Calhoun Beef Cattle Short Course

Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Location: Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center, 714 Bells Ferry Road NW, Rome, GA

Cost: $25/person (includes lunch)


8:30 am Check-in and breakfast refreshments

     Address: 300 Battey Farm Road, Rome, GA – on the left in the hay shed

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions

9:15 am In the Field - Demonstrations Round 1:

     Group A - Filling the Nutrition Gaps with Cool Season Annuals

                       Josh Baker and Dr. Roger Gates of Southeast AgriSeeds

     Group B - Stem Maggot Scouting and Mitigation Strategies

                      Dr. Will Hudson, UGA Athens

9:45 am Rotate Groups

10:15 am Break (Restrooms located at farm shop)

10:30 am In the Barn - Demonstrations Round 2:

     Group A - From One End to the Other: Ruminant Digestive Tract Lab

                      Dr. Francis Fluharty, Beef Cattle Nutritionist, UGA Athens

     Group B - How Do I Know if I am Feeding My Calves Enough?

                     Dr. Lawton Stewart, Beef Cattle Nutritionist, UGA Athens

11:00 am Rotate Groups

11:45 am Lunch – Taco Bar

               Biosecurity Game

              Southeast AgriSeeds, NeoGen, Georgia Soil and Water, Daniel Jackson, UGA

1:00 pm The HERD Program: What Do I Gain and What’s the Cost?

1:15 pm From Conception to Delivery:

      Group A - Return of the Simulator: The Calving Simulator Part 2

                        Dr. Brad Heins, DVM

     Group B - Why, When, and How to Get Started? Artificial Insemination

                      Dr. Pedro Fontes, Reproductive Physiologist, UGA Athens

1:50 pm Evaluations and Wrap up


Online RegistrationAgenda (PDF)Field Day Flyer (PDF)


Jason Duggin Public Service Associate
Animal & Dairy Science