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2018 Ohio State Fair Market Beef Show results




 




Judge Brandon Callis, Oklahoma

 

Class 1 Angus

Champ: Carly Sanders, Highland

Res. Champ: Erica Snook, Noble

 

Class 2 Chianina

  1. Caroline Blay, Portage
  2. Taylor Poff, Geauga

 

Class 3 Chianina

  1. Delaney Jones, Allen
  2. Kimberly Winner, Darke

 

Champ: Delaney Jones, Allen

Res. Champ: Kimberly Winner, Darke

 

Class 4 Hereford

  1. Alexis Shaw, Tuscarawas
  2. Caroline Vonderhaar, Preble

 

Class 5 Hereford

  1. Franklin Kinney, Logan
  2. Adeline Kendle, Tuscarawas

 

Champ. Hereford: Franklin Kinney, Logan

Res. Champ Hereford: Alexis Shaw, Tuscarawas

 

Class 6 Maine-Anjou

  1. Elizabeth Heintz, Hardin
  2. Austin Sorgen, Van Wert

 

Class 7 Maine-Anjou

  1. Colby Watson, Champaign
  2. Harrison Blay, Portage

 

Champ. Main-Anjou: Elizabeth Heintz, Hardin

Res. Champ Maine-Anjou: Colby Watson, Champaign

 

Class 8 Shorthorn

Champ. Shorthorn: Kate Hornyak, Geauga

Res. Champ Shorthorn: Taylor Muhlenkamp, Mercer

 

Class 9 Shorthorn Plus

Champ: Kassidy Thompson, Miami

Res. Champ: Mallory Peter, Defiance

 

Class 10 Simmental

Champ Simmental: Carter McCauley, Guernsey

Res.

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Rabbit Sale breaks records again at Ohio State Fair

Setting a new record at the Ohio State Fair, the Grand Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Josh Morgan, from Ross Country, sold for $6,900 to Show-Rite and Hubbard Feeds, Inc. and their network of dealers. The Reserve Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Colin Tackett, of Miami County, also set a new record and sold for $4,600, bought by Turner Oil and Gas Properties and Antero Resources and the Ohio Market Rabbit Producers Association. The top 30 exhibitors from the show were awarded premiums. Third place received $1,000, fourth place received $600, fifth place received $400, places six through 15 received $250 and places 16 to 30 received $125.

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2018 Ohio State Fair Poultry results

 

Market Turkeys

 

 

Class 1

  1. Johnathan Woodward, Coshocton Co.
  2. Carter Henderson, Logan Co.

 

Class 2

  1. Maribeth Pozderac, Knox Co.
  2. Elizabeth Aleshire, Fayette Co.
  3. Hanna Shafer, Miami Co.

 

Class 3

  1. Myah Jones, Clinton Co.
  2. Allison Kinney, Logan Co.
  3. Mitchell Jensen, Fairfield Co.

 

Class 4

  1. Jozie Jones, Clinton Co.
  2. Mason Jackson, Logan Co.

 

 

 

Market Chickens

  1. Allison Davis, Carroll Co.
  2. Meghan O’Reilly, Geauga Co.
  3. Emma Preston, Fairfield Co.
  4. Anita Ruggles, Huron Co.
  5. Sophia Preston, Fairfield Co.

 

 

 

 

Class 1

  1. Meghan O’Reilly, Geauga Co.
  2. Emma Preston, Fairfield Co.

 

Class 2

  1. Seth Abel, Licking Co.
  2. Kori Marvin, Union Co.

 

 

Class 3

  1. Rachel O’Reilly, Geauga Co.
  2. Lauren Preston, Fairfield Co.

 

Class 4

  1. Allison Davis, Carroll Co.
  2. Sophia Preston, Fairfield

 

Class 5

  1. Jenna Goddard, Fayette Co.
  2. Anita Ruggles, Huron Co.
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Cattle industry issues will be discussed this week at Summer Business Meeting

More than 600 cattle industry leaders will be attending the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver this week to help create direction for critical industry programs. The meeting is taking place Aug. 1-4.
The event includes meetings of cattlemen and women representing the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen and National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Among the purposes of the yearly conference is to create a framework for checkoff and policy efforts on behalf of U.S. cattle producers for the upcoming fiscal year, which for NCBA and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board begins Oct. 1.
Keynoter at the Thursday, Aug. 2, Opening General Session will be Tom Hayes, president and CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc., the country’s largest food company. Leading Tyson since 2016, Hayes has been focused on creating shared value and addressing societal needs and challenges in a way that benefits company stakeholders. He will engage with General Session attendees in a lively, informal discussion of topics of prime importance to the entire beef community.

