Mark your calendars for the Mid-South Stocker Conference, Feb. 22-23 in Bowling Green, KY. It kicks off at 3 p.m. on Feb. 22 with virtual tours of areas stocker operations.

As always, the conference will feature cutting edge stocker information from experts near and far. Topics include:

  • Health and Performance of Southeastern Cattle in Iowa Feedlots
    Terry Engelken, DVM, Iowa State University

  • Making Deadstock Disappear Into Thin Air & Adapting to Future Environmental Compliance Issues
    Steve Higgins, Director of Environmental Compliance Bioenvironmental Engineering, University of Kentucky

  • Changing the Way We Manage Pasture for Stocker Production
    Mark McCann, Professor of Ruminant Nutrition, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Industry Outlook for Stocker Operations
    Michael Murphy, Market Analyst, Risk Management Specialist Cattle-Fax

  • Update on Stocker Research
    Roy Burris, Professor of Animal Science and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky; Justin Rhinehart, Assistant Professor of Animal Science and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Tennessee Extension Service.

  • Teaching an Ol’ Meat Cutter New Tricks-Cutting Demo of New Value Added Cuts
    Gregg Rentfrow, Assistant Professor and Extension Meats Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky; staff of Tennessee and Kentucky Beef Councils
The Mid-South Stocker Conference will be at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Bowling Green. You can find the full conference brochure and registration information at www.midsouthstocker.org. You can also get more information by contacting: Jeff Lehmkuhler, University of Kentucky, (859) 257-2853 (jeff.lehmkuhler@uky.edu); John Bartee, University of Tennessee, (931) 648-5725 (jbartee1@utk.edu); Jim Neel, University of Tennessee, (865) 974-7294 (jneel@utk.edu); Roy Burris, University of Kentucky, (270) 365-7541 x208 (rburris@uky.edu).