Shorthorn University Comes to Ohio


The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) is bringing Shorthorn University 2008 to the Buckeye State over the weekend of July 25 – 27. Shorthorn University aims to broaden breeders’ awareness of the entire beef industry in an effort to give attendees contact with influential leaders and offer opportunities to build relationships with fellow cattlemen.


The tour has grown considerably in recent years, drawing Shorthorn breeders and commercial breeders alike, and this year ASA has collaborated with breeders from Ohio to share industry techniques, resources, and to broaden attendees’ industry knowledge base.


“Shorthorn ‘U’ has had great participation in the past and it is a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn something,” says Cody Nelson, Western Regional Director for the ASA. “I encourage all ASA members, as well as commercial cattlemen, to attend this tour and see what methods other breeders use that can help them with their own herds.”


The weekend will kick off Friday, July 25, 2008, at The Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Science, and feature speakers on cow size and efficiency and export markets, followed by herd visits to large and small programs utilizing rotational grazing, winter grazing, and cooperated herds. I’ll be broadcasting live from Shorthorn U on the 25th.


The registration deadline for the event is Friday, July 11. Additional information, schedule, and registration form can be found at or by contacting the ASA at 1.877.272.0686.