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Margin Protection Program update

By Dianne Shoemaker, Field Specialist, Dairy Production Economics

The Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP) underwent a substantial change earlier this year resulting from language included in the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act. Program enrollment was re-opened from April 9 through June 8, 2018. Significant changes benefiting dairy farmers included a one million pound increase in a farm’s production history eligible for new Tier 1 premium rates. This change meant that the first 5 million pounds of a farm’s annual production history was eligible for substantially reduced premiums. Tier 2 premiums applicable to any production history above 5 million pounds remained unchanged. Other changes included monthly margin calculations and payments of any indemnities, and the 2018 sign-up being retroactive to 1/1/18.

As a result of these changes and 2018’s challenging milk prices, 888 Ohio dairy farms enrolled in the updated MPP program according to the Ohio Farm Service Agency. By July 26, 876 of those farms had been approved.

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Dairy photo highlights and results

Photos by Lea Kimley.

Holstein

Total animals shown: 111
Exhibitors: 65

 

YRP Grand Champion (Senior Champion)
Exhibitor: Kris Ackley
Animal: Chakelburg Evasion Kaught
Sire: Belthuis SG Envision- ETS

DOB: 2.21.2014

 

YRP Reserve Grand Champion (Senior Res. Champion)
Exhibitor: Taylor Birkemeier
Animal: Marste Gold Chip Cher
Sire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip

DOB: 03.01.2014

 

YRP Intermediate Champion
Exhibitor: Garrett Havens
Animal: Brookview Sid Loverslane
Sire: Pine-Tree Sid-ET

 

YRP Reserve Intermediate Champion
Exhibitor: Brennan Topp
Animal: Toppglen Defiant Wowwee
Sire: Scientific B Defiant-ET

 

Junior Holstein Champion

Exhibitor: Tim Gunkleman

Animal: Savage-Leigh Gotta Look-E

Sire: Pine Tree Sid- ET

 

Junior Holstein Res. Champion

Exhibitor: David Miley

Animal: Milry Avalanche Genessee

Sire: Dymentholm Mr App Avala

 

Senior Showmanship (15 and over)
1. Marrisa Topp

  1. David Miley
  2. Tim Gunkelman
  3. Victoria Deam
  4. Cole Pond

 

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)
1. Olivia Finke

  1. Emily Deam
  2. Lauren Lameroux
  3. Logan Topp
  4. Grace Gunkleman

 

Junior Showmanship (11 and under)
1.

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2018 Junior Market Lamb Sale

 

All exhibitors in the 2018 Market Lamb Sale got at least $975 with contributions from the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and LEAD Council Banner Booster Program including Apex Clean Energy, Fowler Family Southdowns, Backwoods Farm, Reynolds Club Lambs, Black Thunder Breaking Donkey’s — Garrett Krasula, Emma Matthews Photography, Tom Butler Farms, Amstutz Club Lambs, Kalmbach Feeds, Umbarger Feeds, Elvin Elifritz Double E Dorsets, Johnson Show Lambs.

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2018 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Lamb results

 

Hampshire

Champ: Grant Johnson, Wayne Co.

Res. Champ: Weston Stevens, Ross Co.

Shropshire

Champ: Chase Eisenhauer, Huron Co.

Res. Champ: Craig Schiff, Clinton Co.

Southdowns

Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.

Res. Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.

Suffolk

Champion: Jordan Collom, Clinton Co.

Res. Champion: Carter Lampe, Wood Co.

Dorset

Champion: McKala Grauel, Hardin Co.

Res. Champion: Alaine Brenke, Lorain Co.

Oxford

Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.

Res. Champion: Hayden Harriman, Richland Co.

AOB

Champion: Jacob Roeth, Miami Co.

Res. Champion: Linsey Eddy, Union Co.

Brockle-face

Champion: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co.

Res. Champion: London Reichert, Darke

Natural Colored

Champion: Ian Johnson, Union Co.

Res. Champion: Caleb Stone, Miami Co.

Grade

Champ: Bailee Amstutz, Union County

Res. Champ: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co.

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2018 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Lamb photo highlights

 

Photos by Lea Kimley.

Judge Gene Winn, New Mexico sorted through more than 750 market lambs in nine breed classes and the grade crossbred lambs. Here are the results.

