2020 OCA Replacement Female Sale Results

– John F. Grimes, OCA Replacement Female Sale Manager The 2020 sale represented a $462 per head average price increase over the 2019 sale! The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) held their eighth annual Replacement Female Sale on November 27 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company in Zanesville, Ohio.  A large crowd was on hand to [...]

By |2020-12-02T06:51:02-06:00December 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Freezer Beef Sales Explode During COVID-19 . . . Will Your Customers Be Ready to Buy Again?

– Mike Estadt, OSU Extension Educator, Pickaway County Do you know if your freezer beef customers are satisfied? It is well documented that early in the coronavirus pandemic, major meat processing facilities across the United States became supply bottlenecks due to employee infections shutting down production.  In response to seeing less meat available in the [...]

By |2020-10-28T04:16:23-05:00October 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Beef Producers Should Consider Signing Up for CFAP-2

– David Marrison, Extension Educator, ANR, Coshocton County Deadline to sign-up for CFAP-2 is December 11, 2020 The COVID pandemic has created disruption in many areas of agriculture.  Instead of our usual market cycles, farmers saw prices move up and down in ways contrary to typical market cycles.  To help farmers mitigate the impact of the [...]

By |2020-10-28T04:16:18-05:00October 28th, 2020|0 Comments

American Shorthorn Association Launches Locally Raised Beef Program

Shorthorn breeders unite to promote fresh, quality beef to consumers. In the early days of the global coronavirus pandemic, many Americans faced an unsettling reality: empty grocery store shelves. Dramatic changes set in almost overnight and left families spending all of their time at home, limiting trips to the store and buying in bulk to [...]

By |2020-10-01T09:05:30-05:00October 1st, 2020|0 Comments


As most of you know by now, the North American International Livestock Exposition is on! It was announced on September 18th that they are planning to move forward and have the show, which makes us all happy after hearing Denver had postponed. With that being said, it is going to look a little different at NAILE [...]

By |2020-09-24T07:37:53-05:00September 24th, 2020|0 Comments

2021 IGS Steer Profitability Competition

The Steer Profitability Competition (SPC) is designed to provide junior members meaningful exposure to the opportunities and challenges associated with cattle feeding. The SPC will not only allow participants to measure and compare the profitability of their own animal(s), but of greater importance, it will introduce young beef enthusiasts to peers, mentors, industry advocates, and [...]

By |2020-09-09T09:43:13-05:00September 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Updates to Growth Trait Predictions

By the International Genetic Solutions Science Team 1.  A new definition of contemporary groups based on the age of the dam. Regardless of how users designate contemporary groups (CG), all calves born from first-calf dams will be placed into a separate CG from calves out of mature cows. Given the vast majority of producers actually [...]

By |2020-08-20T11:02:02-05:00August 20th, 2020|0 Comments
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