Best of the Buckeye Ohio Beef Expo nominations due March 1

Staff report

MARYSVILLE — The Ohio Beef Expo is quickly approaching. Best of the Buckeye cattle who are nominated for this event prior to March 1 will incur a $25 per head nomination fee. Cattle may be nominated up until the Ohio Beef Expo for an increased late nomination fee of $75 and can be nominated for both the Ohio Beef Expo and the Ohio State Fair by March 1, 2016, for a rate of $40. The breeder or exhibitor may submit the nomination forms and fee for the Best of the Buckeye nominations. For nomination forms visit Completed nomination forms may be sent to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 10600 U.S. 42, Marysville, OH 43040.

The Best of the Buckeye program is hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and the Ohio State Fair, and recognizes top-placing Ohio bred, born and registered calves, along with the breeder and exhibitor, in each breed division at the two shows. Thanks to generous sponsors, $45,000 will be presented during 2016 in the form of premiums at the two shows, scholarships and awards. This year’s sponsors are Garwood Cattle Company, heifer division; Jones Show Cattle & R.D. Jones Excavating, steer division; and Franklin Equipment, scholarship division.

The program was started to provide Ohio seedstock breeders an additional marketing opportunity, create a source for moderately priced show steers and heifers by providing a program with awards and prestige, and to attract new participants interested in showing at the Ohio Beef Expo and/or the Ohio State Fair.

Best of the Buckeye cattle must be registered and bred by an Ohio cattleman and born in state. Embryo transfer calves and calves out of purchased bred cows are eligible if they were born in Ohio and list an Ohio cattleman as the breeder. Best of the Buckeye nominations can be made by the breeder or the exhibitor.

Best of the Buckeye exhibitor rules along with additional nomination details are available at or by contacting the OCA office. For more information, contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736, email

Staff report