River Valley Beef Cattle Conference set for Feb. 13 in Russellville
By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- Annual River Valley Beef Cattle Conference to be held at Hughes Center, Russellville
- Cost is $20 per person, includes lunch
- Contact your county extension office for information
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PARIS, Ark. – Cattle genetics will be at the top of the River Valley Beef Cattle Conference agenda, to be held Feb. 13 at the Hughes Center in Russellville.
“This will be a great opportunity for those in the beef cattle industry here to get to know Dr. Charles Looney, the Division of Agriculture’s newly hired expert on beef cattle improvement,” said Bob Harper, Logan County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “We’ll also have a panel discussion of beef cattle producers, which is a chance for our livestock producers to hear what is happening among their peers.”
Conference registration is $20 per person and the Hughes Center is located at 1000 E. Parkway Avenue, Russellville. For more information about the conference, contact your county extension office.
The conference opens at 8 a.m. with registration. This year’s agenda:
- 9:05 a.m. - Welcome - Perry McCourt, Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas
- 9:10 a.m. - Reproductive technologies for genetic improvement - Charles Looney, U of A System Division of Agriculture
- 9:40 a.m. - Using DNA or genomic tests in commercial production: a producer panel with Leanna Clark, Michael Lee and Jim Moore, moderated by Shane Gadberry, professor-ruminant nutrition, U of A System Division of Agriculture
- 10:20 a.m. - GoGREEN program - Shane Gadberry
- 10:25 a.m. - Break
- 10:40 a.m. - Using winter annuals and baleage options - John Jennings, professor-forage, U of A System Division of Agriculture
- 11:25 a.m. - Controlling unwanted grasses - John Boyd, assistant professor of Crop, Soils and Environmental Science, U of A System Division of Agriculture
The conference is sponsored by Farm Credit of Western Arkansas.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
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 479-575-4607 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service