The Kansas Cattlemen’s Association will host its 19th Annual Convention and Trade Show on Oct. 27 to 28 at the Meridian Center in Newton, Kan. The meeting will bring together producers from across Kansas and surrounding states. The event includes industry expert presentations, the association’s annual business meeting, trade show, various meals, KCA Annual Banquet and the KCA benefit auction.

The convention will kick off Oct. 27 at 1:00pm with BQA Certification provided by veterinarian, educator and DocTalk host, Dr. Dan Thomson. Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers on how common-sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. BQA guidelines are designed to make certain all beef consumers can take pride in what they purchase and can trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry.

The KCA membership will meet the afternoon of Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. to discuss policy, review, modify and create resolutions relevant to the industry today. Following the meeting, attendees and exhibitors will enjoy a casual beef meal of burgers and hot dogs with time to socialize.

Oct. 28 will be a day full of expert presentations. Bob Baker is an economic policy consultant and specializes in agriculture economic research. He is currently a correspondent for the Executive Intelligence Review news service. Baker will discuss current economic pressures on American Agriculture and public policy development to enhance the American Credit System

Dr. Tom Noffsinger is returning this year to provide a presentation on updated Low Stress Cattle Handling technique research. The presentation demonstrates low-stress cattle handling techniques and Dr. Tom discusses the many benefits of implementing handling programs into operations. The presentation includes the newest techniques and information available for producers to better manage herds.

For the full schedule visit www.kansascattlemen.com/convention. Following the presentations, the Annual KCA Benefit and Rollover Auction will take place. The KCA Annual Banquet will be held the evening of Oct. 28 and will include musical entertainment by Rusty Rierson.

The KCA Trade Show will take part for the duration of the convention. Exhibitors include: Liquid Plus Feeds, Linn Post & Pipe, Inc., Livestock Nutrition Center, MasterHand Milling, Multimin USA, Nature’s Formula, Roto-Mix, Ruma-Lic Liquid Feed LLC, Schwieterman, Inc., New Generation/SmartLic Supplements, HydraBed by Triple C, Inc., Westway Feed Products, Ryan Woods Agency-American Family Insurance, Behlen Country, Conklin Cars, Copeland Insurance Agency, Executive Intelligence Review, GoBob Pipe & Steel Sales, Hampel Oil Distributors, INA Alert, KWLS 107.9, Kauffman Seeds, Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services, Kansas Soybean Commission, and Lewis Cattle Oilers.

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