NCBA EAnimal ID broadcast
April 25, RFD-TV
A two-hour program, titled Animal Identification (ID): Challenges and Opportunities, will be broadcast live on RFD-TV from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CST; 5 p.m. MST; and 4 p.m. PST) April 25.
Ag broadcaster Max Armstrong will moderate a panel composed of Paul Branch of Superior Livestock Auction; Rob Cannell, McDonalds; Lee Borck, Ward Feedyard and the Beef Marketing Group; John Paterson, Montana State University; Brad Dalke, ADM Alliance Nutrition; and Bill Mies, eMerge Interactive.
Cattlemen nationwide will have the opportunity to call in to a telephone number provided on-screen to speak to panelists. The live broadcast can be viewed on DISH Network channel 9409 and DirecTV channel 379. Check local listings for MediaCom and NCTC cable systems. Repeats of the program will air on RFD-TV.
April 26; Caldwell, Idaho; Evanston, Wyo.
Wyoming ranchers are hosting an informational meeting and fund-raiser for Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALFUSA), beginning at 7 p.m., at the Elks Lodge in Evanston. R-CALF Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bill Bullard is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Broadbent Brothers Livestock will provide hors d oeuvres.
Cattle, forage field day
May 5, Mound Valley, Kan.
The Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day will take place at the Mound Valley Unit of the Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center. The event will feature specific issues facing beef cattle producers in southeast Kansas. Topics will include alternative watering systems for grazing livestock, electronic decision aids for grazing management, feeder design, alternative forages and tall fescue updates. Displays and a complimentary lunch will be provided.
Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. No early registration is required for the free event, which will take place rain or shine.
For more information contact the research center at (620) 421-4826.
Beef quality training
May, August, September, Texas
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host several Texas Beef Quality Producer Programs scheduled throughout Texas. The free multi-level program teaches the principles of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA). Level I training involves an intensive six hours of training related to beef quality, beef safety and the relationships between beef production and the environment. Level II training provides cow-calf producers and stocker operators the opportunity to become BQA-certified. Requiring previous Level I training, Level II allows participants to develop a quality management plan and work with their personal veterinarians to develop preventative herd health plans.
You dont have to be a member of the TSCRA to participate; however, interested participants must RSVP at least one week prior to scheduled sessions. A complimentary lunch will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, call Mark Perrier at 1-800-242-7820, Ext. 118. Visit www.texascattleraisers.org for more information.
Informational tour meeting
May 16, Steele, N.D.
The North Dakota Stockgrowers Association (NDSA) Purebred Council will host its 19th annual All Breeds Cattle Tour this fall in Steele, N.D.
An informational meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Steele Veterans Club for anyone interested in displaying cattle on the tour. For more information contact Tracey Koester at (701) 223-2522 or email@example.com.
MU Breimyer Seminar
May 16, Columbia, Mo.
The 2005 Breimyer Seminar at the University of Missouri (MU) will encompass Chinas effect on world trade. Trends in Chinese agriculture, the countrys outlook, Chinas pork industry and consumers in China will be topics discussed at the event. A $20 registration fee includes lunch and handouts. To preregister and receive lunch and a parking permit, contact Joyce White at (573) 882-6533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2005 Annual Field Day
May 19, Luling, Texas
The Luling Foundation will host its free annual field day beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. at the demonstration barn. Participants will board trailers for farm tours and seminars, and guest speakers are scheduled. Topics include stockpiling forage, water resource management, predator control, riparian conservation opportunities, national beef ID, landowner liability, and understanding pesticide laws and regulations. An RSVP is not required, and complimentary coffee and donuts as well as a barbecue lunch will be served.
Contact Bonnie Dredla at (830) 875-2438 or email@example.com. Visit www.lulingfoundation.org for more information.
compiled by Crystal Albers, Angus Productions Inc. assistant editor