Celebrate Beef at the 30th Annual Fairfield County Cattle Banquet

OCA Director Jim Jepsen addressed a large crowd at last year’s event.

Make your reservation today! The 30th annual Fairfield County Cattleman’s Association banquet and meeting will be held Saturday, March 24 in the Fairfield County Ag Center (831 College Avenue, Lancaster) with registration beginning at 6 p.m. Supper will feature roast beef, noodles & beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and desert, all prepared and catered by TC Market.

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43 Youth Tag Market Beef for 2018 Fairfield County Jr. Fair

On March 3, forty three 4-H and FFA members weighed in a total of 62 beef feeder calves in preparation for the 2018 Fairfield County finished market beef junior show. Of the 62 head tagged in on Saturday, 6 were heifers and 31 were bred, born and raised here in Fairfield County. Show Superintendent Chris Turner along with Senior Fair Board and Fairfield County Cattlemen Association members volunteered with tagging, weighing and nose printing each of the calves at the Fairfield Cattle Company in Canal Winchester.

The average weight of all 62 calves weighed in was 720 pounds. Forty three exhibitors placing calves on feed in March for this project remains Continue reading

They Tried Fake Meat So We Don’t Have Too!

That’s Fake Meat on the left and real meat on the right. But you already knew that.

Have you ever wondered about all the various ways the National Beef Cattlemen’s Association (NCBA) works for you and the beef cattle industry?

Check out this brief news post from NCBA staff that are stationed in Washington DC, and in particular listen to the audio report you’ll also find there:  http://www.beefusa.org/audionews.aspx?NewsID=6578

And, in the mean time, continue to hold the evening of March 24 on your calendar for the 30th annual Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association banquet . . . details coming soon.

Junior Market Beef Weigh-in is set for Saturday, March 3, 2018

It’s that time of year again when local youth officially begin the first livestock project that’s destined for the County Fair!

Youth who plan to exhibit a finished market beef animal in the 2018 Fairfield County Junior Market Beef Show must have their animals weighed in, tagged, and nose printed on Saturday, March 3 at the Fairfield Cattle Company beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Fairfield Cattle Company is in Canal Winchester located on Bowen Road approximately ½ mile north of S.R. 33. Weigh-in will conclude at 11 a.m. that day, or whenever the animals in line at that time have been processed.

Exhibitors are also reminded that both steers and heifers are eligible to be exhibited as finished market beef animals. If five or more market heifers arrive and weigh-in at the Fair in October, a separate class for those heifers will be created. If less than five heifers are entered, they will be exhibited within their appropriate weight class along with market steers.

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Beef School; Sustaining Market Access for Local Cattle, Including BQA!

Consumers are concerned for animal health, and the sustainability of the production systems their food’s raised in.

Age and source verification is already a requirement for beef exports to China

That’s according to one of the beef industry speakers at next week’s first session of the Fairfield County Beef School. However, perhaps what will be even more meaningful to local cattlemen in the years to some are the recent announcements by two U.S. beef industry giants.

Very recently, Tyson Foods, who harvest and process 25% of the US beef market share, and also Wendy’s, the third largest fast food hamburger chain in this country, announced beginning in 2019 the Continue reading

Cattlemen’s Scholarship Applications Due February 1

Again this year the Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association will award a college scholarship to one local high school senior, as well as one to a current college or technical school student. Applicants must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in a college/university, junior college, or vocational/technical school, and must be a resident of Fairfield County. He/she or his/her parent/guardian must have Continue reading

Your “Chili with Beef!” Cookbooks are Here

The Championship of the County, Chili Cookoff with Beef cookbooks are in and ready for you to pick up!

You’ll recall the Fairfield County Cattlemen have hosted this unique event during the Fairfield County Fair each of the last three years. Now, all 73 award winning recipes that were entered in those competitions have been compiled into one great cookbook. Better yet, the cookbooks are available to you free, on a first come, first served basis.

To pick up your cookbook, beginning this Saturday, December 16, at 8:00 AM, all you need to do is Continue reading

Chili Cookoff, PeeWee Show, Best of the County and more; Added Up = a Great Fair!

Based on the number of participants in PeeWee Showmanship in recent years, it appears numbers in the Jr Beef Show will continue to increase!

In case you missed it, please know the 2017 Fairfield County Fair was a week that included lots of outstanding beef cattle related events and activities. None the least was the Cattlemen’s Steak Trailer, managed by Cathy and Paul Smith, serving ribeye sandwiches, cheese burgers, all beef hotdogs and beef sundaes with all the trimmings throughout the Fair!

On Tuesday at the Fair over the lunch break from the Jr Beef Show, 21 “PeeWee” cattlemen enjoyed participating in a Showmanship demonstration in the Feeder Creek Show Arena. Each of the young showmen enjoyed Continue reading

Chili Cook Off with Beef; Championship of the County, Round 3!

Last year’s Champions! Don’t be left out as this may be the last Chili Cook Off. The FCCA is hoping to explore a different beef recipe contest next year for your enjoyment . . . (rumor is, it might involve BBQ brisket next year!)

That’s right . . . the Chili Cook Off with Beef; Championship of the County returns to the Fairfield County Fair in October. The competition the past two years has been intense with a total of 50 pots of chili made with beef (as the only meat) being presented for judging on Thursday of those Fairs. This year’s event will again be held in the AGmazing Agri-Center near the Rickett’s Hall beginning at 2:00 p.m. on October 12, 2017 and is open to all Fairfield County residents.

The 2017 Chili cook off will again feature Continue reading

Cattlemen’s Cook-out, You’re Invited!

Don’t bring a thing but your appetite for great beef, and a chair to sit in!

The Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting a cook-out and you’re invited! Mark August 19th on your calendar for an evening of great beef, fellowship, and relaxation after enjoying a challenging summer dodging the weather and all that Mother Nature has challenged us with. The best part is, the only thing you need to bring is your family and a lawn chair . . . ALL the food will be provided!

All Fairfield County Cattlemen’s members and their families are invited. Plus, Continue reading