Steer Carcass Challenge

The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation will hold the 4th Annual Steer Carcass Challenge.  The Steer Carcass Challenge is designed to provide an opportunity to donate to the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation while creating a venue for friendly competition based on performance and carcass merit of cattle.

Click here to submit a participation commitment form.

Ways to Participate

1. Individuals that own cattle:
a. An individual can donate one or more steers that weigh between 600 and 800 lbs.
b. Steers should be weaned for a minimum of 45 days, vaccinated, bunk broke, dehorned and castrated prior to delivery.  The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN) protocol for vaccination and preconditioning is highly recommended.  Weaning deadline is October 16, 2017.
2. Individuals that DO NOT own cattle:
a. An individual or a collective group of individuals can purchase a steer, steers or portion thereof out of a pen of cattle purchased by the OCF.
b. For individuals, not part of a collective group, interested in purchasing a portion of a steer contact the OCA at (405) 235-4391 for more information.
c. For individuals or collective groups of individuals wanting to purchase a steer the cost of a steer will depend on markets at the time of purchase.

Protocol

1. Steer delivery date and times are as follows:  Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10 AM - Noon, 1 -3 PM.  Alternate delivery points may be available depending on participation in your area.  Please indicate on the entry form that you would like to participate in an alternate delivery point if available.

2. Upon delivery or purchase the steers become the property of the OCF.

3. Any and all expenses upon delivery or purchase will be carried to the end of the feedout and allocated on a per head basis.  Expenses will be paid for by OCF.

4. Steers will be harvested when the majority of the group is estimated to have attained .5 inches fat cover at the 13th rib.  Steers will be marketed as a group.  No exceptions.

Education

A final report that contains all data collected will be provided to each donor.

Competition

At the conclusion of the feedout, cattle will be evaluated, ranked and winners will be announced in the following categories at the Annual OCA Convention and Trade Show:
- Average Daily Gain (ADG)
- Carcass Value
- Overall (Highest profit margin)

Deductibility

OCF strongly encourages each individual to speak with their own tax representative as to the details of his or her own situation and to the deductibility of their contribution.