NCBA Opens 2023 Registration For Its Stockman & Stewardship Events

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Registration is now open for six Stockmanship & Stewardship regional events in five states this spring and summer, with an additional virtual event to be held in November. During each event producers can become Beef Quality Assurance certified, network with fellow cattlemen and women, participate in hands-on demonstrations led by animal handling experts including Curt Pate and Dr. Ron Gill, and learn cutting-edge operation techniques.

2023 Stockmanship & Stewardship dates and locations:

May 10-12, Farmington, New Mexico

June 13-14, Norfolk, Nebraska

June 15, McCook, Nebraska

August 18, Fort Collins, Colorado

September 15-16, Ontario, Oregon

September 29-30, Caldwell, Ohio

November 1, Virtual

A previous Stockmanship & Stewardship attendee shared, "While I have had experience with most of the topics covered, it was great to hear the speakers talk and give a good overview of industry practices. It was a great event, and it's one that I encourage others to attend."

Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique educational experience for cattle producers featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, BQA educational sessions, facility design sessions and industry updates. 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.

"At Merck Animal Health, we are committed to continuously improving animal health and well-being through our investments in research and development, our comprehensive portfolio of innovative products and technologies, the expertise of our people and in supporting the cattle industry and its causes," said Kevin Mobley, executive director of sales at Merck Animal Health.

"We are proud to have a long-standing partnership with the Beef Checkoff and NCBA on its Stockmanship & Stewardship program to provide cattle producers with animal care training and education to help them be more profitable and sustainable in their operations."

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

Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)