(August 31, 2009) LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Cattlemen has scheduled its Region 5 Roundup for September 22 at the Valley County Fairgrounds at Ord. Nebraska Cattlemen members and non-members are invited to attend the event that will begin at noon with registration, lunch and a trade show.

A strong and varied line up of speakers is schedule for the afternoon. At 1:30 Forrest Roberts, NCBA Executive Vice President, will provide a cattle industry update via a live interactive video connection hosted by UNL Extension.

Terri Jo Bek, a professor at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, will make a classroom presentation on Low Stress Animal Handling, and give a demonstration in the arena.

Julie Karavas, will give a presentation titled An Estate Planning Primer: Estate Planning Techniques For You, Your Assets, and Your Family. She is an attorney with the Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP law firm of Lincoln.

Two breakout sessions will offer attendees the time to visit with Larry Berger, UNL Animal Science Department Head, and Terri Jo Bek.

The Roundup will conclude with a meal at 7:00 p.m. To ensure planners prepare enough meals, attendees are requested to RSVP by Sept. 20 to Jerry Glaser (308) 497-2782 or to Steve Niemeyer at (308) 346-4200.

“The Roundup is a popular event,” said Nebraska Cattlemen Region 5 Director Jerry Glaser, Spalding, “because it has a nice combination of business and recreation. We are looking forward to this program because it has an especially strong agenda.” He added, “Producers and supporters of the beef cattle industry enjoy the opportunity to visit, eat a great meal and receive updates on issues key to their livestock operations.”

NC Region 5 includes these counties: Buffalo, Custer, Hall, Howard, Sherman, Garfield, Greeley, Wheeler, Valley.

The Nebraska Cattlemen association is a grassroots organization whose individual producer members determine issues of importance to the state beef industry. NC performs three basic functions. First, the association represents the beef cattle industry to the legislative and administrative branches of the state and federal governments. Second, it explains beef production (including safety of the product, use of natural resources, care of animals and beef economics) to the public and opinion influencers. Third, it provides economic and other information to members to aid them in their own planning and management. Each member has the opportunity to influence state cattlemen's association policy and priorities through participation in councils and committees. NC programs are financed by dues invested by individual members.

The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state's beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen's associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln and second office in Alliance serves cattlemen in western Nebraska.

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