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Minn. State Cattlemen's Association Convention, Trade Show Set

Minn. State Cattlemen's Association Convention, Trade Show Set

Convention features Trent Loos and panel discussions on ethanol, animal traceability and source-age verification.

The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association will host its Annual Convention and Trade Show on December 2-3 at Jackpot Junction Convention Center near Morton.

The convention will feature radio personality Trent Loos on Saturday, December 3. The program will also include informative topics such as "How Can Cattle and Ethanol Co-Exist," panels discussing the future of animal identification and disease traceability, and insights on source-age verification programs. The program also includes Bob Giblin from Merck Animal Health who will present "Talking to Consumers about Beef Production."

Expert panelists for the animal identification and disease traceability panel include Neil Hammerschmidt, U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Traceability manager, and Bill Hartmann, Minnesota Board of Animal Health state veterinarian.

Featured panelists for the "How Can Cattle and Ethanol Co-exist" discussion include Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson; JD Alexander, president-elect of National Cattlemen's Beef Association; and Wesley Spurlock with the National Corn Growers Association.

Panelists for the source-age verification discussion include Adam Raml, Global Animal Management, Tod Adams, Allflex USA and other industry professionals.

There will also be a recognition ceremony held on December 3 commemorating the State of Minnesota receiving bovine TB-free status.

For additional information about the schedule and registration materials, visit

Attendees are encouraged to register by November 25 to enjoy the pre-registration discount.


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