MCA Annual Conference and
Cattlemen’s College

Kellogg Center, East Lansing, MI

MCA Annual Business Meeting- 9:00am

Banquet Lunch- 12:00pm

Annual Conference Program



  • Election of Directors
  • Policy Approval
  • Committee Reports


Banquet Lunch   12:30-1:30 PM



National Beef Quality Audit

Josh White, NCBA

The National Beef Quality Audit is a comprehensive survey that evaluates beef industry efforts to improve beef quality. Most recently released in 2017, this checkoff-funded audit assesses progress on a variety of production issues that affect consumer demand for beef.  This session will explore the newest data so producers know where the beef industry is and where further improvements are still needed. 

Masters of Beef Advocacy Spokesperson Workshop

Ryan Goodman, NCBA

The checkoff-funded MBA program is a self-directed online training program designed to equip beef producers and industry allies with the information they need to be everyday advocates for the beef industry.  This workshop will help you refine you skills so you’re prepared to answer the tough questions consumers are asking.  Prior enrollment in in the MBA program at is recommended. 

Mineral Supplementation and Cattle Performance

Dr. Lourens Havenga, Multimin USA

With a reduced reliance on antimicrobials, cattle immune health has become more important than ever.  Explore the important role of macro-minerals on immune health, weight gain and overall cattle performance.   




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MCA Annual Conference

The MCA Annual Conference is held in January or February 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.