National Western hosts International Livestock Congress

US - The National Western Stock Show will host the 2007 International Livestock Congress - USA (ILC-USA) Jan. 9 in Denver.
calendar icon 22 November 2006
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The ILC is hosted in partnership with the International Stockmen's Educational Foundation and the National Cattlemen's Foundation.

“As the global economy continues to propel the beef industry into the world marketplace, producers are realizing that their day-to-day decisions go beyond their county line, state line and national borders,” said National Western president and CEO Pat Grant. “The 2007 International Livestock Congress, ‘Global Beef: Thinking Beyond the Fence,' gives producers, ranchers, retailers, packers and other industry suppliers real tools to make decisions for tomorrow.”

Highlights of the event include a packer panel with representatives from Swift, Tyson and Cargill Meat Solutions; a producer panel with representatives from the cow-calf and feedlot segment and the export and auction market segment; a hands-on program showing producers where the various cuts come from, why certain cuts are exported, and a comparison of values, i.e. the Flat-Iron Steak and the Tri-Trip, a discussion on grid pricing based on carcass merit; workshops on age and source verification, additional methods of adding value to the ranch (wildlife, fishing, birding etc.), disease prevention, drought management and risk management.

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