Published on 04/30/09

Management, marketing focus of May beef cattle workshop

University of Georgia

Three universities are teaming up to help beef cattle producers better compete in today’s tough cattle market. The all-day Southeast Beef Cattle Management and Marketing Schools will be held May 12-14 throughout north Georgia.

The schools will have experts from UGA Cooperative Extension, Auburn University and Clemson University. They will talk about the beef cattle outlook, price prediction using season trends, factors that affect calf and feeder cattle prices, marketing plan development and practical management and marketing ideas for small and medium-size producers.

The schools will be held on May 12 in Blairsville at the Mountain Research and Education Center, May 13 in Crawford at the Oglethorpe County Extension Office and May 14 in Griffin at Stuckey Auditorium on the UGA Griffin campus.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at each location. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

For registration information, call (229) 386-3512 or the local county UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.

Stephanie Schupska is the communications coordinator with the University of Georgia Honors College.