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.

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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

Ohio Beef School Webinar Series Begins January 17

The Fairfield County Cattlemen will serve as your host again this year when the Ohio Beef Cattle School webinar series kicks off next Tuesday, January 17 in the Fairfield County Ag Center. The focus for the evening will be squarely on what the cow/calf sector can do in the foreseeable future to enhance profitability.

As we begin the conversation on the 17th, Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Associate Professor, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Tennessee Department of Animal Science, will Continue reading

Ohio Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting & Banquet is January 21

Have you ever wondered exactly how the dues you pay to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association evolve into beef cattle industry support and benefits to your own efforts as a cattleman? If so, perhaps your next opportunity to see many of those benefits in action will be on January 21, 2017 during the OCA’s Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet.

The day long program is more than just meetings. The agenda is loaded with Continue reading

The Veterinary Feed Directive; What’s it Mean for You?

If you raise livestock and ever feed medically important antibiotics such as tetracycline, sulfamethazine, penicillin, neomycin or tylosin, the way you manage your animals’ health will change byvfd January 1, 2017 when the FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) program goes into effect. This will mean that to use these antibiotics in feed, you will need a written Veterinary  Feed Directive (VFD) from your veterinarian, who must be licensed in the state of Ohio. Before a veterinarian may write you a VFD,  you must Continue reading

Chili Cook-off Successful, New Champion Named!

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The winners, L to R: Sandy Jennings, Amelia Miller, Diane Bressler, Teresa Cook, and Parker Reese

The second Championship of the County, Chili Cook-off with Beef proved once again to be a huge success with 18 entries arriving to be judged at the AGmazing Agri-Center on October 13 at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. This year’s Grand Champion Chili was exhibited by Amelia Miller of Sugar Grove. Entitled Smokin’ Chili Soup, it featured hamburger from her family’s home raised grass fed beef.

The Reserve Grand Champion Chili was Continue reading

Enjoy LOTS of Beef Related Activities at This Year’s Fair

With the Fair only a few days away this is a great opportunity to do a brief preview of all the beef related activities fair goers can enjoy throughout the week. While not necessarily an ‘activity’ for some, the very first thing to mention is that the Fairfield County Cattleman’s Association “Steak” Trailer will be in it’s usual location, northwest of the track and across from the beef fccapic015barn, serving all their traditional beef products. That includes Continue reading

Bloom Carroll FFA Promotes Agriculture and Beef!

Despite being Ohio’s 4th fastest growing county, much of Fairfield County is still relatively rural. Yet, when the Bloom Carroll FFA Chapter invited nearly 100 of the county’s elementary school aged youth to attend the AGventure Summer Day Camp recently it was apparent many campers knew little about where their food actually comes from.2016-agventure

With the aid of a grant from the Ohio Beef Council along with support from local Government, civic organizations, local business and parents, campers received a week’s worth of agriculture based educational programming and supporting materials along with a healthy lunch created each day from Continue reading