Antibiotic regulations and beef cattle reproduction research to be discussed at March 14 meeting in Smithville

Two timely and important topics will be addressed at an upcoming meeting for beef cattle producers in Smithville on March 14.

Regulations regarding the use of certain antibiotics in livestock production will bring significant changes to producers and others in the livestock industry. These changes are referred to as the veterinary feed directive (or VFD). Dr. Craig Payne, DVM, extension veterinarian with the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine, will talk about the regulations and what they mean for beef cattle producers, veterinarians, and feed dealers.

Beef cattle reproductive technologies, including estrus synchronization and artificial insemination, continue to advance through research. The University of Missouri is a leader in this area. Jordan Thomas, research specialist in the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri, will discuss the latest research and recommendations. He will also include some best practices and troubleshooting tips for the beef cattle breeding season.

The program will start at 7 p.m. at the Smithville High School Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 645 South Commercial Avenue, Smithville, MO. The cost to attend is $20 per person.

For more information or to register, please contact the MU Extension Center in Clay County by telephone at 816-407-3490, by email at, or inperson or in writing at 1901 NE 48th St., Kansas City, MO.

If you need accommodations because of a disability, need to relay emergency medical information, or need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform the extension office as soon as possible.

University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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