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USDA's Cattle and Carcass training center events

USDA's Cattle and Carcass training center events

By Jamie Martin

USDA announces upcoming educational events at the USDA Cattle and Carcass Training Centers (CCTC) in Texas and Colorado. These events aim to empower stakeholders, especially cattle producers and feeders, with knowledge about cattle market dynamics and live animal standards.

Scheduled for July 30-31, 2024, at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, and August 14, 2024, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., these events are tailored to individuals seeking a deeper understanding of cattle industry operations and market trends.

Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into topics such as fed and feeder cattle grading, carcass valuation, and USDA Market News reports. Additionally, experts will discuss data visualization tools and the CME Group’s Live Cattle contract delivery specifications, offering practical insights for informed decision-making.

Led by USDA and industry professionals, the events will feature live cattle evaluation demonstrations and interactive sessions. Pre-registration is mandatory for these free events, which are open to the public.

The USDA CCTC events serve as valuable platforms for knowledge exchange and networking within the cattle industry. By fostering understanding of industry standards and market dynamics, these events contribute to the sector's resilience and competitiveness.

Interested participants can access event details and pre-register on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) website. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of the cattle industry and connect with industry leaders at the USDA CCTC events.

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