Cattlemen’s College Planned for February

By Christopher R. Raines ::

(UNIVERSITY PARK, PA) Every Spring, the Penn State University Extension team partners with the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association to bring cattle farmers a program called Cattlemen’s College.  There will be also be a special session called Purebred Breeders Workshop.  The event is planned for February 27, 2010, at the Four Points Sheraton in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Program Agenda – Cattlemen’s College

8:30 a.m.      REGSITRATION

9:00 a.m.      WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS

9:15 a.m.       GETTING AHEAD OF ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, by Mr. Mike Bumgarner, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

10:00 a.m.    STRATEGIES TO ENSURE BEEF SAFETY, by Dr. Chris Raines, The Pennsylvania State University

10:45 a.m.     Concurrent Session 1 – ANIMAL HEALTH HEADLINES (including rabies vaccination, external parasite control, and Johne’s control)

Concurrent Session 2 – HERD MANAGEMENT (including managing yearling bulls, pregnancy diagnosis, and animal composting)

12:00 p.m.    LUNCH

12:45 p.m.     YOUR CHECKOFF DOLLARS AT WORK FOR YOU, by Mr. Paul Slayton, Pennsylvania Beef Council

1:30 p.m.       Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2 will be repeated

4:00 p.m.      Adjourn

Program Agenda – The Purebred Breeder’s Workshop

1:30 p.m.       GENOMIC-ENHANCED EPDs and SELECTION TOOLS, by Mr. Bill Bowman, American Angus Association

2:15 p.m.       THE NEXT STEPS IN ESTRUS SYNCHRONIZATION: FIXED TIME INSEMINATIONS, by Dr. Mike Day, The Ohio State University

3:00 p.m.       THE STATUS OF SEXED SEMEN FOR BEEF CATTLE, by Dr. Chad Dechow, The Pennsylvania State University

The cost for both programs $30 per person.  Registration is due February 22, 2010, and can be done by sending a check payable to Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association, along your name and E-mail address, to:  Dr. John Comerford, 324 WL Henning Bldg, University Park, PA 16082.  For more information, call Dr. Comerford at (814) 863-3661 or E-mail him at jxc16@psu.edu.


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