A Beef Producers' Seminar sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension will be held on August 26, 2004 in Springfield and will feature industry authorities on the national identification system and the latest research about beef genetics.The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn North in Springfield. Three industry authorities will speak about the national I.D. system for beef cattle. They are Dr. Taylor Woods, Missouri State Veterinarian; Dr. Lyndon Irwin, professor at Southwest Missouri State University; and Mike John with MFA. All three of these speakers serve on committees at state and national levels. After dinner, Darrell Busby, livestock specialist with Iowa State University, will discuss how cow-calf producers can use feedlot and carcass data to improve their bottom line. Several feedlot owners with the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity will attend the meeting. Dr. Bob Weaber, extension beef geneticist, University of Missouri, will finish the program with a discussion of current ad future beef genetics research. Various beef industry representatives and vendor displays will be available for viewing throughout the seminar. Program registration is $25 in advance, $30 after August 23. Checks can be made payable to the Dallas County Extension Council and mailed to: University of Missouri Extension, P.O. Box 1070, Buffalo, MO, 65622. For more information about the program, contact any of these University of Missouri livestock specialists: Gary Naylor, Buffalo (417) 345-7551, Eldon Cole, Mt. Vernon (417) 466-3102 or Dona Funk, Stockton (417) 276-3313.
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