Anyone with beef cattle is encouraged to take a vacation day from the farm or day job and join other producers from the Midwest for the Midwest Beef Summit. This all-day conference is a cooperative effort put together by the Green River Area County Extension Services, Southeast Indiana Purdue and Southwest Illinois Extension Services. The purpose of this one-day conference is to provide in-depth lectures on managing cattle for long-term production in today’s marketplace.
Registration is at 8 a.m. CDT and the program begins at 9 a.m. CDT. It will adjourn at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Matt Springer, a beef cattle Extension specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will discuss genetic considerations for the cowherd.
Dr. Carl Dahlen of South Dakota State University will explain the new technology of fetal programming and how it applies to your farm.
Dr. Matt Claeys of Purdue will discuss selecting replacement breeding stock and searching beyond the convenience traits many producers have grown accustomed to.
Wrapping up the day’s program is Dr. Les Anderson, University of Kentucky beef reproduction specialist, who will discuss the importance of prioritizing the culling process.
The program is sponsored by the UK Cooperative Extension Service, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, and the Green River Area Beef Improvement Group with support of Grain Day, Inc.
There is a $25 registration fee if paid by Aug. 10. The registration increases to $35 thereafter. Walk-in registrations the day of are welcome, but there is no guarantee of meal availability. Early registration is encouraged. Call either the Hardin County Extension Service at 270-765-4121 or the Daviess County Extension Service at 270-685-8480 to register.