You’re invited to the Working Ranch Expo!

December 8,9 and 10th / Las Vegas Convention Center


Howdy Neighbor, We’re excited to produce the Working Ranch Expo right smack dab in the middle of NFR! Las Vegas is a night time kind-of-town, which is why we’re producing the Expo to help fill your days with useful exhibits and camaraderie with fellow ranchers from around the nation. In addition to a great line-up of exhibitors, we’re also producing the Working Ranch University chalk full of terrific short seminars that just may change the way you ranch! These seminars will run throughout the day, no reservation needed: just mosey on over to the back of the trade show floor and take a seat.

Here’s a sneak peek at the seminar line-up:

The following is a sampling of seminar topics which are subject to additions and/or changes. If your company has a seminar topic and/or speaker they would like to submit, please let us know. Thanks! 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 (Doors open at 11am)

11:30 am: Five Common Causes of Farm and Ranch Failures and how to avoid them all!
12:30 pm: Making real-world sense of EPD and related data - a terminal cross rancher's perspective
1:30 pm: The More Things Change...Parasites and Reproduction
2:30 pm: Meet a panel of high school kids who started their own beef cattle company
3:30 pm: Keep your eye on the sky with Meteorologist Don Day on how to use the weather forecasting

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 (Doors open at 10am)

8:30 am pre-show: Husbands love your wives and wives love your husbands….but what does that look like? Come before the show opens for coffee and a ranch marriage refresher: it just may be the highlight of your trip!
10:30 am: Making cattle work safer for the mature generation
11:30 am: Tim O'Byrne on lessons learned from big outfits and feedyards
12:30 pm: Boost those conception rates!
1:30 pm: I'm 70 and running out of gas: How do I pass what I've built to the next generation so everyone's happy?
2:30 pm: Week in the life of a custom processing crew. Differences in pens of cattle on feed, from induction to finish.
3:30 pm: The BIG 5: most critical animal health issues for beef cattle production

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 (Doors open at 10am)

10:30am: What to say to your banker, when to say it and how to say it
11:30 am: What large animal veterinarians want you to know about how they work
12:30 pm: How to bootstrap and build a cattle operation while in your 20s or 30s
1:30 pm: Are your calves appropriately enrolled? Should they be? Justin Mills explains all the different programs that calves can be enrolled in, including GAP and NHTC, and how / why they work (or don’t...all depends on the operation).
2:30 pm: Should you diversify? We visit with progressive ranchers who are experts at creating revenue streams such as pasture-to-plate integration within their own community and equine breeding / training facilities