The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will launch a new producer education program in the fall of 2019, the 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.
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. Producers will learn how to determine calf presentations and more about calving assistance techniques and calving facilities design. They will also be instructed on nutritional management of the prepartum cow and bull selection for calving ease. Various experts from Ohio State and the cattle industry will be on-hand to instruct attendees and answer questions throughout the clinics.
The 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 100 registrants, so those interested should register early.
The first calving clinic will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Eastern Agricultural Research Station in Noble County, Ohio: 16870 TR 126 Caldwell, Ohio 43724. The registration deadline for the clinic is Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Additional calving clinics will be announced throughout the remainder of 2019.
For more information call the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or contact OCA Director of Education, Kagney Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.