CattleFax: Navigating the Cattle Cycle, Protecting America’s Agriculture at DIA, Managing Your Cattle & Your People
The Colorado Livestock Association is hosting its annual livestock producer educational symposium in Hugo, CO on February 21, 2017. The Marshall Frasier Beef Symposium will feature a full day of informative speakers covering a multitude of important topics of interest to livestock producers in Colorado. In 2008, the meeting was renamed the Marshall Frasier Beef Symposium in honor of the late Eastern, Colorado rancher, Marshall Frasier, who was a strong proponent of education and a dedicated supporter of the industry. Marshall Frasier was and still is the only person who has served as President of both the state livestock organizations; Colorado Livestock Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.
The 9th Annual Marshall Frasier Beef Symposium will kick-off at 9:00am with Colorado State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr, who will inform livestock producers of animal health issues the state is monitoring. The Colorado State University Beef Extension Specialist, Dr. Ryan Rhoades, will present ways in which producers can build profitable and environmentally sound beef production systems. Troy Applehans a Market Specialist with CattleFax will discuss retained ownership and its benefits and limitations for producers and feeders.
Following lunch, JoAnn Winks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will share her experiences as the Assistant Port Director for Trade at the Denver International Airport where her team works to protect America’s agriculture industry and the nation’s food supply. Feedlot veterinarian and leadership trainer, Dr. Nels Lindberg, owner of the Animal Medical Center and a partner in Production Animal Consultation will discuss challenges producers face working with cattle and managing people. Safety expert, BJ Schellenberg, Common Sense Safety, will discuss ways in which agriculture producers can avoid injuries by battling complacency in the workplace.
Lunch is free to attendees and will be provided by the Colorado State University Meats Judging Team. Registration is complimentary, but please register by Friday, February 17, 2017. Register online or call the CLA office at (970) 378-0500.