(Columbia)--Missouri Cattlemen's Association (MCA) Vice President Butch Meier said the 48th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show will feature industry experts that will focus on timely information valuable to anyone in the beef cattle business. The event will be held Jan. 8-10, 2016, at the Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach, Mo. Meier, who raises cattle near Jackson, Mo., said the three-day event is expected to attract cattle producers from all regions of the state.
"This must attend event is pulled together by cattle producers for cattle producers," said Meier. "The convention will feature some of the best beef cattle industry experts found in one place anywhere. We are ready to host an event that will have something for everyone involved in this industry. "
Meier said the convention, themed "Make Your Own Brand," will include a Cattlemen's College sponsored by Zoetis. The schedule is packed with sessions that will include risk management tools; fescue management; market insights; rules and requirements on antibiotics; national policy issues; branding laws; reputation management; and cattle nutrition. He said there will also be hands-on sessions that will include a cooking demonstration with an executive chef and a demonstration of proper techniques to use when branding cattle.
Convention goers will hear from keynote speaker National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Phillip Ellis during the awards banquet on Jan. 10. Meier said the convention banquet on Jan. 9 will focus on youth in agriculture.
"At the banquet, we set everything else aside and focus on the future of this industry. The Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation will award more than $25,000 in scholarships that evening. We will also recognize beef speaking contest winners; beef queen contestants; junior cattle show participants; and much more," said Meier. "This entire banquet is dedicated to youth."
In order to receive early registration discounts, registration forms must be postmarked or received online by Dec. 11, 2015.