County; 5th - Brayden Cummings, Highland County; 6th - Avery Flax, Clark County; 7th - Avery Sautter, Sandusky County; 8th - Taylen Thompson, Fairfield County; 9th - Claire Kramer, Hancock County; 10th - Emma Helsinger, Preble County


Top 10 pictured from left to right: Champion - Andrew Johnson, Preble County; Reserve - Karissa Treadway, Warren County; 3rd - Caiden Daugherty, Morrow County; 4th - Kolten Greenhorn, Greene County; 5th - Kendall Bishop, Clark County; 6th - Jocelyn Belleville, Wood County; 7th - Asa Minton, Adams County; 8th - Ella Reed, Fairfield County; 9th - Reide Black, Tuscarawas County; 10th - Gavin Richards, Wood County


Top 10 pictured from left to right: Champion - Natalie Jagger, Morrow County; Reserve - Anabelle Harris, Preble County; 3rd - Porter Beck, Morrow County; 4th Lane Rizor, Morrow County; 5th - Brade Wright, Perry County; 6th - Colton Worden, Crawford County; 7th - Grace Tuttle, Clark County; 8th - Vivian Gibbs, Sandusky County; 9th - Trenton Braska, Richland County; 10th - Cole Kleman, Putnam County

Top 10 pictured from left to right: Champion - Tucker Shepard, Henry County; Reserve - Samantha VanVorhis, Wood County; 3rd - Delaney Chester, Warren County; 4th - Carly Sanders, Highland County; 5th - Sydney Sanders, Highland County; 6th - Logan Schroeder, Defiance County; 7th - Emma Yochum, Highland County; 8th - Caylee Sager, Fulton County; 9th - Delaney Jones, Allen County; 10th - Colton Beck, Morrow County



35TH OHIO BEEF EXPO MARCH 16-20, 2023 Top 10 pictured from left to right: Champion - Skyler Ward, Preble County; Reserve - Kathy Lehman, Richland County; 3rd - Beau Johnson, Gallia County; 4th - Jacob LeBrun, Scioto County; 5th - Brooke Stottsberry, Noble County; 6th - Calvin Trigg, Franklin County; 7th - Macie Riley, Fayette County; 8th - Montana Hulsmeyer, Allen County; 9th - McKalynne Helmke, Tuscarawas County; 10th - Shayla Sancic, Stark County

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OCA MEMBER INDUCTED INTO OSU ANIMAL SCIENCES HALL OF FAME The Ohio State University (OSU) Department of Animal Sciences recently inducted Beverly (Bev) Wagner Roe, Angus cattle producer, into the Animal Sciences Hall of Fame. Those inducted into the Animal Sciences Hall of Fame have demonstrated superior skills and achievements within the field. They have served others through giving their time, energy and leadership to their industry and community. Roe received her undergraduate degree in 1975 in animal science and agricultural communications. Her roots run deep in Ohio agriculture as she was raised on her family’s registered Angus cattle farm near Fremont, Ohio. Following her graduation, Roe used her talents to communicate the story of agriculture as a writer and editor for the Ohio Farmer magazine. Roe is a well-respected leader of Ohio’s beef industry and a passionate spokesperson for agriculture. She is unique as she truly understands all facets of the beef industry from conception to consumption and is intensely focused on making a lasting connection with consumers. She

and her husband, Bill, operate Pedro’s Angus farm located in the southwestern corner of the state near Hamilton, Ohio. Their farm consists of approximately 150 head of registered Angus cattle. They market a large number of bulls and bred females each year to commercial cattlemen in a multi-state area. The farm uses the latest technologies available to constantly improve their genetics and create repeat customers for their bulls. Prior to the ownership of their Angus farm, Roe assisted her husband Bill in operating a chain of restaurants, including Pedro’s Angus Steakhouse, which he started in 1982. When the Roes sold the restaurants in 2005, they expanded their registered cow-calf operation and built it into one of today’s top Angus operations in Ohio. The Roes have participated in trade missions to promote their cattle and Ohio’s beef industry to Brazil. They have also helped bridge the information gap between consumers and farmers by hosting pasture to plate tours for influencers, such as members of the media, dietitians, bloggers, chefs and retailers, as well as vocational agriculture students and elementary school students. In addition to Cadiz, Ohio her career and her REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS & ROUND HAY BALES farm, Roe served on the Ohio Beef

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Council (OBC) and as a director on the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) board for six years. She has provided leadership and expertise to many organizations at the local and national levels, including the Butler County Cattlemen’s Association, the Ohio Angus Association, the American Angus Association and the Certified Angus Beef LLC program headquartered in Wooster, Ohio. Roe and Pedro’s Angus are also the recipients of several prestigious awards. These include, to name just a few, the 2012 OCA Industry Excellence award, the 2012 Ohio Agriculture Woman of the Year award and the 2004 CAB Restaurateur Marketer of the Year award.

