Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is visiting with the Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Congress board of directors and president of Express Ranches, Jarold Callahan.
Regarding last year’s show, Callahan said he was pleased with how everything came together.
“The sales were fantastic, the participation was really good, and it just continued to grow,” Callahan said.
The show exhibitors, Callahan said, enjoyed the hospitality of Oklahoma City, and the convenience of the fairground’s location. Cattlemen’s Congress, he added, has received the support of the governor’s office, the mayor’s office, and those in the retail and livestock sector surrounding Oklahoma City.
“We have had a lot of support for it, and it has been extremely successful,” Callahan said.
Entries for the show are up this year, Callahan said, at over 10,000 head of cattle entered.
“We wanted a cattle show for cattle people, and we invite all the cattle producers and Oklahoma’s surrounding states to come and look at the cattle, participate in the sales and watch the events,” Callahan said. “It is a great place to mingle.”
The trade show is phenomenal, Callahan said, and it sold out in vendor space again this year. There is something for everyone, Callahan added, as visitors can look at equipment, livestock, and various goods throughout the trade show.
“We are continually trying to improve,” Callahan said.
The goal of this event, Callahan said, is to be enjoyable, educational, and economically rewarding for those who come.
“We have tried to learn from all the other shows and try to tailor this to make it as seamless and easy, yet as competitive and well-ran as we can do it,” Callahan said. “I think we have been pretty successful.”
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