LRF Stockman School 2023: The ultimate guide to bull selection

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If you are a beef cattle producer who is interested in learning more about the profit drivers in bull selection, then the LRF Stockman School 2023 is an event that you should not miss. The school will be presented from 11 to 13 October 2023 at the Aldam Estate near Ventersburg in the Free State. It is organised by the Livestock Registering Federation (LRF) and sponsored by various leading companies in the agricultural sector.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts and researchers on the latest trends and innovations in the livestock industry. The theme for this year’s event is “Profit drivers in bull selection”. The event will cover topics such as bull selection, management and nutrition.

The event will also include practical sessions, where delegates will be divided into groups and rotate between different topics. These include:

  • Semen evaluation of bulls and how to manage bull fertility.
  • Better bull buying.
  • Available reproductive technologies to accelerate genetic improvement.
  • Setting up breeding objectives for your herd.
  • Data recording and herd management made easy – HerdMASTER.
  • Sustainable herd health management.

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The event will also host a sponsor exhibition, where delegates can interact with various companies and organisations that offer products and services related to the livestock industry.

Seize the opportunity

The Stockman School 2023 is a must for anyone involved or interested in beef cattle production. The event is open to all beef cattle producers, regardless of breed or affiliation.

Paul Westaway, beef producer from the United Kingdom and global business development director of Allflex had the following to say about the event: “The Stockman School is one of the very best conferences I have attended in 30 years of agriculture. The programme and interaction are world-class and I would recommend attending the Stockman School to any forward-thinking producer.”

To register for the event, please contact Charmainé Alberts at: 082 922 3747 or email: The deadline for registration is 30 September 2023. Hurry up and book your spot today, as space is limited! You can choose from several registration options such as full attendance, partial attendance, attendance without accommodation, and camping.

For more information about the event, please visit the website or follow the Facebook page. You can also contact the LRF at 012 667 5258 or send an email to