Annual Cattle Meeting Postponed

NCBA Moves February Convention to August

Nashville, Tennessee, is still the site for the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, but it has been moved to the month of August due to the continuing pandemic and concerns for attendees safety. (NCBA Photo)

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) announced its annual convention and trade show will not take place in February 2021, as planned. Instead the event has been rescheduled for August 10, 11 and 12. The location of the meeting will still be Nashville, Tennessee's Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

NCBA chief executive officer, Colin Woodall, said in the announcement that the group will still hold business meetings early in the year in accordance with the group's bylaws to meet the needs of members and the industry.

"When we do gather the nation's cattle producers together again in August, we'll have the opportunity to include new events and activities in Music City, including many that just aren't available during the winter months, so although we're disappointed in the date change, we're excited to see Nashville during the summer as we take advantage of the fun and excitement the city has to offer."

The postponement was due to concerns over the current pandemic, and the challenges of bringing people together from across the nation at such a critical time.

"Decisions of this magnitude, which impact multiple organizations, stakeholders and companies are never easy," added Woodall. "The limits on the number of people who can gather at an event in Nashville, and the travel restrictions facing many trade show exhibitors, makes it impossible for us to put on the world-class event our attendees expect this winter."

The 2021 program will mark the 123rd anniversary of the event. To stay up to date on show information go to