Science & Technology

Cattle health and production consultant to give UGA’s 2012 Food Animal Lecture

Athens, Ga. – G. Kee Jim, an expert in feedlot health management, will deliver the University of Georgia Food Animal Lecture Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in room H237 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

His lecture on “Adapting Beef Practice to Future Realities” is free and open to the public.

Jim is a founding partner, CEO and managing director of Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd., a consultancy that serves beef producers in western Canada and the U.S. Feedlot Health Management Services provides veterinary services, herd health programs and informational tools, including health-mangement and cattle-tracking software.

Jim is a 1983 graduate of Western College of Veterinary Medicine, in Saskatchewan, Canada. He received the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Practitioner of the Year award in 2008. He also is a past recipient of the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Beef Award for Excellence in Veterinary Preventative Medicine, the Schering-Plough Animal Health Veterinary Award from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Animal Health Institute Leadership Award.

He currently serves on the board of the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency and has served as board chair of the Canada Beef Export Federation and as vice chairman of the Alberta Cattle Feeder’s Association. Jim also served on the boards of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Livestock Identification Services Ltd., Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the Canada Beef Export Federation.

His companies, G.K. Jim Farms, and affiliated companies Cattlinc Inc., Silverado Cattle Inc., Taweel Cattle Company Ltd., Korova Feeders Ltd., are major components in the Canadian cattle industry through ownership of cows, backgrounding cattle and feedlot cattle.

Funding for this event is provided by a gift by Fred Thompson, a former faculty member and friend of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Food Animal Health and Management Program.

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
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