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BEST SEASON WILL WRAP-UP AT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET ON MAY 7 The 2021-22 BEST season will come to a close on May 7 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus and all BEST participants and their families are encouraged to attend and join in the celebration. Awards will be presented for Breed Divisions, Buckeye Breeders Series Divisions, Bred and Owned, Novice Heifers, Novice Market Animals, Showmanship and more. Other opportunities of recognition include Stockmanship, photography contests, scholarships, etc. In addition, each BEST participant will receive an end of year participation gift. New Jr. BEST representatives will be announced and retiring reps will be recognized.

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Those nominated for Character Trait awards will be announced and awarded thanks to OCA’s partnership with Weaver Livestock Thanks to sponsors like M.H. EBY, Weaver Livestock and Ag-Pro, there will be many exciting drawings and giveaways for participants throughout the evening. Just like last year, there will be two EBY trailer drawings.The winner of both drawings will take home a livestock trailer to use for the year. The first trailer drawing is for all BEST participants, and the second drawing will be exclusively for Buckeye Breeder’s Series (BBS) participants.

In addition to the BBS trailer, there will be a drawing just for BBS breeders. The winner will take home a John Deere Gator from Ag-Pro for the year. You must be present to win! Community Service is an important aspect of the BEST program. Please remember to bring your pop tabs which will be weighed at the banquet. Money raised from the tabs will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. The awards banquet is free to attend for all BEST participants. Parents and other family members will pay a registration fee to attend. Registration is due by April 25.


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The true cost and impact of Horn Flies By Central Life Sciences When left untreated, horn fly infestations can reach up to 4,000 flies per animal, staying on cattle both day and night. However, studies have shown that at a level of even 200 flies per animal, your bottom line and animals will begin to see the effects. Losses from horn flies cost the industry an estimated $1 billion each year due to the stress they inflict and disease they spread, inciting weight loss as high as 50 pounds per yearling. With several different factors contributing to profit loss on a beef operation, horn flies shouldn’t be one of them. Disease Without a fly management program in place, beef heifer mastitis can spread quickly throughout a herd, leading to blind quarters, decreased weaning weights and a decreased bottom line. The first step in protecting your cattle against the damaging effects of beef heifer mastitis is educating yourself on the disease. Once you understand what it is, the better you can implement proper practices and preventative measures to protect your herd. This disease occurs in cattle when one or more teats become inflamed, leading to infection. An often-overlooked issue, mastitis destroys milk-producing tissues, which may result in blind quarters. When mastitis and blind quarters occur, milk production is drastically affected and weaning weights decrease— studies show that milk production accounts for 60% variation in calf weaning weight. Horn flies tend to feed on the blood vessels in the skin of the teat, causing irritation. The horn flies can 44 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022

carry mastitis-causing bacteria that enter the teat orifice and move upward in the quarter, destroying milk-producing tissues. With up to 40 blood meals a day, female horn flies only leave the animals to lay eggs in fresh manure. As the flies go from animal to animal, the disease can quickly spread throughout the herd. When beef heifers mature in confined areas with high fly populations, the occurrence of mastitis increases. Weight Gain Horn flies have a painful bite that can present a number of risks to cattle and interfere with their ability to maximize weight gain potential. In addition to causing blood loss, a horn fly infestation also leads to increased cattle stress and annoyance. This can cause cattle to burn excess energy to combat the flies, interrupt grazing patterns, and cause cattle grouping. The result of horn fly infestations exceeding the economic threshold results in reduced weight gains, decreased milk production, and reduced calf weaning weights. Breaking the Life Cycle Understanding effective horn-fly control begins with understanding the pest’s life cycle. Female horn flies that have been biting and taking their blood meals, moving from animal to animal and spreading disease, eventually leave the animals to lay their eggs in fresh manure. One to two days later, the eggs hatch into larvae; then after three to five days the larvae pupate. In untreated manure, pupae will molt

