The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting their first annual Cattlemen’s Camp on October 15-16, 2016 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. This educational, fun-filled weekend will be a hands-on opportunity for youth and their families to gain experience with their beef projects. Attendees are invited to bring their calf project along for on-site training to prepare for the upcoming OCA BEST show season.
Saturday will begin with a session titled “More Than a Banner” provided in part with event sponsor, Weaver Leather Livestock, and the morning session will also host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and showmanship seminar. A beef lunch will be provided to participants and their families that register before kicking off an afternoon of informative sessions including daily care of your calf including nutrition and a Cattlemen’s Skillathon Quiz Bowl competition among other activities. The evening will be kicked off with dinner, followed by tail-gating and big-screen televisions to cheer on the Buckeyes with your fellow campers.
Campers will start Sunday morning off with a livestock evaluation and selection seminar presented by Hank LeVan, Ohio State University Livestock Judging Team Coach followed by washing their calves and preparing them for a day of clipping and fitting with Weaver Leather Livestock professional, Jon Gevelinger, from Texas. Participants will spend their day learning from one of the industry’s leading experts in daily care, fitting and showmanship. He will encompass all areas of the beef livestock project, both market animals and heifers and will be on-hand to answer questions one-on-one throughout the day.
Sunday will conclude with a fitting contest comprised of teammates paired up at the camp. Winners of the contest will be provided awards at the end for their efforts and skills demonstrated. As an added bonus, all camp participants ages 8-21 will be entered into a drawing to win a new blower at the end of the Cattlemen’s Camp.
Registration for the Cattlemen’s Camp must be submitted by October 1 and is $75 per participant; with family rates available. Participating families are able to bring their campers to the event for housing at a rate of $25 per night, electricity included. For more information regarding camping sites, contact 740-852-1654. Complete details regarding hotel accommodations and stalling cattle upon arrival will be updated at www.ohiocattle.org. For more information, contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736, firstname.lastname@example.org.