Beef and Forage Field Day to be hosted by UT June 13
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:00 pm
ALCOA — The annual University of Tennessee Beef and Forage Field Day, scheduled for June 13, will once again focus on how to help beef cattle producers manage their production costs.
The event is hosted by the UT East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center and UT Extension Eastern Region. It is being held in conjunction with the East Tennessee Angus Association Field Day.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear UT experts address production and management issues, including surveying forage stands and renovating pastures, the use of Eastern gamagrass, marketing livestock as related to weather issues, fencing laws and how supplemental feeding can affect bovine fetal development. Additional discussions will cover the effect of delaying castration, organic burial of large animals and growing trees for biomass.
Activities will begin with registration and a trade show at 7:30 a.m. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
A youth program will be presented concurrent to the main program, and both programs will conclude with a sponsored lunch. The luncheon speaker will be Lou Nave, executive director of the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee.
The cost to attend is $10 per person preregistered by June 7. Preregistration is highly encouraged to ensure an accurate lunch count. Preregister by visiting http://east.tennessee.edu, contacting the county Extension Office or calling the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at (865) 974-7201. Those with limited mobility should call (865) 974-7201 to request an accommodation for accessibility.
On-site registration is $15 per person.
The event will be held at the Blount Unit of the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center located at 4341 UT Farm Road in Louisville, at the intersection of Highway 129 (Alcoa Highway) and Singleton Station Road.
For more information, visit the website: http://east.tennessee.edu/.
Published in The Messenger 5.21.13