HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Livestock Association will hold an agricultural forum on current issues pertaining to livestock and equine production beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 and 5 in conjunction with the 2012 Keystone International Livestock Exposition, or KILE, in the VIP Lounge at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
Topics will include grazing management, manure and odor management, livestock concentration areas, animal identification (including equine), exercise areas, livestock and equine diseases, effective stockmanship, and liability.
The keynote speaker will be Kevin Oschner, a private agricultural consultant from Denver, Colo., and host for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Cattleman to Cattleman program.
Ron Gill from College Station, Texas, will present Effective Stockmanship Skills, which serves as a portion of the training used by the Pennsylvania Beef Council in its Beef Quality Assurance program.
Registration can be made in conjunction with entries to KILE or by completing a registration application and submitting it to the Farm Show Complex to the attention of Jim Sharp. Applications can be found at www.keystoneinternational.state.pa.us/page/forms-brochures.aspx.
For more information, contact Sharp at KILE<\@>pa.gov or 717-787-2905.