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Canadian County Cattlemen Meeting

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:52:37 CDT

Canadian County Cattlemen Meeting
Canadian County Cattlemen's Association has a gem of a meeting planned for area agriculture producers on Monday, April 8th at the Canadian Valley Career Center beginning with dinner at 6:00 PM. This meeting's featured speaker will be Dr. Dan Hale, Texas A&M Extension Meat Specialist.

Dr. Hale's work focuses specifically on issues concerning food safety and modern livestock harvesting processes. His meat science educational work has attracted a broad spectrum of interest from cattle producers, feedlots, packing house processors, retail meat marketers and consumers groups.

He has earned great respect among healthcare professionals, food service managers and the restaurant industry due to his excellent applied meat science research endeavors.

Dr. Hale's work with Outback Steakhouse to provide that restaurant chain with steak quality and consistency is amazing. Cattle producers attending this meeting will be astounded at how modern packing house techniques maintain and even help improve the quality products reaching the retail meat counter.

His 'A Virtual Packing House Tour' video takes fat cattle from their arrival at the packing house to the warehouse where boxed beef products await shipment around the world. Participants will get to see things that they would not get to observe on a walking tour of a packing house due to safety concerns.

The video camera has been allowed to go "where no man has gone before"!   

The first speaker of the evening will be Zoetis™ Animal Health's Greg Thurston who has a brief video to share just prior Dr. Hale's presentation. Greg's presentation is titled "Advances in Animal Health" and will be of interest to all segments of the cattle industry from cow/calf to stocker cattle and back-grounding feedlot operators.   

Greg has graciously agreed to sponsor a meal catered by End-O-Main from Watonga. RSVP's are due by calling 262-0155 before Thursday, April 4th so an accurate meal count can be obtained.   

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting which is free to couples that have current membership with either the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association or Canadian County Cattlemen's Association. Non-members may attend by either paying their dues ($100 OCA or $20 CCCA) or contributing a $5 donation at the door.   



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