Early registration is now open for the 2007 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show, Jan. 31-Feb. 3 in the Nashville, TN, at the Gaylord Opryland® Resort and Convention Center. Early registration is available through Jan. 5 by visiting www.beefusa.org/convregistration.aspx or call 303-694-0305 for a copy of the registration brochure.

The event features joint meetings of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the Cattlemen's Beef Board, the American National CattleWomen, the National Cattlemen's Foundation, and Cattle-Fax. It's the U.S. cattle industry's largest gathering, and its largest trade show.

The week's activities kick off on Jan. 31 with Cattlemen's College® -- the industry's most educational and comprehensive workshop. Producers can choose from 18 instructional sessions, including: navigating the changing business environment, the 2007 Farm Bill, estate and tax planning, maximizing the effectiveness of conservation programs, dealing with drought, branded beef marketing programs, and auction barn selling strategies.

Registration for Cattlemen's College® also includes admission to the Cattle-Fax Outlook Seminar on Feb. 1. Experts from Cattle-Fax will provide an in-depth look at factors that will impact the cattle market in 2007.

To view the entire lineup of events, visit: www.beefusa.org/convcattleindustryannualconventionandncbatradeshow.aspx
-- Joe Roybal