The 14th annual Tri-State Beef Cattle Conference shall be held on the Ron Ramsey Regional Ag Center in Blountville on Thursday, Aug. 4.
This yr’s convention will handle subjects of curiosity to each stocker and cow-calf producers. The convention shall be a one-day occasion and can embrace academic periods masking such subjects as stocker well being, completed cattle value transparency laws, beef cattle outlook, understanding the place you stand on profitability and antibiotic prescription necessities.
There will as soon as once more be digital excursions of operations from every of the three states after which a time of questions and solutions with the producers themselves.
A commerce present shall be open through the convention, with lots of the organizations concerned within the area’s beef business there for individuals to satisfy and study extra about their services.
The convention will start with registration at 8 a.m. and this system starting at 9:20 a.m. The commerce present will open at 8 a.m. A steak dinner shall be served at midday.
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The assembly is being sponsored by the University of Tennessee Extension, Virginia Cooperative Extension and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Registration data and full particulars shall be out there by means of your county Extension Office.
Registration for the convention is $20 by means of July 22 and $25 after July 22. Additional data could be obtained out of your native Extension workplace, or on the net at https://www.apsc.vt.edu/extensionandoutreach/beef-extension.html.
The program subjects and audio system are as follows: “Finished Cattle Price Transparency and Legislation,” Charley Martinez — assistant professor and Extension specialist, University of Tennessee; “Stocker Cattle Receiving Simulation,” John Groves, DVM — Livestock Veterinary Service, Eldon, Missouri; “Knowing Where You Stand: 5 Standards to Profitability,” David Bilderback — space farm administration specialist, University of Tennessee; “Market Outlook,” James Mitchell — livestock economist, University of Arkansas; “Antibiotic Prescription Requirements, Asian Long-Horn Tick and Theileria,” John Currin, DVM, DABVP — scientific affiliate professor, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine; and “Virtual Tours and Panel Discussion” with three beef producers from North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Mail your registration, made payable to AFCA to Tri-State Beef Conference, c/o Phil Blevins, 234 W. Valley St., Suite B, Abingdon, VA 24210.
Phil Blevins is an agricultural extension agent in Washington County, Virginia.