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Plan to attend the OCA Roundup taking place in Belmont County. This year’s event will feature a Saturday night social at the Belmont County Fairgrounds, educational seminars Sunday morning and area tours Sunday afternoon.


Saturday, August 24

6 - 6:30p.m. - Registration - Belmont County Fairgrounds, 45420 Roscoe Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

7 p.m. - Steak Dinner prepared by the Ohio Valley Cattlemen’s Association

8 p.m. - National Pike Pickers with special guest Joann Jones
The Pickers, popular throughout the Greater Ohio Valley, bring a traditional bluegrass style mixed with a few surprises and their fresh sets include songs by a diverse group of writers and performers. They will be joined by local favorite Joann Jones for an enjoyable evening of country music.

Sunday, August 25

8 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast at Young’s Cattle Company - 67910 Pancoast Road, Belmont, Ohio 43718
Coffee and donuts will be available at the farm

8:30 a.m. - Devotional Service

9 a.m. - OCA Roundup Program
State of the Beef Industry: Our Challenges & Opportunities
Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) in Washington, D.C. will provide a legislative update on the Farm Bill and the new Animal Disease Traceability program, as well as other issues important to cattle producers. Colin serves as NCBA’s chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill and leads the Washington office in developing strategies to ensure that the cattle industry’s voice is being heard by policy makers.

OCA Update of Programs & Activities
OCA officers and staff will present on the latest OCA programs and Ohio beef industry news.

Feeder Calf Marketing: Do you know what your customer wants?
Rick Young and John Spiker, DVM & Auctioneer, will discuss the significance of successful preconditioning programs. They will provide an overview of the various vaccination programs available to cattlemen and also discuss the importance of ensuring your calves hit the correct weights for the market you are targeting.

Update on Your Beef Checkoff Investment
Emily Griffiths, Ohio Beef Council Director of Public Relations and Consumer Marketing

Ohio Beef Checkoff Referendum Update
Sam Sutherly, OCA President

Lunch - Provided by Muskingum Livestock Auction Co. of Zanesville with assistance from the Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association

Farm Tours - by wagon following lunch
Young’s Cattle Company
This year’s Roundup will be hosted by Young’s Cattle Company owned by Rick and Jayne Young. The farm is located in Belmont County on ground that was surface mined for coal and then reclaimed for farming. Today the farm is largely a backgrounding operation. The Youngs move about 13,000 head of feeder cattle annually. These calves are purchased from surrounding farmers in a tri-state area, backgrounded and grouped to be shipped to western feedlots. Several conservation practices have been put in place on the farm over the years, including 16 heavy use pads for feeding, 14 springs using re-cycled tire tanks and extensive fencing to divide the pasture into 57 different paddocks and fence cattle out of ponds. The farm was a national finalist in the 2009 National Cattlemen’s Foundation’s Environmental Stewardship Award program.  They also received the 2009 OCA Environmental Stewardship Award and were named OCA Commercial Cattlemen of the Year in 2007.

Dutton Farms - 72865 Uniontown-Flushing Rd., Flushing, Ohio 43977
Dutton Farms is owned by John and Rita Dutton and is located near Young’s Cattle Company.  The farm is forage-based and operates as a stocker grazer operation. The Duttons typically graze 500 to 600 head of cattle each year on nearly 700 acres of pasture. Some of the farm’s more recent improvements include building over 29,000 feet of fence, not including line fences, to divide the pasture into 23 separate fields. In addition, the Duttons have installed extensive water lines and watering systems. An added feature to this tour stop will be the shale drilling equipment and well site that will be in place during Roundup.