into adults six to eight days after that, becoming the next generation of biting horn flies. Disrupting this life cycle is an essential component of any effort designed to control horn flies. Beef operators should implement an integrated pest management (IPM) program established around a feed-through fly control product like Altosid IGR. Feed-through insect growth regulators pass through the digestive system and work in cattle manure where horn flies lay their eggs, limiting future fly populations. Rather than controlling flies through direct toxicity, insect growth regulators interrupt the fly’s life cycle, keeping the horn fly larvae from developing into breeding, biting adult flies. Horn flies are more than an annoyance to cattle, they pose serious health and economic risks. To protect animals and profits, consider a horn-fly control program built around a feed-through solutions like Altosid IGR.

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Elanco Animal Health Jon Sweeney 515-249-2926, Jim Stefanak 330-298-8113 | www.elanco.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, Matthew Bucklew 614-475-7024 www.heartland.bank Heartland Feed Services Joe Siegrist 419-305-2451, Travis Spicer 419-733-9915, Chad Knapke 419-733-6434, Andrew Davis 419-733-6239, Jacob Giere 419-733-1611 www.heartlandfeedsrevices.com 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 330-936-1340, Kaitlin Chaddock 330-205-8769 www.hillssupply.com Hubbard Feeds 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 Merck Animal Health Jake Osborn 937-725-5687 Seth Clark 330-465-2728 www.merck-animal-health-usa.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 www.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. 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 740-572-1670 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 For information educational efforts and leadership opportunities for cattlemen to advance Ohio’s beef cattle industry.about joining OCA’s Allied

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BBS AT THE OHIO BEEF EXPO The 34th Ohio Beef Expo included separate championship drives for the Buckeye Breeders Series (BBS) - a division of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) program that features registered cattle born, bred and raised in Ohio. The BBS division at the Expo was sponsored by Bob Evans Farms. The season’s sponsoring partners are Dickson Cattle Co., The Folks Printing Co., Jones Show Cattle and R.D. Jones Excavating.


BBS provides Ohio seedstock breeders with an enhanced marketing opportunity for Ohio bred and born registered cattle, creates a source of moderately priced show steers and heifers by providing a program with awards and prestige, and attracts new participants interested in participating in the BEST program – this now includes out-of-state youth. All nominating breeders will be recognized on the OCA website and at the BEST banquet for their honors achieved with the cattle they sell and

nominate for the program. All participating breeders are invited to attend the Annual Awards Banquet on May 7 in Columbus. At the banquet, there will be two exclusive BBS drawings. One will be for BBS exhibitors and one for BBS breeders. One exhibitor will be drawn to take home an EBY livestock trailer for a year’s use, and one breeder will be drawn to win a year’s use of a John Deere Gator. You must be present to win!

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Exhibitor Drawing

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Breeder Drawing

PARTICIPATING BREEDERS 2600 The Farm LLC, New Richmond Darby Ayars, Irwin B.J. Herman & Sons, Edgerton Bachman Farms, Lancaster Cheyenne Baker, West Alexandria Barlage Livestock, Fort Loramie Al & Brenda Barnes, West Alexandria Taylor Barton, Sabina Bill Bates, Blue Rock BD Farms, Holmesville Colton Beck, Edison Beck Simmental Farm, Edison Berg Polled Herefords, Dalton Wyatt Binckley, Newark Johanna Blaich, Eaton Boyert Show Cattle, Seville Briar Hill Cattle Co., Amherst Cairns Shorthorns, Amherst Alyssa Carter, Oregonia Cedar Lane Farm, Cedarville Delaney Chester, Oregonia Collins Show Cattle, Reedsville Conn Brothers, Russellville Katelyn Coomes, Troy Corner Post Farms, Republic Cunningham Family Farms, Coolville Maddox Cupp, Lancaster Dasco Cattle Company, Republic Ellis Davis, Hillsboro Diamond T Land & Cattle Co., Bidwell Brigham Douglass, Alvordton Eric Dunfee/Trails End Farm, Belmont Paul & Marsha Farno, Eaton Gage Farrar, Oak Hill Naomi Fennig, Coldwater Owen Fennig, Coldwater Katie Frey, West Unity GJD Farms and Cattle, Hamilton Karly Goetz, Oak Harbor Emma Grafft, Middletown

