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The Stockmanship and Stewardship demonstration arena offers unique educational experiences featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance educational sessions, facility design sessions to best run your operation and industry updates you won’t find anywhere else. Learn from stockmanship experts Curt Pate, Dean Fish and Ron Gill!

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Demonstration Arena Schedule

Wednesday, February 5

General Session: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Trade show hours: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Trade show reception: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Bucking Bull Competition
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PBR Calcutta
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Manual Chute / Scale Showdown

Thursday, February 6

General Session: 7:30am - 9:30am
Trade show hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Trade show reception: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
10:00 am - 10:45 am "Horsemanship For Stockmanship"

Better horse handling makes for better cattle handling.
Mr. Curt Pate

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Manual Chute / Scale Showdown
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm "How's Your Chute-side Manner?"
From efficient loading to proper vaccinating and medicating, learn the latest do’s
& don’ts of BQA procedures from the one who helped blaze the trail and the
2018 BQA Educator of the Year! 
Dr. Ron Gill
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm "Settle Down!"
Wild, nervous or stressed cattle need your help to get back on the gain.
Observe handling methods that can relax, settle and acclimate cattle more readily. 
Come get tips you can immediately implement on your outfit!
Dr. Ron Gill and Mr. Curt Pate
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Manual Chute / Scale Showdown

Friday, February 7

Trade show hours:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Trade show reception: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
General Session:  4:30pm - 5:30pm
9:30 am - 10:30 am Hydraulic Chute / Scale Showdown
11:00 am - 11:45 am "8 Ball...Corner Pocket"
Here’s a fun & creative session that shows how cattle can be placed exactly where
you want them… but you have to get in their mind to control their feet! See the
process slowed down and explained for enjoyable learning.
Dr. Ron Gill and Mr. Curt Pate
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Hydraulic Chute / Scale Showdown
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm "Go With The Flow"
Creating good flow in any handling system is the key to increasing speed and
making processing easier on your hands and the cattle.  With the right pressure
- and release - just about any system can contribute to good stockmanship.
Dr. Ron Gill and Mr. Curt Pate
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Dog Demo - TBD

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