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Batesville Station hosts livestock field day April 15

Fast facts

  • 2014 Livestock Field Day set for April 15 at Batesville Station
  • No cost to attend.  No advance registration required.
  • For more information, contact the station at 870-793-7432.

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- A look at the 300 Days Grazing program at five years, and the latest research on promoting growth in cattle and parasites are on the agenda for the April 15 Livestock Field Day at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station in Batesville.

“We have a solid lineup for Arkansas beef cattle producers this year,” said Don Hubbell, resident director of the Livestock and Forestry Research Station. “Forages, parasites and growth trends are all topics producers have to manage each year and we’ll be sharing the research that will help them get an edge.”

The annual field day opens at 9 a.m. with registration. The program begins at 9:30 and adjourns at 3 p.m. There’s no cost to attend and no advance registration is required.

On the agenda:

  • Using CTC Mineral for Spring-Calving Cows While on Stockpiled KY31 Fescue – Shane Gadberry, associate professor, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
  • Growth-Promoting Technologies for Stocker Cattle – Paul Beck, professor, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 
  • Five-Year Summary of “300 Days of Grazing” – Tom Troxel, associate department head, Animal Science, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 
  • Performance and Carcass Measurements of Fall-Born Calves Weaned in the Morning or Evening Using Either Fenceline or Traditional Weaning Method – James Caldwell, assistant professor, Lincoln University. 
  • Influence of Growth-Promoting Implants on Development and Reproduction of Low-Weight Beef Heifers – Mike Looper, department head, Animal Science, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 
  • Current Considerations Involved With Worm “Control” in Cattle – Tom Yazwinski, professor, Animal Science, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

Visit the Batesville Station online at http://batesvillestation.uark.edu.

For more information about managing livestock and forages tour,visit extension's newly revamped web site, www.uaex.edu, or contact your county extension agent.     

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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