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Athens Beef Cattle Short Course

The 7th annual Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course will be held at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena on February 7th, 2018. 

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 (February 8th).  Please follow links below for online registration, printable registration, and a printable program.



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

 9:00 a.m.      Welcome

 9:10 a.m.     Overview of UGA Beef Team Live-Animal Programs

Mr. Jason Duggin, UGA Animal and Dairy Science

 9:45 a.m.     Management Practices to add Value to your Calf Crop
Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA Animal and Dairy Science

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

10:45 a.m.     Controlling the Breeding Season
Dr. Les Anderson, The University of Kentucky

11:30 a.m.     Understanding Feeder Calf Grading
Mr. David Garcia, USDA Livestock Market News

12:00 noon     Lunch (Visit with Sponsors)

  1:00 p.m.     Afternoon Rotation:

     1.  Understanding Feeder Calf Grading, cont’d.
Mr. David Garcia, USDA Livestock Market News

     2.  Improving Your Herd Genetics:  Focused on Feeders
Mr. David Daniel, Jr., UGA Cooperative Extension       

     3.  Hay vs. Baleage:  What’s the Difference?
Mr. Adam Speir and Mr. Raymond Fitzpatrick, UGA Cooperative Extension

        4.  How do I do that?  Understanding Practices that add Value (Castrating, Implanting, Tagging, etc.)
Ms. Tammy Cheely and Ms. Lucy Ray, UGA Cooperative Extension

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