OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association will host ‘Beef Day’ at the State Capitol on Wednesday. The event will take place in the Capitol Rotunda from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The purpose of Beef Day is to provide our elected officials and those that work with them a tasty beef meal while promoting beef and building relationships. Oklahoma is the fifth largest beef producing state with more than 55,000 ranches statewide.
“Oklahoma citizens spend more than $1.3 billion annually on beef,” said Michael Kelsey, OCA Executive Vice President. “It’s important for us to educate our elected officials that beef is more than just what’s for dinner here in Oklahoma!”
In addition to the OCA, The Oklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma CattleWomen, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Oklahoma State University Animal Science Extension set up booths inside the capitol rotunda all in an effort to promote beef and enlighten attendees on the daily, diligent efforts of ranchers to care for land and cattle.
“Events like this are a great tool to educate and create relationships,” Kelsey said. “Cultivating relationships with legislators and their staff is vital to my staff and I while advocating for Oklahoma beef producers.”
Complimentary boot shines will also available throughout the day.
— Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association