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Beef Cattle Basics – a Six Part Series

Get a solid educational foundation for your cattle operation by attending Beef Cattle Basics – a Six Part Series
Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin

Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension designed to give new and experienced producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises. Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size;

  • Forages – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures
  • Reproduction – Defining a Calving Season and Breeding Management Decisions
  • Herd Health – Vaccinations, Parasite Control, Addressing Calving Problems
  • Pasture Management – Soil fertility, Grazing Strategies, Weed Control
  • Marketing – Product Options, Evaluating Your Product, Maximizing the Value of Your Product
  • Nutrition – Understanding Nutritional Demands, Forage Evaluation, Supplementation Strategies

Each of the topics will be the subject of a classroom session and a field practicum. Classroom sessions will be the second Thursday of each month, April through September. The practicums will be the Saturday morning following each classroom session. The classroom sessions will be taught at the Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley and broadcasted to two remote locations. The eastern location will alternate between Gulf and Calhoun Counties and the Western location will alternate between Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Classroom sessions will begin at 6:30pm central. Presentations will conclude by 8pm, Q&A will follow for as long as needed. The exact times and locations for the practicums will vary month-to-month but they will always be the Saturday following a classroom session.

There is a $15/person registration fee for each session. Registration covers the classroom session and the practicum. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. To register call the Washington County Extension Office 850-638-6180 or use one of the Links below to register online. Questions – Contact Mark Mauldin, mdm83@ufl.edu or 850-638-6180.

Attend a session(s) in Washington County – Live Presentation

Attend a session(s) in Gulf County – Eastern Broadcast Site

Attend a session(s) in Walton County – Western Broadcast Site

Beef Cattle Basics

Month

Topic Classroom Dates

Practicum Dates

April

Forages 4/12 4/14

May

Repro 5/10

5/12

June

Herd Health 6/14

6/16

July

Pasture Mgmt. 7/12

7/14

August Marketing 8/9

8/11

September Nutrition 9/13

9/15

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