NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen to Celebrate 200th Episode on RFD-TV
DENVER – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Cattlemen to Cattlemen will celebrate its 200th episode with a live broadcast from Washington, D.C., on Tues., Dec. 7, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. EST. The special live show will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the program, an appearance by noted cowboy personality Baxter Black and interviews with House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) as well as with NCBA President Steve Foglesong and NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with what NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen has been able to accomplish in its first four years,” Foglesong said. “The program has become a valuable informational tool for cattlemen, featuring entertaining and educational segments that are getting more popular with cattlemen and women every year.”
Kevin Ochsner, a Colorado cattle producer who raises registered Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle, has been host of the program since 2009. Ochsner also works as a business consultant.
NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen provides viewers with information on production practices, including ideas to reduce costs; increase value; and develop strategies that strengthen an operation. The show also features information on cattle-marketing trends as well as legislative and regulatory actions taken by the federal government that have potential to affect cattle operations. Among the more popular segments are those that increase producers’ knowledge of ranching and cattle handling, including calf-preconditioning, disease control, bull selection, herd health and nutrition and rangeland management. Additionally, the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) presented NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen with a Best of NAMA award in both 2007 and 2008.
Foglesong said while the first 200 episodes have accomplished much, cattlemen and women can look forward to new segments in the programs to come. “As the industry continues to change, NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen will continue helping producers adapt to those changes and be successful in the process,” Foglesong said. “We’re excited about being able to provide such valuable information for cattlemen and women to use in their operations.”
Helping make this valuable tool possible are sponsors for the 200th episode, including Purina; Pfizer Animal Health; Igenity; John Deere; Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health; and Boehringer Ingleheim Vetmedica, Inc.
The program will be re-broadcast on RFD-TV on Wed., Dec. 8, at 10:30 a.m. EST and Sat., Dec. 11 at 9:00 a.m. EST. All episodes of the NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen are available on the website at www.cattlementocattlemen.org. Additionally, the 200th episode will be broadcast live on NCBA’s policy blog Beltway Beef. The program is also on Facebook and can be followed on Twitter.