Steer Pool Meeting, March 17, 2015 @ aMAYSing Meats

The next steer pool meeting is being held on March 17, 2015 at aMAYSing Meats, on Route 62 in Johnstown @6:00pm

Topics to be discussed: Meat Processing 101- Demonstration on cuts of beef, location of those cuts of beef, typical tools of a meat cutter, and what makes a good cut of meat.

Hope to see everyone there.  Also don’t forget about your home visits.






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Steer Pool Home Visit and Jan 18 2015 meeting reminder

Please check out info on Jan 18, 2015 meeting at Heath Bowling Alley and begin calling to set up your home visit.

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Steer Pool Bowling Party, Jan 18, 2015, Park Lanes Heath

The January steer pool meeting has been set for Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 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.

Watch for more info about Steer Pool Alumni.

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Steer Pool Selection, 2014, Sunday Oct 26 @1:00, Claylick Farms

The 2014-2015 steer pool selection is fast approaching.  Selection is Sunday, Oct 26 @1:00 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

NEW opportunity-Please see below:

We also have an exciting opportunity this year with Farm Credit – Mid America.  Roger Smith with Farm Credit has worked on securing financing for purchasing your steer which will be available option to all participants with very minimal fee.  More details to follow but this is very exciting news which we hope many will take advantage of 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.  I hope to be able to post more info as I receive it from Roger.


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Reminder- Steer Pool Organizational Meeting- Sept 22, 2014

This years organizational meeting set for Sept 22, 2014.

Steer Pool Organizational Meeting 2014-2015 Year

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2014 – 2015 Steer Pool Organizational Meeting, Monday- September 22, 2014

Please see attachment for information on this years organizational meeting set for Sept 22, 2014.

Steer Pool Organizational Meeting 2014-2015 Year

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Steer Pool Carcass Show, Live Show, and Sale Results 2014

Attached are the results for the 2014 Steer Pool live show, carcass show, and sale.  The carcass show was informative and interesting again this year and we would like to thank Dr. Parrott for his time in judging and gathering the data for the carcass show.

2013-2014 Steer Pool Carcass Results

2013-2014 Steer Pool Sale Results

2013-2014 Steer Pool Ultrasound Results

We would also like to thank all of the buyers that supported this years steer pool sale.

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Steer Pool Skill-a-thon 2014 Reminder, Sat Aug 2, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014 we held a meeting at Johnstown High School to discuss the upcoming fair, skill-a-thon, steer sale, preparing for the show, carcass show, completing project books, and a few other items.  It was a very informative meeting with approx 50 people in attendance. Thanks to Tad, Tim, Rodney, and Amy for a very good meeting.

Reminder: Steer Pool Quality Assurance for 2014 will be held this Sat from 1-4:00pm in the Hartford Fair FFA building. Please bring your completed project books, completed dunf form, and signed livestock owners certificate.

Remind your friends to sign up at the entrance of the steer pool barn if they are interested in being in the program next year.  We need all the new members we can get.  Beef prices are going higher and corn prices are steady or lower.  A good combination for raising beef steers. Deposits for next years calves will be due by our Sept organizational meeting with selection following in Nov.

Also there will be a sign up sheet which will need to be filled out with everyone’s names wishing to attend the carcass show.

Steerpool Meeting

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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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