HEREFORDS IN BIG SKY COUNTRY
This pre-tour will take attendees on an experience seeing Hereford cattle, agriculture history and U.S. landmarks. Breathtaking wide-open spaces and skies stretching for miles encapsulates the beauty of Montana. Located in the Western region of the United States, Montana is home to 2.5 million head of cattle and some of the most pristine Hereford operations in the country.
Attendees will need to arrive in Billings, Mont., by Thursday, Oct.16. On Friday, Oct. 17, the tour will kick off with ranch visits and will culminate with an evening welcome reception at the Northern International Livestock Expo (NILE) with the option to take in the rodeo. Another night in Billings and then pack your bags for ranch stops on the way to Bozeman, Mont. Attendees will have the chance to explore Bozeman on Saturday, Oct. 18, evening on their own. On Sunday, Oct. 19, enjoy seeing some of the leading Hereford breeders in the U.S. with a dinner that evening. Another night in Bozeman and Monday’s events will allow attendees to choose to see the sights of the area including one option to go to Yellowstone National Park. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, all attendees will fly to Kansas City, Mo., to prepare for the opening of the World Hereford Conference. This tour includes five nights of hotel accommodations, meals, coach bus transportation and a plane ticket to Kansas City.
Thursday, October 16
Arrive in Billings, Mont.
Friday, October 17
Tour NJW Polled Herefords Decker, Mont.
Attend Hereford Breeder Reception at Northern International Livestock Expo, Billings, Mont.
Saturday, October 18
Tour the Public Auction Yards (PAYS), Billings, Mont.
Tour Mohican Polled Herefords, Laurel, Mont.
Tour L Bar W, Absarorkee, Mont.
Sunday, October 19
Tour Storey Hereford Ranch, Bozeman, Mont.
Tour Churchill Cattle Company, Manhattan, Mont.
Cooper/Holden at Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek, Mont.
Evening Event at Cooper Hereford Ranch
Monday, October 20
Explore Yellowstone National Park Gardiner, Mont.
Visit Historical Belgrade, Mont.
Local Outdoor Recreation
Tuesday, October 21
Travel from Bozeman, Mont., to Kansas City, Mo. (Airfare Included)
*Schedule is subject to change and will be updated as information becomes available.