Cumberland Gap Cattle Conference planned

Published 4:34 am Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Cumberland Gap Cattle Conference will take place on Feb. 2 at the Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center in Ewing, Virginia.

Registration will start at 9:30 a.m., and the event will conclude at 3 p.m. Lunch is included with registration and a trade show will take place. Registration before Jan. 30 is $20 for single person and $30 for a coupl. Registration after Jan. 30, or at the door of the event, is $25 for single and $40 for a couple.

The event now has a website with all information and link to register: Those interested may also contact the Harlan County Extension Office to receive a brochure.

The program will start at 10 am with Dr. Jerry Roberson from Lincoln Memorial University presenting “Eye Diseases including Pink Eye.” Dr. Victor Mercandte from Virginia Tech will follow with a presentation on “Reproduction Efficiency & Reproduction Tips.” Also during the 11 a.m. timeslot, Ben Crites from University of Kentucky will hold a separate session on Advance Artificial Insemination.

Following lunch, Dr. Whitlock from University of Tennessee will present on “Heritable Congenital Defects in Cattle & What to do with Open Cows.” Hands on round robins will take place at 2 p.m. with Dr. Gibbons and Dr. Roberson from LMU presenting on “Identification Systems (Tattooing, Branding, EID Tag Systems, and others)” and a breakout of “Transporting Across State Lines & Transportation Tips” with speakers from DOT of each state and others. Door prizes from the trade show will take place concluding the day.

For more information, contact the Harlan Cooperative Extension Service at 606-573-4464.