Farmers complete Master Beef Producer class

Farmers complete Master Beef Producer class

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 9:42 pm

Beef cattle producers from Obion, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood and Weakley counties recently completed a comprehensive, six-day Master Beef Producer Course in Trenton.
The course also included an all-day workshop on forage and cattle handling facilities field day. The Master Beef Producer program is an educational opportunity designed to provide information to Tennessee cow-calf producers to help them be the very best in the country, improve their profitability and position the industry to be competitive with other states. During the course, University of Tennessee Extension specialists and local Extension agents covered topics such as Managing and Planning for Success, Marketing, Developing Genetics to the Needs of the Industry, Carcass Merit, Feeding the Beef Herd, Forage Production, Reproduction in Beef Cattle, Herd Health, Cattle Handling and Behavior, Environmental Concerns for Beef Producers, Food Safety and Management of the Beef Herd.  
A total of 29 farmers participated in the clinic and received a certificate of completion for the Master Beef Producer Program sponsored by the UT Extension Service. A graduation ceremony was recently held with a dinner and presentation of certificates. Producers also received Master Beef Producer caps and signs to place on their farms designating them as a Master Beef Producers.
Participating from Obion County were Teddy Petty, Thomas Olhausen, Robert Forrester, Nathan Forrester and George Botts and Extension agent and Master Beef Producer trainer Ranson Goodman.
Published in The Messenger 9.30.08

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