OCA's Cattlemen's Academy

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.

Cattlemen’s Academy 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.

Attendance at each clinic is limited for the in-person programs. Producers should register early, or risk missing out on the chance to take part in this unique learning opportunity for their operations. 

cattlemen's academy live

Cattlemen's Academy LIVE takes place virtually on the first Wednesday of every month around your noon lunch hour. These webinars will each cover a different topic from industry experts and will end with a Q&A. These events require registration to receive the Zoom link to join. Can't join at that time? Each webinar is recorded so members can watch at a later date! 

Login to your membership account to watch previous webinars. 

Nutrition Clinics

Held in conjunction with The Ohio State University Extension Beef Team,  producers will learn about nutrition considerations for cow-calf operations. 

Topics will include:

Forage quality
Mineral and protein supplementation programs  
12-month look at cow nutrition needs.

Stay tuned for more information on a nutrition clinic near you!

Calving Clinics

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  
Nutritional management of the prepartum cow  

Calf Health
Bull selection for calving ease 

See below for Calving Clinics near you!

Save the Date!

Calving Clinic - Butler County

Date: September 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


Butler County, Collinsville, Ohio

Milford Township Community Center
5113 Huston Road Collinsville, OH 45004

Calving Simulator:
Alvaro Garcia-Guerra, PhD, DVM, assistant professor, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences

Bull Selection: John Grimes, Maplecrest Farms, former beef field specialist, Ohio State Extension

Pre-natal Cow and Calf Health: Jake Osborn, sr. territory manager, Ruminant Division - Merck Animal Health

Dinner Sponsor:
Merck Animal Health

Calving Clinic - Tuscarawas County

Date: September 8, 2021

Location: Tuscarawas County, Strasburg, Ohio

Address: Carrollton Farmers Exchange, Strasburg Branch

9332 U.S. 250 Strasburg, Ohio 44680

Calving Simulator: Shawn Wellert, DVM, senior lecturer, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences

Bull Selection: Aaron Arnett, director of beef genetics, ST Genetics

Pre-natal Cow and Calf Health: Patricia Parrish, DVM, Ridgeview Reproductive Services

 Dinner Sponsor:
Carrollton Farmers Exchange and CYA Exchange LLC

Calving Clinic - Adams County

Date: September 16, 2021

Location: Adams County, West Union, Ohio

Address: Ohio Valley Career Center                 
175 Lloyd Rd West Union, OH 45693

Calving Simulator: 
Justin Kieffer, DVM, clinical veterinarian, professional practice associate professor, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences

 Bull Selection: Garth Ruff, beef field specialist, Ohio State Extension

Pre-natal Cow and Calf Health: Taylor Engle, DVM, MS and Trey Gellert, DVM, Four Star Vets

Dinner Provided by:  
OVCC Vocational Home Ec. Program.

 Register using the link below or by calling the office at 614-873-6736.



For more information regarding the Cattlemen's Academy or calving clinics, please contact OCA Manager of Member Services, Bailey Eberhart at [email protected] or call the OCA office at 614-873-6736.