Cow-calf producers across Alabama will have the chance to gain valuable insight on how to rebuild their herds successfully during the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences’ 2017 Beef Cattle Conference. It will be held Saturday, August 12th, from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn. The theme of this year’s event is “Back to the basics: Pursuing a winning season.” The conference will equip cattlemen and cattlewomen with the knowledge and management tools to better their operations in the most critical areas of production.
Featured speakers include David Daley, commercial cattleman and associate dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University and Gary Morrison of Urner Barry, a New Jersey–based commodity market news reporting service. Animal sciences assistant professors Paul Dyce, Fernando Biase and Kim Mullenix will report results from and updates on research supported by the College of Agriculture, the Alabama Agriculture Experiment Station and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
In the conference’s morning presentations, key topics will include strategic cross-breeding, new approaches to improving reproductive efficiency, precision management of forage systems and market projections. The afternoon workshop choices will focus on the use of advanced technologies to optimize reproductive success, calving season preparation, beginning to farm/ranch with a niche in mind, and beef carcass cut-outs and evaluation.
For more information on the conference and how to register, go to http://aub.ie/beef. Or contact the Department of Animal Sciences at 334-844-1521.
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