The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, CO, is the new host of the International Livestock Congress (ILC). Formerly held during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the ILC will now take place during the NWSS on Jan. 9, 2007.

The ILC is supported and funded by the International Stockmen's Educational Foundation (ISEF) in the U.S. and Canada. ISEF ( works to partner with established livestock events or organizations in furthering its mission to build global beef networks and focus on the emerging issues and challenges facing the beef industry from an international perspective.

The 2007 program will be chaired by Gary Smith, PhD, distinguished professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and Leann Saunders of IMI Global, Inc., of Castlerock, Colo.
-- Joe Roybal