Mid-South Stocker Conference Is Feb. 18-19

“Leading the Stocker Industry to Profit” is the theme for the ninth annual Mid-South Stocker Conference, set for Feb. 18-19 at the Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, TN.

A cooperative effort between the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee Extension programs, the conference is designed 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. The program will present take-home research and instruction that present innovative ideas than 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. The program highlights include:

• Virtual tours of Kentucky and Tennessee stocker operations

• Feeder cattle procurement

• Treatment regimens for today’s calves

• Feed price discovery

• Feedlot industry overview

• Pasture weed control

• Special Feature: Dr. Paul Funk, Lt. Gen., U.S. Army (Ret.) – “Learning To Lead: From Military To Livestock”

For additional information regarding the program, visit midsouthstocker.org. Or call Jim Neel, University of Tennessee (865-789-9646) or Jeff Lehmkuhler, University of Kentucky (859-257-2853).