Mackenzie Grimm, Springfield Hara Angus Farm, Brookville McKalynne Helmke, New Philadelphia Emma Helsinger, West Manchester Cole Hilaman, Wakeman Hill & Hollow Farms, Bradford HND Cattle Company, West Alexandria HR Cattle Company, Bellevue Austin Hunker, Bellevue Andrew Johnson, Oxford Delaney Jones, Harrod Jones Show Cattle, Harrod Taylor Justus, London Luke Keifer, Hamilton Kerry Lawrence & Family, Hebron King Show Cattle, Pettisville Sydney Kleman, Ottawa Klinger Cattle Company, Kenton Logan Kremer, Hamilton Kathy Lehman, Shelby McConnel Farms, Mount Vernon Caleb McKee, Gambier Cole McLaughlin, Woodsfield McLaughlin Show Cattle, Woodsfield McWhinny Cattle, Eaton Kevin Mears, Eaton Garrett Miley, Sarahsville Addison Moran, Winchester Ali Muir, Waynesfield Micah Nethers, Newark Adison Niese, Shelby Osborn Show Cattle, Lynchburg Gage Painter, Hebron Mckenzie Powers, Lancaster Pugh Central Station, Louisville Trevin Redd, Nevada Deborah Rider, New Concord Rife Show Cattle, Washington C.H. Rocky Ridge Cattle, North Fairfield Mike Roell, Lewisburg

Rowe Farm, New Paris Caylee Sager, Fayette Sarah’s Shorthorns, Lewisburg Sautter Farms, Helena Caitlin Schaub, Wapakoneta Brian Schroeder, Defiance Hanna Schroeder, Columbus Grove Erika Scott, Ravenna Seldom Rest Farms, Hillsboro Duane Shawk, Bucyrus Davin Sherman, Mount Gilead Aly Simpson, West Union Chole Sinder, Mount Sterling Six R Farms, Columbus Grove Hayden Smith, Millersburg Mackenzie Smith, Freeport Adeline Sorgen, Convoy Brooke Stottsberry, Caldwell T Bar S Simmentals, Lancaster Abigail Thornton, Amanda Karissa Treadway, Franklin Turner Shorthorns, Somerset Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green Blaine Videkovich, Ashville Nathan Videkovich, Ashville Vineyard Cattle Company, Castalia Seth Vogel, Winchester Skylar Ward, New Paris Watson Family Show Cattle, Urbana Rick Weaver, Quincy Jacob Wiechart, Ft. Jennings Wilt Farms, Bloomingburg Hannah Winegardner, Lima Winegardner-Klingaman Show Cattle, Harrod Caroline Winter, Ashville Abby Wolbaugh, Orrville Katelynn Wolfer, Williamsburg Elijah Wright, Mount Perry WSL Livestock, Madison YNOT, Pleasant Plain Ronald Zimmerly, Bellefontaine Spring Issue 2022 | Ohio Cattleman | 47


Champion BBS Angus Heifer Bred & Exhibited by Skyler Ward, Preble County

Reserve Champion BBS Angus Heifer Exhibited by Ella Pietranton, Belmont County Bred by Trails End Farm/Eric Dunfee, Belmont

Champion BBS Charolais Heifer Bred & Exhibited by Ellis Davis, Highland County

Champion BBS % Charolais Heifer Exhibited by Rylee Bloomfield, Crawford County Bred by Duane Shaw, Bucyrus

Champion BBS Chianina Heifer Exhibited by Wyatt King, Seneca County Bred by DJ Show Cattle, Bloomville

Reserve Champion BBS Chianina Heifer Exhibited by Becca Pullins, Meigs County Bred by Kathy Lehman, Shelby

Champion BBS Hereford Heifer Bred & Exhibited by Delaney Chester, Morrow County

Reserve Champion BBS Hereford Heifer Bred & Exhibited by Maddox Cupp, Fairfield County

Champion BBS High % Maine-Anjou Heifer Exhibited by Evelyn Koehler, Fairfield County Bred by Hayden Smith, Millersburg

Reserve Champion BBS High % Maine-Anjou Heifer Exhibited by Raymond Beneker, Butler County Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod

Champion BBS Mainetainer Heifer Exhibited by Brextyn Grabiel, Morrow County Bred by Caitlin Schaub, Wapakoneta

Reserve Champion BBS Maintainer Heifer Exhibited by Olivia Wood, Meigs County Bred by Rife Show Cattle, Washington C.H.