Grand Champion Market Lamb: Grant Johnson, Wayne Co. (Champion Hampshire)

Res. Grand Champion Market Lamb: Bailee Amstutz, Union Co. (Champion Grade

Third Overall: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co. (Res. Champion Grade)

Fourth Overall: Ian Johnson, Union Co. (Champion Natural Color)

Fifth overall: Weston Stevens, Ross Co. (Res. Champion Hampshire)

Hampshire

Champ: Grant Johnson, Wayne Co.

Res. Champ: Weston Stevens, Ross Co.

 

Shropshire

Champ: Chase Eisenhauer, Huron Co.

Res. Champ: Craig Schiff, Clinton Co.

 

Southdowns

Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.

Res. Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.

 

Suffolk

Champion: Jordan Collom, Clinton Co.

Res. Champion: Carter Lampe, Wood Co.

 

Dorset

Champion: McKala Grauel, Hardin Co.

Res. Champion: Alaine Brenke, Lorain Co.

 

Oxford

Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.

Res. Champion: Hayden Harriman, Richland Co.

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Big numbers for the big horses at the Ohio State Fair

By Matt Reese

Cattle people love cattle shows and hog people love hog shows but pretty much everyone loves draft horse shows. And, fortunately for those in Ohio, the Ohio State Fair has five impressive days showcasing the largest livestock on the grounds.

The Ohio State Fair draft horse competitions are among the top in country.

“It truly is outstanding. I see it grow every year. I am so proud of it and I think it is great entertainment for all of our visitors who come to the Fair,” said Virgil Strickler, Ohio State Fair manager. “They get those horses decked out in their harnesses and the wagons they are pulling — that is just something you don’t see every day. And to see those six-horse hitches out there in the coliseum at one time for the Governor’s Cup is just phenomenal.”

In the background of those impressive horses at the Ohio State Fair is Ron Mack, who has served as the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse Superintendent since 2001.

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Ohio State Fair; a place to get “meals served by the Ohio farmers who grow it!”

By Stan Smith, Fairfield County PA, OSU Extension

 

The free market system will ultimately have a significant voice in how our farm animals are managed . . . the bottom line is that our clientele wants to know more about the food we are producing.

Those words were shared eight years ago by John Grimes as he discussed the 2010 agreement that initiated the creation of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Little has changed today in that regard, and little is expected to change anytime soon. With the majority of our consuming public two, three, or even four generations removed from the farm, whether we like it or not, public concern for how our food is produced, by whom, and the sustainability of methods we use is the reality of the world we presently live in. As we consider how best to share with consumers our story regarding the daily care and efficient production of livestock and the wholesome nutrition it provides the diet, perhaps one of the best opportunities we have begins next Wednesday with the opening of the Ohio State Fair.

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May beef exports shatter value record while pork exports trend lower

U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May while also increasing significantly year-over-year in volume, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). May pork exports were lower than a year ago, though January-May totals for U.S. pork remained ahead of last year’s pace.

Beef export volume was 117,871 metric tons (mt) in May, the sixth-largest on record, valued at a remarkable $722.1 million, which surpassed the previous monthly high (March 2018) by a healthy 4% and was 24% higher than a year ago. Through the first five months of 2018, beef exports were up 10% in volume to 547,157 mt while export value was $3.32 billion, 21% above last year’s record pace.

Exports accounted for 13.6% of total beef production in May, up from 13% a year ago. For muscle cuts only, the%age exported was 11.1%, up from 10% last year.

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Ohio State’s Greer a member of the 2018 #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Team

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net

The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team. The program, now in its fourth year, partners with students who are earning a degree in agriculture and allows them to help share the stories of pig farmers all across the U.S.

“These students are interested in our industry and want to tell our story so we will bring them in for training and give them the tools that they need to do so,” said Claire Masker, communications director with the National Pork Board. “At the end of the program, they will all receive a scholarship to go toward their tuition and fees at their university.”

Social media is ingrained in the lives of young people. Masker says this is a tool to tell the story of pig farming.

“In our social networks, if you are on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Snapchat, a lot of people that follow you probably aren’t involved in agriculture or in pig farming,” Masker said.

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Agricultural nutrients targeted in Clean Lake 2020 Bill and Kasich executive order

By Peggy Hall, Asst. Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law, Ohio State University

Recent actions by the Ohio legislature and Governor Kasich will affect the management of agricultural nutrients in Ohio. The Ohio General Assembly has passed “Clean Lake 2020” legislation that will provide funding for reducing phosphorous in Lake Erie. Governor Kasich signed the Clean Lake 2020 bill on July 10, in tandem with issuing Executive Order 2018—09K, “Taking Steps to Protect Lake Erie.” The two actions aim to address the impact of agricultural nutrients on water quality in Lake Erie.

