The 2015 Mid-South Stocker Conference will be the tenth consecutive. The conference is a cooperative effort between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and The University of Tennessee Extension.
The objectives of the conference are to assist stocker operators in exploring ideas for the production of efficient performing healthy cattle and determining the role of stocker production in a rapidly evolving cattle industry and effectively meeting consumer expectations. These objectives are being accomplished through take home information and carrying out educational programs that present innovative ideas that can be readily applied to individual operations.
The conference will also provide a unique opportunity for producers to interact with other stocker operators from the Mid-South region and industry professionals. Animal health, equipment, nutrition and marketing exhibits will be available in an up-to-date trade show.
Due to producer's interest and concerns about "rebuilding" the beef cow herd inbetween Kentucky and Tennessee, discussions on heifer development and marketing will be part of the conference.
The conference is conveniently located at the Cave City, Kentucky Convention Center off I-65 at exit 53. It is approximately a mile from this exit.
For additional information regarding the program, contact either Dr. Jim Neel, University of Tennessee Beef Specialist at 865.974.3189 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK Beef Extension Specialist at 859.257.2853 (email@example.com) or Dr. Roy Burris at 270.365.7541 (firstname.lastname@example.org).