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Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day set for April 21

University of Georgia

With timely information and some of the state's best scenery, a day at the Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day April 21 near Blairsville, Ga., is bound to please anyone who raises cattle for a living or a hobby.

The field day will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m. at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center. Half-hour presentations and discussions will run from 9:30 to 3 p.m.

Speakers will discuss grass tetany, heifer development, beef alliances, the U.S. Animal Identification Plan, stocker research and forage updates and results.

Dean Pringle, an animal scientist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will end the day with a live ultrasound demonstration.

Lunch will be provided by Ag Georgia Farm Credit. You don't have to register. To learn more about the field day, call (706) 745-2655.

(Morgan Roan is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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