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Champion BBS Shorthorn Heifer Exhibited by Logan Schroeder, Defiance County Bred by Taylor Justus, London

Reserve Champion BBS Shorthorn Heifer Bred & Exhibited by Karly Goetz, Ottawa County

Champion BBS ShorthornPlus Heifer Exhibited by Ella Reed, Fairfield County Bred by Gage Painter, Hebron

Reserve Champion BBS ShorthornPlus Heifer Exhibited by Ella Forni, Licking County Bred by Boyert Show Cattle

Champion BBS Simmental Heifer Bred & Exhibited by McKalynne Helmke, Tuscarawas County

Reserve Champion BBS Simmental Heifer Exhibited by Payton Shepard, Henry County Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod

Champion BBS % Simmental Heifer Exhibited by Collin Fedderke, Henry County Bred by Hara Farms, Brookville

Reserve Champion BBS % Simmental Heifer Bred & Exhibited by Brooke Stottsberry, Noble County

Champion BBS High % AOB Heifer Exhibited by Hannah Schaub, Auglaize County Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod

Reserve Champion BBS High % AOB Heifer Exhibited by Jack McDaniel, Champaign County Bred by Mackenzie Grimm, Springfield

Champion BBS Low % AOB Heifer Exhibited by Tucker Shepard, Henry County Bred by Hannah Schroeder, Columbus Grove

Reserve Champion BBS Low % AOB Heifer Exhibited by D’lelah Laber, Highland County Bred by Seldom Rest Farms, Hillsboro

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Champion BBS Angus Steer Exhibited by Madison Paden, Guernsey County Bred by Diamon T Land & Cattle Co., Bidwell

Champion BBS Charolais Steer Exhibited by Kendra Marty, Wayne County Bred by Corner Post Farms, Republic

Champion BBS Chianina Steer Bred & Exhibited by Karissa Treadway, Warren County

Reserve Champion BBS Chianina Steer Exhibited by Alexis Perry, Ottawa County Bred by Katie Frey, West Unity

Champion BBS Hereford Steer Bred & Exhibited by Mason Love, Fairfield County

Reserve Champion BBS Hereford Steer Exhibited by Paige Lee, Preble County Bred by Emma Helsinger, West Manchester

Champion BBS Maine-Anjou Steer Exhibited by James Myers, Licking County Bred by Winegardner Show Cattle, Harrod

Reserve Champion BBS Maine-Anjou Steer Exhibited by Jayla Ricer, Pike County Bred by Addison Niese, Shelby

Champion BBS Shorthorn Steer Exhibited by Carson Pahl, Wyandot County Bred by Seth Vogel, Winchester

Reserve Champion BBS Shorthorn Steer Exhibited by Joshua Blakeman, Jackson County Bred by Caroline Winter, Asheville

Champion BBS ShorthornPlus Steer Exhibited by Evelyn Koehler, Fairfield County Bred by Kerry Lawrence & Family, Hebron

Reserve Champion BBS ShorthornPlus Steer Exhibited by Allison Lust, Crawford County Bred by Addison Niese, Shelby


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Champion BBS Simmental Steer Exhibited by Carson Barton, Clinton County Bred by Chole Snider, Mount Sterling

Reserve Champion BBS Simmental Steer Exhibited byJackson Brandt, Tuscarawas County Bred by McKee Farms, Gambier

Champion BBS AOB Steer Exhibited by Kaitlyn Mattis, Perry County Bred by Wyatt Binckley, Newark

Reserve Champion BBS AOB Steer Bred & Exhibited by Gage Farrar, Jackson County

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Judy Rentz, 77, of Coldwater, Ohio died Feb. 18, 2022. She was born in 1944, on her family farm near Montezuma, Ohio. She was married in 1968. She is survived by her husband James ( Jim) Rentz of Coldwater; three children: Sheri, Doug and Nick and an extended family of grandchildren and step grandchildren, five siblings and many additional family members and friends. The Rentz family raised Angus cattle in Mercer County and were active in the Ohio Angus Association and the American Angus Association. Early in her career, Rentz was a staff member at the Center for Neurological Development in Burkettsville serving people in need of neurological therapy. She went on to work at Mercer County Probate Court until retirement and was a dedicated volunteer at Mercer Health Hospital. Memorials in her name may be made to the MED Foundation of Mercer Health or Everheart Hospice.


