Plan now to attend the Mid-South Stocker Conference, Feb. 24-25 at Lake Barkely State Resort Park in Cadiz, KY. It promises to be one of the stoutest lineups of presentations and speakers ever offered at the conference; and that’s saying something.
Here’s some of what you can expect at the conference this year, all under the theme of “Stocker Solutions for Challenging Times”:
Tours – Feb. 24
- Scott Jolly Farm – large feeder with integrated operation; feeds wet distillers grains.
- Fox Creek Cattle Co./Sorrell Farms – buys about 60,000 head/year; runs 4,000-5,000 stockers/year.
- King Livestock and King Livestock Express – order buyer specializing in “farm-fresh” and CPH-type cattle.
- Tim Cato Farm – smaller stocker operator with about 300 head on feed; feeds modified distillers in fence line bunks.
- Value of veterinary services in stocker operations, Dee Griffin, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center.
- Survival and sustainability of stocker operations, Walt Prevatt, Auburn University.
- Marketing outlook, Mike Murphy, Cattle-Fax.
- Producer panel, Leamon Bratton, TN; and Dick Ryan, WI.
- Implications of lower phosphorus in fertilizers and minerals, Jeff Lehmkuhler, University of Kentucky
- COOL implications for stocker operators, Nate Jaeger, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.