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Maura Bennett Stockmanship and Stewardship Program in Fort Collins
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: August 22, 2017

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is holding a series of workshops around the country with the aim of training cattle producers with effective stockmanship and stewardship principles. The next one is set for Fort Collins in September.

Cattle handling, animal welfare, antibiotic stewardship and quality assurance are some of the subjects to be covered.

So who should attend? Libby Bigler, is a State Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator :

“Anybody who raises cattle in any industry segment. So whether you feed cattle, you run stockers or you’re a cow calf producer. We also have it set up for folks who are new to the industry. We have a wide breadth of topics from transporting cattle to giving injections to low stress cattle handling topics to environmental stewardship. This is a good opportunity for those just getting involved with the industry to get a wide perspective on what’s going on or things they might want to focus on or improve on. While still targetting those who have been in it for a while and getting them the most up to date information.”

Bigler says some of the industry’s top experts, like Dr. Temple Grandin will explain how implementing sound practices will add value to a producer’s bottom line. Young and new farmers and ranchers are especially encouraged to attend this workshop. This is the only Colorado workshop this year, but plans are in the works for another next summer. Go to www.stockmanshipandstewardship.org for registration.

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