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  • Feb 7 Beef Cattle 101 Are you a beginning, novice, or veteran cattle producer? Are you new to the cattle industry and need some help learning the basics? Have you been farming for a while but need a refresher? The Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA: Natural Resources Conservation District, Two Rivers RC&D, and Upson/Lamar Extension are bringing back the Beef Cattle 101 series this winter! We will be hosting a 5-class series (4 evening sessions and 1 hands-on field day) covering Beef Cattle Basics starting Jan 31, 2023. Topics include: getting started, soils and grazing, weed management, herd health, nutrition, and more! If you have any questions, call the NRCS Barnesville Field Office. (770)358-0787 ext 3
    • Barnesville, GA - (57.0 Miles)
  • Feb 7 2022 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program Subjects to be covered include: ~ Nutritional Management ~ Forage Management ~ Beef Quality Assurance ~ External Parasite Management ~ Farm Facilities and Fencing ~ Reproductive Management ~ Herd Health ~ Sire and Female Evaluation and Selection ~ Beef Cattle Economics and Marketing ~ Registration fee includes a notebook of all presentations, certificate, UGA Master Cattleman cap, and refreshments. ~ Pre-registration deadline is JANUARY 9, 2023. Participants must attend 6 of the 8 sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman cap. JANUARY 10 through FEBRUARY 28, 2023 Every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 14, 21, 28) Dougherty County Northwest Library Event Center 2507 Dawson Road, Albany – behind the library
    • Albany, GA - (156.0 Miles)
  • Feb 14 2022 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program Subjects to be covered include: ~ Nutritional Management ~ Forage Management ~ Beef Quality Assurance ~ External Parasite Management ~ Farm Facilities and Fencing ~ Reproductive Management ~ Herd Health ~ Sire and Female Evaluation and Selection ~ Beef Cattle Economics and Marketing ~ Registration fee includes a notebook of all presentations, certificate, UGA Master Cattleman cap, and refreshments. ~ Pre-registration deadline is JANUARY 9, 2023. Participants must attend 6 of the 8 sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman cap. JANUARY 10 through FEBRUARY 28, 2023 Every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 14, 21, 28) Dougherty County Northwest Library Event Center 2507 Dawson Road, Albany – behind the library
    • Albany, GA - (156.0 Miles)
  • Feb 21 Beef Cattle 101 Are you a beginning, novice, or veteran cattle producer? Are you new to the cattle industry and need some help learning the basics? Have you been farming for a while but need a refresher? The Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA: Natural Resources Conservation District, Two Rivers RC&D, and Upson/Lamar Extension are bringing back the Beef Cattle 101 series this winter! We will be hosting a 5-class series (4 evening sessions and 1 hands-on field day) covering Beef Cattle Basics starting Jan 31, 2023. Topics include: getting started, soils and grazing, weed management, herd health, nutrition, and more! If you have any questions, call the NRCS Barnesville Field Office. (770)358-0787 ext 3
    • Barnesville, GA - (57.0 Miles)
  • Feb 21 2022 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program Subjects to be covered include: ~ Nutritional Management ~ Forage Management ~ Beef Quality Assurance ~ External Parasite Management ~ Farm Facilities and Fencing ~ Reproductive Management ~ Herd Health ~ Sire and Female Evaluation and Selection ~ Beef Cattle Economics and Marketing ~ Registration fee includes a notebook of all presentations, certificate, UGA Master Cattleman cap, and refreshments. ~ Pre-registration deadline is JANUARY 9, 2023. Participants must attend 6 of the 8 sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman cap. JANUARY 10 through FEBRUARY 28, 2023 Every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 14, 21, 28) Dougherty County Northwest Library Event Center 2507 Dawson Road, Albany – behind the library
    • Albany, GA - (156.0 Miles)
  • Feb 28 Beef Cattle 101 Are you a beginning, novice, or veteran cattle producer? Are you new to the cattle industry and need some help learning the basics? Have you been farming for a while but need a refresher? The Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA: Natural Resources Conservation District, Two Rivers RC&D, and Upson/Lamar Extension are bringing back the Beef Cattle 101 series this winter! We will be hosting a 5-class series (4 evening sessions and 1 hands-on field day) covering Beef Cattle Basics starting Jan 31, 2023. Topics include: getting started, soils and grazing, weed management, herd health, nutrition, and more! If you have any questions, call the NRCS Barnesville Field Office. (770)358-0787 ext 3
    • Barnesville, GA - (57.0 Miles)
  • Feb 28 2022 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program Subjects to be covered include: ~ Nutritional Management ~ Forage Management ~ Beef Quality Assurance ~ External Parasite Management ~ Farm Facilities and Fencing ~ Reproductive Management ~ Herd Health ~ Sire and Female Evaluation and Selection ~ Beef Cattle Economics and Marketing ~ Registration fee includes a notebook of all presentations, certificate, UGA Master Cattleman cap, and refreshments. ~ Pre-registration deadline is JANUARY 9, 2023. Participants must attend 6 of the 8 sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman cap. JANUARY 10 through FEBRUARY 28, 2023 Every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 14, 21, 28) Dougherty County Northwest Library Event Center 2507 Dawson Road, Albany – behind the library
    • Albany, GA - (156.0 Miles)
  • Mar 4 Beef Cattle 101 Are you a beginning, novice, or veteran cattle producer? Are you new to the cattle industry and need some help learning the basics? Have you been farming for a while but need a refresher? The Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA: Natural Resources Conservation District, Two Rivers RC&D, and Upson/Lamar Extension are bringing back the Beef Cattle 101 series this winter! We will be hosting a 5-class series (4 evening sessions and 1 hands-on field day) covering Beef Cattle Basics starting Jan 31, 2023. Topics include: getting started, soils and grazing, weed management, herd health, nutrition, and more! If you have any questions, call the NRCS Barnesville Field Office. (770)358-0787 ext 3
    • Barnesville, GA - (57.0 Miles)
  • Mar 14 Beef and Forage Research Update at UGA Range Cattle Research Station A half day event including a free field tour with UGA Extension Specialists and Industry Representatives for discussion and updates highlighting new and on-going research at the UGA Range Cattle Research Station. Preview of topics include Efficacy of Dewormer in Grazing Systems, Red Clover Integration into Bahiagrass, Smutgrass Research Update, Winter Annual Forages, Temporary Fencing Technology, and more.
    • Alapaha, GA - (169.0 Miles)
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Beef Tips 'n Advice
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  • Cold Damage on Winter Annuals Cold Damage on Winter Annuals Posted by on Jan 4, 2023 Are my winter annuals going to regrow? The prolonged cold weather during the Christmas holiday has a lot of producers asking, “Are my winter annuals going to regrow?” Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear answer that we can offer to this question. Many cool season forages can handle subfreezing temps for...
  • Answering the age-old question: Is cottonseed going to make my bulls infertile? Answering the age-old question: Is cottonseed going to make my bulls infertile? Posted by on Nov 15, 2022 Dylan Davis and Lawton Stewart As winter slowly approaches and producers are planning their winter supplementation, the question comes in each year; can I feed whole cottonseed to my bulls or will it make them infertile? This article will go over the impacts of cottonseed on bull fertility and describe...
  • Using Genomic Test Results for Commercial Heifer Selection Using Genomic Test Results for Commercial Heifer Selection Posted by on Nov 15, 2022 Francine Henry, Jason Duggin, Pedro Fontes, Lawton Stewart Over the years, commercial cattle producers have only had visual appearance and individual measurements known as phenotypes to use for heifer selection criteria. Now producers can evaluate the genetic differences known as Molecular Breeding Values (MBVs) between heifers well before their first...
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