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West Tennessee Grazing Conference set in Jackson

West Tennessee Grazing Conference set in Jackson

Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7:53 am

JACKSON — Producers who are looking for additional ways to make their cattle operations more profitable should take a closer look at their forage production and management.  
Attention to the details of your forage offers the greatest opportunity to cut costs and improve cattle performance, says University of Tennessee Extension forage specialist Dr. Gary Bates.
Bates recommends that those interested in learning the latest information on forages for livestock production make plans to attend the West Tennessee Grazing Conference on March 19. The conference offers producers an opportunity to learn from and interact with several well-known forage experts, including Dr. Don Ball, internationally-known forage specialist and co-author of the book “Southern Forages” as well as Raymond Cooper, cattle producer known across the state as “No-hay Ray.”
Ball will present sessions on stocker cattle performance and pasture costs as well as opportunities to profit using tall fescue. Dr. Bates will discuss new forage species for use on Tennessee pastures.
The conference is sponsored by the Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council and UT Extension. Registration for the meeting is $20 and includes dinner and a membership in the TFGC. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 4 p.m.  
For more information concerning this program, contact the local Extension office at 885-3742 or Bates at or (865) 974-7208.

Published in The Messenger 3.6.12

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