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

Fairfield County’s Cattlemen Plan Summer and Fall Activities

Recently the Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Board of Directors met and made plans for a variety of upcoming activities they invite you to mark on your calendar and enjoy getting involved with:

Ohio State Fair Steak Barn and Food Pavilion: The Ohio State Fair is only two weeks away and there’s still time to be thinking about promoting your industry there. In fact, would you like to enjoy a day at the state fair and promote beef at the same time?

There’s no better way to promote the beef cattle industry than by helping out with a shift at the Ohio Cattlemen’s Steak Trailer or the Taste of Ohio/Food Pavilion? The shifts are half a day and require 6-8 people. While it may be a lot of work, it’s also a lot of fun! Better yet, it’s always quite an enlightening experience meeting face to face with your consumer.

In addition to getting a free ticket into the Fair and also a free meal, all volunteer groups will receive a 1-day Gate 10 parking pass that gets you parked on the grounds close to the both the Steak Trailer and Food Pavilion.

A few shifts in August for both the Steak Trailer and Food Pavilion remain available to volunteer for. If Continue reading

NCBA & OCA; What do they do for me?

The Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association is one of more than 60 official “county affiliates” of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA). In turn, the OCA is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

In case you didn’t know, NCBA employs full time staff to represent the interests of the beef cattle industry in Washington D.C. In addition, each spring NCBA staff work with representatives of all the state affiliates – including Ohio – as they go to the Capitol to participate in the legislative conference.

The recent edition of NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen show embedded below highlights the Continue reading

29th Annual Banquet a Huge Success!

More than 100 local cattlemen and cattlewomen, young cattle producers, and beef cattle enthusiasts enjoyed the 29th annual Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association Banquet and Annual meeting last Saturday evening. The fellowship enjoyed a banquet meal of beef tips and gravy over noodles, along with redskin potatoes, green beans and salad!

Those in attendance enjoyed celebrating another successful year of beef cattle production and promotion, watched as several youth were recognized, and also remembered two Continue reading

Wildfire Relief; Cattlemen are asking, “What can we do to help?”

By now you’re well aware of the devastating wildfires that destroyed most everything in their path on a million and a half acres across the states surrounding the Oklahoma panhandle. It goes without saying our thoughts and prayers are with the families that have suffered from the destruction of life and property resulting from these fires. Many have asked what can be done to help.

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association has reached out to the cattlemen’s associations in the states most impacted, and the response has been Continue reading

Ohio Beef Expo Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Over the past 30 years, the Ohio Beef Expo has become Ohio’s premier beef industry event. This year’s edition will take place beginning next Friday, March 17-19 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), includes a kickoff social, breed sales, cattle shows and displays, an educational seminar, 3-day trade show and a highly competitive junior show.

New for this 30th Ohio Beef Expo will be Continue reading

45 Youth Tag Market Beef for the 2017 Fairfield County Jr. Fair

Gavin Geiger of the Liberty Union FFA was one of the early birds at weigh-in Saturday morning!

On March 4, forty five 4-H and FFA members weighed in a total of 65 beef feeder calves in preparation for the 2017 Fairfield County finished market beef junior show. Of the 65 head tagged in on Saturday, 7 were heifers and 38 were bred, born and raised here in Fairfield County. Several Fairfield County Cattlemen Association and Senior Fair Board members volunteered with tagging, weighing and nose printing each of the calves at the Fairfield Cattle Company in Canal Winchester.

Forty five exhibitors placing calves on Continue reading