Cattle Industry Convention Underway in Nashville This Week


The biggest annual beef industry gathering began on Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee, where more than 6,000 people got together for the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Those in attendance include cattle producers, industry partners, and other industry stakeholders. “I’m pleased that cattlemen and women can come together in person once again,” says National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jerry Bohn. “Producers from across the country and their families look forward to the convention every year, but I think it means more following the disruptions brought on by COVID-19.”

Convention participants will gain insights on market trends during the CattleFax Outlook Seminar, hear a “state of the industry” update from NCBA, learn about the cattle industry’s role in sustainability, and walk through the NCBA Trade Show that contains more than 350 exhibitors on seven acres. The NCBA, Cattlemen’s Beef Board, American National Cattlewomen, CattleFax, and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation will all hold annual meetings.

Two general sessions will include a panel discussion on sustainability and a speech from former NFL player Jason Brown, who left football for a career in agriculture.