Steer Pool Sale, Hartford Fair, Sat Aug 9th 2014 @11:00am

Attached below is the 2014 Buyer registration and sale brochure for Hartford Fair Livestock sale on Sat.

The 2013 Hartford Fair Steer Pool sale was a huge success due to all of the wonderful people and businesses that supported it. We would like to thank the following 2013 buyers and remind them that this years sale is Aug 9, 2014 starting at 11:00am.

Schmidts Sunoco, Mattingly Foods, Thomas and Sons, Flora’s Diesel, Bruce Farms, Buckenburger Farms, Mathew’s Ford, Marilyn Celmar, Velvet Ice Cream Co., Holmes Company, Weaver Farms, Richard Squire, Ronn Potts, Smith Dairy, A”Mays”ing Meats, Evolution Ag, Ohio Health Consortium, John Hinderer, Heimerl Farms, Layman Dairy, Hays Law, Marietta Construction, Eagle Wings Academy, Joe Robertson, Velocity IT Solutions, Dergakis, D&L Grain, Harold Bush Family, B. Carr Farms, Foreman Reality, Ohio Title, Key Property, and State Farm-Tad Dodderer.

A special Thanks goes out to Pearce Company for rounding all premium sale prices to a minimum of $1000 for the steer pool exhibitors which helped 10 exhibitors.

Attached is the 2014 sale info:

2014 Buyer Registration

2014 Sale Brochure

Exhibitors- don’t forget to send out your buyer letters.

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Steer Pool Meeting Updates, July 24, 2014, Johnstown High School Library Room

Our July 2014 Steer Pool meeting has been set for the 24th at Johnstown High School Library Room@ 7:00 pm. UPDATED: Meeting will be held in the high school library.  Enter through the Front Middle set of Doors- At front main parking lot- Not the doors near the gym as you would for a basketball games for the school is waxing floors in that end of the building. Hope to see everyone there. Good opportunity to makeup that meeting that you may missed earlier in the year do to scheduling conflicts. This will be the last meeting before our barn meeting on Sat Aug 2, 2014 @6:00.

Don’t forget to send out your buyer letters.  Steer Pool projects are selling first at 11:00am.

Attached is sale info:

2014 Buyer Registration

2014 Sale Brochure

Topics to be discussed:

Guest Speaker: Leah Dorman- Senior Director of Animal and Food Policy with Ohio Farm Bureau to discuss the “harmful groups” and how to handle them.

Steer Pool Advisors: Tim Reichert, Tad Dodderer, and Rod Bemiller will discuss the upcoming Hartford Fair details, completing your project books, the show ring, skillathon details, as well as to answer any questions that you may have concerning your project.

Mark Your Calendars:      July 24th, 2014 @ 7:00pm  Johnstown High School Library

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Steer Pool Fair Entries and Hoof Trimming

Completed and signed 2014 Hartford Fair steer pool entries are due to Rod BeMiller by Thursday, June 26, 2014. They can be turned in at Hoof Trimming this Sat or need to be mailed to Rodney to arrive by Thursday 6-26-14. (Post Mark by Tuesday 6-24-14 for arrival by Thursday).  Please contact Rodney at 740-967-6394 if not able to mail or deliver at hoof trimming.  Thank You.

2014 Steer Pool Entry Form

Mail Entries to: Rod Bemiller  12176 Edwards Road     Johnstown, Ohio    43031

Hoof Trimming is also this Sat. 6-21-14. Call Rodney at 740-967-6394 to schedule an appointment.  It is open to all 4H members.  Many spots still available.

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Harold Bush Memorial Steer Pool Scholarship

The Harold Bush family has just announced a wonderful opportunity for steer pool members.  Thanks to their wonderful generosity and thoughtfulness the Harold Bush Memorial Steer Pool Scholarship has been established.

