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OCA Leader Wes Givens Invites Public to Attend Annual Ranch Rodeo to Support Oklahoma Children's Hospital Foundation

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 08:07:14 CDT

OCA Leader Wes Givens Invites Public to Attend Annual Ranch Rodeo to Support Oklahoma Children's Hospital Foundation A summer highlight for many Oklahomans is the annual OCA Ranch Rodeo, scheduled this year for Aug. 20-21 at the Lazy E Arena.

Weston Givens, Arnett, Okla., rancher and former OCA President, oversees this yearís event.

Givens was recently interviewed by Radio Oklahoma Agriculture Network Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd.

All the competitors youíre going to see are ranch cowboys that work on a ranch for a living and do all the tasks it takes to bring beef to your kitchen table, Givens said.

The events are centered around activities that go on around the ranch using a horse, he said.

Youíre going to see guys that can take a horse and accomplish a lot with them while working against the clock, he said.

Proceeds from the event go to the Oklahoma Childrenís Hospital Foundation.

Years ago, when the OCA started this rodeo, they said letís do something we can give back, Givens said.

Part of our responsibility in this world is to help others with what we are given, he said.

This has been a long-term relationship and we are really proud of that, Givens said.

The cowboys that come to this rodeo recognize the importance of that and they are here to help those kids, Givens said.

The Arnett rancher said 12 teams from around the state are signed up to compete in the various events including bronc riding, branding, cow doctoring, cattle penning, and a bedroll race for kids.

There will also be a trade show featuring a wide variety of vendors.

Givens thanked the Lazy E Arena for their support from the very beginning.

They have been a great partner for us, Givens noted, as they held their first ranch rodeo there in 1985.

Givens also praised Ford for their long-time sponsorship of the event.

Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear more of KCí interview with Wes Givens.

The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for todayís show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.

   
   

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