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Cattle Industry Nears End of Successful Week in Tampa

More than 6,500 NCBA members gather for annual convention.

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2013) — National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) President J.D. Alexander said more than 6,500 cattlemen and women are enjoying a highly productive week in the Sunshine State. Attendees from across the country have gathered for a week of education, engagement and entertainment while also conducting important business at the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.

“The hospitality of our hosts in Florida has been second-to-none this week and everyone here has been very enthusiastic about the welcome we have received,” said Alexander. “This is truly the largest gathering of cattlemen and women in the country, and it has been encouraging to feel the optimism about the future of the beef industry.”


Attendance at mid-week was estimated at more than 6,500 registrants, with many international guests also arriving to take part in the week’s activities. The convention featured opportunities for cattle producers to learn about new trends and the latest technologies during the 20th anniversary of Cattlemen's College® and throughout the week at the NCBA Trade Show, which drew large crowds to more than 230 exhibitor booths.


A new committee structure spent time handling cattle-industry business. NCBA members have been hard at work taking part in the organization’s grassroots policy process and making sure that the voice of the industry will continue to be heard wherever policy decisions are being made during the year ahead.


“The opportunity to shape the policy that impacts this industry and the direction we take in the future is an important part of why we are in Tampa this week,” said Alexander. “I am encouraged that so many people have taken the time away from their farms and ranches to be here.”


For more information about the Convention events, visit www.beefusa.org, and be sure to follow NCBA on Facebook and Twitter.


Editor's Note: This article is adapted from a news release provided by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA). The organization has represented America's cattle producers since 1898, preserving the heritage and strength of the industry through education and public policy. NCBA works to create new markets and increase demand for beef. Efforts are made possible through membership contributions.


For a copy of the original release and others provided by NCBA, visit www.beefusa.org/newsreleases1.aspx.