Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference

Eleventh Annual Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference
Thurs., January 30, 2014

Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 W. McCarty St., Jefferson City, Missouri
 

Highlights

This year’s program features twelve breakout sessions with timely information for grazers and forage producers.  The trade show will feature vendors whose products have revolutionized grazing management.  Our afternoon Keynote Session features a country music legend plus a producer panel of three Missouri livestock operators.

Keynote speakers

Teddy Gentry of the legendary country music band Alabama and owner of Bent Tree Farms
“My Experiences in the Beef Cattle Industry: Grazing Systems, Breeding Systems and Composite Breed Development”

Bent Tree Farms, located near Fort Payne, AL is home to the South Poll composite breed of cattle developed from Red Angus, Hereford, Senepol and Barzona genetics.  These cattle are bred for the high heat and humidity of the Southeastern United States.  Fertility, longevity, and carcass quality are characteristics that are being emphasized in these cattle.   Teddy Gentry will share his insights into breeding cattle to fit the environmental conditions of the Southeastern U.S. along with how grazing management has benefitted his beef cattle operation.

More information on Bent Tree Farms can be found at www.benttreefarms.org.
More information on South Poll Cattle can be found at www.southpoll.com.

Central Missouri Producer Panel

Topic:  Selection and Management of Beef Replacement Females in a Forage-Based System

Producers:Dr. Dave Davis, Dennis McDonald, and Greg Marlay will share how they select and manage replacement females for their respective ranches.

Vendors

Trade show exhibit booth spaces are still available for vendors.  Booth registration fee is $100 and the deadline isJanuary 24, 2014. 
All the details are in the Vendor registration form (PDF)

Partners

The Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference is a collaborative effort of the following organizations: