Gatlin Goodson of Shattuck named All-Around Junior Cattleman of the Year
Gatlin Goodson, an 8th grader from Shattuck, Oklahoma, was recently honored as the All-Around Junior Cattleman of the Year during the Annual Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen’s Association (OJCA) Awards Banquet, which is held in conjunction with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show Banquet.
Goodson earned this honor by accumulating points for participation and placing at the OJCA Star Contest, OJCA Speech Contest, OJCA Sales Contest, the OJCA Steer Feedout and Carcass Contest, the Beef Ambassador Contest, the OJCA Preview Show, Oklahoma Youth Expo and the Tulsa State Fair.
The All-Around Junior Cattleman award winner receives a laptop computer sponsored by Merck Animal Health and a belt buckle sponsored by Beacon Hill Ranch.
Goodson traveled many miles over the past year exhibiting cattle at all the ‘big shows’ including Kansas City, Phoenix, Denver, Ft. Worth, Oklahoma City, Louisville and Grand Island. Last spring at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, Goodson exhibited the Supreme Commercial Heifer and made the Sale of Champions with his Maine steer. At the Northwest District Show, he exhibited the Grand Steer and Supreme heifer. In June, at the OJCA Preview Show, he exhibited the Champion Chi, Reserve Champion Limousin, and Champion Maine, Grand Champion steer with Champion Maine. He also was 3rd overall with his Champion Percentage Simmental heifer.
In addition to the OJCA and Ellis County 4-H, Goodson plays junior high football, basketball and baseball. He is also a member of the United Methodist Church.
Goodson is the son of Lance and Tiffany Schultz, and Matt and Sara Goodson of Yukon. Gatlin has two sisters, Cassidy and Allyn, and a baby brother on the way.
The OJCA was started in 1985 to further the education and cooperation of young people interested in cattle and to aid in the attainment of mutual goals set by OJCA members interested in all phases of their business and possible career and leadership opportunities. For more information about OJCA membership or activities, call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.