Cherry Co. Branding School Fairground Site | Lifestyles

VALENTINE – The Sandhills Cattle Association, Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance and Nebraska Extension – Beef Systems have partnered for the first ever “Branding School”. This event brings content that will benefit producers before their next branding.

“Many producers look forward to the brand every year,” said Elysabeth Kierl, executive director of the Sandhills Cattle Association. “We all end up finishing the calving and getting together with the neighbors to do the work. Classes like this are very beneficial for everyone involved in honing your techniques and getting your BQA certification. I encourage producers to send the whole team into town to get their certification in person and learn more from highly acclaimed low-stress cattle handling expert, Ron Gill, and the many other professionals in the industry we have on the range.

The 2022 Brand School features veterinary speakers who will discuss animal health risks and best practices for herd health management during brands. Nationally recognized speaker Ron Gill of Texas A&M will present the basics of low-stress livestock handling, sorting and tagging pen setup, discuss offcut tagging and tagging and more. topics.

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“Branding is a fast-paced environment where typically we have multiple people doing multiple things. There’s not a lot of time for supervising new hands,” said Jesse Fulton, Nebraska Beef educator and director of Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance. “We organized this event to help educate new hands who may be attending their first brand and refresh those who may attend annually on brand management best practices.”

Participants who attend the event will also receive their BQA certificate.

“We hope everyone will take the time to join us for this exceptional educational opportunity,” Fulton said. “There is always something to learn at events like this, and we work hard to make sure producers who have been operating for years learn something new.”

The event will take place on April 27 at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 10 a.m. MultiMin will sponsor lunch for participants.

Those wishing to participate will need to RSVP online to ensure they have enough food and gear by visiting sandhillscattle.com or calling 402-376-2310.

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