This year’s Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show revolves around the theme of “Building a Better Florida Cow.”

Florida cattle ranchers will be headed to the Turner Agri Civic Center in Arcadia, Florida, for the 36th annual Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show on January 10th. Organized around the theme of “Building a Better Florida Cow,” the event features a host of presentations about improving Florida beef. A steak dinner is planned for January 9th, according to a Southeast AgNet article. See the topics to be covered below.

Details of the Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show

Topics to be presented at the show include:

  • Florida Cattlemen’s Association Update– Alex Johns, FCA President
  • UF/IFAS Update–  Saqib Mukhtar, Associate Dean for Extension and Agricultural Programs Leader, UF/IFAS
  • A Practical Ranch Approach to Genetics– John Genho, Livestock Genetic Services
  • Selection for Temperament– impacts on growth and reproductive development of Bos indicus-influenced heifers –  Reinaldo Cooke, Associate Professor, Beef Cattle Production, Texas A&M University
  • Beef Cattle Reproduction: Getting It Right–  Lee Jones, Food Animal Health Field Investigator, University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

A panel discussion concerning “Managing the Intermediate Cow” will commence after the above presentations. Panel participants include:

  • Moderator Dr. Matt Hersom, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, UF/IFAS
  • Panelist Dennis Carlton, Jr. or Pat Thomas, Carlton & Carlton Ranch
  • Panelist Chris Hardee, Hardee Farms
  • Panelist Flint Johns, Ranch Manager, Lykes Brothers Ranch
  • Panelist Carl McKettrick, Jr., Arcadia Stockyard

The trade show will run concurrently with the event. Buy tickets here.

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