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With More Than 11,000 Head Entered, Cattlemen's Congress Livestock Show is Considered Essential to The Nation's Food Supply
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:42:11 CST
The inaugural Cattlemenís Congress is underway at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City and Jarold Callahan, president of Express Ranches and a member of the Cattlemenís Congress board of directors, said they have more than 11,000 head of cattle entered.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Jarold Callahan
Work on the Cattlemenís Congress began last fall when the historic Denver National Western Stock show was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Callahan said Oklahoma City is centrally located and with Oklahoma National Stockyards and OKC West, the two biggest markets in the country located here, this is a good fit for the stock show.
We have almost twice as many entries as Denver had last year, Callahan said.
When you add up the total number of head, we have over 11,000 head entered, he said.
Helping add to the numbers was the cancellation of the Ft. Worth stock show.
With Denver and Ft. Worth both cancelling, our entries have really exploded, Callahan said.
We have reached out to the Governorís office and he has been extremely supportive as well has Agriculture Secretary Blayne Arthur and other state and local officials.
Callahan made it clear they will enforce mask wearing and social distancing.
There are 22 sales in conjunction with the show and there is no admittance fee for visitors.
This is a national show for a lot of the breeds and the cattle industryís future genetics will be on full display.
This show will feature a lot of the future genetics in terms of the bulls and females that positively impacts the U.S. food supply, Callahan said.
This show is an essential part of the food supply and the cattle industry in the U.S., he said.
There will be junior shows in many of the breeds along with national sales with the best genetics offered for sale, he said.
Itís an important function for the cattle industry, great for the local economy and weíre excited about it, he added.
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