User Login    
 + Register
News : Missouri Livestock Symposium Comes to Kirksville Next Month
Posted by Randy on 2013/11/5 4:40:00 (624 reads) News by the same author

The Missouri Livestock Symposium has announced their Sheep and Meat Goat Section speakers and topics for 2013.

Click to see original Image in a new window

The program will be held December 6 and 7. The Missouri Livestock Symposium is held in Kirksville, Missouri at the William Matthew Middle School (formerly Kirksville Middle School).

The event also features an agriculture-related trade show, a classic tractor display, a free beef dinner on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and a free Governor’s Style Luncheon on Saturday at noon. There is no pre-registration required and there is no cost to attend.

Nationally known speakers on equine, beef cattle, forages, stock dogs and more are also a part of the Symposium and program details may be found at or by calling Garry Mathes at 660-341-6625 or the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866. You can also email Zac Erwin at (and put MLS in the subject line).

According to Garry L. Mathes, Chair of the Missouri Livestock Symposium Planning Committee, the 2013 Sheep and Meat Goat programs on Saturday, December 7th include the following: Mike Caskey from Pipestone, Minnesota will give three talks—“Making Lambing Easier,” “Building the right Ewe for You,” and “Managing Ewe Feed Costs.” Stan Potratz of Washington, Iowa, will address “The Future of the U.S. Sheep Industries—All Four of Them”; Dr. Niki Whitley of North Carolina A&T State University will talk on “Parasite Resistance” and Dr. Michael Seipel of Truman State University will talk on “Grazing Sheep on Annual Forages: Preliminary On-farm Research”.

In the Meat Goat Section, Dr. Steve Hart from Langston University will give two talks—one on “Vegetation Management with Goats” and a second on “Look Before you Leap into Goats.” Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert from Lincoln University will talk on “Marketing Goats”; Dr. Niki Whitley of North Carolina A&T State University on “The Art and Science of Feeding Goats”; and Linda Coffey from the National Center for Appropriate Technology in Fayettville, Arkansas will talk on “Hitting the Target: Whole Farm Planning.” The Meat Goat Section will then conclude with all speakers participating in a panel discussion and Q&A.

Hours for the 2013 Missouri Livestock Symposium are 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday, December 6th and from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 7th. In addition to the free beef dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday night and the free trade show, Dr. Garry Lacefield from the University of Kentucky, will be the keynote speaker when he talks on “Gratitude and Patriotism: A Personal Prospective.”

Kirksville Veterinarian for 39 years, David Moore, will be inducted into the northeast Missouri livestock hall of fame that Friday night.
Mathes also points out that other talks of interest to both sheep and meat goat producers can be found in the Forages and Stock Dog Sections of the Symposium. Lyle East of Clinton, Missouri , gives three talks on working dogs including “Stock Dog Training—It’s Not Rocket Science,” “Pups vs. Started Dogs,” and “Speaking the Language.”

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article

Other articles
2015/10/4 9:43:13 - Homeless Man In Anchorage Uses Homemade Spear To Kill Bear
2015/10/4 9:30:00 - Gun Control Back In The Spotlight
2015/10/4 9:10:00 - Paula Cooper: Death Row Inmate At 16 - Later Freed - She Can't Escape Past
2015/10/4 9:05:26 - Remains Found At Trail Of Tears Park Could Be From Burial Ground
2015/10/4 8:59:33 - Fake Police Officer, Father Get Into Shootout During Attempted Break-In
2015/10/4 8:53:00 - Cameron Man Arrested For Growing Marijuana
2015/10/2 18:26:38 - Governor Jay Nixon Has Commuted The Sentence Of 51-Year-Old Kimber Edwards
2015/10/2 16:07:52 - Trump Scores Three Touchdowns, TMS Bulldogs Win At Princeton
2015/10/2 16:00:00 - Trenton Doubles Team Finishes Fourth At Tennis Districts
2015/10/2 15:40:35 - Fields Of Faith Will Be At C.F. Russell Stadium Later This Month
2015/10/2 15:30:00 - Friday Morning Wreck Injures Two Near Cameron
2015/10/2 15:20:00 - Trenton Woman Wins $100,000 Playing Scratchers
2015/10/2 6:46:11 - Two Hurt In Accident North Of Mercer
2015/10/2 6:29:01 - Princeton Homecoming Parade Begins At 2 This Afternoon
2015/10/2 5:50:00 - Trenton Homecoming Parade Kicks Off At 2 Today
2015/10/2 4:21:55 - Ring Bearer, Flower Girl Marry 17 Years Later
2015/10/2 4:12:14 - Minnesota Couple Billed $75 Because They Missed Wedding
2015/10/2 4:08:16 - Injured Kitten Found At The K Receives "Royal" Treatment
2015/10/2 3:59:17 - Man Arrested For Statutory Sodomy; Father And Brother Jailed Too
2015/10/2 3:52:16 - "A Terrible Day" - 9 Confirmed Dead In College Shooting In Oregon
2015/10/1 20:30:00 - Trenton Tunes Up For Chillicothe Showdown With Shutout Of South Harrison
2015/10/1 20:26:47 - Milan Wildcat Coaches Shows For Thursday, 10/1/15
2015/10/1 18:10:00 - Jameson Man Faces Seven Felonies After Road Rage Incident
2015/10/1 16:22:35 - Everyone Safe After 4-Year-Old Starts Fire With Lighter
2015/10/1 16:12:16 - Trenton Police Department, Grundy County Sheriff Work To Collect Unused Medication
2015/10/1 16:01:50 - Warrensburg Man Charged With Crossing State Line For Illicit Sex With A Minor
2015/10/1 14:37:09 - Former Chiefs QB Kenney Pleads Guilty To DWI
2015/10/1 14:31:32 - Up to 13 Killed, 20 Injured By Shooter At Oregon Community College
2015/10/1 13:00:00 - North Central Missouri College Responds To Kansas City Star Article Providing Clarification On Issues
2015/10/1 11:07:24 - Spickard Under Boil Water Advisory

Bookmark this article at these sites


Listen to KTTN-FM