ARPA National Banquet
The American Red Poll Association’s 74th National Banquet
The 2018 National Banquet was held on October 5th, 2018 in Muskogee, OK at the Best Western Hotel.
A BBQ Buffet Dinner was served along with a wonderful Silent Auction that was held on behalf of the ARPA Juniors.
In addition, Mammoth Cave Red Polls – Mike Reed Donated a Red Poll Heifer to be raffled off the day of the Sale with the proceeds going to ARPA.
Brian Fairchild spoke about the Red Poll Association and looking forward to watching the breed grow. There were 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards given this year. Brian Fairchild presented the 1st Lifetime Achievement Award to Calhoun Farms – Simpson & Norma Calhoun and spoke on their years of service to the breed. Mike Mammele presented the 2nd Award to Nine West Oak Canyon – Wayne & Sue Fish. Mr. Mammele also spoke on the history and memories he had of Wayne and Sue in the Red Poll Breed and Association.
Promoter of the Year Award was given to AK Cattle Co. – Kyle & Allyson Young
A video presentation was shown during the Banquet of the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients and there farming & families of years past.
We would also like to Thank Greg Fairchild and Brian Fairchild for hosing & putting together a wonderful Banquet and Meeting !