The Clean Lake 2020 legislation provides funding for the following:

  • $20 million in FY 2019 for a Soil and Water Phosphorus Program in the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). In utilizing the funds, ODA must consult with the Lake Erie Commission and the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission to establish programs that help reduce total phosphorus and dissolved reactive phosphorus in the Western Lake Erie Basin and must give priority to sub-watersheds that are highest in total phosphorus and dissolved reactive phosphorus nutrient loading.
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Cattlemen press for USDA oversight of on lab-grown meat

Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, used remarks at a public meeting to advocate for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of lab-grown fake meat products. Hosted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the stated goal of the public meeting was to provide interested parties and the public with an opportunity to comment on the technology and regulations related to lab-grown meat technology. However, despite existing federal laws which designate USDA as the primary oversight body of lab-grown fake meat, USDA was not afforded a role in the public meeting.

“NCBA applauds the pointed questions FDA has posed regarding risks, hazards and manufacturing methods of lab-grown meat food products,” Beck said. “However, the appropriate agency to ask the questions under discussion today is the agency that will ultimately have jurisdiction over lab-grown meat food products. Any fair reading of the law places lab-grown meat food products within the primary jurisdiction of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.”

Beck also explained why USDA jurisdiction is crucial for ensuring that lab-grown fake meat products are safe for consumers.

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Farmers flocking to meet the demand for lamb

The high slopes of southeast Ohio and other parts of the state are suited more for grazing animals than for row crops.

“You can put cattle and sheep across those areas and make it productive land,” said Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA).

Many have. Across the state, the number of sheep flocks has grown in the past decade in response to an increasing demand for lamb meat. Much of the growth has been among Amish farmers in several counties, some of them former dairy producers who took up raising sheep for a chance at higher profits, High said.

Some cattle producers have recently started grazing sheep on the same pasture as their cattle. And in cities and suburbs in northeast Ohio, some are using lambs to trim their grass instead of pulling out the lawn mower, said Christine Gelley, Ohio State University Extension educator in Noble County.

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Impressive numbers attend American Dairy Goat Association 2018 National Show in Columbus

By Matt Reese

The American Dairy Goat Association’s 2018 National Show was held last week at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The event ran from June 23 to 30 and drew exhibitors from across the country. It was among the largest national dairy goat shows ever with nine breeds represented.

“We are so excited to have people here in Ohio. We have more than 3,200 animals entered from across the country it is the biggest we’ve ever had,” said Robin Saum, the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) president from Fairfield County. “It rotates around the country and our local group, the Southwest Ohio Dairy Goat Association, has been planning this show for over two years. It is a big deal. Once a year we have an ADGA National Show. People from all over the country attend and this is the largest entry we have ever had in a National Show.

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Livestock groups urge swift passage of ESA Amendments of 2018

The Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) urged swift passage of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. The amendments, introduced by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, are based on the Western Governor Association Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative bipartisan policy recommendations.

In a letter of support, PLC President Dave Eliason, NCBA President Kevin Kester, and ASI President Mike Corn stated:

“As the nation’s largest non-governmental bloc of land managers, ranchers take great pride in their integral role in species conservation and recovery. For generations, livestock producers have been dedicated to improving the health of landscapes where wildlife call home. Over the years, they have grown frustrated by the lack of commonsense ESA implementation and being put on the sidelines while those decisions are made. This legislation will help bring them back to the table to craft recovery plans that are workable and produce favorable results.”

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Manure application on double-crop soybeans

By Glen Arnold, CCA, Ohio State University Extension

Wheat fields will be harvested in Ohio soon and some farmers will plant double-crop soybeans. In recent years there has been more interest from livestock producers in applying manure to newly planted soybeans to provide moisture to help get the crop to emerge.

Both swine and dairy manure can be used to add moisture to newly planted soybeans. It’s important that the soybeans were properly covered with soil when planted to keep a barrier between the salt and nitrogen in the manure and the germinating soybean seed. It’s also important that livestock producers know their soil phosphorus levels, and the phosphorus in the manure being applied, so soil phosphorus levels are kept an acceptable range.

An acre-inch of water is 27,154 gallons. The application of 10,000 gallons per acre of dairy manure would be about 0.37 inches of moisture. The application of 7,000 gallons of swine manure would be about 0.26 inches of moisture.

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