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Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation Steer Carcass Challenge; Benefits OCF & Local Organizations

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:50:33 CDT

Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation Steer Carcass Challenge; Benefits OCF & Local Organizations The Steer Carcass Challenge is designed to provide an opportunity to donate to the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation while creating a venue for friendly competition based on performance and carcass merit of cattle.
Steers that are donated by OCA members in a Unified County Cattlemen's Associations not only benefit the OCF, but also the local association. Half the profit off cattle from unified counties are sent back to the local level in support of active county cattlemen’s associations.

CLICK HERE or tap below to view a informational video.



The delivery date is November 20, 2020. The steers will be fed out at the Oklahoma State University Willard Sparks Beef Research Center in Stillwater, Okla.


Ways to Participate
1. Individuals that own cattle:
a. An individual can donate one or more steers that weigh between 600 and 800 lbs.
b. Steers should be weaned for a minimum of 45 days, vaccinated, bunk broke, dehorned and castrated prior to delivery. The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN) protocol for vaccination and preconditioning is highly recommended. Weaning deadline is October 6, 2020.
2. Individuals that DO NOT own cattle:
a. An individual or a collective group of individuals can purchase a steer, steers or portion thereof out of a pen of cattle purchased by the OCF.
b. For individuals, not part of a collective group, interested in purchasing a portion of a steer contact the OCA at (405) 235-4391 for more information.
c. For individuals or collective groups of individuals wanting to purchase a steer the cost of a steer will depend on markets at the time of purchase.


Protocol
1. Steer delivery date and times are as follows: Friday, November 20 - 10 AM - Noon, 10 am
Alternate delivery points may be available depending on participation in your area. Please indicate on the entry form that you would like to participate in an alternate delivery point if available.

2. Upon delivery or purchase the steers become the property of the OCF.

3. Any and all expenses upon delivery or purchase will be carried to the end of the feedout and allocated on a per head basis. Expenses will be paid for by OCF.

4. Steers will be harvested when the majority of the group is estimated to have attained .5 inches fat cover at the 13th rib. Steers will be marketed as a group. No exceptions.


Click here to learn more about the Steer Carcass Challenge.


   

 

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