UACES Facebook Reminder: Livestock “Breeding & Feeding” field day coming soon

Reminder: Livestock “Breeding & Feeding” field day coming soon

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
April 12, 2016

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BATESVILLE, Ark. – One of the state’s most informative field days for Arkansas cattle producers is just around the corner: The livestock field day, which will focus on management of “Breeding & Feeding,” by be held Tuesday, April 19 at the the Livestock and Forestry Station in Batesville.

 “We have top speakers from Arkansas and Texas sharing research on cattle breeding tools, improving weight gains and one on the applications and implications of the microbial universe inside your cattle’s respiratory and digestive tracts,” said Don Hubbell, director of the Batesville Station. 

The event opens at 10 a.m. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. For more info, call the Batesville Station at (870) 793-7432.

The agenda: 

  • 10:10 a.m. - “Castration Contemplations for the Cow-Calf Operation” Dr. John Richeson, West Texas A&M
  • 10:50 a.m. - “Current tools in beef cattle breeding: what’s worth the money?” Dr. James Koltes, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • 11:30 a.m. - “Improving Weight Gain of Growing Cattle on Fescue Pasture” - Dr. Shane Gadberry, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • 12:15 p.m.- LUNCH
  • 12:50 p.m. - “The Optimal Mineral Program for your Cow Herd” Dr. Beth Kegley, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • 1:30 p.m.- “Using Rotational Grazing to Manage Alfalfa Pastures” Dr. Paul Beck, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • 2:10 p.m. - “Bovine respiratory and GI-tract microbiome: applications in animal health and growth” Jiangchao Zhao, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • 3 p.m. - Adjourn 

For more information on livestock management, contact your county extension office or visit http://www.uaex.edu/.

 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your county extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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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