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State Cattlemen’s Conference-Hickory, NC

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Location: Hickory Metro Convention Center
(1960 13th Avenue Drive, SE – located off I-40 at Exit 125)
Hickory, NC


7:30 a.m. Board of Directors Breakfast
8 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Trade Show Opens
Morning Session    Chairman: Johnny Rogers, NC State University
8:45 a.m. Welcome – Dr. Todd See, NC State University
9 a.m. Cattle-Fax Fax Update – Troy Bockelmann
10:20 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Genetic Tools to Improve Beef Cattle Production Efficiency –
    Donnell Brown, R. A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, TX
  • Selecting Beef Cattle for Functional Efficiency – Jason Duggin,
  • Beef Extension Specialist, University of Georgia, Calhoun, GA
  • Heifer Management Decisions – Dr. Glenn Rogers, Holt River
    Ranch, Aledo, TX

Noon Awards Luncheon – Sponsored
by Farm Credit Associations of NC (AgCarolina, Cape Fear, Carolina Farm
Comments from the N. C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Comments from the National Cattlemen’s BeefAssociation
Comments from the N. C. Farm Bureau
Comments from NC State University
Afternoon Session
1:30 p.m. Trade Show Continues
2 p.m. Committee Meetings

    • CattleWomen
    • Forage and Grasslands Council
    • Nitrogen Management in Tall Fescue Pastures –
      Dr. Alan Franzluebbers, USDA-ARS, Raleigh, NC
    • Stocker and Cattle Feeders

3 p.m. Afternoon Break
3 p.m. Committee Meetings
Purebred Breeders Council
3:30 p.m. Committee Meetings
Joint Legislative / Membership*
*Membership Award –
Sponsored by Carolinas Animal Health
5 p.m. NCCA Joint Board of Directors and Annual Business Meeting
6 p.m. Social – Sponsored by Alltech
NCBA PAC Auction
7 p.m. Cattlemen’s BBQ – Hosted by Catawba Valley Cattlemen’s Association, Inc.
Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Cattle Sales/Harward Bros.
Livestock Market/Stanly Co.
Livestock Market/Chesnee Livestock Market
7 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. Youth Recognition Breakfast – Sponsored
by First Bank & Trust company
9 a.m. Trade Show Opens
Demonstration Stations in the Trade Show

  • Forage Management
  • Herd Health
  • Advocacy
  • Dairy Cow Milking Demo

Youth Programs
Additional Youth Activities

  • Beef Focused Skill-A-Thon Contest
    (with winners announced at noon)
  • Forage Quiz Bowl Demonstration

9:30 a.m. Morning Break – Sponsored by
Performance Livestock & Feed Company
Noon Adjourn

Cost for Friday meetings is only 25.00, with meals is 60.00.
Saturday Youth day is only 5.00/youth and 10.00 for adults.

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Catawba County, along with
Catawba Valley Cattlemen’s Association will cover
all youth cost if you are from this surrounding area.

To register ahead go to the NCCA website, scroll down and click on NCCA & Dairy Conference, then “online registration,” then individual registration box to register for individual items and pay individually.