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Beef Cattle Basics Session 2 – Reproduction Management – May 8

Get a solid educational foundation for your cattle operation by attending Beef Cattle Basics.
Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin

Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, which has been designed to give new and experienced producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises. Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size:

  1. Forages – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures

  2. Reproduction – Defining a Calving Season and Breeding Management Decisions

  3. Herd Health – Vaccinations, Parasite Control, Addressing Calving Problems

  4. Pasture Management – Soil fertility, Grazing Strategies, Weed Control

  5. Marketing – Product Options, Evaluating Your Product, Maximizing the Value of Your Product

  6. Nutrition – Understanding Nutritional Demands, Forage Evaluation, Supplementation Strategies

Each of the topics will be the subject of a classroom session and a field practicum. Classroom sessions will take place in the evening, during the work week, and practicums will be on Saturday mornings. The classroom sessions will be taught at the Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley and broadcasted to two remote locations. The eastern location will be in either Gulf or Calhoun Counties and the Western location will alternate between Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Classroom sessions will begin at 6:30pm central. Presentations will conclude by 8:00 pm, Q&A will follow for as long as needed. The exact times and locations for the practicums will vary month-to-month, but they will all be Saturday mornings. Session 2 – Reproduction and Session 3 – Herd Health will have a combined practicum on Saturday May 19th.

There is a $15/person registration fee for each session. Registration covers the classroom session and the corresponding practicum. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. To register call the Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6180. For questions, contact Mark Mauldin, mdm83@ufl.edu or 850-638-6180


Beef Cattle Basics

Month Topic Classroom Dates Practicum Dates


Forages 4/12



Repro 5/8



Herd Health 6/14



Pasture Mgmt. 7/12



Marketing 8/9


September Nutrition 9/13




Author: Mark Mauldin - mdm83@ufl.edu

I am the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Washington County. My program areas include livestock and forage, row crops, and pond management.

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/beef-cattle-basics-six-part-series-begins-april-12/