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The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:08 am
by True Grit Farms
Is anyone planning on attending? I was really looking forward to to going till the boss started shopping for our passes and hotel room. $675.00 for a reserved 3 day pass, plus our room and board...each. The NCBA website says to book early and save? I think I'll go Thursday or Friday to the trade show for a $100.00 head each and call it good.
I assume NCBA is apparently doing well for some sectors of the cattle business. But NCBA sure doesn't cater to the guy with a 100 head operation, that's struggling to make ends meet.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:13 am
by Bigfoot
I could get there in an hour, but I hate to pay what they ask for a pass. I've always wanted to go though.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:56 am
by True Grit Farms
Bigfoot wrote:I could get there in an hour, but I hate to pay what they ask for a pass. I've always wanted to go though.


I always wanted to go myself and this might be my last chance. So I'm biting the bullet. Hopefully the trade show will be worth the price of admission.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:22 am
by TN Cattle Man
I will be there this year. You are right it is very expensive to attend... luckily I do enough business with some of the vendors that will be exhibiting there that they have offered me passes to the event. Like Bigfoot, I am only about an hour away from Nashville.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:24 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
TN Cattle Man wrote:I will be there this year. You are right it is very expensive to attend... luckily I do enough business with some of the vendors that will be exhibiting there that they have offered me passes to the event. Like Bigfoot, I am only about an hour away from Nashville.


Passes, that's plural, you're one person, you have my private contact info. :D

I'm 20 minutes from downtown.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:07 pm
by bse
I went last time it was here only the trade show. It was worth every penny to go, at that time I think it was 60 not sure, but I left with 250 worth of different things. And got to see alot of different stuff. I'll be going again.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:57 pm
by True Grit Farms
bse wrote:I went last time it was here only the trade show. It was worth every penny to go, at that time I think it was 60 not sure, but I left with 250 worth of different things. And got to see alot of different stuff. I'll be going again.


Thanks BSE, that right there was what I was hoping to read.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:30 pm
by kenny thomas
Are you guys saying they charge $100 to get in to the trade show. What is there that will not be in Louisville for free?

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:24 am
by bse
If your talking about the NAILE there's no comparison, you can spend the day looking at the ncba trade show. There will be anything and everything cattle. I've never been to the machinery show in Louisville so can't say if that's the one your speaking of.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:30 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
kenny thomas wrote:Are you guys saying they charge $100 to get in to the trade show. What is there that will not be in Louisville for free?


Me

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:11 pm
by jedstivers
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Are you guys saying they charge $100 to get in to the trade show. What is there that will not be in Louisville for free?


Me

Won't that make Louisville a plus?

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:15 pm
by jedstivers
I had no idea it cost to get in much less that much. I had a rep try and get me to go a year or two ago and I couldn't.
I might see if he has extra passes this time. I bet he does. Otherwise I for sure won't be there.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:00 pm
by kenny thomas
I just can't see paying $100 to let a company try to sell me their product. I will probably just pass and go to Louisville.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:10 pm
by kenny thomas
bse wrote:If your talking about the NAILE there's no comparison, you can spend the day looking at the ncba trade show. There will be anything and everything cattle. I've never been to the machinery show in Louisville so can't say if that's the one your speaking of.

I was thinking of both the cattle and machinery shows in Louisville. If you have never been to the machinery show you should plan on it this winter. Nobody can explain how big it is.

Re: The NCBA convention in Nashville.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:43 pm
by jedstivers
kenny thomas wrote:I just can't see paying $100 to let a company try to sell me their product. I will probably just pass and go to Louisville.

Me either. If one of those companies don't get me in I won't be there.