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Some of the many ADCA Region 6 members in attendance at the 2017 National Show & Sale and Annual General Meeting. Thank you all for all you do for Dexters and the Association!2017agm

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Our 2017 ODCA Spring Meeting

was a great success with lots of good discussions and talk of

our Dexter Cattle that we have and or plan to have.

In attendance were Mike Johnson, Tonya Johnson,

Noah Johnson of Glenpool, Loren and Maranda Nicklaus of Perry, Ok, Bordy Johnson of Collinsville, Ok,

James and Nancy Johnson of Glenpool, Ok, Jeff Coates of Claremore, Ok, Kevin and Kimberly Jepsen of

Vinita, Ok, Jeanette Strickland of Chelsea, Ok, Eric and Susan Pierce of Tulsa, Ok, Joe and P.J. Garcia of Salina, Ok,

Debra and Danielle Hawkins of Wellston, Ok, Kim and Rick Harvey of Sperry, Kaylee Harvey of Sperry, Ok,

Shawn-elyn Corter, Asher Corter and Delaney Corter of Cushing, Ok,  Tiffany Todd and Teagan Neal of Drumright, Ok,

Tom and Phyllis Stidham of Bixby, Ok, Mary and Norman Hoover of El Dorado, Ks,

Don and Sheila Farris of Cushing, Ok and Joe and Diane Reynolds of Sapulpa,Ok.

The meeting was open by Joe Reynolds, ODCA President, with a welcome to all attending our 

2017 ODCA Spring meeting.

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Joe thanked our hosts Rick and Kim Harvey for allowing us to hold our Spring Meeting at their farm.


Joe thanked Brody and Robin Johnson for supplying the Dexter Beef for our hamburgers today


Everyone was asked to introduce themselves, where they live and if they have livestock for sale or are looking for livestock.Thanked all who attended for coming

OYE

The show last month at OYE was one of the greatest yet.  Joe thanked Deb Hawkins for all of us for her fine job as 2017 Superintendent for a great show.We had a lot of

members come and show their support and Joe thanked everyone who attended.

Grand Champion Heifer went to Kaylee Harvey with BCD Tulip and Reserve Champion heifer went to Blake Farris with WR Rosette.

Jr. Showmanship went to Simon Teal

Sr. Showmanship went to Kaylee Harvey

Thanks to all the youth. We had 11 youth showing with a total of 14 heifers for a great turnout.

 Heifer Youth Program

We have had two heifers donated this year.   One heifer was donated by Molley Allen and Rick and Kim Harvey or Circle H Farm.  This heifer

was awarded to Miranda Ware.  Our congratulations to Miranda.

The second heifer was donated by Norman and Mary Hoover of El Dorado, Ks.  This heifer will be awarded to Teagan Neal. 

Our congratulations to Teagan.  A  BIG Thank You to Norman and Mary Hoover for donating this heifer.  This is not the first heifer the Hoovers have donated.

 We have another heifer to award to a youth in early August. Cooper Kline who is one of our youth to be awarded a heifer has had a heifer born on Feb 7h.

Coopers heifer was donated by Rick Matthys of Cache, Ok.  Cooper's heifer was bred by Don and Sheila's bull Aedan.  This heifer should be ready to go

in time for the Tulsa State Fair Dexter Show next Fall.

Donations are always welcome to help support our heifer program. 

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Speakers

We heard from two of our Senior youths, Danielle Hawkins and Asher Corter on what their experiences have meant to them.  Both have done

very well in their time showing cattle and in the competing in Showmanship Classes.  Both inspired us with their experiences and knowledge and answer

questions on a variety of subjects.  

Kaylee Harvey read an article on showing little cattle against big cattle that she wrote.

AGM

Joe reminded us to of the 2017 AGM Show and Sale.  It will be held June 17, 2017 in Salina, Kansas.  The AGM starts on June 15 with a free cookout.

Check out the website at dextercattle.org. for more information

 We were asked to donate $150.00 toward the opening night dinner along with Texas and Missouri.  The board did approve this and it has been paid.

 

MDBA

Reminded that the MDBA will have their Spring Meeting May 6th.   Info can be found at missouridexter.com 

Joe has an email copy of directions to the meeting if anyone is planning to attend.

ODCA Memberships

The board did vote and approve free membership for the first year to all new Dexter owners and 1st time members to the ODCA. This is something like the ADCA and MDBA is

already doing. 2017SpringhMeeting/group2.jpgIf anyone sells a Dexter to someone new in the Dexter business be sure and encourage them to join the ODCA or

send in their info to the webmaster or any board member.  Membership applications are available for those in attendance who would

like to join.  

 

We have six new members so far this year,  they are

Tom and Phyllis Stidem of ABCJJ Farm in Bixby,OK

Jeff Coates of Full Circle Farms in Claremore, Ok

Susan French of Aislinn Meadows Ranch in Burton, Tx

                                                        Greg and Sonja Mc Ninch of Small Stakes Dexter Ranch in Beggs, Ok

                                                    Kathy Ryan of Ryan Ranch in Cushing, Ok

                                                    Cole and Christy Dotson of Redland Ranch in Mustang, Ok

2017SpringhMeeting/group4.jpgDexter Beef

 If anyone has any ideas for promoting the sales of Dexter Beef we would like your input.

Would like to have someone speak on this subject at the next Spring Meeting such

as Randy and/or Karen Hall who have been successful at marketing at Farmers Markets.

 Rowdy Stick Horse Ranch was mentioned as well to see how they do their marketing.

 Suggested to have someone from USDA speak at a meeting as to selling to the public as 

Jeanette Strickland brought up selling beef from your farm.

It was suggested to get a list of USDA butcher facilities and publish on webpage.

                                         Elections

2017SpringhMeeting/group3.jpgPer ODCA bylaws elecitons are to be held in Odd years so therefore we will be holding

elections this fall at the Tulsa State Fair Meeting.

Next Years Spring Meeting

We need ideas for next years 2018 ODCA Spring Meeting.  We would like to have it either farther west or south.  Asked 

for anyone to host the meeting.  Can be at a farm or other venue.  Suggested was Stillwater Fairgrounds or an Ag Room

                           Tulsa State Fair Dexter Show

2017SpringhMeeting/group.jpgThe Tulsa State Fair Dexter Show will be held Sept 28-30. 

A list asking for show class sponsors was passed around.  Thanks to all who sponsor

Treasurers Report

The treasurers report was read by Sheila Farris.  A copy of the report is available upon request.

 

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We recognized Debra Hawkins as a special person for all her hard work, love and dedication to the ODCA.  She was the 

founder of the association. She was presented with an Lifetime Members Award and thanked by all for her service.

 

2017SpringhMeeting/auction.jpgMotion was made by Joe Reynolds and seconded by Don Farris to close the meeting.

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