Beef Seedstock Symposium, Trade Show set Jan. 18

Beef Seedstock Symposium, Trade Show set Jan. 18 The First Annual South Dakota Beef Seedstock Symposium is set for Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 at the Davison County Fairgrounds in Mitchell.

The program runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Dakota State University Extension beef specialists and beef industry presenters will be on hand to discuss topics including heifer and bull development, bull fertility, estrus synchronization, ultrasound, and EPDs/markers.

"Along with a great line of presentation on educational topics, there will be a trade show and display pens of breeding cattle from area beef seedstock producers. Breeders will be showcasing either yearling bulls, herdsires or bred heifers, promoting upcoming sales for their operation," said Rod Geppert, Brule County Extension educator/livestock. "We are encouraging area beef seedstock producers and agricultural businesses to enter cattle or a display booth by contacting their local county Extension office to obtain a registration form."

Cost to attend the symposium is $20 for those who register before Jan. 10, or $30 after that date. Cost to reserve a pen for breeding cattle is $50 per pen before Jan. 10 and $75 after that date.

The cost to reserve a space for the trade show is $30 per space before Jan. 10 and $50 after that date.

For more information and to register, contact Rod Geppert at the Brule County Extension Office at (605) 234-4431.

The symposium is organized by the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service.

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