San Antonio Will Host 2010 Cattle Industry Convention
Convention DetailsMore than 5,000 people involved in the cattle industry are expected to attend the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to be in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 25-30. The annual event is the largest cattle industry event in the country, featuring the joint and individual meetings of five industry organizations:
Schedule• National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)
• Cattlemen's Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB)
• American National CattleWomen Inc. (ANCW)
• National Cattlemen's Foundation (NCF)
ESAP WinnerOrganizers say this year's convention and trade show will offer more education, entertainment and excitement than ever.
"They say everything is bigger in Texas and that is certainly true of the 2010 convention. It may also be one of the most important cattle industry gatherings in recent history," says NCBA President Gary Voogt. "We will be making critical decisions that will impact the future of every beef producer in the country."
NCBA President"These are tough times and we need input from across the industry on how to prioritize what we do to make a difference for all cattlemen - from establishing policy to learning ways to remain profitable."
Highlights on this year's agenda include:
Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop. NCBA is partnering with the Beef Reproduction Task Force to offer a workshop designed to improve understanding and management of the estrous cycle, estrus synchronization protocols and other approaches to improving the efficiency of reproductive rates, as well as strategies to improve herd profitability via enhanced management techniques and strategies. Nutritional influences on reproductive success and the role of male fertility will also be covered. The program is designed for producers, veterinarians and AI (artificial insemination) technicians, as well as anyone interested in beef cattle reproduction. Angus Productions Inc. will provide online coverage of the event at http://www.appliedreprostrategies.com.
Cattlemen's College.® Sponsored in part by Pfizer Animal Health, this educational seminar has been educating cattlemen on how to protect and improve profitability for 17 years. This year's curriculum is designed to offer cutting edge concepts and solutions in 15 educational sessions and more opportunities for discussion and networking. Attendees gain direct access to the leading authorities on pressing industry issues, as well as discussion with other producers facing similar challenges.
NCBA Trade Show. With more than 250 companies in attendance, this is the largest, most advanced trade show for the cattle industry. Every year groundbreaking technologies and ideas are introduced at the event, in addition to expert demonstrations on topics such as low-stress cattle handling, fundamentals of horsemanship and animal processing techniques. Companies interested in exhibiting can learn more at www.beefusa.org/spontradeshow.aspx.
NCBA Invitational Bull Riding and Clay Walker Concert. Full event registration includes a ticket to the hottest event in town. Watch some of the top bull riders and toughest bulls in the world at this exclusive event sanctioned by Professional Bull Riders. An intimate concert with country singer Clay Walker will follow.
RegistrationRegistration is required to attend the educational programs, business meetings, social events and the NCBA Trade Show. NCBA has customized the registration process to meet individual convention needs, such as the full convention pass, two consecutive days, one day only, a discounted student registration, or a daily NCBA Trade Show only registration. More details, pricing information and online registration are available at www.beefusa.org/convregistration.aspx.
Watch for news releases posted to the host organization web sites listed at the top of this page and for API coverage of the event on www.angus.org. We'll archive the material to the newsroom here at www.4cattlemen.com following the conference.
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