NCBA CHIEF TO ADDRESS ALABAMA CATTLEMEN
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- John Queen III, president of the National Beef Cattle Association, will be among nationally known beef industry experts who'll be addressing the 64th annual meeting of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association Convention and Trade Show on Feb. 16-17 at Huntsville's Von Braun Center.
Queen is president and owner of John Queen Farms, a third-generation cattle farm founded in 1917 in the western mountain region of North Carolina. His background in the beef industry includes cow/calf producer, stocker/backgrounder, feeder and grazer.
Other guest speakers include Cattle Fax Executive Director Randy Blach and NCBA's Director of Nutrition Programs Mary Young.
The convention will also host its annual awards program and the annual meeting of the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association. There will also be meetings of the Alabama Cattlewomen's Association, Alabama Junior Cattlemen's Association, and the Alabama Livestock Marketing Association.
"We're glad to see that the ACA is providing cattle producers, large and small alike, the latest information on how they can manage their operation for success," said ACA President Eric Smith of Reform. "The focus of the Cattlemen's College sessions will be profitability so I expect it to be a great learning opportunity for producers."
The beef industry is a $2 billion industry in Alabama with annual sales of cattle and calves exceeding $450 million. The Alabama Cattlemen's Association, founded in 1944, is one of the nation's largest state cattlemen's associations with an annual membership of 12,000.
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