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April 19 ‘Managing Breeding & Feeding’ Field Day At Batesville Station

BATESVILLE, ARK.
   Managing aspects of the breeding and feeding of cattle are the key topics for the April 19 livestock field day at the Livestock and Forestry Station in Batesville. 
   “We have top speakers from Arkansas and Texas sharing research on cattle breeding tools, improving weight gains and one on the applications and implications of the microbial universe inside your cattle’s respiratory and digestive tracts,” said Don Hubbell, director of the Batesville Station. 
   The event opens at 10 a.m. There is no cost to attend. For more info, call the Batesville Station at (870) 793-7432. The agenda: 
   10:10 a.m. – “Castration Contemplations for the Cow-Calf Operation” Dr. John Richeson, West Texas A&M
   10:50 a.m. – “Current tools in beef cattle breeding: what’s worth the money?” Dr. James Koltes, U of A System Division of Agriculture
   11:30 a.m. – “Improving Weight Gain of Growing Cattle on Fescue Pasture” Dr. Shane Gadberry, U of A System Division of Agriculture
   12:15 p.m. – LUNCH
   12:50 p.m. – “The Optimal Mineral Program for your Cow Herd” Dr. Beth Kegley, U of A System Division of Agriculture
   1:30 p.m. – “Using Rotational Grazing to Manage Alfalfa Pastures” Dr. Paul Beck, U of A System Division of Agriculture
   2:10 p.m. – “Bovine respiratory and GI-tract microbiome: applications in animal health and growth” Jiangchao Zhao, U of A System Division of Agriculture
   3 p.m. – Adjourn  ∆
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