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Grass-fed beef conference set for December in Purvis
LAMAR, Miss. -- Producers of grass-fed beef cattle will learn the latest recommendations for producing high quality and profitable livestock.
Mississippi and Alabama producers are invited to a two-day conference beginning at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Lamar County Community Shelter in Purvis. Specialists from the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Tuskegee University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be available to answer questions.
On the first day, producers will learn about beef production systems, growing forages, nutrient needs, retail cuts, and muscle and fat deposition. The day’s programs will conclude with a dinner at 5:30 p.m.
On Dec. 8, the program begins at 8 a.m. with sessions on legal considerations and marketing grass-fed beef. Additional topics include developing marketing opportunities and producers’ perspectives with a panel discussion. The day will include a tour of the forage variety trials and grazing demonstration plots at the MSU White Sands Research Unit in Pearl River County, a branch of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
All participants will receive a copy of “Southern Forages” and a forage measuring stick. Preregistration is $35 per person. Onsite registration is $50 per person.
For more information, contact Brandi Karisch at 662-325-7465 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Cobie Rutherford at 662-325-4344 or email@example.com. The MSU Extension’s beef cattle website is located at http://extension.msstate.edu/beef/.