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Clemson University, along with the Angus Foundation will host a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp in early June at Clemson. Sheila Stannard, Director of Activities and Events for the American Angus Association gives an overview of the workshop:

“The Cattlemen’s Boot Camp is a two day event designed for all cattle producers from beginner to experienced. They cover a wide range of topics involving the beef industry; the economics of the beef industry, feed efficiency, some hands on labs where people can see ultrasound information, evaluate carcasses and talk about DNA, as well as the various beef tests that are out there.”

Stannard explains that American Angus has two or three of these workshops a year in various locations around the country:

“The American Angus Association started theses 8 years ago to work with different land grant universities across the country that may have some budget cuts. We run these through our Angus Foundation which funds events that involve education and research. We have 1-2 per year in different geographies.”

And each workshop focuses on the area of the country where it’s held according to Stannard:

“We will be using professors and faculty from Clemson to talk about their areas of expertise. They know more about the nutritional and feed needs of their specific cattle and what grasses and forages are available.”

And while this particular workshop is being held in the southeast, producers from all over the country are welcome to attend says Stannard:

“Anyone within a day drive of Clemson would benefit from this. All cattle producers are welcome. We’ve had people go across the country to attend.”

There is a registration fee of $75 that covers materials and meals. For more information visit our calendar. Registration deadline is May 20th, and there not be walk-up registration available.

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