Cattle roundup visits southwest Ohio


OXFORD, Ohio — Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s Roundup will take place Aug. 29, starting with a morning tour of selected beef operations in southwest Ohio.

An afternoon informational session will feature five speakers who will address the animal rights movement and its threat to animal agriculture.

The association invites all who have an interest in Ohio’s cattle industry to attend.

Registration for the program, ticket pickup, and coffee, juice and donuts will begin at 8 a.m. at Bogan Elementary School, 5200 Hamilton-Richmond Road, Oxford, Ohio.

Farm tours

From there, attendees will depart on buses for the farm tours. The first stop will be Beiser Farm which is a diversified farming operation in northern Butler County that is run by Andy and Rita Beiser along with sons David, Danny and Doug.

The farm consists of 2,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, barley and hay. They background 700 to 800 calves a year and operate a 1,400 head breed-to-wean sow herd, producing 600 pigs per week.

The next stop will be Pedro’s Angus that is owned and operated by Bill and Bev Roe. They raise 100 purebred Angus females on 500 acres of pasture and hay in Butler County.

The Roes’ marketing program has evolved from selling steaks to customers at Pedro’s Angus Steakhouse to currently marketing bulls and bred females to customers in 10 states by selling direct from the farm.

The last stop is SKJ Farms, which is a grain, hay and cattle farm owned by Steve and June Kazin and family.

The operation includes 940 acres in Butler and Preble counties where about 70 grade Hereford, Angus and crossbred cows are bred to Angus bulls. Income from the herd is derived from the sales of feeder calves, cull cows and fed calves for freezer beef.

Lunch will take place at Bogan Elementary, and a National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Political Action Committee fundraiser will be held.


Afternoon speakers include Dr. Wes Jamison, Palm Beach Atlantic University associate professor; David Martosko, Center for Consumer Freedom; Keith Stimpert, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Elizabeth Harsh, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association; and Burton Eller, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

The day will wrap up with an early evening steak fry at the school.

Cost and deadline

Registration deadline for this event is Aug. 10, and the cost is $30 for association members and $40 for others. All registrations at the door will be $40.

For more information about the roundup or to register contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736 or visit the Web site at

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