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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Steer Pool meeting at Park Lanes Heath huge success, Jan 19, 2014

On Jan 19th the Licking County Steer Pool enjoyed the first meeting of 2014 and it was a huge success.  The kids along with several of the parents enjoyed 2 hours of unlimited bowling included was pizza and pop. Thanks to Park Lanes Heath for great hospitality. We had roughly 22 bowlers while many others enjoyed catching up with old friends swapping stories about this years bitterly cold temps, sports, their 4h projects, etc.  Our next meeting will be at AMAYsing Meats Johnstown in March.  More details to follow.


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Steer Pool Meeting, Jan 19, 2014, Bowling at Park Lanes

The January steer pool meeting has been set for Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 at Park Lanes- Heath from 2-4pm. 2 hours of bowling. Cost is $10 per bowler which includes 2 hours unlimited bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop.

Hope to see everyone there for a fun afternoon of bowling. Let us know how your steer project is doing.  If you are having any issues with your steer, please bring it up at the meeting so we can help.

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A Big Thank You to the 2013 Hartford Fair Steer Pool Buyers

The Hartford Fair Steer Pool sale is a huge success due to all of the wonderful people and businesses that support the sale each and every year.  We would like to thank the following 2013 buyers.

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.

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Hartford Fair Steer Pool Selection 2013

The 2013 steer pool selection will take place November 3, 2013 at Claylick Run Farms- Newark. Registration starts at 12:30 pm and selection will begin at 1:00 pm Rain or Shine.

Location is 11970 Cross Rd at corner of Cross and Straddens Bridge Rd. Newark, Ohio.

Dr. Kreuger will be on hand prior to selection for routine checking and vaccinating of each steer.  Thank you Dr. Kreuger.

Payment for each steer will need to be made out to the farm in which it came from following selection.

January meeting has been set for Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 at Park Lanes- Heath from 2-4pm.  2 hours of bowling. Cost is $10 per bowler which includes 2 hours unlimited bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop.  Hope to see everyone there for a fun afternoon.


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