Todd McCartney and Dean Fish are what made our demos work at the NCBA Convention. Use your imagination and recreate this song for a cattlemen’s convention. Todd is Bubba, Dean is Coy, the little redhead is a Hereford instead of an Angus, the big old Harley Davidson was a big ol’ bay horse, and the Hell’s Angels were R-CALF.
~ Curt Pate
Ron Gill and I presented demos at the NCBA Trade Show on working with younger calves. We tried to show several styles with proper Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) protocols and animal welfare the priority in all of them. We had lots of good help.
Todd McCartney and Tom Curtin are horseback in the photo. Ron Gill and Chuck Cogsgrove of Anitrace are doing the tagging. Dean Fish and myself are doing the real work on the ground crew. It all went pretty good, there were a few times when things got a little out of hand but that is real life, you should always learn from each situation. The cattle and horses were real good to work with.
Curt is spending this week in Nashville, TN at the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Tradeshow. As he has done for the past several years for the Beef Quality Assurance program, Curt, along with Ron Gill of Texas, are putting on Stockmanship & Stewardship demonstrations at the convention for attendees. This year one of their demonstrations was part of the NCBA’s 2014 Cattlemen’s College.
You can watch a video of some of the cattle handling footage in the YouTube video below. You can read more about the event in this great write-up by Drovers Cattlenetwork found HERE.
Thanks to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for the great footage!