UACES Facebook April 19 ‘Managing Breeding & Feeding’ field day at Batesville Station

April 19 ‘Managing Breeding & Feeding’ field day at Batesville Station

By the U of A System Division of Agriculture

March 4, 2016 

Fast facts:

  • April 19 Livestock field day at Batesville Station
  • For info: (870) 793-7432 or www.batesvillestation.org 

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BATESVILLE, Ark. – Managing aspects of the breeding and feeding of cattle are the key topics for the April 19 livestock field day at 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. 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 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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