OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Last Saturday, Kade Henrichs, Okarche, Okla. was recently honored as the All- Around Junior Cattleman of the Year during the Annual Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen’s Association (OJCA) Awards Luncheon.
All-Around Junior Cattleman is the most prestigious award that the Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen’s Association awards annually. Members earn points for participating in the speech, star and sales contests; and by placing in the Top Ten Triple Crown Heifers, Steers and the top ten of the steer feedout contest.
Kade is the son of Jeff and Allison Henrichs of Okarche, Oklahoma. He is a fifth-generation cattleman on land his family has operated on for generations. Kade attends Okarche Junior High School where he has been active in Student Council, 4-H, and now FFA. He holds many leaderships roles including Oklahoma Junior Simmental Association director and treasure of the Oklahoma Junior Angus Association. In addition to being involved in these organizations, is also a member of the National Junior Angus Association, National Simmental Association, and National Red Angus Association.
This young man’s cow-calf operation in partnership with his two brothers. They raise Angus and Simmental cattle with emphasis on showing bred and owned show heifers. Kade markets his genetics thru private treaty bull sales and selling replacement females to breeders to improve their herds.
Kade is a true cowman at heart, but his most exciting accomplishment have come from showing his bred and owned heifers over the past year, most notably winning Champion Bred and Owned Simmental Heifer at the Oklahoma Youth Expo Spring of 2022 and Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Simmental Heifer at Tulsa State Fair in fall of 2021.
The OJCA was started in 1985 to further the education and cooperation of young people interested in cattle, and to aid in the attainment of mutual goals set by OJCA members interested in all phases of their business and possible career and leadership opportunities. For more information about OJCA membership or activities call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.
–Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association