(Salem, Ore.—April 23, 2012)–The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is proud to announce the upcoming Spring Livestock Conference, hosted by the Douglas County  Livestock Association in Roseburg on April 28, 2012 from 10 am – 5 pm. This event, free to the public, begins at 10 am and will include a complimentary BBQ Tri-Tip lunch sponsored by Simplot Custom Cattle Feeding. This event will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Thanks to a cooperative agreement with USDA Risk Management Agency, ranchers will have an opportunity to learn about sound risk management solutions available to improve the economic stability of cattle/beef operations.

Workshops at the Conference will include:

  • Myths about Implants: Dr. Wade Nicholas from Merck Animal Health.
  • New Generation of Antibiotic Therapy: Dr. Rich Linhart, Veterinarian. Pfizer Animal Health.
  • Livestock Risk Protection for Feeder Cattle: reducing future unforeseen commodity market fluctuations. Jo Lynn Seiufer, USDA–Risk Management.
  • Internal Parasites of Cattle: Dr. Joe Campbell. Senior Veterinarian/Cattle Professional Services. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica.
  • Ranching for Profit–The internationally acclaimed school, “Ranching for Profit” will be presented by Dave Pratt, President of Ranch Management Consultants. This workshop is presented through support by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.

Ranching for Profit, the internationally acclaimed school, will be a highlight of this conference. Participants will learn how to identify and apply the business tools shown to significantly improve the bottom line of ranching operations domestically and abroad. This is a unique opportunity for participants to look at how they do business and evaluate opportunities for growth and strengthening of their overall business – rather than waiting until financial challenges arise. Rancher will learn the three “secrets” for increasing profit and profitability benchmarks to identify “deadwood” and pinpoint “profit drivers” for
their ranch. Ranching For Profit provides insights and practical tools to help ranches to be profitable businesses.

RSVP is not necessary. For more information on the 2012 Spring Livestock Conference, please contact Cathy Sandberg of the Douglas County Livestock Association at 541
-673-3604 or sandbergranch@gmail.com. Visit the OCA website for more information and times of presentations by clicking here.