Tri-State Beef Conference

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When: Aug 08, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Location: Ron Ramsey Regional Ag Center
140 Spurgeon Lane
Blountville, TN 37617(map)

This year’s conference will address topics of interest to both stocker and cow-calf producers. The conference will be a one-day event and will include educational sessions covering such topics as advancing reproduc-tive management, restoring feeding areas back to pasture, beef cattle outlook, corn si-lage as an alternative feed, stocker versus feedlot health, and endophyte vs. novel endo-phyte fescue. Once again, we will have virtual tours of operations from each of the three states and then will have a time of questions and answers with the producers themselves. This year’s conference will be one that should add dollars to your bottom line whether you run a stocker or a cow-calf operation.

Topics and Speakers

Corn Silage as an Alternative Feed: Feed-ing to Cows and Stocker Cattle

Dr. Jason Smith

Assistant Professor &

Extension Specialist

University of Tennessee

Advancing Reproductive Management

Dr. Vitor Mercadante, DVM

Assistant Professor &

Extension Specialist

Virginia Tech University

Beef Cattle Outlook

Dr. Kenny Burdine

Associate Professor

University of Kentucky

Stocker vs Feedlot Health

Dr. Mark Alley, DVM


Endophyte Fescue vs. Novel Endophyte: Impacts on Reproduction, Milk Produc-tion, and Stocker Growth

Dr. Matt Poore

Professor and Extension Leader

North Carolina State University

Restoring Feeding Areas Back to Pasture after Feeding and Developing a Feeding Area

Dr. Gary Bates

Professor and Director

UT Beef and Forage Center

University of Tennessee

Virtual Tours of three beef operations

We will highlight an operation from each

of the three states and will have a time of

questions and answers with the producers


A trade show will be open during the conference, with many of the animal health, feed, and marketing organizations involved in the region’s beef industry there for you to meet and learn more about their products and services.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The program will begin at 9:20 a.m.

A steak lunch will be provided for all participants.

Directions to Ag Center

Conference Hotel

140 Spurgeon Ln Blountville, TN 37617

Take Exit 63 off I-81 to TN-357 S Turn right onto Centenary Rd Continue Straight onto Spurgeon Ln 1.4 miles

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