The 2020 Beef Cow/Calf Improvement Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 18 at the Orange County Community Center (1075 N Sandy Hood Rd, Paoli, IN 47454) beginning
at 9:00 AM and ending at 3:30 PM.
The theme for this year’s seminar will focus on “Selection.”
This seminar will explore how selecting the right animals can impact a beef operation’s efficiency and profitability.
The day’s speakers have a wide range of expertise and will share their knowledge and experiences with beef cattle selection. University of Tennessee’s Dr. Justin Rhinehart will cover
three topics related to selection including “Nature vs Nurture: Heritability of Reproduction,”
“The Snowball Effect: Genomics & Reproductive Technology,” and “Adaptation vs Cultivation: Management Decisions for Your Environment.” Matt Claeys from Purdue University will
discuss “Structural Soundness as a Component of Selecting Cattle.” Retired Western Kentucky Animal Science Professor, Dr. Gordon Jones, will share his experience with “Selecting Cattle for
Optimal Production in Pasture Settings.”
Early registration on or before January 10 will cost $20. Students with paying advisors or parents will be $20 on or before January 10. All registrations received after January 10 will be $30.
Lunch is included in the registration fee. For a registration form or for additional information, please contact your county Extension office or the Purdue Extension – Lawrence
County Office at 812-275-4623 or email at [email protected]