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Two cattle marketing workshops set for summer


University of Georgia

Beef cattle producers who want to better market their cattle should attend one of two workshops to be held June 30-July 1 in Florence, SC, and July 27-28 in Tifton, GA.

Specialists from southeastern universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will combine hands-on learning and live animal evaluation with classroom examples to help cattlemen reduce their risks and improve their profits.

Participants will see live cattle and learn how they fit into today’s market. They’ll learn about cattle cycles, how to anticipate prices and use futures and options to increase profits. There will be a session on alternative marketing methods, too, such as video board sales, tele-auctions and marketing cattle with other producers.

Registration is $35 and includes materials, meals, breaks and refreshments for one workshop. Register online at www.ugatiftonconference.org or call 229/386-3416.

(Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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