UACES Facebook Cattle conference to focus on value added marketing, young calf health and more
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Cattle conference to focus on value added marketing, young calf health and more

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Jan. 31, 2020

Fast Facts:

  • Annual conference offers insight into cattle health, markets and more
  • Register at the door, cost is $20
  • Fee includes steak lunch

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OZARK, Ark. — The 2020 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference will offer attendees an opportunity to brush up on several key aspects of successful beef ranching, as well as get expert insight into the new year’s market.

Gateway Cows

The conference is scheduled to be held Feb. 18 at the I-40 Livestock Auction, located at 3050 Temple Rd. in Ozark, Arkansas. Registration is held the morning of the event at 8 a.m., and costs $20, which includes a steak dinner.

The conference will feature presentations from experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and other cattle industry professionals.

The current conference schedule includes these presentations:

8 a.m.: Registration
9:05: Welcome
9:10: Benefits of value-added marketing and the GoGreen program
9:40: Success in young calf health
10:25: Break
10:40: Cattle market forecast
11:30: Determining the market value of your calves
12:15 p.m.: Lunch and adjourn

For more information about the conference, contact Jesse Taylor, Franklin County Cooperative Extension staff chair, at 479-667-3720.

To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.

 

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 offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to 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.

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 the Ozark County Cooperative Extension office at 479-667-3720 as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.  

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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2120
rmcgeeney@uaex.edu 

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