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April 16 field day to improve odds for success in livestock operations

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


BATESVILLE, Ark. – Value-added calf marketing, cattle genetics and a hands-on livestock workshop top the agenda for the April 16, 2019, Improve Your Odds for ROI field day at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station.

The station is part of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.


Cost is $25 per person and includes materials and lunch. Participants are encouraged to register before the event and let the station know if they plan to take part in the hands-on workshop. To register or obtain more information, contact Jenny Branscum, 870-793-7432.

The full agenda for the event:

* 8 a.m. – Registration

* 9 a.m. – Value-added calf marketing – Shane Gadberry, professor – ruminant nutrition, U of A System Division of Agriculture.

* 9:45 a.m. – Adding value to YOUR calves and YOUR beef industry – Eric Bailey, PhD PAS, University of Missouri Extension.

* 10:30 a.m. – Break.

* 10:40 a.m. – Winter annuals – still the best gain in town – Paul Beck, beef cattle extension specialist, Oklahoma State University.

* 11:30 a.m. – Update on the Agricultural Experiment Station – Dr. Nathan McKinney, assistant director, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

* Noon – Lunch

* 12:45 p.m. – Gambling on your breeding program – Charles Looney, professor-cattle improvement, U of A System Division of Agriculture.

* 1:15 p.m. – Hands-on cattle health workshop – Jeremy Powell, DVM, U of A System Division of Agriculture, and Landon Watkins, Zoetis Animal Health.

The conference is sponsored in part by Zoetris.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 870-793-7432 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.


April 16
8:00 am - 3:00 pm