Richard (Dick) Sour, 91, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on March 6, 2022. He was born in 1930 in Seneca County, Ohio. In 1948 he was selected as the Ohio FFA Star Farmer and graduated from high school in 1949 with a scholarship to Ohio State University (OSU). During his time at OSU he served as the university’s beef cattle herdsman and also as president of the Saddle and Sirloin Club. As a member of OSU’s 1951 general livestock judging team, he won high individual at both the American Royal and the Chicago International Collegiate Judging Contest. Sour graduated from OSU in 1953 with a B.S. degree in animal husbandry and served on active duty in the U.S. Army in Greenland as a first lieutenant.

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Afterward, he became beef cattle herdsman and instructor of horse production at the Pennsylvania State University. Sour began judging beef cattle in the early 1950s and during the next fifty-one years judged many major livestock shows. After serval years establishing Angus Glen Farm in Ontario, Canada, he, and his family returned to Champaign County in 1965 and established Carriage Hill Farms. Sour was a member of the committee that originally organized and formulated the Ohio Beef Marketing Program. He was a member of the first Ohio Bull Test Committee and of the Executive Committee for the Buckeye Beef Show. He initiated and planned the first Ohio Angus Preview Show, and later organized the carcass show at the Champaign County Fair. He was inducted in the OSU Animal Science Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Alumnus in 1973. He actively participated in the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, the Ohio Angus Association during terms as President, Secretary and Director. He was a Director in the Miami Valley Angus Association and in the Champaign County Cattlemen’s Association where he was President and lastly, Treasurer. He has been President of the Champaign County 4-H Advisory committee, Secretary of the OSU Animal Science Department Advisory Committee, and the Industry Representative on the OSU Review Advisory committee for Research Development. Sour is survived by his wife, Barbara, his daughter, Leslie, and a son S. Reed. Donations in his memory may be made the Champaign County Cattlemen’s Association, 7012 Stevenson Rd, Cable, OH 43009.


Dr. Steve Boyles, Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and OSU Extension, recently received the Distinguished Extension Faculty Award for his innovations and contributions to the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. BQA ensures that beef and dairy cattle are maintained in a manner which will result in a safe and wholesome beef product for the consumer. Dr. Boyles has provided leadership to Ohio’s BQA program since its inception in 1994. Ohio’s program resources have been used by other states and was the certification tool for the 5-State Beef Alliance. Dr. Boyles has presented BQA related topics to over 15,000 people. Most of his efforts have been with in-person programming. However, he was an early adopter of web-based BQA certification having an Ohio site in 2002. He uses hands-on teaching tools for conducting programs on animal handling and corral design. His corral kits have been used in multiple states and at national cattle producer conferences and veterinarian conventions. Dr. Boyles serves on several national BQA working groups in curriculum development, including the Bovine Emergency Response Plan (BERP) team which trains first responders how to handle livestock accidents on highways. Dr. Boyles was also recently recognized as the BQA Educator of the Year at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Annual Convention.




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Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH12), member of the House Agriculture Committee, recently joined more than 90 Republican House colleagues in a letter on behalf of American farmers calling on the Biden Administration to tackle rising fertilizer costs. “The Biden Administration is turning a blind eye to the turmoil that skyrocketing fertilizer and fuel costs are causing for America’s farm families,” said Congressman Balderson. “This poses a real threat for families outside the farm too. Already stretched thin by the highest inflation we’ve seen in over 40 years, the ripple effect will surely be felt in the form of rising prices at the grocery store.” The letter, sent to President Biden, makes several common sense recommendations the Administration should take immediately to alleviate fertilizer costs for American farmers, including: • Increasing the domestic production of natural gas, which accounts for 75-90% of fertilizer production costs • Approving pending permits for the export of liquefied natural gas • Reducing regulatory restrictions, like cross-border vaccine mandates for truck drivers • Using existing USDA authorities to provide emergency financial relief for farmers • Incorporating essential products like phosphate and potash, key fertilizer components, as part of the Department of the Interior’s crucial mission Representative Balderson’s passion for agriculture stems from his childhood, much of which was spent working on his family’s grain and beef farm in Muskingum County, Ohio. 54 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022


