All-star lineup at Northwest Cattlemens Workshop

Jan 9, 2009
by WLJ
All-star lineup at Northwest Cattlemen’s Workshop

Another all-star list of speakers from throughout the U.S. will be featured at the fifth annual Cattlemen’s Workshop. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9:00 a.m. at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in LaGrande, OR. The central theme of the workshop—“Opportunities in a Changing Beef Industry”—will be an outstanding opportunity for Pacific Northwest cattlemen to attend the free conference and keep abreast of the changes in the cattle industry.

The list of nationally renowned speakers includes: Tommy Beall, former director of market research for Cattle-Fax, will lead the discussion and provide insight into the day’s discussions.

Tom Field, executive director of producer education for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will discuss “Challenges and Opportunities for the North American Beef Cattle Industry.”

Chandler Keys, senior spokesman for JBS, the world’s largest beef company, will speak on the political situation in Washington, D.C. Gary Sides, cattle nutritionist for Pfizer Animal Health, will share his insight on big picture strategies and provide insights he has gained from his travels to some of the major cattle producing areas.

Jerry Lipsey, executive vice president of the American Simmental Association, is a meat scientist based in Montana. He has been a leader in developing innovative crossbreeding programs and conducting DNA research.

Don Killingsworth, president of Killingsworth Trading in Kansas City, will present his outlook on the grain market and its implications to the cattle industry.

Tom Brink, senior vice president of Five Rivers Ranch Cattle Feeding, will discuss “Tailoring Cow/Calf Production for a Changing Beef Industry.”

For more information, contact Kim Verhelst at the Eastern Oregon Ag Research Center in Union at 541/ 562-5129 or at — WLJ