Beef Cattle Field Day scheduled

By Gary Clayton | Published Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Those of you interested in beef cattle production will want to mark your calendar for Thursday, April 14. That’s the date for a beef cattle field day on the Flying “C” Ranch near Slidell.

The program begins at 10 a.m. and will conclude with a hamburger lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Dr. Ron Gill, Extension livestock specialist, will present an update on beef cattle diseases including trich and neospora.

Ranch owner Carla Payne will provide a brief overview of the weed control and forage management systems she uses, and Wade Watson with AgVantage Farm and Ranch will discuss late-season weed control measures.

Take Farm Road 51 north 16.5 miles from U.S. 380 in Decatur to County Line Road; go right on County Line Road; turn in the pipe entrance to the left.

Participants will receive two CEUs for their pesticide applicator’s license. Lunch is being sponsored by AgVantage Farm and Ranch.

This will also be an excellent opportunity to meet new County Extension Agent Todd Vineyard.

If you are interested in attending, contact the Extension office at (940) 627-3341 to register so we will have an accurate meal count.

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