Oklahoma Cattlemen name Cattleman of the Year

Chuck Coffey, Springer, Oklahoma, was named Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s Cattleman of the Year. The award is the highest honor that the OCA bestows upon a member and was designed to recognize OCA members who have made significant contributions to the OCA and to the Oklahoma beef industry.Their family cattle operation, the Double C Cattle Company, includes a commercial cow-calf herd along with grazing stocker cattle. Chuck is a fifth-generation cattle rancher and is proud that his children are the sixth and raising the seventh generation. Chuck received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in rangeland science from Texas A&M University.Leadership involvement is also so important to Chuck and Ruth. Chuck has served many, many leadership positions in the cattle industry and in his community. Chuck has testified before Congressional Committee on behalf of the cattle industry. He has traveled to foreign countries sharing the great story of the U.S. cattle producer. Most recently, Chuck completed his service to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board highlighted by his term as chairman. Chuck’s daughter, Sarah Armitage, accepted the award on his behalf. (Courtesy photo.)