The Okfuskee County Cattleman’s Association (OCCA) would like to invite everyone to attend and participate in their February 29, 2024 CARCASS CONTEST AND BEEF AUCTION at 6 p.m. at the Okfuskee County Fairgrounds. No membership is required to attend and a 10 ounce New York Strip steak dinner is provided for all in attendance.
Nine students from area schools are competing for the coveted belt buckle, cash prizes, and awards as well as 100% of the proceeds from auctioning their beef to the donors in the audience. The Okfuskee County Cattleman’s Association is happy to provide this contest for their community for young cattlemen to learn, practice, and evaluate different feeding and finishing techniques. Young men and women weigh their cattle in September and keep a log of their costs to raise the beef for butcher. The meat is evaluated and presented at the Carcass Contest on February 29 and those in attendance have the opportunity to make a donation to the child for their half of a beef.
During the night of the event, guests will enjoy a steak dinner courtesy of the OCCA, presentations about each beef from the students, get to meet the producers, and bid on beef for their own freezer. Eighteen halves of beef will be up for auction. RingMaster House of Meats LLC in Bristow will be processing the animals. Local experts will be grading the meat for the contest. Buyers will be responsible for the processing costs and pickup from the processor of their auction winnings.
If you or your business would like to make a cash donation for prizes or provide a door prize, please contact Tom Goode at (940) 393-9815 for more information. We look forward to seeing you all at our CARCASS CONTEST AWARDS AND BEEF AUCTION February 29th as well as our quarterly meetings on June 8, September 28, and November 16 at 6 p.m. at the Okfuskee County Fairgrounds in Okemah. Join our group on Facebook at Okfuskee County Cattlemen’s Association for up to date information.