Livestock Tours Presents
Two-Steppin' Accross Texas
MAY 19-MAY 25, 2024
The 2024 Livestock Tour, presented by Western Livestock Journal, will be two-steppin’ across Texas in May! From the Hill Country to the Brazos Valley, this tour will showcase a diverse selection of livestock operations. We will see a variety of livestock breeds, management techniques and business approaches with a culture that is only found in the big state of Texas. There is sure to be some top-notch BBQ meals along the way too!
The tour will start in San Antonio, Texas on May 19 and end back in San Antonio on May 25. The San Antonio Airport is serviced by most major airlines and there will be a shuttle option from the airport to the Estancia del Norte, the tour headquarters hotel. A banquet dinner on the evening of May 19 will provide time to catch-up with old friends and get acquainted with new faces.
The first day of the tour will take us to HeartBrand Beef with a look at unique Akaushi cattle and their branded beef business. As we make our way northeast, we will make a pit stop at Blue Bell Creameries to see where some of Texas’ most famous ice cream is made and there may even be some samples in store. The day will end at the Hilton in College Station, Texas. You can settle in here as this hotel will be our home for the next four nights.
While based out of College Station, we won’t have to travel far to see a variety of operations that are renowned in their own sectors and throughout the industry. In the purebred sector, we will visit Mound Creek Ranch, showcasing some of the Brangus breeds top genetics. We will also tour 44 Farms, a top Angus seedstock operation that has an expansive beef business as well.
No trip to College Station would be complete without a visit to Texas A&M University, focusing on the Animal Science Department. A stop at STgenetics will provide a look at genetic work in both the beef and dairy industries – this is sure to be an insightful stop. Rounding out our time in the College Station area will include a tour of the Scarmardo buying station and a visit to Brewer Land and Cattle, a commercial Angus operation.
As we make our way back to San Antonio, the tour will take us to the V8 Ranch, an operation known for their centuries-old Brahman bloodlines. Traveling back toward the Hill Country will include a stop at the CAB Ambassador Award winning Langford Cattle Co.
Not to worry, there will be time for exploring the Alamo and Riverwalk in the historic San Antonio as we conclude the tour back at the Estancia Del Norte.
In addition to these quality stops, there will be some fun and surprises along the way. Make plans to go two-steppin’ across Texas with us May 19-25. We encourage you to send your registration in early to save your spot. We are excited for the 2024 tour and look forward to seeing you in Texas!