(Junction City, KS) The Kansas Cattlemen’s Association’s (KCA) 23rd Annual Convention and Trade Show will begin on Friday, November 12, 2021. Member policy meetings will start at 8:00am at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City, Kansas. Doors will open to the public at 9:00am for the kickoff of the trade show.
The two-day event will include presentations and panels covering numerous topics related to independent cattle production. Guests will take part in discussions regarding animal health and nutrition, ranch and beef promotion, commodity markets, animal husbandry, and more. Additionally, the KCA Membership Annual Business meeting and banquet will take place during the event. Tom Noffsinger, DVM, of Production Animal Consultation, will provide a presentation titled “Caregiver Impact on Cattle Health, Performance, and Wellbeing”. An expert stockman and veterinarian, Dr. Noffsinger has over three decades of experience in beef cattle practice and is now an independent feedlot consultant specializing in facility design, stockmanship, and low-stress livestock handling. His seminar provides practical solutions for applications in cattle operations.
Steve Redd of Redd Summit Advisors will discuss Pasture, Ranchland, and Forage (PRF) Insurance. PRF is a federally subsidized program that provides insurance coverage on grazing acres, owned or leased. PRF was designed to protect rancher’s operation from the risks that come due to a lack of precipitation. Ranchers are able to receive indemnity payments when rainfall in their area is less than the 70-year average. Redd Summit Advisors are able to calculate multiple years back on client acreage to determine past performance of the program, and Mr. Redd will discuss just how the program works.
Mike Zuzolo, Global Commodity Analytics, will lead a discussion for his Cattle 2022 Outlook: Currencies, China, & Competition. Mike has been a commodity representative and expert for over 25 years. He will share his latest analysis of the cattle markets, past and present, and will be available to answer questions. Finally, KCA has invited representatives of the national trade organizations to discuss their respective associations and policy approaches relevant to independent cattle production. This panel discussion will allow producers to receive a side-by-side comparison of how national issues are approached by each organization.
The presentations and trade show are free and open to the public. The convention will close with an evening social, annual benefit auction, and banquet. To see the full schedule and to RSVP for free registration visit www.kansascattlemen.com/convention. Three meals will be served at a charge and can be reserved online. Attendees are asked to RSVP online or by calling 785-238-1483.