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Register Today for 2022 Stockmanship & Stewardship Events

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (March 14, 2022) – Registration is now open for three Stockmanship & Stewardship regional events, with the first stop in Blacksburg, Va., in May. During each event producers can become BQA certified, network with fellow cattlemen and women, participate in hands-on demonstrations led by stockmanship experts including Curt Pate and Dr. Ron Gill, and learn cutting-edge operation techniques. 2022 Stockmanship & Stewardship events include:

  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., May 20-21

  • Leavenworth, Kan., June 16-18

  • Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., Aug. 12-13

“In today’s world, no matter the beef production system you are involved with, stockmanship and stewardship are more important than ever,” said Curt Pate, Stockmanship & Stewardship clinician, and cattle handling expert. “This quality program combines age-old skills with modern practices to improve your bottom line and quality of life.”

Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique educational experience for cattle producers featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, facility design sessions and industry updates that you won’t find anywhere else. The program is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Merck Animal Health, and the Beef Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance program. “Merck Animal Health is proud to have a long-standing partnership with NCBA in ensuring education and animal welfare training with our sponsorship of Stockmanship & Stewardship,” said Kevin Mobley, executive director of sales and marketing for Merck Animal Health. “With products and technology designed to enhance animal health, productivity and traceability, combined with the expertise of our people, Merck Animal Health is in a unique position to provide leadership and innovation in the area of sustainability.” For more information about upcoming Stockmanship & Stewardship events and to register, visit Cattle producers attending a Stockmanship & Stewardship event are eligible for reimbursement through the Rancher Resilience Grant. To apply for a grant to cover registration costs and two nights hotel, visit


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