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Deep South Stocker Conference August 6-7

Deep South Stocker Conf HeaderThe seventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference is headed to Alabama.  This year’s conference will be held August 6-7, 2015 in Montgomery, Alabama.  This conference is a joint effort between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Mississippi State University Extension Service, and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

This year’s conference will begin with a dinner hosted by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association at their historic building in downtown Montgomery on Thursdays, August 6, and educational seminars Friday, August 7.  The Stocker Conference registration will cost $ 75 per person and will cover all seminars, events, meals, and handouts for the two-day event.  Additionally, a trade show will be held in conjunction with the conference to allow stocker operators the opportunity to network with industry professionals and to become aware of products and services that can improve their profitably and product quality.

For registration and location information, browse the website:  Deep South Stocker Conference

Schedule & Topics

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 –  Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Building


6:30 pm    –    Welcome to Alabama Dinner and Entertainment

Friday, August 7th, 2014 – Auburn University at Montgomery




7:45 am
Registration and Trade Show Open
8:30 am Welcome and Introductions Dr. Kim Mullenix
Gary Lemme
Alabama Cooperative Extension ServiceDr. Billy Powell
AL Cattlemen’s Assoc.
8:45 am CattleFax: Feeder Cattle Market Outlook: Implications for Stocker Production in the Southeast Mr. Duane Lenz
CattleFax Market Analyst
9:30 am FDA Regulations, Antibiotic Use,
and the Future
Dr. Carla Huston Mississippi State University
10:15 am Break – Refreshments offered and opportunity
to visit the trade show
10:50 am Beakout Sessions Details Below
12:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Breakout Sessions Details Below
2:15 pm Break – Refreshments offered and opportunity
to visit the trade sho
2:45 pm Breakout Sessions Details Below
3:30 pm Producer Panel: Practical Strategies to Improve Performance and Profitability Mr. Max Bozeman
Bozeman Cattle CompanyMr. Leo Hollinger
Hollinger Cattle Company Mr. Brad Etheridge
Etheridge Cattle Company
4:20 pm Closing Comments Dr. Kim Mullenix


Session 1 – Grazing Management and Supplementation: Current Research Q&AModerator: Mr. Leo HollingerPanel:

  • Dr. Kim Mullenix
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Russ Muntifering
  • Auburn Beef-Forage Program Graduate Students
Session 2 – Herd Health Management: Immunity and Processing CalvesModerator: Dr. Soren RodningPanel:

  • Dr. Paul Walz, Auburn University
  • Dr. Carla Huston, MSU
Session 3 – Ag Lenders Panel: Loans and Risk Management Moderator: Mrs. Brenda GloverPanel:

  • Ms. Lisa Cochran, President, The Citizens Banks, Greensboro, AL
  • Mr. Ben Elliott, Vice President/Branch Manager, Alabama Ag Credit, Montgomery, AL
  • Mr. Andy Leslie, Vice President/Branch Manager, First South Farm Credit, Montgomery, AL

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