Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Future Starts Here

The future of the cattle industry begins with the experiences we give our children NOW.  I knew I was going to write this blog even before we attended the Hull Show Cattle/Eastern Oklahoma State College Cattle Clinic and Judging Contest.  The premise behind the event, and the huge support that has been generated from all its sponsors speaks for itself.

Chad Hull of Hull Show Cattle did a fabulous job of organizing this entirely "free of charge" event thanks to all of their wonderful sponsors (listed at bottom).  A judging contest was held for all ages, along with a judging presentations from Todd Blocker (Judging Coach for Eastern OK State College), a grooming and clipping demonstration from Cody Lott, and a presentation from Jirl Buck (Buck Cattle Co.)  It was so refreshing to see an event totally focused around the youth, and our future in the beef industry.  Kids were given tools that can be used immediately, and inspiration that can be used for a lifetime.  I encourage anyone that can make it to attend next year.  We will definitely try to make it if at all possible.
Chad Hull - Hull Show Cattle
Jirl Buck - Buck Show Cattle

Cody Lott - Lott Show Cattle
Juniors Judging Heifers

Opening Presentation

Hull Show Cattle
Farm Credit of East Central Oklahoma
Biozyme Vita Ferm
Diamond V
Martindale/MFM Feeds
Belle Point Ranch
Well Completions, Inc.
Nelson Land and Cattle Co.
Showmaster Feeds
Farm Cridit of Western Arkansas
Dunn Ford
Buck Cattle Co.
Kerr Center (Poteau)
Mark Allen
Rodney Evans
Farmers Coop
Spiro Graphic
American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance
Coaches Lumber
Kiger Razorback Quick Mart
Allflex Ear Tags
Reproduction Enterprises Inc.
Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association