SDCA gearing up for entertaining convention |

SDCA gearing up for entertaining convention

Pierre, SD – There will be fun for everyone at the 67th Annual South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) Convention and Trade Show scheduled for December 8-10 at the Ramkota in Pierre.

The merriment will begin after the SDSU Extension Roundup on Tuesday evening, when convention attendees and trade show vendors will enjoy time to relax and network during the Trade Show Welcome Reception.

“Featuring food, beverages and music, the Trade Show Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to connect or reconnect with fellow cattlemen and allied industry representatives from across the state,” said Jodie Anderson, SDCA Executive Director. “We will kick of the convention with a mix of education and entertainment that will continue throughout the event.”

Wednesday will continue with educational sessions in the morning, followed by the convention’s keynote address by Trent Loos during lunch.

“We are excited to have Trent Loos providing our keynote address during lunch on Wednesday. Trent is a pioneer in being an outspoken advocate for agriculture and has traveled extensively to bring consumers the truth about production agriculture, attempting to reconnect them to their food,” stated Anderson. “His message will undoubtedly resonate with beef producers, who seem to be perpetually in the cross-hairs of anti-agriculture activists.”

The fun continues on Wednesday afternoon with the SD Cattlemen’s Auxiliary’s Winter Social. Join the Auxiliary to taste seasonal wines and artisanal olive oils and, perhaps, get some Holiday cooking inspiration.

The popular President’s Auction begins on Wednesday evening. The proceeds from this fast-paced live auction are set aside to help SDCA officers off-set their travel expenses, and it’s a favorite of attendees. As always, this year’s auction will feature many items from veterinary supplies, to fencing products and home décor. Dubas Cattle Company is once again donating a $5,000 credit toward the purchase of a Silencer Chute or other Silencer equipment. This generous donation by Dubas Cattle Company is a great opportunity to upgrade your cattle handling equipment.

New this year is the chance to bid on an African Safari, donated by Numzaan Safaris. This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes a 5-day hunt for two in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Winning bidder chooses which animal(s) to hunt and when they will hunt in 2016 or 2017.

Back by popular demand, the Dueling Duo will entertain attendees with their all-request, Vegas-style dueling piano show. Their laugh-out-loud show features the comedic viewpoints of Pierre native Ryno, the smooth vocal stylings of Andy, and the multi-instrumentalism of Dan.

Join the fun at the 67th Annual SDCA Convention and Trade Show December 8-10, 2015 at the Ramkota in Pierre. Full details, including registration and hotel information, are available on SDCA’s website at or call the office at 605-945-2333.

Vendors, there are limited trade show exhibit spaces still available! Contact Janna Reeves at or call the SDCA office to reserve your space today.