May

9-12 Animal Transportation Association annual conference, Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL; www.aata-animaltransport.org.

12-13 Distillers Grains Technology Council's 14th Annual Distillers Grains Symposium, Sheraton Suites at Keystone Crossings, Indianapolis, IN; 800-759-3448 or www.distillersgrains.org.

14 Free Kansas State University webinar on “Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting: A Natural Rendering Process,” 1:30 p.m. CDT; http://www.extension.org/animal+manure+management.

19-21 Second Annual International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare, Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University, Weber Arena, Manhattan; 785-532-4844 or http://www.isbcw.beefcattleinstitute.org/.

20 Texas AgriLife Extension Service Beef Cow-Calf Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA) Workshop, Nolan County AgriLife Extension Office in Sweetwater, TX; 940-552-9941 (ext. 231), or 325-653-4576.

26-27 North American Regional Meeting of the International Society for Applied Ethology, Washington State University, Pullman; rnewberry@wsu.edu or scloutie@vetmed.wsu.edu.

June

4-5 Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska to benefit the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Eppley Cancer Center and local healthcare, Kearney; http://www.cattlemensball.com/index.php.

7-8 Minnesota Beef Industry Partner's Conference, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood; 763-767-3847.

8 Texas AgriLife Extension Service Beef Cow-Calf Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA) Workshop, Brown County AgriLife Extension Office, Brownwood, TX; 940-552-9941 (ext. 231) or 325-653-4576.

8-10 Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's “Sustaining Animal Agriculture: Balancing Bioethical, Economic, and Social Issues” symposium, South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC; 515-292-2125 or http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2sfvhf30061f2fe.

14-16 Colorado Cattlemen's Association annual convention and trade show, Pueblo; 303-431-6422 or www.coloradocattle.org.

19 47th World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, Oklahoma National Stockyards, Oklahoma City; 1-800-821-2048 or www.lmaweb.com/WLAC/index.html.

20-23 63rd Reciprocal Meat Conference, Overton Hotel & Conference Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; www.meatscience.org.

24 Colorado Livestock Association, “Journey to the Summit” Convention, Marriott-Vail, Vail; 970-378-0500 or www.coloradolivestock.org.

24 Tobacco, Beef & More Field Day, University of Tennessee Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, Springfield, TN; 615-382-3130 or http://highlandrim.tennessee.edu.

27-July 1 National Institute for Farm Safety annual conference, Hilton Wilmington Riverside, Wilmington, NC; 217-333-5035 or http://nifsagsafety.org.

28-July 1 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn Select Conference Center, Columbia, MO; 866-682-6663 or www.BIF2010.com.

July

13 Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association Summer Beef Tour & Trade Show, Morris; www.mnsca.org.

23 South Dakota Beef Ambassador competition, Huron Event Center; 605-999-4300 or www.sdbeef.org.

28-August 1 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, Denver, CO; 303-694-0305 or www.beefusa.org.

31-August 3 American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists 55th Annual Meeting, Loews Hotel Atlanta, GA; www.aavp.org.

Go to beefmagazine.com for more cattlemen's calendar listings.