County Cattlemen

Ohio County Cattlemen's Associations

Connecting, communicating and collaborating with Ohio's county cattlemen's associations by providing information and resources. OCA’s goal is to keep county officers and leaders informed, offer a platform for event and idea sharing along with an efficient way to access and request opportunities and resources available for cattlemen and county associations.

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Encourage Cattlemen to Attend OCA Events & Programs

OCA recognizes the importance of serving individual members across the state, and the goal of the Cattlemen’s Academy is to offer informative, hands-on learning experiences as part of a current OCA membership. Each year, the program will focus on a different aspect of the cattle industry with a new meeting series that is important to producers in the state of Ohio.

As its first series, the Cattlemen’s Academy will host calving clinics at multiple locations throughout Ohio in conjunction with the Department of Animal Sciences at Ohio State University. Experts from Ohio State and the cattle industry will be on-hand to instruct attendees and answer questions throughout the clinics. Producers will learn:

  • How to determine calf presentations
  • Calving assistance techniques
  • Calving facilities design
  • Nutritional management of the prepartum cow
  • Bull selection for calving ease

Cattlemen’s Academy calving clinics are free for OCA members to attend. Those who are not current OCA members may still attend but must pay $75 per family upon registration. This cost includes clinic attendance and an OCA membership. A meal is included for each participant at each of the clinics, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Producers should make plans to attend, or risk missing out on the chance to take part in this unique learning opportunity for their operations. Each clinic is limited to the first 60 registrants, so those interested should register early.

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Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will celebrate Ohio’s cattlemen, hear from industry leaders and set new policy for the upcoming year at the OCA Annual Meeting and Banquet.

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BEEF 509

BEEF 509 program is held to raise the awareness level about the beef that is produced and what goes into producing a high-quality and consistent product.

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Ohio Beef Expo

The Ohio Beef Expo is the premier event for Ohio’s beef industry, attracting over 30,000 participants from 25 states and Canada each year. The Expo includes breed sales, shows and displays, educational events, a highly competitive junior show and a trade show with over 140 exhibitors. The Beef Expo ranks annually as one of the top five largest conventions in central Ohio. You won’t want to miss this exciting event!

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Ohio State Fair

Each year the Ohio Cattlemen's Association partners with J&J Steakbarn and numerous groups of County Cattlemen, FFA Chapters and other groups to serve beef at the Ohio State Fair. OCA appreciates the help and dedication of this group of volunteers. If you are interested in helping please click the link below or call the OCA office at 614-873-6736.

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Young Cattlemen's Conference

Every summer, young cattlemen meet in Central Ohio for a three-day event like no other. YCC features numerous engaging educational opportunities designed to inform both beef industry leaders and cattle producers alike. The event offers industry insight and enhanced networking for attendees to take home and use to keep their own operations progressive and profitable.

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Cattlemen's Gala

Put on your boots and hats for the Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser will be held Saturday, August 29 in Central, Ohio. Ohio’s cattlemen have a lot to celebrate. Plan to join the celebration  to support the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders. 

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