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It's official; ribeye designated as state steak

Sen. Casey Murdock Sen. Casey Murdock

A bill naming the ribeye as Oklahomas official state steak has been signed into law. Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt is the author of Senate Bill 21 along with House principal author Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton.

Murdock said with 5.1 million head of beef cattle in Oklahoma, the state is ranked third in the nation in beef cattle. He said declaring the ribeye the states official steak is aimed at drawing attention to that industry.

I want to thank Governor Stitt and my fellow legislators for supporting this bill, Murdock said. The whole idea is to honor and promote Oklahomas cattle industry. We have 51,000 beef producers in our state, and they operate in all 77 counties with annual cash receipts for cattle sales totaling $3.3 billion. Im proud to honor their contributions to our economy and to our tables.

Murdock said he chose the ribeye to be the official steak because its the most flavorful steak there is. Although the bill doesnt take effect until November 1, he said its not too early to celebrate by ordering or grilling a ribeye for dinner.

Contact info
Sen. Murdock: (405) 521-5626