MARYSVILLE, Ohio — As a service to its membership, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association in part with the OCA Allied Industry Council is holding a series of district meetings across Ohio during the months of February and March. Anyone with an interest in the cattle industry is invited to attend. The meetings will begin between 6:30 and 7 p.m., with a complimentary dinner followed by educational speakers.
Meeting locations and topics for 2011 include:
Feb. 24 — OCA District 7 meeting (Counties: Belmont, Carroll, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Noble and Tuscarawas), 7 p.m., Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, 1509 County Road 22a, Bloomingdale, OH 43910. Eastern Beef Management School speakers: Mike Day, OSU Dept. of Animal Sciences; Keith Burgett, Carrollton Animal Hospital. Topic: Making artificial insemination work when using CIDR’s, preventing calf scours in your beef operation.
March 3 — OCA District 10 meeting (Counties: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Preble and Warren), 6:30 p.m., Butler County Extension office, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011. Speakers: Dan Frobose, OSU Extension; Henry Zerby, OSU Dept. of Animal Sciences. Topic: Special ways of marketing your cattle, ways in which you could get audited.
March 8 — OCA District 1 & 2 meeting (Counties: Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot), 7 p.m., Shell Shuckers, 1927 South state Route 53, Tiffin, OH 44883. Speaker: Sam Roberts, United Producers Inc. Topic: Marketing fat cattle and buying feeder calves.
March 10 — OCA District 3 meeting (Counties: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Trumbull), 7 p.m., Millcreek Metroparks Farm, McMahon Hall, 7574 state Route 46 Canfield, OH 44406. Speaker: Jeff McCutcheon, OSU Extension. Topic: What does it cost to keep a cow?
March 24 — OCA District 5 & 8 meeting (Counties: Champaign, Clark, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union), 6: p.m., Champaign County Community Center, 1512 South U.S. Rt. 68, Urbana, OH 43078. Speakers: John Grimes, OSU Extension. Topics: Ohio Livestock Care and Standards Board update & cattle price outlook.
March 28 — OCA District 9 meeting (Counties: Fairfield, Hocking, Licking, Muskingum and Perry), 7 p.m., Muskingum Livestock Company, 944 Malinda St., Zanesville, OH 43701. Speaker: Stacey Atherton , Livestock Care and Standards Board committee member. Topics: Livestock Care and Standards Board update and discussion.
March 30 — OCA District 7 meeting (Counties: Belmont, Carroll, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Noble and Tuscarawas), 6:30 p.m., Mr. Lee’s Restaurant, 2000 East Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725. Speakers: Cliff Litter, OSU Extension; John Grimes, OSU Extension. Topic: Spotted knapweed, cattle price outlook.
March 30 — OCA District 11 meeting (Counties: Adams, Brown, Highland, Pike, Ross and Scioto), 7 p.m., Southern States Community College — Fincastle, 12681 U.S. Rt. 62, Sardinia, OH 45171. Speaker: Bill Moody, Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Member. Topic: Ohio Livestock Care and Standards Board update and discussion.
Cattlemen will also learn how they can participate and make a grass roots impact in Columbus and Washington D.C. on the issues that can impact their everyday businesses and learn more about what OCA can do for them. For complete details about each meeting, including detailed directions, visit www.ohiocattle.org or call the OCA office at 614-873-6736.