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Bull leasing is topic of beef, forage field day

Bull leasing is topic of beef, forage field day

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 8:02 pm

ALCOA — A national expert on bull leasing programs will be the keynote presenter at the 2010 University of Tennessee Beef and Forage Field Day.
Cody Jorgensen of South Dakota’s Jorgensen Land and Cattle Partnership will explain details about bull leasing at Thursday’s event.
The field day is held by the UT Institute of Agriculture at the Blount Unit of the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center near Knoxville.
Activities will begin with registration and a trade show at 7 a.m. The keynote presentation will begin at 8:30. Following the keynote presentation, attendees will divide into small groups to hear expert presenters discuss such topics as fertility and Angus bulls grazing tall fescue; selection criteria for bulls; and bull management prior to the breeding season.
A special presentation on towing safety will also be given by Lt. James McKenzie of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. His presentation will emphasize safely towing stock trailers.
Time will be available for all participants to attend each session as well as to visit the trade exhibits.
A youth program will be presented concurrent to the main program, and both programs will conclude with a sponsored lunch.
Following lunch a presentation of UT research into pasture weed control will be presented.
The complete program is available online at http://agriculture.tennessee.edu/news/FieldDays/. Just click on the link under the event.
Contact the local county UT Extension office or call the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at (865) 974-7201 for more information or visit http://east.tennessee.edu/.
Published in The Messenger 6.8.10

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