OCA 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.

Calving Clinics

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 The Ohio State University. Various 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.

Click HERE to view the speaker lineup and agenda for both locations.

Click HERE to register for the HILLSBORO clinic | Deadline: Nov. 20

Click HERE to register for the WOOSTER clinic | Deadline: Nov. 27

Calving Clinics throughout ohio

Highland County   |  November 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.   |   REGISTER HERE
Hillsboro High School
550 US-62
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Wayne County   |  December 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.   |   REGISTER HERE

OSU ATI - Secrest Arboretum
2122 Williams Road
Wooster, OH 44691


For more information regarding the Cattlemen's Academy or calving clinics, please contact OCA Director of Education, Kagney Collins at kcollins@ohiocattle.org or call the OCA office at 614-873-6736.