You can raise beef, but how does it grade? Time for Beef 510

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MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Ohio is hosting a new Beef 510 program, designed to build on the original 509 program to enhance producer knowledge from the pasture to the plate.

It will also include plenty of cooler time so participants can refresh their carcass grading skills and even bring their own steaks to compete in the BEEF (Best Ever Eating Frenzy) Contest.

The Beef 510 program will be held April 9 at the Ohio State University Animal Sciences building located at 2029 Fyffe Road in Columbus.

The program begins with registration at 9 a.m. and concludes with the awards and program wrap-up at 6 p.m.

Beef 509 sequel

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio State University Extension and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences have developed the Beef 510 program as a sequel to one of the successful Beef 509 program.

This one-day event features such speakers include Janet Riley, American Meat Institute; Nevil Speer, Western Kentucky University; Aaron Arnett, Select Sires; Tony Forshey, Ohio Department of Agriculture; Henry Zerby and Francis Fluharty, Ohio State University.

Registration

Registration is $65 per person and is open to 509 alumni and any other interested individuals. Registration will include lunch, and the evening barbecue.

Registration deadline is March 25 and the program is open to a maximum of 75 participants. Registration information is also available at www.ohiocattle.org, or by contacting Andy Johnson of the Ohio Beef Council at ajohnson@ohiobeef.org or 614-873-6736.

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