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Dairy Stockmanship & Livestock Transportation Safety Seminar
June 29 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
TWO Weeks Left to Register for the Dairy Stockmanship & Livestock Transportation Safety Seminar in Ft Morgan!
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. 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
June 29, 2023
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
20830 County Road 24, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Space is limited, please register in advance.
Colorado Livestock Association Member Rate – $0
Non-Member Rate – $35
Register by June 26. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 378-0500.
This seminar will count as two safety group training credits for CLA Safety Group members.
7:00 am Coffee and Check-in
7:30 am Understanding Cattle Behavior and Handling Libby Bigler, Colorado Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator
8:30 am Principles of Cattle Handling and Safety Demonstrations Dean Fish, PhD, Stockmanship Clinician, Ranch Manager, Santa Fe Ranch
10:00 am Break
10:15 am CLA Overview/Sponsor Introduction
10:30 am BQA Specific Livestock Transportation and Guidelines Libby Bigler, Colorado Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator
11:10 am Loading and Transportation Safety Demonstration Dean Fish, PhD, Stockmanship Clinician, Ranch Manger, Santa Fe Ranch
11:45 am Final Q&A
12:00 pm Grab and Go Lunch
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.
EVENT MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GRANT FUNDING FROM:
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.