Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association to hold 34th annual convention and trade show

Dec 16, 2019


The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) will celebrate 35 years of serving the state’s cattle producers with its annual convention and trade show in Murfreesboro on Jan. 10-11. Attendees will  hear from top livestock industry speakers addressing topics like herd health, forage systems, sustainability, and the current state of the beef business.

This year’s theme, “Where heritage meets the future,” will show beef cattle production’s deep roots in Tennessee, while acknowledging the need for innovation and progress.

“We believe that we weave those well with our speaker lineup this year,” said Charles Hord, executive vice president of TCA. “We are highlighting experts in all fields of production and also some top leaders in advocacy like NCBA President Jennifer Houston and BEEF Magazine blogger Amanda Radke.”

Informational breakout sessions or “Cow Colleges” will be held on both Friday and
Saturday. This year’s topics include the Asian Longhorn Tick, Bovine viral diarrhea,
cattle foot scoring, global cattle market, fake meat, minerals, and more.

The annual trade show will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 with more than 100 exhibitors displaying new products, services, and the latest technology for the beef and dairy industries. Also that morning, there will be a live bull and heifer sale in the trade show area held by the University of Tennessee.

Later that day, TCA will present several scholarships to youth and honor outstanding industry leaders and members during the awards luncheon. There will also be an opportunity to hear from several candidates running in 2020 elections, followed by the TCS Delegate Session, where every member has the opportunity to vote in Board of Directors’ elections.

Pre-registration is $20 for Friday and $15 for Saturday, or $30 for both Friday
and Saturday. Lunch cost is extra. Pre-registration ends Jan. 3. Late registration and
registration at the door will be an additional $10 over pre-registration fees.

Attendees can register online at www. tncattle.org and view the full schedule of
events. To register for the TDPA sessions, contact Stan Butt at 931-698-0243. To register for the Veterinarian sessions, contact Dr. Lew Strickland at 865-974-3538. For hotel reservations, call the Embassy Suites Hotel at 615-890-4464 or online: www.murfreesboro.embassysuites.com.
 

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