PURPOSE: To acknowledge the achievements of a Hartford Fair Steer Pool member living within the Hartford Fair district who has shown outstanding achievement in Steer Pool, farming, cattle production, education, school activities and/or community involvement by assisting this individual in the pursuit of a post-secondary education or a farming or cattle production career.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: Minimum of one (1) non-renewable scholarship with a minimum amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) will be awarded.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a graduating senior, live within the Hartford Fair district and be a member of the Hartford Fair Steer Pool. Applicant must be pursuing an education in a two (2) or four (4) year program at an accredited and degree granting institution or a career in farming or cattle production.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The applicant will provide a completed application, including an essay as required on the application. The completed application may be mailed or hand delivered to Cheryl Bush at 8564 Sadie Thomas Road, Johnstown, Ohio 43031.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: on or before 5:00 p.m. July 18, 2014.

Please open the following attachment for all the rules and details.

Harold Bush Memorial Steer Pool Scholarship

The steer pool members as well as advisors would like to say Thank You to the Bush Family for their thoughtfulness and interest in the Steer Pool program.


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Steer Pool Hoof Trimming and Fair Entries- June 21, 2014

This years Hoof Trimming is scheduled for June 21, 2014 at the farm of Rod Bemiller.

Anyone interested must call Rod Bemiller at 740-967-6394 to schedule an appointment, which are scheduled 15 minutes apart with the first one starting at 8:00 am.

Cost is $25 per head.  A scale will be available to weigh your steer if desired.

Location:        Rod Bemiller 7462 Clover Valley Rd NW Johnstown, Ohio  43031

If you know anyone in another 4H club that would like to have their calves hooves trimmed, they are more than welcome to call Rod to schedule an appointment as well.


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a’MAYS’ing Meats- Thank You for a great Steer Pool Meeting

On Tuesday evening, March 11, 2014 the Licking County Steer Pool meeting was hosted by a’MAYS’ing Meats- Johnstown , Ohio.  We would like to thank Ernie Mays, owner of a’MAYS’ing Meats for demonstrating cutting up a side of beef, showing us what some of the different cuts look like, where they come from, and how they end up in that nice shrink wrapped package.  The demonstration was very good and is something everyone should witness to know where the different cuts of beef actually come from.

If you are looking to get your beef, hog, or lamb processed or just looking for your next steak for cooking on the grill, check out a’MAYS’ing Meats- Johnstown, Ohio. 740-967-1860

Thanks again. Below are some pictures from the event.


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2014 Steer Pool Quality Assurance Meeting Planned

This years steer pool quality assurance meeting will be held at Licking Valley High School on April 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm in Lecture Hall.

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Quality Assurance Dates Announced 2014

This years steer pool quality assurance meeting will be held at Licking Valley High School on April 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Lecture Hall.

If you are unable to attend the Steer Pool Q.A. Meeting there are plenty of opportuntunities to attend another quality assurance meeting throughout the county.  The following attachment lists those dates and times.

Quality Assurance and Photo Sessions-2014

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2014 Steer Pool Home Visits

Hope all steer pool exhibitors have been working with their steers.  Spring is right around the corner and this will be a great time to start washing those steers and possibly trimming those steers.  Now is a great time to practice trimming and grooming your steer.  Following this cold winter your will find that most steers have more abundant hair coat which a great platform for honing up on your trimming skills. As the temperature starts to rise the steers will shed this winter hair so now is the time to practice.

If you are planning to have a home visit, please contact an advisor soon to schedule your home visit.  Several days ago Josh and I visited the Pfister household for a home visit and found the entire family in the barn brushing, feeding and weighing their steers.

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Steer Pool meeting March 11, 2014 at aMAYSing Meats, Johnstown

The next meeting for the Licking County Steer Pool will be held March 11, 2014, 6:30 pm.

Location: aMAYSing Meats- Rt 62 Johnstown starts at 6:30 pm

Topic: Meat Processing 101- Discussion on cuts of beef and the location of those cuts, typical tools of a meat cutter, and what it takes to make a good cut of meat.  This should be very interesting and informative meeting. Hope to see everyone there.

If you are planning on having a home visit for your project, please get those scheduled with an advisor as soon as possible.

Steer Pool quality assurance meeting is in April at Licking Valley High School. More details to follow.

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