The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension recently announced the return of a statewide Ohio Beef Cattle Field Day. It has been several years since an Ohio Beef Field Day has been held, and the program will make its reappearance in Muskingum County on Sat. July 16, 2022. The event will feature several aspects of beef production and will begin at Muskingum Livestock, 944 Malinda Street, Zanesville, Ohio. Field Day attendees will gather there before departing on a multiple stop tour in the Adamsville area. Attendees will drive their own vehicles as the tour caravans from one stop to the next. Carpooling is recommended due to limited parking at the farms. Tour stops include Michel Livestock, Shirer Brothers Meats, Hatfield Farms and the program will conclude at Roger’s Auction Barn in Adamsville. Pre-registration for the program is required and can be completed online at go.osu.edu/2022beefday by July 7. The program fee is $10 per person. An information folder, refreshments, lunch and Beef Quality Assurance certification will be provided to all attendees. Contact Garth Ruff, OSU Extension Beef Cattle Field Specialist at ruff.72@osu.edu or 740-305-3201 with any questions regarding the tour.


Certified Angus Beef (CAB) will award more than $50,000 in scholarships this year to students who are honing their interests through a variety of education options in the pursuit of a career in agriculture. The Colvin Scholarship Fund supports the next generation of agricultural leaders who are dedicated to preserving farm and ranch traditions, researching and developing improved

beef quality practices, and devoting their careers, studies and activities to making the beef industry even better. Over the last 23 years, 101 students have received $348,500 in Colvin Scholarships. In 2021, the brand awarded $59,000 to 15 graduate and undergraduate scholars. With increasing support from brand partners, this amount continues to grow. This year, the Colvin Scholarship Fund includes a new category: the Colvin Production Agriculture Scholarship. This is for students enrolled in a variety of educational programs such as trade school, junior college, university or formal certification program with the intention of being involved in Angus production at a ranch, farm or feedyard. Applications for all scholarships are open until April 30, 2022, for students pursuing a degree in meat science, animal science, economics, marketing, business, communications or other beef-related fields or trades. To apply, visit the brand’s careers webpage and click on one of the three 2022 Colvin Scholarship links under “Scholarships and Seminar Opportunities.” The production agriculture, undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications each have unique requirements including, but not limited to, essay questions, resumes and letters of recommendation. The scholarship committee selects applicants based on activities, scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference materials. Recipients will be notified in July. First-place winners in each division will receive $7,500 and an all-expensepaid trip to the 2022 CAB Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 28 to 30, where they can connect with the brand’s partners in production, packing, retail and foodservice.

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The Ohio State University (OSU) hosted the 2022 All East Livestock Contest on the OSU Wooster campus from March 31- April 3 This threeday collegiate livestock judging contest was sponsored by the Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences and the Agricultural Technology Institute (ATI). Sixty-four contestants from eight four-year agricultural universities from across the eastern United States attended this contest. Attending universities included: Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, University of Illinois, University of Missouri, University of Tennessee. The contest consists of three separate contests held on consecutive days: market animal evaluation, breeding animal selection and a traditional livestock judging contest. Awards were given to individuals and teams that excel in the individual contest categories. Results for the individual contests were also weighted across all three days on an equal basis to recognize high individuals and teams in the overall contest. The market evaluation contest required contestants to estimate the carcass characteristics, grades, and price of beef cattle, sheep and swine. The livestock used in this contest were provided by The Ohio State Univer56 | Ohio Cattleman | Spring Issue 2022

sity farms and were transported to the Meat Lab on the OSU Columbus Campus to be harvested after the contest. Carcass data was collected by Dr. Lyda Garcia, OSU Meat Extension Specialist and Judging Coach, and was used to rank contests based on their estimates of carcass value. The market animal evaluation contest was won by Pennsylvania State University with The Ohio State University coming in second. The breeding animal selection required contestants to place six classes of beef cattle, swine, sheep and meat goats based on evaluation of phenotype and performance data. Contestants were also required to sort three keep/cull classes that include eight animals with the four best animals in the class needing to be designated as “keeper animals” that best fit within a provided scenario based on physical confirmation and performance data. Contestants also had to answer ten questions on each class in the contest, resulting in ninety questions overall. The breeding animal selection contest was won by the University of Missouri with The Ohio State University placing second. The livestock judging contest followed the typical collegiate contest format of twelve placing classes of beef cattle, swine, swine, sheep and meat goats with eight sets of oral reasons. Livestock for the breeding animal selection contest and the livestock judging contest were sourced from Ohio State farms and private farms. All animal judging took place at the OSU ATI Equine Facility in Apple Creek. Reasons for the livestock judging contest and the awards breakfast were at the Arden Shisler Conference Center on the Wooster Campus. The livestock judging contest was won by Michigan State University. The Ohio State University placed fifth. The Ohio State University team was the High Team Overall because of their strong, consistent showing across

