Register Today for Alabama Stockmanship & Stewardship Event
Premiere beef educational experience to be held in Auburn.
Auburn, Alabama – Registration is now open for the Alabama Stockmanship & Stewardship event, Aug. 12-13, in Auburn. Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique, educational experience for cattle producers featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, facility design sessions and industry updates that you won’t find anywhere else.
“In today’s world, no matter the beef production system you are involved with, stockmanship and stewardship are more important than ever,” said Curt Pate, Stockmanship & Stewardship clinician, and cattle handling expert. “This quality program combines age-old skills with modern practices to improve your bottom line and quality of life.”
The two-day event will be kicked off Friday afternoon with the farm production tours at Collins Farm and RL&M Cattle Company which will highlight value added programs, selection methods, local processing facilities, product marketing tools for both the seedstock breeder and commercial cattlemen. Following the tours is to be a welcome reception at Lazenby Farm featuring fellowship, dinner, a silent auction and keynote speaker, Nic Cornelison, of Lake Majestik Farm. The Cornelison family has strong roots in the Southeastern United States and are premiere Brangus breeders.
Saturday will be jam packed with education during classroom sessions including both live cattle demonstrations and on the rail in the Lambert-Powell Meats Lab with hands-on opportunities for attendees. Educational topics include niche beef production, tools for improved sustainability, forage management, animal health, risk management within cow calf operations, advocacy and reproductive management. A unique program designed for teen junior cattlemen members will also be offered, and all attendees can become BQA certified. The program is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Merck Animal Health, and the Beef Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance program.
“Merck Animal Health is proud to have a long-standing partnership with NCBA in ensuring education and animal welfare training with our sponsorship of Stockmanship and Stewardship,” said Kevin Mobley, executive director of sales and marketing for Merck Animal Health. “With products and technology designed to enhance animal health, productivity and traceability, combined with the expertise of our people, Merck Animal Health is in a unique position to provide leadership and innovation in the area of sustainability.”
For more information, complete agenda, fees and to register, visit www.StockmanshipAndStewardship.org. Full registration includes all events and meals, and student pricing and one-day registration options are available.
Cattle producers attending Stockmanship & Stewardship are eligible for reimbursement through the Rancher Resilience Grant. To apply for a grant to cover registration costs and two nights hotel, visit www.ncba.org/producers/rancher-resilience-grant.