Cattle Meeting To Focus On Genetics, Health

Purdue-ExtensionCUZCO, Ind. – The Dubois County Cattle Association and Purdue Extension – Dubois County will host their annual cattle meeting on Thursday, March 9.  The event will focus on improving herd genetic stock and herd health, with the meeting beginning at 6:30 PM (EST) at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag. Center (SIPAC) near Dubois.

Speakers and topics will include:

* Dr. Gordon Jones, owner of Red Hill Farms and retired faculty of Western Kentucky University, will speak on cattle seed stock and its effects on calf crops and marketing calves.

* Dr. Brett Marsh, state veterinarian with the Indiana Board of Animal Health, will explain the recent changes to the veterinary feed directive (via video).

* Kenneth Eck, educator for Purdue Extension – Dubois County, will focus on the Dubois County “5-Star” cattle improvement plan and how it applies to testing sires, soil, hay, water, and forage species.

* Representatives from Hutson’s John Deere and Old National Bank, sponsors for this year’s meeting, will also discuss services available to cattle producers.

Reservations to attend are required by February 24, and should be directed to the Purdue Extension – Dubois County office at 812-482-1782, or

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