The registration deadline for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Roundup planned for Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27 is quickly approaching and those interested in attending are encouraged to make plans to attend. The 2016 Roundup will be held at theOARDC Jackson Agricultural Research Station located at 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson, OH 45640.
OCA is pleased to announce an addition to the Roundup’s Saturday, August 27 morning program. Speaking on behalf of the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign will be Charles W. Herbster, the national chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee for the campaign. Herbster, a noted Angus breeder and businessman from Nebraska, will be joined by Sam Clovis, national Chief Policy Advisor to the Trump campaign and Governor David Heineman, the longest serving governor of the state of Nebraska. They will present information on Donald Trump’s agricultural platform and answer questions.
Friday, August 26 will feature the annual OARDC Jackson Agricultural Research Station’s Beef and Forage Field Night. Managing the young cow for profitability will be the primary focus of the program. Friday evening registration will occur from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and OCA Allied Industry Council (AIC) representatives will be present to talk with cattlemen. Dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. Following dinner at 6 p.m., the program will feature speakers from The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences and the OSU Extension Beef Team.
At the conclusion of the program Friday, all attendees are invited to attend the Roundup Social at Rowdy’s Smokehouse in Jackson, Ohio. The social will include music, food, drinks, and a shuttle service. The Friday evening social is sponsored by: United Producers, Inc., Boehringer-Ingelheim and Frazier Farms.
Saturday morning registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the nearby Jackson South View Elementary. Purina Animal Nutrition will sponsor breakfast for Roundup attendees and Saturday’s program is sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.
Representatives from The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences will start things off with a department update and introduce new faculty that are focusing on beef cattle research and outreach programs for cattlemen. Attendees will also hear an update on plans for the new OSU beef facilities.
A Washington, D.C. policy update will be provided by Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). He will provide an election update and discuss the importance of trade and the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the beef industry and other issues important to cattle producers.
An auction to benefit the NCBA and OCA Political Action Committees will take place on Saturday morning and will feature Ohio State football tickets and Coach Urban Meyer signed items.
A ribeye steak sandwich lunch will be served by the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association and is sponsored by Union Stock Yards. Following lunch, attendees will load the buses for the farm tours. The first tour stop will be the Spurlock farm, located near Oak Hill, and operated by father and son, Bob and Tyson Spurlock and their families. The second and final tour stop will be the Sonny Russ Farm, a family cattle backgrounding operation started in 1970. At approximately 4:30 p.m., attendees will return to OARDC and depart for home.
August 15 is the registration deadline for the Roundup. Friday night is $10 per person for OCA members and non-members. The cost on Saturday is $25 for OCA members and $35 for non-members. All registrations at the door will be $35. For more information about the Roundup or to register call the OCA office at (614) 873-6736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A full description of the schedule of events, online registration and a downloadable registration form can also be found at www.ohiocattle.org/Events-and-Programs/roundup.
OCA appreciates the support from sponsors: Armstrong Ag & Supply, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Farm Credit Mid-America, Frazier Farms, Purina Animal Nutrition, Union Stock Yards and United Producers, Inc.