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Field day planned for forages, beef
PRAIRIE -- Beef and forage producers will receive current recommendations on a variety of topics influencing production success at a field day on Oct. 25.
The 2014 Fall Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day will begin at 9 a.m on that Saturday at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s Prairie Research Unit in Monroe County. A sponsored lunch will conclude the event.
MAFES researchers and Mississippi State University Extension Service agents and specialists will provide information on nutrition, marketing and other issues related to beef production.
Topics on the schedule include updates on research at Prairie addressing native grasses, cattle teeth as age indicators, and salt and mineral supplements. Speakers will provide an overview of the Mississippi cattle auction market price study. Visitors will be able to tour the feeding behavior facilities and see demonstrations on the use of global positioning systems for forage seeding. Additional topics include cattle growth implant studies and renovating pastures with row crops.
The MAFES Prairie Research Unit is located at 10223 Highway 382 just east of Prairie. Activities will take place at the main cattle handling facility on south side of the highway.
The Monroe County Co-Op and Clay County Co-Op are sponsoring the field day. Reserve a meal by contacting Joyce Pace or Jane Parish at 662-369-4426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.