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Click on the college class number for highlights of the session.

7:30 am - 12:30 pm
MA 101: Packer/Feeder Game
Back again by popular demand, this game pits the classic battle of feeder vs. packers and adds new features like grid pricing to reflect today's marketplace. (Space is limited.)

7:30 am - 12:30 pm
MA 102: Marketing Your Way to Profitability
Many cattlemen enjoyed this session at the state level this summer. Learn from the CME and Cattle-Fax how to use options and hedging to help protect your investment.

7:30 am - 9 am
MA 103: Grids – Sorting Out the Numbers
Selling on a grid can be confusing, Cattle-Fax analysts help evaluate various types of grid systems and what can work for your operation.

9:15 am - 12:30 pm
MA 104: Process Verification – Does it Fit Your Operation?
Learn about verification systems, audit procedures and challenges and opportunities for you to become involved in systems.

11 am - 12:30 pm
MA 105: Consumers – Their Beef Expectations
Hear a panel of industry experts discuss what their customers expect from today's beef products and how these needs may change in the future.

7:30 am - 10:45 am
RM 101: Wildlife for Fun and Profit
With proper management and monitoring, wildlife can provide viable alternative revenue for many cattlemen.

7:30 am - 10:45 am
RM 102: Talk the Talk
How can you effectively communicate with policy makers, government agencies and other cattlemen? Find out how other cattlemen have succeeded and how you can also through this NCBA Spokesperson training.

7:30 am - 9 am
RM 103: Keeping a Positive Focus
Dr. Ron Hanson is back to talk about team building, communication and how you can pass on your cattle operation.

9:15 am - 12:30 pm
RM 104: Estate Planning
Learn the latest in tools and strategies to help you pass your assets on to future generations.

11 am - 12:30 pm
RM 105: Property Rights
Learn about and discuss your property rights as implicated by federal laws and programs, such as the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, grazing permits, and others.

7:30 am - 9 am
PR 101: Beef Cow Reproduction
Dr. Bill Beal will lead this entertaining and educational session on cow reproduction from estrus synchronization and AI to getting young and old cows bred.

7:30 am - 9 am
PR 102: Backgrounding Cattle
Learn the latest in nutrition and health and the effects of these programs on the quality of your cattle and your bottom line.

9:15 am - 12:30 pm
PR 103: Bull Selection – Genetics for Cowboys
How do you select the right bull for your cowherd? Find out how leading cattlemen have put EPDs, carcass data and genetic information to work in this hands-on setting.

9:15 am - 10:45 am
PR 104: Managing Your Feed Costs
Hear from Dr. John Paterson and Dr. Ted McCollum the latest on supplementation and forage management in order to supply your cattle's needs.

9:15 am - 12:30 pm
PR 105: BVD Control & Your Operation
Learn from nationally recognized experts about this disease and how to detect it. We will focus on designing a BVD control plan, which includes biosecurity for your operation.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
PR 106: Key Leverage Points for Profits
Dr. Barry Dunn shares his cow-calf profitability research results and how to implement his findings in your operation.

12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Cattlemen's College Luncheon