Signup Now for 2018 Beef Cattle Conference

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

Cow-calf producers across the Southeast can gain valuable insight on how to overcome challenges in the cattle business during the 2018 Beef Cattle Conference Saturday, August 18th at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn, Alabama.

With the theme “It’s what you learn after you know it all that really counts,” the conference will equip cattlemen and cattlewomen with the knowledge and management tools to better their operations in critical areas of production.

This year’s event will feature presentations by cattlewoman Lydia Yon of Yon Farms, a family-owned operation in South Carolina dedicated to raising high-quality Angus, SimAngus and Ultrablack cattle. She will discuss overcoming tough challenges in the cattle business Also speaking will be nationally recognized animal handling expert, Curt Pate, about the how-tos of incorporating effective stockmanship principles into a ranch’s for-profit mindset and of beef cattleincreasing economic benefits through correct handling of livestock.

Afternoon workshops will focus on the use of advanced technologies to optimize reproductive success, preparation for calving season, the need for beginning farmers and ranchers to find niches and beef carcass cut-outs and evaluation.

Conference registration is $60 before August 3 and $120 after that. Registration includes a bound departmental report, conference presentation summaries, content for afternoon workshops and lunch. Because space is limited, producers are encouraged to register at

For more information on the conference, registration, corporate partnerships or youth discounts, contact the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences at 334-844-1521.