JAN. 24, 2005 For cattle producers attending the Cattle Industry Annual Convention & Trade Show, the Cattlemens College® is traditionally among the most informative and educational opportunities. Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, the Cattlemens College kicks off convention activities on Wednesday, Feb. 2. All convention events will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from Feb. 2-5 in San Antonio, Texas.
Morning classes in the areas of production, marketing and resource management will enable participants to customize a full day of education to their specific needs. Presentation highlights include "Marketing Your Way to Profitability," featuring Errol Baxter of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and "The Cost of Meeting Consumer Demand," with John Lawrence of the Iowa Beef Center. Ron Hanson of the University of Nebraska will also conclude his series on transfer of family farm and ranch operations between generations.
The Cattlemens College Luncheon, also sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, will feature entertainment by James "Doc" Blakely, a noted humorist, author and musician.
Wednesday afternoon will feature the Cattle-Fax Outlook Seminar, sponsored by Purina Mills LLC and Pfizer Animal Health, which will offer a look ahead at cattle markets. The seminar is free to Cattlemens College registrants and to Cattle-Fax members.
For more information about Cattlemens College, contact Renee Lloyd at (303) 850-3373 or visit at www.convention.beefusa.org. Also, visit www.4cattlemen.com for real-time coverage of Cattlemens College and the convention provided by Angus Productions Inc. (API) staff. Included on the site, which is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., will be presentation summaries, audios and proceedings papers.