Everyone Agrees, Including Oklahoma Legislature, There Will Be a Cattlemen's Congress in 2022


Oklahoma Farm Report

19 Feb 2021


The Cattlemen’s Congress will have a second edition in 2022 said Jarold Callahan, president of Express Ranches and a member of the Cattlemen’s Congress board of directors.


The event, held in early January at the Oklahoma State Fairground to replace the National Western Stock Show in Denver which was cancelled due to Covid-19, turned out some impressive numbers.


The show had a $40 to $50 million positive economic impact for Oklahoma City, Callahan said.


Perhaps more importantly the cattle industry had the opportunity to display their genetics, he added.


A quick review of the numbers showed 22 sales held in conjunction with the event, all significantly higher than previous years, Callahan said, returning $10.3 million to the purebred industry.


There were 2,793 exhibitors from 41 states and 3 Canadian provinces participated in the inaugural event.


The results were so impressive the Oklahoma Senate unanimously passed a resolution this week supporting the Cattlemen’s Congress as a “perpetual” event.


The Oklahoma House is expected to pass a similar resolution next week.


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