Cattle herd expansion forum coming up

Posted on 14 March 2016

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Montford bull at Blacktail Mountain Ranch in Rollins, Mont.
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BOZEMAN — This year’s Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum, “Challenges and Opportunities of Cow Herd Expansion,” will be held April 19-20 in Bozeman at the GranTree Inn, 1325 N. 7th Avenue.
 
Speakers will cover a wide variety of topics, including the U.S. cattle cycle and cattle prices, reproductive management considerations for herd expansion, heifer development, cattle temperament, the veterinary feed directive for feed-grade antibiotics, and approaches to animal health in a limited antibiotic environment.
 
A panel discussion on herd expansion, from the perspective of a rancher, veterinarian and nutritionist, will be held on Tuesday afternoon.
 
The Tuesday evening program will feature Stacy and Troy Hadrick, South Dakota ranchers, speaking on “Advocating for Agriculture.”
 
The conference is organized by the MSU College of Agriculture’s Department of Animal and Range Sciences in conjunction with the Montana Feed Association.
 
Cost to attend both days of the conference is $115. Registration is available online at https://www.montana.edu/nutrition/. Scholarships sponsored by the Montana Feed Association will be available.
 
For more information and a detailed schedule, see http://animalrangeextension.montana.edu/beef/.
 

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