Mid-South Stocker Conference
"Taking it to The Next Level"

February 16-17, 2006
Clarksville, Tennessee

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"Taking It to The Next Level" is the theme of the 2006 Mid-South Stocker Conference. The conference is scheduled for February 16 and 17 at the Holiday Inn in Clarksville, Tennessee.

This important cattle event is being planned by representatives of the Kentucky and Tennessee Cooperative Extension Services and allied industries in the Mid-South region.

"The Next Level" of information will help stocker feeders to explore new ideas for feeding and producing healthy cattle and, determining the place of stockering in the future cattle industry. Cow-calf producers may also benefit from stockering as a way to increase their marketing options as well as a way to add value to their calf crop. Stockering is that sector of beef production between weaned calves and the feedlot. It generally involves putting on up to 300 pounds of gain on forage based rations.

The Conference will start Thursday, February 16, with a tour of successful stocker operations in the area cattle production. An in-door program on Friday, February 17 will be presented by nationally recognized cattle specialists from across the nation. Economical feeding, electronic identification, branded beef and the future of the beef industry are just some of the topics to be covered. A trade show exhibiting the latest technology will be a part of the conference. A price break is available to those who register for the conference by February 9, 2006.

For additional program and registration information, contact Dr. Jim Neel, UT Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at 865-974-7294 or jneel@utk.edu or Mr. John Bartee, County Director, UT Extension, Montgomery County Tennessee at 931-648-5725 or jbartee1@utk.edu. In Kentucky contact Dr. John T. Johns UK Beef Cattle Specialist at 859-257-2853 or jtjohns@uky.edu.


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