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Howdy, From Nashville!

Good morning from beautiful Nashville, TN! I’m joining you today from the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. This annual event brings together cattlemen and women from across the country and features meetings and events with the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and American National CattleWomen (ANCW). Today kicks off with Pfizer’s Cattlemen’s College, and our editorial team is going to do our best to provide timely coverage of the day’s speakers for those of you at home on the ranch.

We are excited to network with industry professionals and allied partners and visit with fellow beef producers at this great convention. While we are here, we are going to be giving away plenty of prizes at the trade show. If you’re home on the ranch, don’t worry, you can get in on the fun, too.

You can win a copy of my children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf” at the trade show and online! To enter, simply leave me a message in the comments section below on this featured Cattlemen’s College topic: “Finding Profitability in Volatile Times.”

“The beef industry faces unprecedented volatility and is increasingly influenced by external factors, yet the opportunities for cow-calf and stocker profitability are promising. However, prospering this business environment calls for disciplined, objective and innovative strategies.”

What is a key factor in your operation that influences your bottom line in times of volatility? Enter today; winners will be announced tomorrow! Good luck!

Stay tuned for further discussion on market volatility, as well as additional coverage on the other Cattlemen’s College seminars including: futuristic tools to drive beef demand, strategies to improve beef safety and feed efficiency, managing resources, partnerships and agency relationships and reproductive technology applications.

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