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Empty Ralgro Wheels are Valuable to the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK,  June 22, 2015 - Each RalgroŽ (zeranol) wheel a Oklahoma cattle producer uses yields a 4,000% ROI at the ranch and $1 for the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association. Let's roll in those empty wheels for cash.


"The Wheels for Bucks program and Ralgro deliver value to the producer in two ways," says Charlie Swanson, OCA President Elect "members benefit from the additional weight Ralgro adds to their calves and our association gains more cash resources."


For every wheel received during the 63rd Annual Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Convention and Trade Show, Merck Animal Health will give $1 to help fund scholarships for OCA members to attend national cattle conferences and events.


"Support from Merck Animal Health through the Wheels for Bucks program allows us to provide scholarships to Oklahoma's next generation of ranchers to attend events such as NCBA's Young Cattlemen's Conference and the Annual Cattle Industry Conference ," says Swanson. "We're looking to break our record of returned Ralgro wheels in 2015."


The Wheels for Bucks program is a partnership between Merck Animal Health and participating state cattlemen's organizations. Don't forget to save your wheels and bring them to the OCA Convention and Trade Show on July 23, 24 & 25, 2015 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, OK.


Ralgro, a cattle implant from Merck Animal Health, helps the cattle industry sustainably produce more safe, quality beef by adding 20-35 pounds to calf weaning weights. To learn more, visit


The OCA exists to support and defend the state and nation's beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or the Ralgro Wheels for Bucks program call 405-235-4391 or visit 



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