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2nd Annual CLA Northeast Livestock Symposium

CattleFax Market Outlook, Antibiotic Use, & Drones vs. Privacy

The Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) is hosting its annual producer educational symposium in Sterling, CO on November 15, 2016. The Northeast Livestock Symposium will feature a full day of informative speakers covering a multitude of important topics affecting the livestock industry.

The symposium will kick-off promptly at 8:30am with a market outlook from Randy Blach, Chief Executive Officer of CattleFax, an organization focused on helping cattle producers make more profitable marketing and management decisions. CattleFax is the cattle and beef industry leader on timely market information, analyses and research.

Dr. Larry Hollis, a beef cattle health management consultant, will discuss management tools to help producers reduce the use of antibiotics. Bill Hammerich, CEO of CLA, will provide a synopsis of the ballot questions Colorado voters will decide on November 8th and how those will affect rural Coloradoans. The Commissioner of the State Board of Stock Inspection, Chris Whitney, will give an update on Electronic Brand Certificates, the Certified Feedlot Program and brand assessments.

The afternoon will feature a presentation by Jeffrey Cullers, a lawyer who focuses on land and property law, regarding drone use and private property rights. Dr. Jared Walahoski, a beef cattle veterinarian from Lexington, Nebraska will present the latest advances in bovine diagnostics. The afternoon will finish with an important presentation on rural first aid for emergencies by Ivan Steinke with Extraction Oil and Gas.

Check out the full schedule and register online here: Registration is FREE, but please register for lunch by Friday, November 11, 2016. Register online at  or call the CLA office at (970) 378-0500.

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