2017 BWCAA Annual Membership Meeting, Show and Sale Planning Update!

Planning Update
2017 BWCAA Annual Meeting,
National Cattle Show and Sale, October 6-7, 2017
Purcell, OK

The 2017 BWCAA Annual Meeting will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning at the OSU Farm and Home Building with coffee and pastries. The program will include a presentation on Artificial Insemination (AI) and a panel discussion on bull selection followed by the annual BWCAA Membership meeting.

Following lunch, the Board of Directors will hold their annual re-organization meeting.

The afternoon will be highlighted by a Showmanship clinic at in the McClain Event Center designed for new and experienced competitors in cattle shows by this year’s judge Clinton Laflin. Members can learn the fine points in how to prepare an animal for show and the skills helpful in presenting the animal to the judge.

In the evening, we can dance, dance, dance to the music of the Ole Troubadours. Admission is $5/person with free entry for kids age 5 and under. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be offered for sale by the BWCAA Jr. Association.

The BWCAA National Show will begin early Saturday morning at the McClain Event Center. All cattle shown must be registered with BWCAA and be Standard marked. In order to show an animal in the Show, a person must be a BWCAA member (Active, Associate or Jr.) in good standing, but need not own the animal. All show animals must be standard marked.

Every youth entering the Showmanship competition will receive a buckle. Youth buckles sponsorships are available for $75. Sponsors may have their name or ranch name inscribed on the back of the buckle. Call Sue Seep to sponsor a buckle.


The BWCAA Sale will be held immediately after the Show. All animals offered for sale must be registered with BWCAA and standard marked. BWCAA will be publishing and mailing out a 2017 BWCAA Show and Sale Catalog in mid-August.

In order to be included in the Sale Catalogue, the deadline for consigning animals is August 5, 2017. Entry forms for the Show and Sale will be available from the BWCAA website or can be obtained by calling the Association office.

Consignments may either be “absolute” or “reserved”. If “absolute”, the animal is sold at the price where the bidding stops. However, one may consign an animal at a “reserved” price, and if the reserved price is not met, the owner retains ownership. The sale commission is set at 10% for all animals sold at the sale auction and 6% for “reserved” animals that do not sell above the reserved price. We encourage photos of the animals consigned for the Sale for inclusion in the Catalogue.

Be sure to plan ahead. Certain health certificates are required to transport cattle across state lines. You may need to schedule vaccinations for your heifers and bulls.

For accommodations, we recommend Ruby’s Inn 405-527-5577, the Executive Inn, 405-527-5582 or the Sleep Inn 405-307-0919. Many of us have stayed at Ruby’s Inn the last two years. It is located about 3-4 blocks from the meeting site. We found it to be clean and well managed, plus the restaurant had some pretty good food at reasonable prices. If you have an RV or pull camper, there are reasonably priced RV hookups at the McClain Event Center on site.