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Free educational conference to feature international cattle handling and stockmanship expert

STILLWATER, Okla. –Dr. Tom Noffsinger, international cattle handling and stockmanship expert, will make a return trip to Oklahoma this fall to headline the Merck Animal Health and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Chisholm Trail Cattle Handling Conference.

Free and open to the public, the conference will be 1-7 p.m., Oct. 15 at the Stephens County Fairgrounds, 2002 S. 13th Street, in Duncan. Dinner will be provided in part by the Beef Check Off and the Oklahoma Beef Quality Assurance Program.

“We offered a similar conference this summer and it was successful,” said Gant Mourer, OSU Cooperative Extension beef enhancement specialist. “Anyone interested in increasing the efficiency of their operation while cutting down on the stress on both their cattle and themselves should make plans to join us.”

In addition to discussing low-stress cattle handling and stockmanship, Noffsinger also will offer a live cattle demonstration.

A past president and the 2001 consultant of the year for the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Noffsinger specializes in independent feedlot and production animal consultation, facility design and stockmanship.

With additional expertise in bovine respiratory disease management and lameness prevention, he has presented at conferences across the nation as well as in Australia, Spain and Canada.

Other topics covered during the conference will include the Beef Quality Assurance program and optimizing cow-calf and stocker profits.

To RSVP for the conference by the Oct. 11 deadline, call 405-744-6060 or email Mourer at gantm@okstate.edu.

 

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