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Beef conference scheduled

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 17 - January 18, 1996

Health, nutrition, and management tips designed to improve the productivity of beef cattle operations will highlight Virginia Tech's annual "Winter Beef Producer's Conference" on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presentations scheduled for the conference include "The Many Faces of BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhea)" by Jerry Roberson, "Lice, Lice, Lice," by Kevin Pelzer, "Worms Die During the Winter, Right?" by W. Dee Whittier, and "Winter Nutrition for Beef Cows" by Terry Swecker.

Also, "Care for the Hypothermic Calf" by Julie Murphy, "Oak Toxicosis" by Roberson, "Rectal, Vaginal and Uterine Prolapse-When Things Come Out That Shouldn't" by Pelzer, and "Abortion and Stillbirth-Control and Economics for Small Beef Herds" by Tom Bailey.

Four laboratories also will be featured. Those include a "Cattle Aging Clinic" by Roberson and Murphy, "Body Condition Scoring-Are My Cows Really in Good Shape?" by Whittier and Bailey, "Forage Analysis: Is My Hay Good Enough to Support My Cows Through Winter?" by Swecker, and "Managing Dystocia: Should I Pull this Calf or Should I Call Doc?" by Pelzer.

Presented by the Production Management Medicine section of the VMRCVM, the conference is designed to be educational for all skill levels and will focus on the special challenges winter problems pose to beef cattle operations.

Registration includes two coffee breaks, lunch and a proceedings book and is $10 at the door. Advance registrations received at the college prior to January 23 are $7.50.

For more information, call Roberson or Ralph Roop at 1-7666.