Beef 509 Program to be Held in February

| December 19, 2019

The Ohio Beef Council (OBC) will hold its Beef 509 educational event at The Ohio State University. The 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 2020 program will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, February 22 and 29, 2020. The part of the program held on February 22 will include a live animal evaluation session, harvest demonstration, rumen function and nutrition discussion, an animal disposition and carcass value presentation, a grid pricing discussion, a quality assurance overview and a review of current issues. Attendees will also have the opportunity to use what they have learned to evaluate cattle and then purchase them in an auction simulation at a level that will net a profit when value is determined at the packing and market retail sectors.

In the second session on February 29, attendees will participate in a demonstration on carcass grading as well as fabrication. There will also be a discussion on manufactured meat, and an update on the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and the Ohio Beef Council. The program will conclude with a review of the results from the combined sessions. It is critical to attend both sessions as participants are assigned to teams that work together throughout the program.

The Beef 509 program is the result of a partnership with the Ohio Beef Council, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation, The Ohio State University Extension and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences.

For more information or to register, visit, call the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or contact Kagney Collins at the Ohio Beef Council at