2020 OCA Replacement Female Sale Results

John F. Grimes, OCA Replacement Female Sale Manager

The 2020 sale represented a $462 per head average price increase over the 2019 sale!

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) held their eighth annual Replacement Female Sale on November 27 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company in Zanesville, Ohio.  A large crowd was on hand to bid on 83 high quality females in the sale.  The sale represented an excellent opportunity for cow-calf producers to add quality females with documented breeding and health records to their herds.

Buyers evaluated 83 lots of bred heifers, bred cows, and a cow-calf pair at the auction.  The sale included 50 lots of bred heifers that averaged $1,659, 32 lots of bred cows that averaged $2,129, and one cow-calf pair that sold for $1,950.  The 83 total lots grossed $153,025 for an overall average of $1,844.  The females sold to buyers from Ohio and West Virginia.  Col. Ron Kreis served as the auctioneer.

The 2020 sale marked a major improvement over the previous year’s sale.  The 2020 sale represented a Continue reading

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OCA Replacement Female Sale Catalogues 84 Lots

John F. Grimes, OCA Replacement Female Sale Manager

84 quality replacement females sell this Friday, November 27

This is the final reminder to attend the eighth annual Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale.  The sale will be held this Friday, November 27, at the Muskingum Livestock facility located at 944 Malinda Street in Zanesville and will begin at 6:00 p.m. This sale represents an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to add quality young replacement females to their herd.

There will be approximately 84 lots selling in the sale consisting of bred heifers, bred cows, and a cow-calf pair.  Breeds represented include Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Maine, Red Angus and Simmental. All females selling are less than five years of age at sale time.  A detailed listing of the cattle selling with complete breeding information and videos of the cattle have been Continue reading

American Forage and Grassland Council Holds Hybrid Conference in 2021

Chris Penrose, OSU Morgan County Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and President Elect, American Forage and Grassland Council

A ‘virtual’ version of the conference will be held January 11-12

In response to feedback, the AFGC Board of Directors has made the decision to host a hybrid conference in January 2021.  This means there will be two events, one in-person and one virtual, on two separate dates.  The Board felt this approach met the feedback received and allows members and attendees the option to choose the event structure that best fit their comfort level.

The AFGC Annual Conference will be held in-person January 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, GA and the AFGC Virtual Conference will be held January 11-12, 2021.  The content offered in person will be recorded and available at the virtual event and the virtual will include sessions by presenters who made the decision to present remotely.

Both events will utilize the same conference app which will be released with directions closer to the events.  Virtual session presentations will be Continue reading

Livestock Risk Management Webinar

The national Extension Risk Management Education Program and the United States Department of Agriculture are collaborating to deliver a webinar for agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management. Recent developments and attention to livestock markets, price risk, and the need for better risk management have highlighted the challenges for producers as well as improved tools and opportunities for livestock producers to manage risk.

The webinar is scheduled for 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, November 12 and will start with an overview of current livestock market and risk management issues with two of the Under Secretaries at USDA, Greg Ibach and Bill Northey. The webinar will then include a panel to discuss livestock economics and marketing as well as the utilization of insurance tools including Livestock Risk Protection to Continue reading

Entry Deadline for the 2020 OCA Replacement Female Sale Approaches

John F. Grimes, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale Manager

On Friday evening, November 27, the OCA will be hosting their eighth annual Replacement Female Sale. The sale will be held at the Muskingum Livestock facility in Zanesville and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The entry deadline for consignments for the sale are due to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association by October 1, 2020.

The 2020 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale will provide an opportunity for both buyers and sellers to meet the need for quality replacements in the state. Consignments may include cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers. Females must be under the age of five as of January 1, 2021 and may be of registered or commercial background. Bred females must be bred to a bull with known EPD’s and calves at side of cows must be sired by a bull with known EPD’s. Pregnancy status must be verified by an accredited veterinarian through traditional palpation, ultrasound or by blood testing through a professional laboratory. Analysis must be performed within 60 days of sale. Consignments will also be fulfilling specific Continue reading

Farm Science Review goes Virtual, 15 talks on forages, grazing included

Want to learn more about improving your land and livestock through grazing and forages? Mark your calendar for the following talks at this year’s virtual Farm Science ReviewSept. 22–24, all of them organized by the Gwynne Conservation Area.

Visit the Farm Science Review site at fsr.osu.edu to see the complete FSR virtual schedule

Find the complete schedule, and continue reading 15 Farm Science Review talks on forages, grazing

Forage Focus: A Virtual Pasture Walk in Noble County

Christine Gelley, Noble County OSU Extension Educator

The East Central Grazing Alliance is a grazing interest group in Ohio with the mission of promoting best management practices of natural resources in grazing systems. We bring together people in Belmont, Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble Counties to offer practical peer focused learning experiences. Our pasture walks were canceled for the summer of 2020, but we are able to offer a virtual version of our Noble County Pasture Walk with Mr. Brian Welch, a beef farmer and forage grower in Lower Salem, Ohio. Enjoy that virtual walk embedded below.

Opportunities With the 2020 OCA Replacement Female Sale

John F. Grimes, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale Manager

Consignment deadline is October 1.

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is providing an opportunity for both the buyers and sellers of beef breeding cattle this fall.  On Friday evening, November 27, the OCA will be hosting their eighth annual Replacement Female Sale.  The sale will be held at the Muskingum Livestock facility in Zanesville and will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The 2020 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale will provide an opportunity for both buyers and sellers to meet the need for quality replacements in the state.  Consignments may include cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers.  Females must be under the age of five as of January 1, 2021 and may be of registered or commercial background.  Bred females must be bred to a bull with known EPD’s and calves at side of cows must be sired by a bull with known EPD’s.  Pregnancy status must be verified by an accredited veterinarian through traditional palpation, ultrasound or by blood testing through a professional laboratory.  Analysis must be Continue reading

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Pasture-Finished Beef Production Online Workshops August 11-13, 7-9 PM

– Dr. Greg Halich, Associate Extension Professor, Livestock/Forages and Grain Crops Management, University of Kentucky

There has been a quickly growing consumer demand for Pasture-finished beef and the corona virus has added to this demand. Opportunities to direct market a higher value product is appealing to many producers. However, getting adequate growth to reach a “finished” state and addressing market issues can be major challenges. The workshops are led by Greg Halich at the University of Kentucky, and Ed Rayburn at West Virginia University. Both are extension specialists and long-time producers of pasture-finished beef. A producer panel on the last night will offer insights from the full-time producers’ perspective. Participants will receive a pasture-finished beef production manual and copies of all presentation materials. Hard copies of materials will be mailed to participants in VA, WV, and KY, and if available to other states. Electronic versions of the materials will be made available to everyone.

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Date Set for 2020 OCA Replacement Female Sale

The 8th annual sale will be November 27 at Muskingum Livestock!

The 2020 date for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) eighth annual Replacement Female Sale will be Friday evening, November 27. The sale will be held at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Co. in Zanesville, Ohio and will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The 2020 OCA Replacement Female Sale will provide an opportunity for both buyers and sellers to meet the need for quality replacements in the state. Consignments may include cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers. Females must be under the age of five as of January 1, 2021 and may be of registered or commercial background. Bred females must be bred to a bull with known EPD’s and calves at side of cows must be sired by a bull with known EPD’s. Pregnancy status must be verified by an accredited veterinarian through traditional palpation, ultrasound or by blood testing through a professional laboratory. Analysis must be performed within 60 days of sale. Consignments will also be fulfilling specific health requirements.

Why discuss a sale that is several months away? The middle of the 2020 breeding season is an excellent time to Continue reading