Beef breeding is the topic at the Adult Agriculture Education session set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. The event will be held in the California High School ag greenhouse classroom.
Mark Oerly, DVM, will speak on the topic of "Bull Selection Guidelines and the Increasing Threat of the Invisible Disease of Trichomoniasis." The disease, known as "trich" in cattle breeding herds, is caused by the protozoan parasite Tritrichomonas foetus. It has become a factor in Missouri beef herds in the last five years.
Oerly will also talk about the use of EPD's when comparing bulls and take beef health questions during the evening.