The organizational meeting for the 2016-17 Hartford Fair Steer Pool is Oct 4, 2016 at New Covenant Community Church, 4808 Johnstown Utica Rd( STRT 62) Johnstown , Ohio @7:00 pm
For more information please see the attached letter.
Please inform anyone that you may know that is interested in having a steer project this next year. This is a great opportunity for our 4H Youth. Thanks to Farm Credit, the past 2 years they have offered the kids interest free loans for the purchase price of the steers. The kids only out of pocket cost is feed and supplies.
Steer and feed prices are lower than they have been for many years. This hopefully will give the kids an opportunity to make a nice profit and at the same time learn about what it takes to select, raise, care for, and show a market steer.
The 2016 Hartford Fair is now a memory but the its just the beginning of the next one. We would like to thank everyone that participated in this years steer pool show and encourage each of you to find someone to join the program with you for next year. The steer pool program was started in 1959 and is the only one in the state of its kind. The idea behind it was to take a steer project from beginning to end, and especially to give everyone a level playing field and to help the kids learn the aspects of raising and showing a market steer.
The carcass show for this years project will be held on August 18, 2016 @6:30pm. Location is aMAYSing Meats in Johnstown. Hope to see everyone there. As well as seeing how your steer graded other awards are also announced and distributed at this time.
The original meeting schedule provided at selection day was for a meeting to take place July 21, 2016 at Johnstown High School @6:30 pm. Do to construction this meeting could not take place there. We are going to still have this meeting on July 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm for those that had the original meeting in their schedules, but it is going to be held at New Covenant Community Church at 8408 Johnstown Utica Rd, Johnstown, OH. We will be providing help with completing your record book as well as providing practice for the upcoming skillathon. We will be discussing the upcoming fair events and schedules and answer any questions that anyone may have.
Second chance to attend a meeting will be on Sunday, July 24, 2016 @12:00 Noon, at the Hartford Fair Steer Pool Barn. We will be discussing the upcoming fair events and schedules and answer any questions that anyone may have. We will also be power washing and installing the divider gates and kick boards. Please mark it on your calendar and plan on attending one or both of these meeting.
The steer pool is offering hoof trimming this year at the Woosley Farm. Please contact David Woosley at 740-967-7163 to schedule a appointment for Saturday, June 18, 2016. He will need to know the total number of head you are planning to bring so we can schedule your arrival time. Cost is $25 per head.
The 2016 Quality Assurance meeting for Licking County Steer Pool is set for April 7, 2016 @6:30 pm. Location is Northridge High School.
Hope to see everyone there for a fun and informative meeting.
Your home visits are also do by April 1 and counts for a meeting. Contact your advisor to get that completed if you haven’t already.
The results for the Outstanding Exhibitor awards for 2015 Steer Pool were handed out at our meeting today at Heath Bowling Lanes. Outstanding Exhibitor Awards are calculated by a formula which takes into account your live placing, carcass placing, project book, showmanship, skillathon, etc. and there are 3 age groups. All 3 age groups final scores where extremely close. The junior category was separated by only 1/10th of a point, intermediate 10 points, and senior group 13 points.
We would like to congratulate everyone for their hard work and dedication over the past year and the following 3 people were presented their outstanding exhibitor awards at today’s meeting.
2015 Junior Outstanding Exhibitor award went to Hailey Bush
2015 Intermediate Outstanding Exhibitor Award went to Brock Pfister
2015 Senior Outstanding Exhibitor Award went to Justin Bush
I hope everyone is working with their steer and that he is healthy and growing. The advisors would like to do a home visit to see just how your project is coming along and if you have any questions. The 2016 steer pool home visits must be completed between Jan 1 and April 1, 2016 and will count toward a meeting attended. The following list shows which advisor is assigned to which group of steer pool members. Please call your advisor soon and schedule a home visit.
Attached is the form which is to be completed during visit if there is not one in your project folder. Steer Pool Home Visit Form
Randi Williams Kevin Piper 740-967-8426
Hailey Bush. Brian Bemiller 740-817-3617
David Woosley Rod Bemiller 740-967-6394
Brock Pfister Dan Dickson 740-877-7060
Cole McMillen Daniel Alexander 740-404-4874
Jamie Holtz. David Woosley 740-967- 7163
The first meeting of 2016 for the Licking County Steer Pool will be held at Park Lanes in Heath, on Sunday Jan 17, 2016 from 2-4 pm.
Cost $10 per person- 2 Hours of unlimited bowling- 6 bowlers per lane which will include shoe rental, pizza and pitcher pop per lane. Hope to see everyone there for a good time. Let us know how your steer is doing. We will be available to answer any questions which you might have about your project. Also start scheduling you home visit for this winter.
Attached are a few pictures from selection day October 25, 2015.
The 2015-2016 steer pool selection is fast approaching. Selection is Sunday, Oct 25 with 1:00 selection start time. Please plan on arriving between 12:15 and 12:45 for getting registered.
Selection Location: Claylick Run Farms 11970 Cross Road Newark, Ohio 43056
We also have an exciting opportunity again this year with Farm Credit – Mid America. Roger Smith with Farm Credit has worked on securing financing for purchasing your steer. It will be made available to all participants with very minimal fee if any. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity on selection day. If you have questions and would like to talk with Roger Smith before Sunday, please contact him at the Utica Office 740-892-3338.
The Licking County Steer Pool organizational meeting is Monday, Sept 28, 2015 @7:00pm
Location: New Covenant Church, 8408 Johnstown-Utica Rd NW, Johnstown, OH 43031
Deposits this year will again be $75 due at meeting or before 10-5-15 for entering the steer pool selection for the 2015-2016 year.