Beef reproduction meeting
Oct. 21, Carthage, Mo.
Cattlemen can learn the latest research on beef reproduction at an evening meeting, Oct. 21, at Joplin Regional Stockyards in Carthage. Research from the University of Missouri (MU) has shown that fixed-time artificial insemination (AI) provides an opportunity to AI cows without labor-intensive heat detection.
MU faculty and graduate students will present their research results during this program, which runs from 5-8:30 p.m., with speakers available for questions afterward. Other topics include herd health considerations in synchronization and insemination and recent advances in reproductive technology.
The meeting, with supper included, is free and open to the public. Advance reservation is required. To register or for more information, contact the MU Extension Center in Mount Vernon at (417) 466-3102.
Cattle conference slated
Oct. 25-26, Kansas and Oklahoma
The O-K Cattle Conference, sponsored by Kansas State University (K-State) and Oklahoma State University (OSU), is set for Oct. 25-26 at sites in both states. The Kansas meeting is scheduled for Oct. 25 in El Dorado at the Butler County Extension office. The Oklahoma meeting is Oct. 26 at the Craig County Extension office in Cowboy Junction, near Vinita. The conference will provide information to help cow-calf producers make key management decisions, whether their operations are large or small.
Included will be presentations by Sarah Fogleman, K-State, ranch-hand management; Jim Gosey, University of Nebraska (NU), selecting genetics to match todays markets; and Tom Field, Colorado State University (CSU), sorting through all the information available to make good decisions.
The schedule is the same for both days, so plan to attend only one meeting. The conference runs from 3-8 p.m. The cost is $12, which includes dinner. A brochure is available at www.oznet.ksu.edu/ansi/currentevents.html. For more information contact Twig Marston (in Kansas) at (785) 532-5428 or email@example.com; or Roy Ball (in Oklahoma) at (918) 256-7569.
Ruminant nutrition workshop
Oct. 27, Bardstown, Ky.
The University of Kentucky (UK) Cooperative Extension Service is offering its Ruminant Nutrition Workshop to provide up-to-date ruminant nutrition information to veterinarians, consultants, feed mill and sales personnel, county Extension agents and livestock producers. This years event will be Oct. 27 at the Nelson County Civic Center Extension Office in Bardstown from 8:55 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Topics will include ruminant diseases; using forage analysis to balance ruminant diets; vaccine effectiveness and mineral nutrition; and the pros and cons of feeding wet byproducts.
Participants who register and pay on or before Oct. 15 should send a check for $45 made out to Kentucky Ruminant Nutrition Workshop/PDCA to Donna Amaral-Phillips, 414 W.P. Garrigus Bldg., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0215. After Oct. 15, the registration fee is $50.
For more information contact Amaral-Phillips at (859) 257-7542.