MARYSVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) hosted the Best of the Buckeye shows at the Ohio State Fair, which ran from from July 29 to Aug. 9. The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by OCA and held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair. The Ohio State Fair had a strong show with more than 200 head of cattle nominated by youth and breeders, adding more registered animals to the show.
Nate Herr of Metamora took third overall with a Maine-Anjou Steer. The breeder was Lance Utt/JRD Show Cattle of Mantua, Ohio. Herr received a total premium of $100.
Every winning Best of the Buckeye exhibitor received a basic premium of $300 for champion, $200 for reserve champion, and $100 for third overall. Ohio breed associations also contributed additional premiums.
The program recognizes top Ohio bred, born and registered calves, along with the breeder and exhibitor, in each breed division at the two shows. Best of the Buckeye provides Ohio seed stock breeders with an enhanced marketing opportunity for Ohio bred, born and registered steers and heifers, creates a source of more moderately priced show steers and heifers by providing a program with awards and prestige and attracts new participants interested in showing at the Ohio Beef Expo and/or the Ohio State Fair.