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Beef Stockmanship & Livestock Transportation Safety Seminar

April 20 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration for CLA’s Beef Stockmanship and Livestock Transportation Safety Seminar is Open!

Join CLA for the upcoming Stockmanship and Livestock Transportation Safety Seminars focused on stockmanship, animal handling, and transportation safety. Industry experts will provide live low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance best management practices, and industry updates.

There will be two sessions, the first focused on beef cattle in Kersey at Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Kuner Feedyard on April 20 and the second will focus on dairy cattle at Empire Dairy in Wiggins on June 29, 2023. The program will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Producers will receive hands-on training in best management practices to help improve their operation and learn firsthand the principles of Beef Quality Assurance!

When & Where

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM  April 20, 2023

Five Rivers Cattle Feeding – Kuner Feedyard, 28625 US-34, Kersey, CO 80644


Space is limited, please register in advance to ensure your spot.

Colorado Livestock Association Member Rate – $0

Non-Member Rate – $35

Register Online

Register by April 18.  Questions? Contact office@coloradolivestock.org or call (970) 378-0500.



Limited parking available onsite. Employee groups should plan to carpool if possible.

This seminar will count as two safety group training credits for CLA Safety Group members.


7:00 am                                Registration – Lobby

7:25 am                                Welcome, Zach Riley, CEO, Colorado Livestock Association

7:30 am                                Basics of Cattle Handling and Safety, Libby Bigler, Colorado BQA Coordinator – Cafeteria

8:30 – 10:00 am                  Principles of Cattle Handling and Safety Demonstrations

Dr. Dean Fish – Ranch Manager, Sante Fe Ranch – Outdoor Area

10:20 am                            Sponsor Recognition and CLA Update, Zach Riley, CEO, Colorado Livestock Association

10:30 am                             Colorado BQA Guidelines and Transportation Issues, Libby Bigler – Cafeteria

11:15 am                             Loading and Transportation Safety demonstrations, Dr. Dean Fish – Outside Dock/Trailer

11:45 am                             Wrap-up

12:00 pm                             Exit Survey & Grab and Go Lunch – Lobby


Dean Fish, PhD is the Ranch Manager for the Santa Fe Ranch and a member of the NCBA Stockmanship and Stewardship Team. As the Ranch Manager for the Santa Fe Ranch Foundation, he works to develop problem solving research for his fellow beef producers. The Foundation also works to get kids out of doors through agricultural literacy, hiking, camping and learning about the environment. Dean also raises commercial Angus cattle and club calves. Prior to managing the ranch, Dean was an Extension Livestock Specialist for the University of Arizona. He has served on the Arizona Beef Council and is currently the Past President of the Southern Arizona Cattlemen’s Protective Association. Dean has served in a leadership role for many livestock and service organizations. In addition, Dean has worked with Todd McCartney, Dr. Ron Gill and Curt Pate planning and delivering Stockmanship and Stewardship at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Conference and Trade Show. Dean is passionate about spreading the Stockmanship and Stewardship message, as he has seen the benefits in his own and other operations where the principles are implemented.

Libby Bigler works for Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences as the Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Coordinator. She graduated from CSU in 2011 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and a B.A. in Journalism and Technical Communications. Prior to joining CSU, Libby worked for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as part of the membership team and she also spent time in Houston, Texas as the Youth Activities and Communications Director for the American Brahman Breeders Association. She currently resides in Eaton, Colorado with her husband, Bo, and two daughters.



This training is supported by the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, CDC/NIOSH Grant No. U54OH008085. Its content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC/NIOSH.


April 20
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Kuner Feedyard
28625 US Hwy 34
Kersey, CO 80644 United States
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