44 Farms Listed in BEEF magazine’s 2019 Seedstock 100
44 Farms is in the 2019 BEEF magazine Seedstock 100, the beef industry’s premier listing of the top 100 bull sellers in the U.S. This list has been published in the January issue of BEEF magazine. 44 Farms is listed among the largest seedstock operation in the United States.
Seedstock 100 provides a ranking of America’s top bull sellers, all of whom market more than 200 bulls annually, and provides location, contact and breed information, as well as marketing method and sale dates. 44 Farms has been an innovative seed-stock producer for years.
A total of 17 beef cattle breeds are represented in the 2019 Seedstock 100, with Angus being most prevalent. South Dakota, Nebraska and Montana have the most operations in the top 100, followed by Kansas and Colorado, then Texas, Idaho and Wyoming.
The BEEF Seedstock 100 list is available in the January issue of BEEF magazine and on www.beef-magazine.com.
Cattlemen Announce Annual Convention Details
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has announced details of their annual Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo, to be held March 29-31 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
The 2019 Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo is the largest ranching event of the year in the Southwestern United States. It will feature programs and activities of interest to cattle raisers, landowners and the general public, with opportunities for everyone to participate.
“If you own land or livestock in Texas or the Southwest, the Cattle Raisers Convention is an excellent investment of your time,” said TSCRA President Robert McKnight Jr. “I am confident you will find opportunities to further your education, gain industry information, make useful business connections and have some fun.”
Ranchers are invited to attend professional development classes offering practical education at the beginner and advanced levels. This year’s School for Successful Ranching will offer learning sessions and live demonstrations on topics including cattle health, legal issues, range and pasture management and marketing.
Two evening classes are being offered in 2019. On Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m., the Ranch to Retail Workshop will showcase how beef carcasses are transformed into the retail cuts valued by consumers. The second workshop will be Friday, March 29, at 6 p.m. and offers in-depth livestock handling instruction from stockmanship and stewardship expert Curt Pate.
This year will feature the largest Expo in the history of the Cattle Raisers Convention with more than 250 booths offering a vast array of ranching supplies, services, jewelry, clothing, local food and more.
Industry experts will also be on hand for a variety of information sessions on issues that have a direct impact on cattle raisers, landowners and consumers. Included in these sessions will be updates on federal and state legislation, international trade, an explanation of how Alexa, Siri and now “Chuck” are changing the way consumers find health and nutrition information, and efforts to reform Texas’ eminent domain laws.
Much more is on the agenda, and registration is now open. Visit www.CattleRaisersConvention.com for more information and to register to attend and reserve hotel rooms at the headquarters hotels. The deadline for early registration and to reserve a room at the 2019 Cattle Raisers Convention rate is Friday, Feb. 15.
Leifeste new junior member
Shawn A Leifeste, of Cameron, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.
The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members.