It’s only Seven Months Away!

The Champions of the 2015 Bull Show.  Photo by Linda.

The Champions of the 2015 Bull Show. Photo by Linda.

Yes, the 2016 Fall Conference, National Show and Sale is only 7 months away and the planning is almost complete.  So let’s see what’s going to happen!

The Dates

The dates for the activities are September 8-10.  Yes this year will have a 3 day format.

The Location

The location is going to be in the upper midwest.  The Conference programs, show, sale and membership meeting are going to be at the fairgrounds at Lancaster, Wisconsin.  One day will be a tour and program at the farm of Jamie Hostetler located near Bellevue, Iowa which is about an hour from the fairgrounds.  The hotels, Country Inn and Super 8, are located at Platteville, Wisconsin.

The Speakers

The speaker list includes Blaine Hitzfield of Seven Sons and Steve Campbell of RDUSA with the featured speakers being Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams.  Mr. Brown and his family have a 5000 acre ranch/farm in North Dakota where they raise cattle, grass finished beef, pastured laying hens, broilers, swine and cash crops.  Their expertise involves building soil fertility and organic matter, mob grazing and growing and grazing cover crops in rotation with cash crops.  For more info on Mr. Brown go to his website brownsranch.us/ .

Dr. Williams is founding partner and president of Livestock Management Consultants, LLC and has a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics/Reproduction from LSU and a BS and MS from Clemson University in Animal Science.  Dr. Williams specializes in live animal evaluation and breeding and selecting animals for grass finished beef.  He will also judge the national show.

Who do You Contact if You Want to Exhibit Cattle?

RDUSA board member Fernando Mendez is chairperson of the Show and Sale committee.  He is focusing on the show and is the person to contact for show entries and the sale committee is Daniel Marquardt, Jamie Hostetler and Sheldon Headings and you may contact anyone of them for sale entries.

More Info Coming!

More information about the Conference, Show and Sale will be appearing on the website very soon.  Check back regularly so you can keep up with all the new info as it appears on the website.

Submitted by Roy