Five sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program will be conducted in 2019 to help bring cattle producers together for further education on proper stockmanship techniques, including local stewardship that is appropriate for their regions. The sessions were announced during the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, La., Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2019.

The two-day California, Iowa, Colorado, Louisiana and Kansas events are made possible through sponsorship from Merck Animal Health and will be coordinated by the producer education team at the NCBA and local host organizations. Additional funding and support for the program is provided by the beef checkoff-funded BQA program.

Tour dates for the 2019 Stockmanship & Stewardship tour are:

  • Tulare, Calif., March 20-21;
  • Ames, Iowa, June 28-29;
  • Fort Collins, Colo., TBD August;
  • Manhattan, Kan., Sept. 20-21; and
  • West Monroe, La., Oct. 4-5.

“For the third year, we’re thrilled to be able to hold these sessions that focus on proper cattle handling and stewardship,” said Chase DeCoite, director of BQA at NCBA. “Producers who have attended these events in the past have gone home with greater understanding of the best practices in working with cattle in their particular area of the country.”

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Source: NCBA news release