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. The 2019 program will took place on two consecutive Saturdays, February 16 and 23, 2019. The part of the program held on February 16 included a live animal evaluation session and grid pricing discussion. Carcass grading and fabrication are among the activities that took place February 23. The program was held at The Ohio State University Animal Sciences building in Columbus. It is critical to attend both sessions as participants are assigned to teams that work together throughout the program.
A maximum of 32 spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. If interest in BEEF 509 exceeds the 32 spaces provided, names will be held and applicants notified of upcoming sessions. The registration fee for each BEEF 509 participant is $150. The program is the result of a partnership with the Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation, The Ohio State University Extension and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences. These entities will be funding all remaining costs associated with the BEEF 509 program.