Registration is now open for five Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions on stockmanship and stewardship.
These two-day events are spread across the nation and feature low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, plus facility-design sessions.
The workshops are sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Boehringer Ingelheim, and the checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance program.
The Stockmanship & Stewardship tour features five stops:
- Clemson, South Carolina, Aug. 24-25
- Montrose, Colorado, Sept. 21-22
- Stephenville, Texas, Oct. 5-6
- Pasco, Washington., Oct. 12-13
- Tulare, California, Dec. 12-13
Workshops will be led by stockmen Curt Pate, Ron Gill and Dean Fish. The website features registration options, maps and directions, plus lodging options for each of the five locations.
“Improving your stockmanship skills is a very low-cost, high-return investment of time and money to improve profit and the quality of life for humans and animals,” says stockman Curt Pate, “and that’s what the Stockmanship & Stewardship programs are all about.”
Producers attending a Stockmanship & Stewardship events have the opportunity to become BQA certified, besides networking with fellow producers.
Cost is $125 per person, or $100 for students.