Tyler Norvell with Cattlemen’s Congress Talks 2023 Supreme Drives and Commercial Cattleman Luncheon

Tue, 03 Jan 2023 05:49:48 CST

Tyler Norvell with Cattlemen's Congress Talks 2023 Supreme Drives and Commercial Cattleman Luncheon

Ron Hays talks Supreme Drives and Commercial Producer Lunch with Tyler Norvell

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The 2023 Cattlemen’s Congress is quickly moving forward with national breed shows and sales. Tyler Norvell, with the Cattlemen’s Congress Board of Directors, says that already excitement is building toward the two Supreme Drives planned for next week.

Norvell says that Congress is the only major national show in the US that brings together all of the breeds showing in a Supreme Drive. Next Tuesday, January 10th- the first of the two Supreme drives will happen with the champions in the Open Bull and Female shows in the European breeds- as well as the Champion Junior Female in each breed will be evaluated against all the other breeds and a Supreme Champion will be selected. This will be the third set of Supreme Champions of these breeds that will be selected.

Two nights later- the American Breeds will have a similar show in those three categories. This will be the second time that the American breeds will have a chance to select a Supreme Champion.- as the 2022 show was the inaugural year for the American Supreme Drive.

Norvell says the idea was suggested as they planned the first ever Cattlemen’s Congress in 2021 to model a Supreme drive after the one that is held annually in Canada. “Agribition does this and it’s their country’s National Championship- and if you have ever seen this- you know it’s a big deal. People love it!” He adds that the breed champions have felt it was worth it to stay(in some case for an extra week) to participate in such a National Champion Drive.

The Supreme Drive is set for Tuesday, January 10 at 5 PM in the Jim Norrick Arena. The American Supreme Drive happens Thursday, January 12 at 5 PM- also in the Jim Norrick arena.

Norvell and Hays also talk about the special effort to engage commercial cattle producers in the show in 2023. On Thursday, January 5th- “We have the Hereford Pen Bull Show on Thursday- and the Herefords wanted to pair up with us to do a luncheon for any commercial cattlemen that wanted to come in from the six state region- and we have a lot of RSVPs but even if you did not RSVP- we still want you to come.” He adds “This is a great place to see elite genetics- whether they are looking for a $2,500 to a $5,000 bull or a $100,000 bull- there is something here for everyone- so if you are a commercial cattleman and you are out there- come to Oklahoma City on Thursday.”

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(Picture above is the Gelvbieh Pen of Five Bulls Show on Monday in the Performance Arena at the OKC Fairgrounds at Cattlemen’s Congress)
Ron Hays talks Supreme Drives and Commercial Producer Lunch with Tyler Norvell

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