I’ve been away from this blogging thing for so long, I can only imagine how many people are wandering around wondering what to do with their days — well you now have some purpose… I am back.
It’s not my fault I suffer from severe procrastination. I don’t know how many times I have seen a topic and thought “yes I will have to write a blog about that”, but then I get distracted on other important stuff, like organizing the paperclips on my desk and I forget or don’t get around to it.
I saw a fairly appropriate message on Facebook recently: “If a man said he’ll fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.”
I spent part of a day last week at the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association annual meeting in Regina. I heard some good bits of information, which I will write about once these paperclips are finally organized, and they had a nice trade show area with many good products and services.
One newer service provider is Cows In Control (www.cowsincontrol.com), that provides timely beef market information and one-to-one consulting information to beef producers on some of the best strategies for marketing cattle. As administrator Emily Ritchie pointed out, “they cut through all the jargon and complexities to develop a practical down to earth marketing plan.”
Ryan Copithorne, a fourth generation Alberta rancher is president of Cows in Control — he knows about ranching and beef and knows about marketing — he even looks like a rancher. Check out their website. They have a free trial newsletter. The May 2016 issue has great article for example on “Is there value in this market yet? A short easy read.
And they reminded me of the producer-focused Canadian Beef Industry Conference coming up August 9 to 11 in Calgary…Lots of good marketing and production information on that conference agenda and a great networking opportunity… check out the conference website at: www.candianbeefindustryconference.com
Lee Hart is editor of Cattleman’s Corner based in Calgary. Contact him at 403-592-1964 or by email at [email protected]