DEADWOOD, S.D.July 3, 2024 – Nearly 500 predominantly cow/calf producers, cattle backgrounders, and feeders from over 25 states recently gathered to celebrate R-CALF USA’s 25th Anniversary Convention in Deadwood. Other attendees consisted of sheep producers, consumers, state and national legislators, industry representatives, and several thousand online viewers. The event also drew a record number of sponsorships and a sold-out trade show.

During the convention, 14 presentations discussed checkoff reform, antitrust, mandatory country of origin labeling, market competition, private property rights, fair trade, and defending against the globalized effort to control the food supply and the independent farmers and ranchers who produce it.

All convention presentations are available on the R-CALF USA YouTube channel.

R-CALF USA will host its 2025 Annual Convention and Trade Show in Deadwood from June 18–20, 2025, at the Lodge at Deadwood.