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Registration Now Open for Fresno Stockmanship & Stewardship Event

Registration is now open for a Stockmanship & Stewardship event, October 18-19, at the Fresno State Animal Sciences Pavilion in Fresno, California. Funded in part by the Beef Checkoff, Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique educational experience for cattle producers featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training, facility design sessions and industry updates.

“Educational programs like Stockmanship & Stewardship elevate producers’ commitment to continuous improvement through BQA principles,” said Bill Dale, Executive Director at the California Beef Council. “By participating in Stockmanship & Stewardship, California’s cattle ranchers and beef producers are demonstrating to consumers that they are striving to produce the highest quality, safest beef possible.”

During the event, attendees can become BQA and BQA Transportation certified, network with fellow cattle ranchers and beef producers, participate in hands-on demonstrations led by animal handling experts, and learn innovative management techniques. Industry experts will cover topics such as low-stress loading, effective stockmanship, biosecurity, preharvest management, and California trailer laws. Stockmanship & Stewardship is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Neogen, the California Beef Council, the California Cattle Council, and the Beef Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance program.

“Neogen is dedicated to the advancement of human and animal well-being through science and technology,” said Elizabeth Wonsowski, livestock director of marketing at Neogen. “As a leader within the beef industry and proud partner of cattle ranchers and beef production, we recognize the important role that education and resources play in helping the cattle industry continue to grow in a healthy and sustainable way. We are proud to support NCBA and the Beef Checkoff through the Stockmanship & Stewardship program. Together, we can fuel a brighter future of global food security.”

For more information, complete agenda, fees and to register, visit www.StockmanshipAndStewardship.org. Cattle producers attending Stockmanship & Stewardship are eligible for reimbursement through the Rancher Resilience Grant. To apply for a grant to cover registration costs and two nights hotel, visit www.ncba.org/producers/rancher-resilience-grant.

About the California Beef Council

The California Beef Council (CBC) was established in 1954 to serve as the promotion, research, and education arm of the California beef industry, and is mandated by the California Food and Agricultural Code. The CBC’s mission is to amplify the voice of the California beef industry to strengthen beef demand through innovative promotions, research, and open communication. For more information, visit www.calbeef.org.

About the Beef Checkoff

The Beef Checkoff was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The Checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States may retain up to 50 cents of the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national Checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.

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