Indiana beef producers and veterinarians are invited to attend a beef cattle handling seminar taught by cattle-handling expert, veterinarian Lynn Locatelli of Cattlexpressions.

Locatelli will present the Cattlexpressions Low-Stress Cattle Handling workshop on Feb. 7 as part of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association's annual meeting, which runs Feb. 5-8 at the Marriott Indianapolis East. IVMA and the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's beef Integrated Resource Management program are coordinating the seminar.

The workshop focuses on how human interactions with livestock can have negative or positive effects on animal health, performance and subsequent handling ease. Locatelli will explain how to reduce stress on animals and their handlers during several critical points, including cow-calf, backgrounding, stocker and feedlot operations.

To register for the program, call the IVMA, 317-974-0888, or sign up online athttp://www.invma.org. Registration is $40 per person and due by Jan. 16.

Locatelli began her veterinary career in Nebraska after graduating from the University of California -Davis College of Veterinary Medicine. She has 19 years of experience in large-animal veterinary practice and consultation. She educates through private consultation and as a national and international speaker at veterinary seminars and cattleman's conferences.