Cattlemens College featured at OCA Convention

Oct 30, 2009
by WLJ
Cattlemen’s College featured at OCA Convention

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) members and interested parties are encouraged to register early for the Cattlemen’s College at the 2009 Annual Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Convention Dec. 3 at The Riverhouse in Bend, OR.

The one-day event will feature some of the top leaders in the cattle industry including Gregg Doud, chief economist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and Dr. Blane Lowe, senior veterinarian, Pfizer Animal Health. It is sponsored by the Oregon Beef Council and Pfizer.

The purpose of the Cattlemen’s College is to provide a broad range of speakers and topics to address issues the cattle industry is facing, such as the uncertain market and financial pressures on every sector of the cattle business. Pre-registration is $30 and includes attendance, break refreshments, tradeshow entry and Thursday evening social.

“This is a great opportunity for producers to gather around the common interest of cattle ranching to learn about challenges, trends and success stories in our industry,” said Kay Teisl, OCA executive director.

Cattlemen’s College Program:

1:15 PM Cattlemen’s College—Sponsored by Pfizer and the Oregon Beef Council—Opportunities in a Changing Cattle Industry

• The Future of the U.S.

Beef Industry in Today’s Economic and Political Environment: Gregg Doud, NCBA chief economist

• Agriculture Credit:

Farm Credit Services Cattle Knowledge Team—Mark Coomer and Bill Perry

• Common Sense Heifer Development: Dr. Patricia Houghton, Heartland Cattle Co.

• Proper Protocol for Weaned Calves: Dr. Blane Lowe, Pfizer Animal Health For more information on attending the Cattlemen’s College, contact the OCA office at (503) 361-8941 or visit — WLJ