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River Valley Beef Cattle conference Feb. 14 at Russellville

February 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PARIS, Ark. – Cattle health, marketing and pasture weed control are among the items on the agenda for the 2018 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference set for Feb. 14 in Russellville.


The conference will be held at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway Ave. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and is $20 at the door. Contact your county extension office for more information. The conference winds up at noon with a steak lunch.


“We have a solid line up of speakers for this year’s conference to address issues that are on the minds of our cattle producers,” said Bob Harper, Logan County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.


This year’s agenda:

  • 9:05 a.m. – Welcome – Perry McCourt – Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas
  • 9:10 a.m. – Disease prevention and minimum vaccination program for beef cattle
  • Chris Ashworth, DVM – Zinpro Performance Minerals
  • 10 a.m. – Cattle working facilities overview – Shane Gadberry – Professor, ruminant nutrition, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • 10:30 a.m. – Marketing cattle and calves – J.J. Jones – Oklahoma State Ag Economics
  • 11:15 – Pasture weed control – John Boyd, weed scientist, U of A System Division of Agriculture.


To learn more about cattle production, visit www.uaex.edu or contact your county extension office.


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 offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


February 14, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Hughes Center
1000 E. Parkway Ave
Russellville, Arkansas
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