Junior showmen competed in two showmanship contests at the 2012 Ohio Beef Expo on March 16-17 in Columbus. The competitions, held at the Ohio Expo Center, featured four age divisions. Awards for the two competitions totaled more than $5,000 and were sponsored by Green Oak Farms. Friday’s competition was judged Patrick and Sara Kober of Indiana, with more than 125 participants. Chan and Tonya Phillips of Kentucky judged Saturday’s competition, which included more than 280 participants.
Ottawa County’s Colton Northrup placed eighth in Saturday’s intermediate division.
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and is the state’s spokesperson and issues manager for all segments of the beef cattle industry including cattle breeders, producers and feeders. It is the grass roots policy development organization for the beef business. Through the OCA, cattle producers work to create a positive business environment, while providing consumers with a safe and wholesome product.