International Days

Feb. 28 – March 7

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.

2023 International Livestock Congress

  • Wednesday, March 1: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 2: 8 a.m. – noon

Impact of Global and National Policies (Environmental, Social and Governance-ESG) on Livestock and Meat Industry’s Ability to Feed the World

Keynote, Day One: How does the food system prepare for success with the rise of Global and National ESG Policies?

  • Sara Place, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Keynote Day Two: Challenges to Food Security: The Role of Livestock Production in Developing Countries

  • Elsa Murano, Director, Borlaug Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas