NCBA Announces 2018 Stockmanship and Stewardship Events

March 14, 2018 10:34 AM
Boehringer Ingelheim supports NCBA on enhancement of cattle training events.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Stockmanship and Stewardship events provide beef and dairy producers with hands-on training, cattle handling demonstrations, beef quality assurance (BQA) certifications and more - all bringing value back to their operations. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) serves as the premier sponsor of the Stockmanship and Stewardship program, allowing for the number and scope of the regional events to reach cattle producers in all corners of the country.

Mark your calendars for the five regional events that have been scheduled for 2018:

  • Aug. 24-25, 2018 | Clemson, South Carolina
  • Sept. 21-22, 2018 | Montrose, Colorado
  • Oct. 5-6, 2018 | Stephenville, Texas
  • Oct. 12-13, 2018 | Pasco, Washington
  • Dec. 12-13, 2018 | Tulare, California - Dairy focused event

"We are proud to support NCBA with this important educational program," said Steve Boren, vice president and head of the U.S. cattle business for BI. "From producers to veterinarians, everyone is engaged for the same reason: improving and searching for new tools and techniques that put cattle first. At BI, we believe putting cattle first naturally leads to doing the right thing. It's not something anyone needs to be told to do, it just makes sense on multiple levels. The Stockmanship and Stewardship events provide producers with new tools and ideas on improving cattle handling, health and well-being. We are very pleased to support this significant value-add, along with NCBA, to producers and veterinarians."

The Stockmanship and Stewardship events will be led by clinicians Curt Pate and Dr. Ron Gill, who have hosted educational events at past NCBA trade shows in the trade show demonstration arena. Pate has been conducting demonstrations and clinics for more than a decade and will continue to entertain and educate audiences with his personal stories and innovative mindset. Dr. Gill is a renowned stockman and animal scientist for Texas AgriLife Extension who captivates the attention of cattlemen with his credibility as a rancher and ability to relate to his audience.

"With a variety of new opportunities for cattlemen and women, the Stockmanship and Stewardship program is making its way toward a 'must attend' event," said Chase DeCoite, director of Beef Quality Assurance for NCBA. "The events serve as a location to learn from the best in the cattle industry, as well as providing networking opportunities for attendees with fellow producers who are applying these innovative strategies on their own operations." For more details or to learn how to register for the events listed above, visit

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