Tennessee cattlemen to gather in Pigeon Forge

Tennessee cattlemen to gather in Pigeon Forge

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association will host its annual convention and tradeshow Thursday through Saturday at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge.
The convention promises to be packed with the latest information to help cattle producers take advantage of changing markets and innovative production practices, says Dr. Richard Daugherty, TCA president.
“The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association is dedicated to moving the cattle industry forward,” said Daugherty. “We encourage all cattle producers to join us for our annual convention and tradeshow.”
On-site registration begins on Thursday at 8 a.m., followed by an all-afternoon cattle producer farm tour. Producers won’t want to miss the tradeshow, which opens at 7:30 a.m. on Friday and includes an auction. The tradeshow continues through Saturday and will feature the latest in technology and equipment by some of the top names in cattle management services.
Probably the most popular and valuable feature of convention, according to Daugherty, is the “Cow College” educational sessions, which are conducted by recognized experts in the field. This year’s topics will including the market outlook, low-stress cattle handling, stocker cattle, genetics and breeding, niche marketing and the effects of weather on cattle management.
Convention registration, which includes the tradeshow, educational sessions and lunch, is $20 per member. The pre-convention farm tour is $20 per person and the annual awards banquet on Saturday costs $50 per person.
Participants can register at the door or in advance by contacting the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association at 610 West College St., Suite 204 in Murfreesboro or by calling (615) 896-2333 (BEEF) for more information. Room reservations can be made by contacting the Music Road Hotel directly at 1-866-615-6353.
Published in The Messenger 1.22.08

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