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

Ohio Beef School Concludes With Focus on Meeting Demand

To say the least, suggesting it’s been a wild ride on the path to profitability in the cow-calf sector during this decade is an understatement. Beginning in 2009-10 cattlemen saw the most dramatic increase in cattle prices ever, to the point where we experienced historic highs in 2014-15. As would be expected, consumers experienced historic high beef prices in the meat case at this same time.

What might not have been expected was that while these lower beef supplies were causing historically high retail prices, demand for premium priced branded beef continued to climb at the Continue reading

Cattlemen Set 29th Annual Banquet for March 25

Hold the date! The 29th annual Fairfield County Cattleman’s Association banquet and annual meeting will be held Saturday, March 25 in the Fairfield County Ag Center (831 College Avenue, Lancaster) with registration beginning at 6 p.m. Supper will feature beef sirloin tips over noodles with gravy, red skin potatoes, green beans and salad, all prepared and catered by TC Market.

Price is $10 per ticket with children age 4 and under free, plus, ALL 2016 Fairfield County Junior Fair beef and Continue reading

Ohio Beef School Session #2 is Tuesday February 7

The Fairfield County Cattlemen will serve as your host again this coming week for the second session of the 2017 Ohio Beef Cattle School webinar series. This week’s program will be presented live and broadcast to 26 other locations from the Fairfield County Ag Center. The focus for the evening will be alternatives for weaning and backgrounding calves.

Dr. Francis Fluharty, Research Professor, The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences, will be present Continue reading

Junior Market Beef Weigh-in is set for Saturday, March 4

Youth who plan to exhibit a finished market beef animal in the 2017 Fairfield County Junior Beef Show must have their animals weighed in, tagged, and nose printed on Saturday, March 4 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 Continue reading

Cattlemen’s Scholarship Applications Due March 1

Each year the Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association awards college scholarships to at least one local high school senior, as well as 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 been a member of the Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association during Continue reading