Michigan Beef Expo
The Michigan Beef Expo offers opportunities for everyone. The event is held in early spring and consists of purebred shows and sales of seven different breeds of beef cattle. Invest in some of the industry’s greatest genetics and visit with vendors and suppliers in the trade show. Youth can get involved in the educational contests or participate in the Block and Bridle Junior Show.
MCA/MSU Bull Test
The MCA/MSU Performance Bull Test is a cooperative effort between the Michigan Cattlemen's Association, Michigan State University, and Plank Farm. The objectives of the bull test program are to:
- Promote performance-tested beef cattle and serve as an educational tool to acquaint producers with its overall value.
- Provide a common environment for evaluating young bulls for rate of gain, soundness, and body composition.
- Aid beef producers in obtaining superior performance tested bulls that have been evaluated for growth, breeding and structural soundness, and carcass merit.
The MCA Summer Round-Up provides an opportunity for cattlemen from around the great lakes region to network and share ideas, problems and solutions with each other. Occurring in June, the Summer Round-Up features an educational program, annual awards banquet and area agriculture tours. The Round-Up location changes each summer, and is fun for the whole family.
MCA Annual Conference
The MCA Annual Conference is held in January and is an important meeting that all members will want to attend. The day begins with the annual membership meeting where policy is set and MCA Directors are elected. The meeting provides all members with an opportunity to influence the direction of MCA. During the Cattlemen’s College portion, industry experts share their knowledge and provide resources that MCA members can use on their own farms.