The third annual Deep South Stocker Conference is Aug. 19 at Auburn University's E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter. A joint effort of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Mississippi State University Extension Service, and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, the presentations include:

  • "Considerations for Successful Deworming" by Thomas Yazwinski, University of Arkansas.

  • "Developing a Sound Mineral Program" by John Arthington, University of Florida.

  • "Managing Buy-Sell Margins for Feeder Cattle" by Emmit Rawls, University of Tennessee.

  • "Economic Grazing Programs for Stockers" by Don Ball, Auburn University.

  • Producer Panel that includes Tim Tucker, Monroe, AL; and Clay Kennemer, Hollywood, AL.

  • "Advances in Shipping Fever Treatment" by Clint Krehbiel, Oklahoma State University.

  • "Byproduct Feeding" by Darrell Rankins, Auburn University.

    The conference begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 19 and ends at 4:45 p.m. for a tour of new backgrounding research facility at E.V. Smith Research Center. Registration is $75 ($100/couple), which includes educational seminars, meals and tours. To register, contact Kathleen Swenson at 334-844-1526;