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 


Stay tuned for Calving Clinic near you!


QUESTIONS?

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.