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The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) will celebrate 139 years of accomplishments during their annual summer conference June 19-21 at the Pueblo Convention Center.

The title of this year’s annual convention, “Gettin’ It Done,” will be prevalent throughout the three-day event. “Celebrating our accomplishments, and looking forward to successes down the road, is what this one is all about,” said CCA President Bill Gray.

Included in this year’s activities is a “Myth Buster” forum on animal ID, where beef industry leaders will present the facts about premises ID. “With all of the propaganda floating around about animal ID, CCA is happy to take this opportunity during our annual convention to dispel the myths,” Gray said.

Along with the Myth Buster forum, the Cattlemen’s College will present “BVD from Ranch to Feedlot.” This presentation will be given by Dale Grotelueschen, DVM, and Blane Lowe, DVM. This presentation and discussion will include implementation strategies to cut costs of this disease in individual operations, as well as the industry.

Experts in the beef industry will help CCA explain and explore these topics, and more, during the three-day event hosted by CCA, Colorado CattleWomen Inc. (CCW) and Junior Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (JCCA).

CCA Steering Committee meetings will be held Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 20; with a business and annual report session on Wednesday, June 21, to sum it all up. Come be a part of CCA’s 17 committees to learn more about industry issues and to create solutions to solve them. CCA’s committees will be addressing issues that affect producers, consumers, and land owners; including eminent domain, estate tax, endangered species, and more. CCA members will consider and vote upon proposed policy resolutions and also cast votes for the 2006-2007 CCA Board of Directors. Members at this event will develop policies that will guide the future of the cattle industry!

Tuesday, after lunch, attendees can choose between a live cattle demonstration on low-stress handling by professional horse trainer and beef producer Curt Pate; or a trip back in time to the Victorian age with a tour of the Rosemount Museum. Then singer-songwriter Brenn Hill will entertain members and guests after Tuesday’s steak dinner, with his songs celebrating the land and the hard-bitten beauty of cowboy life. His credits include the 2004 Academy of Western Artists Male Vocalist of the Year.

For a complete agenda or registration information, call the CCA office at (303) 431-6422 or visit the CCA Web site at http://www.coloradocattle.org.


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