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Beef tips, advice from experts

University of Georgia

Anyone with hundreds of cattle or just a few is sure to benefit from the University of Georgia's annual Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day April 18.

The field day will start with 9 a.m. registration and end at 3:30 p.m. at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga.

John Queen III, president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, will serve as the luncheon speaker. UGA scientists and industry experts will provide up-to-date, research-based information. This year's topics include:

• Fire ant biology and control in mountain pastures.

• Pesticide update for beef producers.

• Using ultrasound data in cattle selection.

• Visual selection of beef herd sires.

• Hay and pasture herbicides.

• UGA stocker research update.

• Breeding new and improved Georgia forages.

• Cool-season grasses and clover evaluations.

• A pesticide calibration display.

There is no charge for the field day, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. The field day is sponsored in part by DuPont Crop Protection and AgGeorgia Farm Credit. For more information, call (706) 745-2655.

(Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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