Athens Beef Cattle Short Course

The 8th annual Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course will be held at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena on February 13th, 2019. 

Attendees will be eligible for three hours credit towards Beef Quality Assurance recertification, one hour private pesticide credit, and one hour commercial pesticide credit  

Additionally, this year's program will be held in conjunction with the UGA Focus on EPDs Bull Sale on February 14th. 



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Location:        2600 S. Milledge AVE
                        Athens, GA 30606

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Printable Agenda


8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration (Visit with Sponsors)

9:00 a.m.         Welcome

9:10 a.m.         Beef Cattle Market Outlook
                           Dr. Jeff Dorfman, UGA Applied and Ag Economics

9:45 a.m.         Supplementation Strategies for Late-Winter Feeding
                           Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA Animal and Dairy Science

10:15 a.m.       Break (Visit with Sponsors)

10:45 a.m.       Forage-Based Heifer Development
    Mr. Johnny Rogers, North Carolina State University


11:30 a.m.       Developing a Herd Health Protocol
      Dr. Brad Heins, UGA School of Veterinary Medicine

12:00 noon      Lunch (Visit with Sponsors)

1:00 p.m.         Afternoon Rotation:

                1.     Proper Application of Animal Identification (branding, tattooing, and ear tagging).
                         Ms. Lucy Ray and Mr. Monte Stephens, UGA Cooperative Extension

                2.     Understanding Animal Disease: Necropsy Demonstration
                          Dr. Brent Credille, UGA School of Veterinary

                3.     Where’s the Beef? Carcass primal breakdown
                          Dr. Alex Stelzleni, UGA Animal and Dairy Science

                4.     Understanding a Bull Breeding Soundness Exam
                          Dr. Lee Jones, UGA School of Veterinary Medicine

4:30 p.m.          Wrap Up and Door Prizes