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Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

Chancey Hanson

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31st Annual OCA Range Round-Up This Weekend
A Weekend Filled with Family Friendly Events all for A Great Cause

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, AUGUST 23, 2015 - The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA) and Oklahoma Ford Dealers invite you to attend the 31ST Anniversary OCA Range Round-Up this weekend.   
 
The Range Round-Up takes place at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla.  Performances will begin at 7 p.m on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. Tickets can be bought at the door or reserved early online at www.lazye.com.  Doorsopen at 5:00 p.m. to allow time for attendees to visit the trade show.
 
"OCA Range Round-Up set out on a mission back in 1985 to providefamily entertainment, promote beef and raise money for charity," said Tim Drummond, OCA Range Round-Up Chairman. "The selected charity has varied over the years, but 2014 marked the 18th year in a row that the selected charity has been the Children's Miracle Network.  In that time, the OCA has donated more than $404,000.00 and formed a strong connection to the charity and its work."
 
The event will still consist of twelve ranch teams consisting of 'real ranch' cowboys that compete in 6 different events that mirror many of the activities they do on the ranch. 
 
"The competition is fierce, but the cowboys don't take home much more than bumps and bragging rights when it's all said and done," said Drummond with a grin.  "Knowing that we are raising money to for children's medical research is an incentive and makes competing worth
 the while."
 
This year's completing ranches include: Alfalfa County Land & Cattle, Cherokee, Okla.; Spur Ranch, Vinita, Okla.; Buford Ranches, LLC, Welch, Okla.; Davison & Sons Cattle Co., Arnett, Okla.; Wayland Cattle Co., Arnett, Okla.; Drummond Land & Cattle Co., Pawhuska, Okla; Gray G Bar Ranch, Grainola, OK; Hall Ranch, Comanche, Okla, Daube Cattle Co., Ardmore, Okla.;  McCoy Ranch, Ada, Okla.; Beebe Livestock, Ada, Okla.; Kelly Ranch, Marlow, Okla.; Bearce Ranch, Marlow, Okla.; Treadwell Land & Cattle Co., Frederick, Okla.; McPhail Land & Cattle, Snyder, Okla.; Lazy Rafter Slash Ranch, Lenapah, Okla.; and Stierwalt Ranch & Cattle Co., Shidler, Okla.
 
Held in conjunction with the OCA Range Round-Up, a Working Ranch Horse competition will be held on Saturday morning at 8 a.m., Aug. 29 the Lazy E Arena.  Anyone who would like to watch the working ranch horse competition is welcome to attend.
 
In addition, the 2nd annual LONGRANGE kid's roping contest will be held Saturday, August 29th at the Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, Okla.  Check-in is at 11 a.m and the contest starts at noon.  Lunch will be provided.  No entry fee required.  Kids can partake in a roping competition where they will rope a stationary "steer" until one final winner is announced!  Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each of the three age divisions.
 
"That afternoon a special event will be held where the participating cowboys get to meet some of the children from the Children's Miracle Network, said Drummond.  "The cowboys will visit with the children and show then a few things about ranch life.  This is something is very neat to watch and brings home the reason for this event."
 
The OCA represents more than 5,500 Oklahoma ranching families.  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 activities call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org. 
  
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