For immediate release
June 11, 2010
Contact: Carmen Fenton
Fort Worth, Texas – Ranchers in the Lamar County area can attend a free Cattlemen’s Field Day hosted by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). The field day will take place Tuesday, June 22, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, Building B, in Paris.
Experts will present programs focused on testing animals who are persistently infected with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), fetal programming and sustained nutrition and new marketing programs for cattle producers.
A complimentary beef lunch will be served at noon. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. All participants with pesticide applicator licenses will receive two Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Participants will also receive one beef quality credit.
The full speaker schedule is below.
What is BVDI-PI and How So Few Can Affect So Many
Neal Odom, IDEXX Laboratories
BVD-PI Testing – Technology to Find BVD-PI’s
Chris McClure, Gold Standard Labs
Fetal Programming and Sustained Nutrition
Doug Hawkins, Purina Mills
Weed and Brush Product Update
Brant Mettler, Dow AgroSciences
Beef Industry Update
Stacy Fox, TSCRA
Mike Morrow, Lamar County AgriLife Extension Agent
Current and Emerging Added Value Opportunities
Producer Discussion Panel
Importance of Injection Sites and Vaccination Management
Dr. Mac Devin, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Participants should RSVP by June 18 to Stacy Fox at 800-242-7820 or e-mail [email protected]
The Red River Valley Fairgrounds are located at 570 East Center Street in Paris.
For more information including a map to the location, please visit www.tscra.org and click on Calendar of Events. The Paris Cattlemen’s Field Day is listed under educational events.
Sponsors include Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Dow AgroSciences, Gold Standard Labs, IDEXX Laboratories, Purina Mills, Texas AgriLife Extension Service and TSCRA.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 133-year-old trade organization. As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas, TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 51.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma.
TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.