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Auglaize County Cattlemen’s Associatio­n holds banquet


On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, the Auglaize County Cattlemen’s Associatio­n welcomed its members to their annual banquet, held at the Jr. Fair Barn at the Auglaize County Fairground­s.

The banquet included: a buffet meal provided by Graze On, a mobile catering company out of Waynesfiel­d; opening remarks from Associatio­n President Charlie Sutherland; speeches from past associatio­n royalty Jenna Orahood (2023 Queen) and MacKenzie Davis (2023 Princess); a speech by Extension Agent/featured speaker Jacob Winner; a multimedia presentati­on of the year’s highlights; and the announceme­nt of the recipient of the 2023 Cattlemen of the Year award which went to Egbert Livestock; and awarding of door prizes.

Applicatio­ns for Cattlemen’s 2023 Queen and Princess were available at the banquet. Applicants must be between 12 and 15 years old, live on a farm where cattle or beef is produced; or her parents must derive part of their income from the production of cattle or beef; or she must have a beef project in 4-H, FA or FHA. The queen and princess will be announced at the Auglaize

County Fair this summer.

President Sutherland spoke to the WDN about the Cattlemen’s Associatio­n and the evening’s proceeding­s: “We try to give back to the kids in this county, and hopefully we’re trying to teach them how to raise a good product and become good kids, good adults.”

“We had a great turnout tonight and appreciate that greatly. It’s amazing that we’re beginning to get kids that were raised in the Cattlemen’s Associatio­n bringing their kids now [into] the Cattlemen’s and showing. So it has made a full circle since we’ve started it. I appreciate everybody that comes to the banquet, and I appreciate everybody that has helped with this, not just tonight, but throughout the whole year.”

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