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FEEDER CATTLE MARKETING SEMINAR TO BE HELD IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

A seminar on “Effectively Marketing Feeder Cattle in the Southeast” is slated for Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, Ky. Drovers magazine and Mitchell Marketing Service together with the American Gelbvieh Association is sponsoring this event.

The free seminar will feature a panel of speakers answering the challenges facing cattle producers in the eastern United States and an update on the National Animal Identification program. This event begins at 3:30 p.m. in West Hall of the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center. This event is being held in conjunction with North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).

The panel of speakers and their topics include:

Greg Ritter, Kentucky Cattlemen's Association President and founding member of the Barren County Cattle Marketing: The basics of setting up a cooperative marketing group to commingle feeder calves and share expenses and labor.

Jim Gibson, Director of Internet and Certified Preconditioned Health Sales, Bluegrass Stockyards: Addressing the importance of preconditioning health programs as well as the value of the Kentucky feeder calf tag program.

Donna Barnes, Ag Inspector, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health: The National Animal Identification program, an update and what it means for cattle producers. Tim Turney, Director of Division of Producer Services with Kentucky Department of Agriculture will also be on hand to field questions about the National Animal Identification program.

Barry “Slim” Cook, Chief Operating Officer, Gelbvieh Profit Partners: Realizing the value of Gelbvieh-influenced feeder cattle.

The seminar is free and open to all cattle producers. For more information contact Lori Maude at the American Gelbvieh Association, 303-465-2333 or email lorim@gelbvieh.org. A complete Gelbvieh event schedule for Louisville can be found at www.gelbvieh.org.

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