WASHINGTON — The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) begins its summer producer tour this month with stops on the East Coast taking place July 17-July 21.
USCA’s first stop will be at Empire Livestock Marketing’s Mid-Summer feeder calf sale in Chatham, New York, on July 17th. Prior to the start of the sale, USCA will speak on industry issues including animal health, global trade, transportation, and the state of the cattle market. The conversation will continue following the sale with an on-site USCA-hosted U.S. beef supper, sponsored by Chatham Empire Livestock Marketing.
On July 18th, USCA will be on hand at Central Bridge Livestock in Central Bridge, New York, speaking with producers and cattle buyers before and after the scheduled sale.
Following the Central Bridge sale, USCA will travel to Canandaigua, New York, for the July 19th sale at the Finger Livestock Company’s auction facility. Prior to the start of the sale, USCA will once again present an overview of industry issues, and will be on hand during and after the sale to speak with producers.
USCA will head to New Jersey following its New York leg of the tour to meet with producers at their operations in the Northern region of the state. USCA will be accompanied by the Head of Animal Science for Rutgers University, Dr. Mike Westendorf, and Rutgers Agriculture cooperative extension agent, Robert Mickel, as they visit five operations and sit down to discuss both industry and local issues. The day will conclude with a visit to the Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus beef operation.
USCA’s final stop of the East coast tour will take place Friday, July 21st at the Gloucester County Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office’s auditorium in Clayton, New Jersey. USCA will host a presentation and conversation on “Industry Trends & Issues: What’s on the Horizon for U.S. Cattle Producers?”. All sectors of the industry are slated to attend, including large animal vets, commercial and club cattle producers, meat processors and butchers, academia, and cattle industry representatives. Free food and drink, provided by local 4-H groups, will be served.
For more information on the tour, please visit the U.S. Cattlemen’s Facebook page or contact Cooper Little at (210) 843-7295.
–United States Cattlemen’s Association
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