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Farmers prepare for beef, poultry expo
RALEIGH -- Poultry and cattle farmers will gain the latest production recommendations from state and regional experts during educational seminars and a trade show set for April 21 in South Mississippi.
The Magnolia Beef and Poultry Expo will take place at the Smith County Agricultural Complex on Highway 35 South in Raleigh. Organizers expect producers from across the area to come hear health and marketing recommendations as well as methods to improve production efficiency.
The trade show opens at 9 a.m., and the program begins at 10 a.m. Cattle issues such as hay quality, ultrasounds and markets will be addressed. Poultry topics on the agenda include energy conservation and the availability and consumption of water in poultry houses.
The free event is open to the public and sponsored by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Community Bank of Raleigh. For more information, contact county Extension Service directors and event co-chairs Tommy Bishop at (601) 764-2314, Victor Lee at (601) 635-2267 or Charles Waldrup at (601) 782-4454.
Contact: Tommy Bishop, (601) 764-2314