2012 Cattleman's Conference Highlights
February 11, 2012, Norfolk Aggie, Walpole, MA
The Cattleman's Conference was designed to provide members with an opportunity to learn more about beef cattle and network within the industry. The conference provided over 140 attendees with a little bit of something for everyone. With workshops for juniors, those new to the industry and even the seasoned producer, the event was just the right mix to entertain and educate.
With some participants coming from as far away as New York and Pennsylvania - producers from across the region were given the opportunity to meet other Simmental breeders and connect with resources they normally would not have had the opportunity to obtain. One of the highlights of this year's event was the trade show, which featured ag-related merchandise, ranging from feed to tires, to agricultural farm supplies to clothing.
Click here to see this year's program
The trade show exhibitors began setting up early as conference participants began
to arrive well before the start of the event. Included in the trade show was a used
equipment auction featuring two chutes and a set of nearly-new cattle clippers, set
to benefit the SNESA Juniors.
Registrations for juniors almost equaled the adults at the conference, with FFA, 4H
and breed association juniors from a variety of New England based beef cattle
associations in attendance. The conference program featured a "junior strand" with
workshops designed exclusively for youth in mind.
Prior to the start of the conference, two heifers were washed in preparation for the
afternoon's fitting demonstration put on by Ernie Oatley, from Rhode Island. Due to
the cold weather, the workshop was set up inside the heated shop (see below).
To learn more about the Southern New England Simmental Association,
or talk with some current members to learn more about the benefits
of Association membership, please see our booth at the Big East Show and Sale.
Click here to learn more!