The Ohio Beef Council will hold a Beef 509 educational seminar at Ohio State University to raise awareness about beef production and what is required to produce a high-quality, consistent product.
The 2020 program will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 22 and 29.
The Feb. 22 program will include a live animal evaluation session, harvest demonstration, a rumen function and nutrition discussion, an animal disposition and carcass value presentation, a grid pricing discussion, a quality assurance overview and a review of current issues. Attendees will also have the opportunity to use what they have learned to evaluate cattle, and then buy them, in an auction simulation at a level that will net a profit when value is determined at the packing and market retail sectors.
Attending both sessions ‘critical’
In the Feb. 29 session, attendees will participate in a demonstration on carcass grading, as well as fabrication. There will also be a discussion on manufactured meat, and an update on the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and the Ohio Beef Council. The program will conclude with a review of the results from the combined sessions. It is critical to attend both sessions, as participants are assigned to teams that work together throughout the program.
The Beef 509 program is the result of a partnership with the Ohio Beef Council, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation, Ohio State University Extension and Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences.
For more information or to register, visit ohiocattle.org, call the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or contact Kagney Collins at the Ohio Beef Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.