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Escambia County Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp – February 24

UF/IFAS Escambia Extension will host the Beef Cattle & Forage Boot Camp on February 24, 2018.  The Boot Camp will be a hands-on learning opportunity for producers, with demonstrations of cattle handling, management, nutrition & forages. We will also have veteran producers on hand for individuals to visit with, and animals to view.


  • 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome/Introductions
  • 9:15 a.m. Rotation Breakouts (25 min ea.)
    • Beef Quality Assurance/Chute side work
    • Winter Forage Demonstrations & Transitional Grazing. 35+ winter annual forage demonstration plots with representatives on hand.
  • 10:15 a.m. Break & Sponsor Interaction
  • 10:45 a.m. Rotation Breakouts (25 min ea.)
    • Blood Sampling Procedures. Demonstration on how to take samples for pregnancy detection
    • Winter grazing and feed supplementation for beef cattle. Discussion of common feeds available and their nutritional value when used with winter forages and hay.
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunchtime topics (lunch provided)
    • Current Market Trends
    • Updated Policy Changes (Florida Cattlemen’s Association)
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. Wrap-up, Evaluations & Sponsor Interaction
Download the printer-friendly flyer for more details, and to share with anyone who might also be interested in attending:

Beef and Forage Boot Camp Flyer


Escambia County 4-H Livestock Facility
5701 Hwy 99
Molino FL, 32577

Registration fees

$10/person $15/couple  Free for 4-H & FFA Youth.  Registration will be on site.  Please RSVP to our office, 850-475-5230.  Make checks payable to University of Florida.

For more information, contact:

Nick Simmons
UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County


Author: Nick Simmons - n.simmons@ufl.edu

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