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Make Plans to Attend Cattlemen's Congress if You're in the Cattle Business
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 10:41:00 CST
The second annual Cattlemen’s Congress has it all; from 24 breeds, set to account for nearly 10,000 head of cattle, countless shows, superior genetics and several cattle sales, all set to take place at Oklahoma City’s top-tier facility. Parking is free and the trade show has been custom-built for the cattle industry by the cattle industry. Come one, come all!
Listen to Ron's conversation with Tyler here.
Tyler Norvell, a member of the Board of Directors for Cattlemen’s Congress, described the trade show to Ron Hays, senior broadcaster for the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network, as a miniature National Finals Rodeo trade show.
“We do have the western bling,” Norvell joked. “Trade show people from all over the country are coming here. A lot of folks that were at the NFR are coming here now.”
Even better than the trade show is the large pool of genetics that will be available for purchase at one of the 20 sales set to take place at Cattlemen’s Congress.
“12 or 13 of them have actual live cattle that will sell,” Norvell said. “The rest of them will be genetics or cattle on video. You can buy a bull, cow, heifer - whatever you want. In the pen bull and pen-heifer shows, those are usually cattle that are brought to display and (go on) to be sold in production sales in the spring or fall.”
Part of the beauty of the Cattlemen’s Congress is the networking opportunities it provides for cattle folks. Norvell said the show gives producers a chance to show off their cattle in hopes of attracting new customers who hope to improve and diversify their herd genetics.
“You can come and identify a set of bulls that you may like to buy back in Nebraska or Ohio - wherever they may be,” Norvell said. “You can follow cattle (breeders) throughout the year and go to their sales or buy online.”
Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear more from Ron Hays and Tyler Norvell as they talk about the upcoming, second annual Cattlemen’s Congress. Learn more about Cattlemen's Congress here. If you missed yesterday's conversation about Cattlemen's Congress, check it out here.
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