Congratulations to HAROLDSON’S UNITED 33D 36G on winning Grand Champion polled Hereford bull and Supreme Champion bull at the 2021 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City.
He is the first bull calf to ever be selected for the Top 10 Bull Lineup at Canadian Western Agribition, then go on to win the Polled Hereford Show at Oklahoma and selected Champion over all breeds.
“This is a huge nod to Canadian genetics,” says Stephen Scott, executive director of the Canadian Hereford Association.
Oklahoma launches new livestock show
With COVID-19 restrictions cancelling many agricultural shows throughout North America, you would not expect any new startups to happen. But one show went out on a limb and a new livestock event was born.
The show, running from January 1-17, in Oklahoma, brought more than 2,700 exhibitors together from 41 states and three Canadian provinces and 9,600 head of cattle to Oklahoma City for the inaugural Cattleman’s Congress.
“A new tradition has been started in Oklahoma City, with the Cattlemen’s Congress bringing $50 million to our economy,” said Oklahoma’s Governor Kevin Stitt in his State of the State address.
“Thanks to this bold leadership, we were able to provide a world-class event for cattlemen and women, allowing them to market and sell more than $10 million in cattle genetics,” said Jarold Callahan, Cattlemen’s Congress board member.
The Cattlemen’s Congress plays a vital role in the distribution of cattle and cattle genetics as an essential part of the agriculture industry.