Make plans to attend the Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo, March 31 to April 2 in San Antonio to hear from industry experts as they provide updates on issues that have a direct impact on your ranching operation. Take a seat in the Learning Lounge in the Expo and learn about some of the practical matters of ranching or gather chuteside to watch live cattle handling demonstrations.
Attendees will feel right at home as the Expo floor is transformed into a dirt arena, complete with cattle, panels and cattle handling equipment. Open to all attendees, the cattle handling sessions are very popular and the stands will be packed with your fellow ranchers.
After the sessions, browse all the vendors at the Expo featuring more than 220 booths covering every service, product and organization to interest ranchers, landowners and cattle raisers.
For a full schedule, including registration prices, visit www.cattleraisersconvention.com.
All sessions for the Learning Lounge and cattle handling demos will be repeated on Friday and Saturday during the Expo.
Cattle Handling Demonstrations (scroll to below for the Learning Lounge schedule)
What Are My Cattle Worth? Cattle Buyers Give Their Opinions
Have you ever wondered why two animals at the livestock market can look identical yet bring very different prices? This is your opportunity to understand why. A panel of order buyers and livestock marketing professionals will evaluate different types of cattle and give you their opinions on what each is worth. Learn how marketers are evaluating your animals and how to top the market the next time you sell your cattle.
Safe Cattle Handling
Most ranching accidents happen when processing cattle. Learn the techniques and methods that improve gathering, penning and working cattle on foot. When done properly, cattle handling can be less stressful for both people and cattle. Ron Gill will bring his popular and proven stockmanship and stewardship principles into the Expo and show attendees the best way to handle cattle.
Selecting the Right Cattle Handling Equipment
Did you know that your choice of cattle handling equipment and panels can have a dramatic impact on your cattle and taxes? Come learn from the experts at Priefert Ranch Equipment as they show you how to right-size your cattle handling equipment to fit your operation. You’ll also learn how to plan for future expansion in your facility while minimizing the tax consequences of permanent facilities.
One of the most basic tools to improve herds is a simple scale. This simple upgrade to your cattle management plan can help you better monitor cattle performance, make better decisions and ultimately lead to greater profit. You’ll see firsthand how easy it can be to weigh cattle and set yourself up to gather the right kind of information on your cattle.
What do you know about animal conformation and structure? Learn how the structure of a calf or cow can have an impact on your herd and the animal’s health, movement, and quality as a beef product. We will have a live animal as part of this interactive demonstration.
Why Bull Fertility Matters
Bull fertility is a key to high reproductive rates. This session will demonstrate how bull fertility tests are conducted and what to look for in a healthy bull. We’ll have microscopes, as well as frozen and fresh semen available for you to see how differences in reproductive quality can have a big impact on your breeding herd.
Join TSCRA special rangers for this overview of how to properly brand and identify your cattle and horses. They will discuss and demonstrate good brand design, branding techniques, and other tips to help you permanently identify your livestock.
Live demonstrations of brush management equipment, plus individual plant treatment and timing for specific brush species make this session a must-attend. Come learn how to fight back against cedar and mesquite, leading to rangelands that are more productive.
Meat Cutting Demonstrations
Want to know where your meat comes from? Come watch meat scientists break down primal cuts into whole muscle cuts and the retail products you buy in the store
Daily Registration Options
If you’re planning to attend the Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo, March 31 – April 2 in San Antonio, and can’t attend for the full 3 days, daily registrations options are available. Tickets to special convention events sell out annually, so to guarantee that your seat is reserved (and save a few dollars!) register early!
Day registration packages begin at only $90 for Friday and $110 for Saturday. These packages allow you to attend the School for Successful Ranching, Cattle Raisers Expo, Learning Lounge, Cattle Handling Demonstrations, and more. Tickets to Sunday’s Closing General Session Brunch featuring Taya Kyle start at only $60.
Luncheon and reception beverage tickets may be purchased separately. HBGCC offers 4 dining options and the San Antonio Riverwalk provides numerous restaurant choices within easy walking distance of the conference venue.
You have 3 ways to register
- Online at cattleraisersconvention.com
- By Phone at 800-242-7820
- You may request a paper registration form by emailing [email protected]
Full details on registration options are available at www.cattleraisersconvention.com.