Published on 04/01/15

UGA Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day

Georgia cattle farmers, with both large- and small-scale operations, will learn useful, research-based information at the annual University of Georgia Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day Thursday, April 16 in Blairsville, Georgia.

Registration and refreshments start at 8:30 a.m. at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center. The field day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

Experts from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UGA Extension and the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine will serve as presenters at the field day.

This year’s field day topics include research updates on cool- and warm-season forages, use of poultry litter, movement of hay bales in the field, heifer selection, fly control, stocker feeding trials, beef cattle-handling facilities and beef herd health management.

Field day attendees may receive pesticide credits. There is no charge for the field day, which includes lunch and refreshments.

The field day is co-sponsored by AgGeorgia Farm Credit and Southeastern Farmers Co-op. For more information, call (706) 745-2655.

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