The Gelbvieh Association of Oklahoma held its 2nd annual Cattleman’s ball on Sunday, where over 300 attendees, along with friends and family, gathered together to raise money to benefit the Way out West Classic (WOW Classic), which is the American Gelbvieh Junior National show to be held in Woodward coming up in July of 2024.
This year’s attendance more than doubled from the first year of the ball. Lots of good food and fellowship were on hand as over 175 pounds of calf fries (mountain oysters) were served with 200 pounds of “Cowboy Candy” beef fillet from calf fry award-winning Piguet’s Prime Time Catering of Vinita.
Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association was well represented, with Byron Yeoman (current President), Mike Weeks (Past President), and Dr. Troy Shelby (President-Elect) showing their support along with Oklahoma CattleWomen President Connie Tabor.
American Gelbvieh Association and the AGA Foundation showed their support with Executive Director Megan Slater, Marketing director Tom Strahm, Youth Activities Coordinator Jake Renner, AGA Foundation Director Tom Murphy, and others attending.
The GAO looks forward to continuing the 3rd Annual Cattleman’s Ball in 2024 and beyond. The goal is to provide a family-friendly atmosphere for Congress attendees and local calf fry enthusiasts to fellowship and basically have a “Ball”.