April 21 field day focuses on technology, techniques for beef production
- Technology, technique focus of beef cattle production field day at Batesville Station
- Field Day set for April 21
BATESVILLE, Ark. -- Native warm-season grasses, feed additives and de-worming in beef cattle production are among the topics on the agenda for the April 21 field day at the Livestock and Forestry Station.
“We’re focused this year on technology and techniques and how beef producers can transform their operations with some of the findings from our researchers,” said Don Hubbell, resident director of the Livestock and Forestry Station, also known as the Batesville Station.
There is no cost to attend and no pre-event registration required. For information, visit www.batesvillestation.org or call the station at 870-793-7432.
This year’s agenda:
- 8:45 a.m. Registration
- 9:15 a.m. Welcome
- 9:30 a.m. EPD’s: How they’ve been applied in 300 Days Grazing Herd Management and Application Results from the Batesville Station - Dr. Shane Gadberry, Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Science-Cooperative Extension Service.
- 10:15 a.m. Developing heifers using feed additives - Dr. Paul Beck, Professor, Dept. of Animal Science, SWREC.
- 11 a.m. What cattle feeders want from your feeder cattle – Dr. John Richeson, Asst. Professor, Dept. Agricultural Sciences - West Texas A&M.
- 11:45 a.m. Lunch
- 12:30 p.m. Current Research on De-worming in Cow/Calf Operations – Elizabeth Backes – Ph.D candidate, Dept. of Animal Science, Fayetteville
- 1:15 p.m. How “on the farm management” affects the final product – Dr. Jason Apple, Professor, Dept. of Animal Science, Fayetteville.
- 2 p.m. Establishing/Managing Native Warm Season Grass species in Arkansas – Dr. John Jennings, Dept. of Animal Science-Cooperative Extension Service.
- 2:45 p.m. Visit to native wild grass species site on the station.
For more information about livestock production, visit www.uaex.edu or contact your county extension office.
Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service 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 (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its 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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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