SCCA Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the South-Central Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) was held on September 23 at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains, MO. The meeting was catered by Sniders BBQ of West Plains.  SCCA President Janet Crow opened the meeting.  Elizabeth Picking read the minutes from the last meeting. Jennifer Poor gave the financial report. John Doss motioned to accept the minutes and financial report. Barry Slayton seconded the motion.  
Jennifer Poor reported to the group about MJCA members Keena Lowe and Nolan Smith (both of Willow Springs) attending the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Youth Industry Tour in August.  She also reported about the third session of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Leadership College and her trip to JBS, Cavaness, and Bar G Feedyard in Texas, the Oklahoma City National Stockyard, and the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center in Oklahoma.  She also shared with the group about an upcoming Farm to Fork lesson that the Willow Springs High School Ag and FACs departments are teaching at the end of September. The students will be visiting a local processor, sale barn, grocery store, and Poor Farms. This lesson is to help students understand where their food comes from.
Elizabeth Picking then shared with the group that SCCA was going to revisit MO Beef MO Kids and asked anyone interested in donating a beef to speak with her later.
The meeting was turned over to MultiMin representatives Joe Brown and Dr. David Tyree. Dr. Tyree explained that their mineral complex had a 100% absorption rate due to it being an injectable mineral and not a loose feed mineral. Dr. Tyree then went on to explain when to administer the supplement and when not too.  He also showed the group where to inject the animal with the mineral. Joe Brown mentioned that there is a video at that discusses a study of cattle who received the supplement and those that did not and the benefits of MultiMin in the health of cattle.
Randy Schilling from Boehringer Ingelheim presented to the group the benefits of Combination Treatment for sustainable deworming. He explained that the best practice of deworming is to treat with full doses of two different classes of dewormers at the same time. Their studies are showing a 98.6% fecal egg count reduction by using this method. He went on to explain the Four Pillars of Sustainability: Diagnosis, Treatment, Refugia, & Management.  
The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 21 at 5:30pm at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains.  Brant Mettler with Corteva will be the guest speaker.
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