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OCA Roundup - August 17-18, 2012

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Plan to attend the OCA Roundup taking place in the Wooster area. This year’s event will feature a Friday night social at Certified Angus Beef, educational seminars Saturday morning and area tours Saturday afternoon.

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 17
12 p.m. - Golf Scramble (optional) - Proceeds to benefit the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation scholarship fund. Call the OCA office to register. $200 per foursome. Make checks payable to Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation.
(Mohican Hills Golf Club, 25 Ashland County Road 1950, Jeromesville, OH 44840) 

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6 - 6:30 p.m. - Registration - Certified Angus Beef Education & Culinary Center

6:30 p.m. - Dinner & Social - Hosted by Certified Angus Beef LLC at the Certified Angus Beef Education & Culinary Center
Kick-off the OCA Round Up with a night of fun at the new Certified Angus Beef ® Education & Culinary Center. Join us for dinner and tour the new facility designed to help chefs and grocery stores learn about beef grading, fabrication and cooking methods and ultimately sell more beef. Connect with fellow cattlemen and women as you enjoy chef and meat cutting demonstrations. You’ll even have the chance to try your own hand at meat judging and learn about new fabrication methods being used in the industry. Space is limited. Please register early. (344 Riffel Rd, Wooster, OH 44691)

Saturday, August 18
8:30 a.m.
- Registration & OCA Allied Industry Council Trade Show - Coffee and donuts sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health
Shisler Conference Center at OARDC (1625 Wilson Rd, Wooster, OH 44691)

9 a.m. - OCA Roundup Program - 
Featured speakers include:
Glen Dolezal, Cargill Meat Solutions: Dolezal’s responsibilities include new technology and communication for sales and marketing, corporate beef grading, and beef tenderness. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University, and a doctorate from Colorado State University. A former instructor and professor at Texas A&M and Oklahoma State University, he has experience with live animal and carcass evaluation, meat selection and meat judging. He is the recipient of numerous awards from academia, industry groups and corporations. Dolezal also has held several leadership positions in organizations including the American Meat Science Association, the Intercollegiate Meat Coaches Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. 

J. D. Alexander, President, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: J.D. Alexander, a cattleman from Pilger, Nebraska, owns Alexander Cattle & Farms, a 2,000 acre corn, soybean and alfalfa farm that markets approximately 15,000 head of cattle per year and is currently serving as the 2012 NCBA President. Alexander has long been active in cattlemen’s issues and organizations. He was appointed to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board from 1992 to 1998. He also served on the CBB Executive Committee from 1996 to 1998, as well as the Joint Beef Industry Nominating Committee in 1998. In 2001, Alexander served as President of the Nebraska Cattlemen and that year was elected to the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement. Alexander is also a member of the Nebraska Beef Council. Alexander and his wife, Debra, have two children: Joshua and Kesa. Like their parents, they are both graduates of South Dakota State University. 

Dr. Ron Kensinger, Chair, OSU Department of Animal Sciences: Dr. Ronald Kensinger, chair of Animal Sciences holds extensive experience and achievement in higher education. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in animal science and a Master of Science in dairy science from the University of Illinois – Urbana and a doctorate in animal science from the University of Florida, Dr. Kensinger spent 25 years as a teaching and research faculty member at Penn State where he taught five courses and focused his research in mammary gland biology and lactation. Following his stint at Penn State, Dr. Kensinger joined Oklahoma State University as Professor and Head of Animal Science in 2007 before taking his current position at The Ohio State University.  

11 a.m. - Auction to benefit NCBA PAC - Featuring 2 tickets to the OSU vs. Michigan football game, November 24 in Columbus.

11:30 a.m. - Depart for lunch and tour at Cargill Feed Milling Plant - Lunch features ribeye steak dinner catered by Turk Brothers with assistance by the Ashland County Cattlemen’s Association.
Cargill’s Wooster feed plant is a state of the art facility manufacturing 50,000 annual tons of Nutrena bagged feeds for all species and custom bulk rations for commercial operations.  The mill’s 11 operators use automated control systems and robotic equipment to serve customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Because of Cargill’s commitment to quality, customer service, efficiency and safety, the Wooster plant was named 2011 Feed Mill of the Year by the American Feed Industry Association. 
(1203 Timken Rd, Wooster, OH 44691)

1:30 p.m. - OARDC Beef & Sheep Centers 
Dr. Francis Fluharty & Dr. Steve Loerch will present an update about ongoing beef feedlot research aimed at developing methods to increase the level of dried distillers grains and solubles (DDGS) in growing and finishing diets for beef cattle. They will also be discussing recent forage research at OARDC, and the realities of grass-fed management systems.

Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension Educator Wayne County will discuss how to improve beef cattle profitability through forage mangement. The presentation will focus on how to better utilize and manage pasture and hay resources within a beef cattle production system to improve the bottom line.

2:30 p.m. – Acker Farms Tour
Acker Farms, owned by the Dave Acker family along with son Chad, has 150 commercial cows that are mated to Limousin bulls. The majority of the cows are spring calving, with another 30 calving in the fall.   The farm practices rotational grazing with various paddocks available for use. Acker Farms has been innovative in leasing bulls produced on their farm to local cattlemen. As a result they have recently started purchasing calves sired by their bulls from area farmers. A new cattle feeding building was recently constructed with the first cattle fed there in early 2011. Ackers feed out their calves and market their beef. Acker Beef is sold through Shreve Meats, Canaan Country Meats and local restaurants. (4939 Millbrook Rd, Wooster, OH 44691)

4 p.m. – Paint Valley Farms Tour
Paint Valley Farms is located in the rolling hills of western Holmes County and was started in 2006 by the Lee Miller family. What began with the purchase of a single registered Shorthorn heifer as a junior show project has now evolved into a herd of 60 head of registered Shorthorn cows. Today Lee & Dawn Miller and their four children still enjoy showing cattle at local, state and national shows. PVF maintains 30 spring calving and 30 fall calving cows and uses AI, Embryo Transfer and the services of herd sires to build the foundation cow herd that is focused on functional, maternal genetics. The cattle at Paint Valley are expected to thrive in a grazing environment, calf unassisted, breed back and wean off a heavy calf. Currently the bulk of heifers are retained as replacements, while bull calves are sold private treaty or at consignment sales and the steers are fed out and sold as freezer beef. Paint Valley plans on continuing to build the registered Shorthorn cow herd with a focus on raising Shorthorn bulls that offer maternal heterosis for the beef industry.  (10550 Twp Rd 262, Millersburg, OH) Snacks & Refreshments sponsored by First National Bank of Orrville.

To download the registration form and to learn more about this event download the following pdf:

Roundup Information & Registration Roundup Information & Registration (3353 KB)