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)

Participants this year will receive continuing education hours for:

  • Private Pesticide Credits (1 hour)


8:30 AMCheck-In and Breakfast/Refreshments
Address: 300 Battey Farm Road Rome, GA (on the left in the hay shed)
9:00 A MWelcome and Introductions
9:15 AMIn 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 AMRotate Groups
10:15 AMBreak (restrooms located at farm shop)
10:30 AMIn 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 AMRotate Groups
11:45 AMLunch – Taco Bar

Biosecurity Game

Southeast AgriSeeds, NeoGen, Georgia Soil and Water, Daniel Jackson, UGA
1:00 PMThe HERD Program: What Do I Gain and What’s the Cost?
1:15 PMFrom 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 PMEvaluations and Wrap-Up

Program Contact:

Jason Duggin

Jason Duggin

Public Service Associate

Animal & Dairy Science

1282 SR 53 Spur, SW, Suite 200
Calhoun, GA 30701