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Oklahoma Cattle Producers Cautiously Optimistic Says OCA's Michael Kelsey
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 08:33:58 CST
Cautious optimism is the predominant attitude among Oklahoma cattle producers during the first month of the year said Michael Kelsey, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Cattlemenís Association.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Michael Kelsey
Kelsey was recently interviewed by Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm director Ron Hays.
The vast majority of the folks that I talk to is cautiously optimistic, Kelsey said.
Weíve got a lot of new people in the new administration and a lot of challenges for us to maneuver around, he said.
The demand for our product has been phenomenal and thatís optimistic, Kelsey said.
The retail sector is rebounding, and trade is growing. Kelsey noted perhaps the trade arena is an area where the Biden administration can build some new markets.
A lot of our producers have done some direct marketing and are looking at different ways to market their cattle, Kelsey said.
This is independent of size with herds from 5 to 5,000, he said.
This is the best place in the world for a guy to raise calves, background cattle and feed cattle, Kelsey said.
The recent Cattlemenís Congress showed how important the cattle industry is in this area.
He credited Tyler Norvell and his staff for pulling the event off without a hitch.
They pulled that event together in a very short amount of time and did an incredible job, Kelsey said.
When the Denver show cancelled, having the event in Oklahoma City probably saved a lot of those folks their business as it gave them the chance to display and market their cattle genetics, Kelsey said.
I didnít hear one bad thing from anyone during the show, Kelsey said.
I pray they can continue to have that event for a long time, he added.
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