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Monday, March 15, 2021
Oklahoma Prairie Beef Solution on a Mission to Add value to cull cows; Learn more on March 23
Cattlemen are encouraged to attend an informational webinar hosted by the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. The webinar will provide information about the newly formed entity, Oklahoma Prairie Beef Solutions.

“Oklahoma Prairie Beef Solutions (OPBS) was created for the Oklahoma cattle producer by Oklahoma cattle producers,” said Sydnee Gerken, OPBS Director of Operations. “In a time where prices and marketing are tough, we came together to find a solution. With an idea in mind of adding value to the cull cow market, Oklahoma Prairie Beef Solutions, LLC entity of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association was born.”

The purpose of OPBS is to reward a premium to cattlemen and women who choose to sell their cull cows into this program. The upcoming webinar will provide information regarding the specifications to participate and the enrollment process for cattlemen. Webinar panelists will include Sydnee Gerken, OPBS Director of Operations; Weston Givens, OPBS Board Member; and Michael Kelsey, Executive Vice President of the OCA. The webinar is free; however, registration is required. Register at okcattlemen.org/webinars.

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