Cattlemen’s Academy Calving Clinics set for new Ohio locations

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will bring back the Cattlemen’s Academy Calving Clinics to three new locations across Ohio during the month of January. The Calving Clinics will offer members a unique, hands-on learning experience with a calving simulator and will feature discussions on bull selection and pre-natal cow and calf health from industry experts. 

All calving clinics will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served first. Special thanks to Ohio Corn & Wheat for sponsoring these educational programs. The dates, locations and special guests for each clinic are as follows:

Date: Jan. 11, 2023
Location: Northwestern Jr/Sr High School – Clark County, Springfield, OH
Address: 5780 Troy Road Springfield, OH 45502
Calving Simulator: Alvaro Garcia-Guerra, PhD, DVM, assistant professor, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences
Pre & Post Calving Cow Care: John Huston, Educator 
Calf Health Care: Dr. Frank “Bimbo” Welker, Veterinarian  
Dinner Sponsor: Ohio Corn & Wheat

Register here for Clark County: 

Date: Jan. 24, 2023
Location: Wyandot County Fairgrounds, Upper Sandusky, OH
Address: 10171 OH-53, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Calving Simulator: Justin Kieffer, DVM, clinical veterinarian, professional practice associate professor, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences 
Bull Selection: Aaron Arnett, director of beef genetics, ST Genetics
Pre-natal Cow and Calf Health: TBD 
Dinner Sponsor: Ohio Corn & Wheat

Register here for Wyandot County: 

Date: Jan. 30, 2023
Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, Cadiz, OH
Address: 550 Grant St, Cadiz, OH 43907 
Calving Simulator: Shawn Wellert, DVM, senior lecturer, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences 
Bull Selection: Bruce Smith, district sales manager beef specialist, Coba/Select Sires
Pre-natal Cow and Calf Health: Garth Ruff, beef field specialist, Ohio State Extension
Dinner Provided by: Ohio Corn & Wheat

Register here for Harrison County: 

Cattlemen’s Academy events are free for OCA members. 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. Registration is strongly encouraged as there will be limited space at each Calving Clinic. 

For more information or to register, visit or call the OCA office at (614)873-6736.

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