MARYSVILLE, Ohio — 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 September. 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 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served first. The dates, locations and special guests for each clinic are as follows:
Date: Sept. 1, 2021
Location: Butler County, Collinsville, Ohio
Address: Milford Township Community Center, 5113 Huston Road, Collinsville, Ohio 45004
Calving Simulator: Alvaro Garcia-Guerra, PhD, DVM, assistant professor, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences
Bull Selection: John Grimes, Maplecrest Farms, former beef field specialist, Ohio State Extension
Pre-natal Cow and Calf Health: Jake Osborn, sr. territory manager, Ruminant Division – Merck Animal Health
Dinner Sponsor: Merck Animal Health
Date: Sept. 8, 2021
Location: Tuscarawas County, Strasburg, Ohio
Address: Carrollton Farmers Exchange, Strasburg Branch, 9332 U.S. 250, Strasburg, Ohio 44680
Calving Simulator: Shawn Wellert, DVM, senior lecturer, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences
Bull Selection: Aaron Arnett, director of beef genetics, ST Genetics
Pre-natal Cow and Calf Health: Patricia Parrish, DVM, Ridgeview Reproductive Services
Dinner Sponsor: Carrollton Farmers Exchange and CYA Exchange LLC
Date: Sept. 16, 2021
Location: Adams County, West Union, Ohio
Address: Ohio Valley Career Center, 175 Lloyd Rd., West Union, Ohio 45693
Calving Simulator: Justin Kieffer, DVM, clinical veterinarian, professional practice associate professor, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences
Bull Selection: Garth Ruff, beef field specialist, Ohio State Extension
Pre-natal Cow and Calf Health: Taylor Engle, DVM, MS and Trey Gellert, DVM, Four Star Vets
Dinner Provided by: Vocational Home Ec. Program.
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 ohiocattle.org or call the OCA office at (614)873-6736.
— Ohio Cattlemen’s Association
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