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Beef and Dairy Field Day set on June 14

Beef and Dairy Field Day set on June 14

Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:00 pm

A new location and theme is planned for the traditional June field day hosted by the University of Tennessee’s East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. Usually limited to beef production topics, this year’s event expands to become the Beef and Dairy Field Day. It will be held June 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Little River Animal and Environmental Unit in Walland.
Topics to be covered at the educational event will be germane to both beef cattle production and dairy operations, including:
• Economic Consider-ations for Grazing Holstein Steers
• Dairy Heifer Develop-ment
• Fencing and Water Options for Cattle
• Fly Control Strategies for Cattle
• Effect of Cow Comfort on Production and Profitability in Dairy Cows
• The Use of Composting for Cattle Mortalities
• New Developments in Pasture Weed Control
• Using Scales for Profit
• Wildlife Pest Control on Farmlands
The program will also include an overview of UT AgResearch’s statewide and local initiatives as well as a walking tour of the new dairy facilities. A youth program will be presented concurrent to the main program, and both programs will conclude with a sponsored lunch.
The cost of the program is $10 per person pre-registered by June 8. Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that everyone can enjoy a sponsored luncheon. On-site registration on June 14 will be $15 per person. Registration includes lunch and proceedings booklet.
Pre-register online at http://east.tennessee.edu, by contacting the local UT Extension office or by calling the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at (865) 974-7201.

Published in The Messenger 5.29.12

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