While the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ is deeply rooted in Texas, its reach ignores borders and transcends oceans to bring the excitement of the Rodeo to livestock producers worldwide. 

In recognition of global interest, the Rodeo annually designates a series of International Days to express hospitality to the Rodeo's foreign guests. During this time, volunteers staff the International Room to help welcome and inform visitors. Professional interpreters are available and particular assistance is given to foreign buyers at the livestock auctions.

International Livestock Congress-USA

The International Livestock Congress-USA is proud to serve as a catalyst for exchange in the global livestock and meat supply chain by providing forums on critical issues impacting the industry.

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2021 Virtual International Livestock Congress

The 2021 International Livestock Congress will be held virtually on March 2-4, 2021, for ILC participants to interact with global industry leaders as they discuss how they are addressing and adapting to the issues created by COVID-19. The virtual 2021 ILC will focus on each of the touch points in the beef chain from production at the ranch level, to the feeder, the processor, the retailer and food service operators to the global consumer as the end user. The adjustments and decisions made by global industry leaders today may well define the future of our livestock and meat industries moving forward.

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