CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Registration has begun for cattle producers to attend four events on the Stockmanship and Stewardship Regional Tour, with stops in Iowa, Colorado, Kansas and Louisiana.

Stockmanship and Stewardship is a unique two-day educational experience featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, facility design sessions to fit your operation and industry updates. The program is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, Merck Animal Health, and the Beef Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance program.

The tour locations and dates:

Ames, Iowa, June 28-29

Fort Collins, Colo., Aug. 9-10

Manhattan, Kan., Sept. 20-21

West Monroe, La., Oct. 4-5

The tour features events to be led by stockmanship experts Curt Pate, Ron Gill and Dean Fish. By attending a Stockmanship and Stewardship event, producers may also become BQA certified, network with fellow producers, be involved in hands-on demonstrations from the stockmanship experts and learn cutting-edge operation techniques.

“These events allow producers to network with one another and learn from industry experts about real world solutions to everyday problems they encounter on their operations,” said Chase DeCoite, BQA director for NCBA. “Beyond animal handling, each of these events incorporates valuable information about animal health, environmental stewardship, and much more.”

“Merck Animal Health is honored to be the premier sponsor of this initiative, which very much complements our efforts to promote proper animal handling, animal welfare and beef quality assurance,” according to Kevin Mobley, Merck’s executive director U.S. Cattle Sales and Marketing. “Working with the NCBA and state cattle associations is another way that Merck Animal Health works for our beef producing customers.”

To learn more about Stockmanship and Stewardship event, including seeing videos and photos from previous events, or to register for an upcoming event, visit www.StockmanshipAndStewardship.org.