all 3 days of competition. Michigan State finished second overall, the University of Tennessee third, Mississippi State University was fourth, and the University of Missouri finished fifth. The Ohio State University team also placed an impressive four individuals in the top ten for the overall contest. Megan Drake was the high individual in the overall contest, Jacob Miller was third overall, Owen Wallace was eighth overall, Kaston Eichenauer was ninth overall, and Olivia Rinesmith was 12th overall. Additional team members were Caden Gurney and Jon Black.


Registration is now open for the Virginia Stockmanship & Stewardship event, May 20-21 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique two-day educational experience for cattle producers featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, facility design sessions and industry updates that you won’t find anywhere else. Sessions will include topics such as increasing cattle profitability with no input costs, handling cattle using their natural instincts, improving production efficiency and the bottom line, herd health, weaning and backgrounding, fall and spring calf management, and properly loading and unloading trailers. Producers will also have the opportunity to become BQA certified. The program is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Merck Animal Health, the Beef Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance program, Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

For more information, complete agenda, fees and to register, visit www. StockmanshipAndStewardship.org. Full registration includes all events and meals, complete with a Prime Rib dinner, and student pricing and oneday registration options are available.


Cattle producers attending Stockmanship & Stewardship are eligible for reimbursement through the Rancher Resilience Grant. To apply for a grant to cover registration costs and two nights hotel, visit www. ncba.org/producers/rancher-resilience-grant.



Novak Town Line Farm

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Efficient, Easy Fleshing Cattle

Southern Ohio Spring Smackdown Sale Cattlemen’s Academy LIVE Webinar via Zoom - 12 noon BEST Awards Banquet Double 8 Cattle’s Complete Dispersal Sale - CANCELED Optum Angus Female Sale, Seaman

Yearling bulls & heifers sired by:

SAVZWT President 6847 Summit 6507 Coleman Bravo 6313 Coleman Resolve 7219 Raindance 6848 & 3212 ColemanSAV Charlo 0256 Sitz Accomplishment 720F NTLF Paxton 6366 Five Year Calving Interval 362 pairs days Selling Sat.Average April 18, 2020, plus cow/calf

Ron Novak Hartford, OH

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Cattlemen’s Academy LIVE Webinar via Zoom - 12 noon Beef Improvement Federation Convention, Las Cruces, N.M. Ohio Cattleman Summer Issue Advertising Deadline

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OCA Fall Internship Applications Due Cattlemen’s Academy LIVE Webinar via Zoom - 12 noon Ohio State Beef Field Day, Zanesville Ohio State Fair Begins, Columbus

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Dean’s Charity Steer Show, Columbus Cattlemen’s Academy LIVE Webinar via Zoom - 12 noon Ohio State Fair Ends Ohio Cattleman Early Fall Issue Advertising Deadline Young Cattlemen’s Conference, Columbus Cattlemen’s Gala, Delaware

Visit www.ohiocattle.org for a complete list of events

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Job Well-done! During the Ohio Beef Expo Dale Phelps of Milford Center led an effort through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse to help the people of war-torn Ukraine. Phelps donated embryos to the Ukraine effort that were sold in the Maine Anjou sale and purchased by Muir Cattle Co. of Waynesfield. Through the generosity of several additional cattle producers and trade show exhibitors a total of $16,000 was raised to assist the people of Ukraine.

Jane Timken, U.S. Senate candidate for Ohio, enjoyed walking around the barns at the Ohio Beef Expo, meeting with beef producers, watching the junior show, speaking with OCA board members and more.

Gov. Mike DeWine made his way through the Ohio Beef Expo trade show to mingle among producers. Pictured is Gov. DeWine with OCA board members along with Bob Peterson, member of the Ohio Senate for district 17. From left to right: Bob Peterson, Andy Lohr, Jim Jepsen, Gov. DeWine, Tom Karr, Frank Phelps.

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