Postponed OCA Annual Meeting Rescheduled for August 28, 2021

New this year, the postponed 2021 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Annual Meeting will be held as a Special Meeting on August 28, 2021 prior to the Annual Cattlemen's Gala Celebration and Fundraiser. 

Join us for an afternoon of business and policy discussion to decide the Association's top priorities for the year and close out the night by celebrating with fellow cattlemen at the Annual Cattlemen's Gala. The Gala will be a night you won't forget - a full beef dinner with all the fixin's, drinks, homemade desserts, Nashville level entertainment, live and silent auctions, special giveaways and more all to support the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation Youth Scholarship fund. 

Both events will take place at the Pavilion at Orchard View in Stoutsville, Ohio with the Annual Meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Gala at 5:30 p.m.    


A highlight of the 2021 Annual Meeting will be an industry update by Colin Woodall, CEO for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, who will discuss  D.C. policy issues impacting cattle producers including EPA actions, taxes, fake meat, and cattle markets.  He will also showcase the work done for producers that is funded by the Beef Checkoff, including the current summer grilling campaign.  He will cover all of the national issues currently impacting cattle producers.   

oca membership to vote on proposed amendments to code of regulations

 The OCA board of directors is recommending several amendments to the OCA Code of Regulations. These amendments largely relate to membership and elections, combining the credentials and nominating committees, as well as needed updates for law changes, clarity, consistency, and cleanup. OCA’s new web-based membership platform, which provides 12 months of service regardless of when a member joins, led to some of the proposed changes.          

OCA members will vote on the proposed amendments to the Code of Regulations at the the meeting on Aug. 28, 2021!  A summary of the proposed amendments are as follows:  

  • Article II Purposes, adds Objective 2.04 regarding the association’s relationship with the Ohio Beef Council.  
  •  Article III Membership, makes changes regarding 3.04 annual membership dues from a calendar year to a membership year beginning on the date the OCA receives a member’s dues. 
  •  Article V Directors, adds under 5.05 Nominations (c) qualifications for directors, including timely payment of dues, meets eligibility requirements to be a voting member, has been a voting member in good standing for at least 12 months, and acts in support of OCA purposes and objectives.   
  •  Article V and Article VII Committees, combines the functions of the credentials committee and nomination committee into one nominating committee. 

Please read through the entire proposed changes highlighted in red in the OCA Code of Regulations. 


Registration for the Annual Meeting is limited to OCA members only.


awards presented at the annual meeting & Awards Banquet

Although we were unable to meet in person in 2021 to celebrate Ohio's cattle industry achievements, they still deserve recognition. 

Seven Award winners

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scholarship recipients

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top hand recognition

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