Cattlemen’s Summer Round-Up coming to Escanaba

ESCANABA — Cattle producers will gather in Escanaba on Friday and Saturday for the annual Michigan Cattlemen’s Association Summer Round-Up.

The event is hosted by local cattle producers as an opportunity to learn and network.

A pre-event reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba. Brewery tours will be provided from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Summer Round-Up begins Friday morning at the Quality Inn of Escanaba. The MCA Board of Directors will meet at 8 a.m. Guests are welcome to observe the meeting and listen to the discussion.

Lunch will be provided for all registered participants and will include a special overview of the MCA/MSU Bull Evaluation Program.

Educational sessions begin at 1 p.m. and will include: Beef Quality Assurance transportation training; parasite control tactics; and a cattle marketing strategies panel of Upper Peninsula cattle producers.

The evening program begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a social hour and the MCA Annual Awards banquet.

The agriculture tour Saturday will include Johnson Brothers Trucking; the Barron farm, a custom grazing operation; and Hanson Potato Farm, where cattle and potatoes are integrated into a synergistic production system. A picnic lunch is included on the tour.

For registration and hotel information, go to the MCA website at or contact the MI Cattlemen’s Association office at 517-347-8117.