UACES Facebook River Valley Beef Cattle conference Feb. 14 at Russellville

River Valley Beef Cattle conference Feb. 14 at Russellville

Jan. 23, 2018

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • River Valley Beef Cattle Conference Feb. 14 at Hughes Center, Russellville
  • Registration is $20 at the door
  • Contact your county extension office for more info

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PARIS, Ark. – Cattle health, marketing and pasture weed control are among the items on the agenda for the 2018 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference set for Feb. 14 in Russellville.

The conference will be held at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway Ave. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and is $20 at the door. Contact your county extension office for more information. The conference winds up at noon with a steak lunch. 

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Flyer for 2018 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference. (U of A System Division of Agriculture image).

“We have a solid line up of speakers for this year’s conference to address issues that are on the minds of our cattle producers,” said Bob Harper, Logan County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

This year’s agenda:

  • 9:05 a.m. – Welcome - Perry McCourt - Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas
  • 9:10 a.m. – Disease prevention and minimum vaccination program for beef cattle
  • Chris Ashworth, DVM - Zinpro Performance Minerals
  • 10 a.m. – Cattle working facilities overview - Shane Gadberry – Professor, ruminant nutrition, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • 10:30 a.m.  – Marketing cattle and calves - J.J. Jones – Oklahoma State Ag Economics
  • 11:15 – Pasture weed control - John Boyd, weed scientist, U of A System Division of Agriculture.

To learn more about cattle production, visit www.uaex.edu or contact your county extension office.

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 your county extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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

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