Athens Beef Cattle Short Course

Event Date: February 8th, 2022
Location: UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, Athens

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8:30 a.m.         Registration Opens (Visit with Sponsors)

 9:00 a.m.        Welcome

 9:10 a.m.        Beef Cattle Market Outlook
                                    Tommie Shepherd, UGA Applied and Ag Economics

 9:45 a.m.        Direct Marketing of Locally Produced Beef
Zach McCann, UGA Cooperative Extension

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

10:45 a.m.      Genomic Testing for the Commercial Herd
Francine Henry, UGA Animal and Dairy Science

11:15 a.m.      Panel Discussion: Working with your local harvest and processing facility
                                  Panel to be announced at a later date

12:00 noon        Lunch (Visit with Sponsors)

  1:00 p.m.          Afternoon Rotation:

            1. Reproductive Physiology and Synchronization for Smaller Herds
                           Pedro Fontes, UGA Animal and Dairy Science

            2. Rumen Anatomy and Physiology: Knowing the inside of the digestive system, its function,
                 and how it impacts animal performance

                              Francis Fluharty, UGA Animal and Dairy Science      

            3.  Getting Through this winter: Do I have the right forage quality or minerals?
Robyn Stewart and Nathan Eason, UGA Cooperative Extension
                                        Lawton Stewart, UGA Animal and Dairy Science

             4. Controlling Flies this Year
                         Nancy Hinkle, UGA Entomology     
                         Greg Pittman and Raymond Fitzpatrick, UGA Cooperative Extension

4:00 p.m.          Wrap Up and Door Prizes