Published on 03/28/13

UGA sets annual beef cattle field day in Blairsville

Georgia cattle farmers will learn the latest research-based information at the annual University of Georgia Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day on April 17 in Blairsville, Ga.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center. The field day ends at 3 p.m.

Experts from UGA Cooperative Extension, Tennessee Farmers Coop, Blairsville Animal Hospital, Zoetis, APHIS VS Georgia and Chapman Fence will present information.

This year's field day topics will include antibiotic classes and uses for stockers, bovine respiratory disease, necropsies, animal traceability, mineral supplements and farm fence basics.

The afternoon session will be held at the research and education center’s beef cattle unit/handling facility. UGA stocker feeding trial results will be presented there.

There is no charge for the field day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The field day is co-sponsored by AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Georgia Farm Bureau and Resaca Sun. For more information, call (706) 745-2655.

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