Get a solid educational foundation for your cattle operation by attending Beef Cattle Basics.
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[important]Missed the first three sessions – no worries. Join us for session four.[/important]

Session 4 of Beef Cattle Basics – Pasture Management will be Thursday, July 12. Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, designed to give new or beginning 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 (4/12) – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures
  2. Reproduction (5/8) – Defining a Calving Season and Breeding Decisions  
  3. Herd Health (6/14) – Vaccinations, Parasite Control, Addressing Calving Problems
  4. Pasture Management (7/12) – Soil fertility, Grazing Strategies, Weed Control

  5. Marketing (8/9) – Product Options, Evaluating Your Product, Maximizing the Value of Your Product
  6. Nutrition (9/13)– Understanding Nutritional Demands, Forage Evaluation, Supplementation Strategies

The classroom sessions will be taught at the Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley and broadcasted to the Walton County Extension Office. 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 field practicum for session 4 will be the morning of Saturday, July 14.

There is a $15/person registration fee for this session. The fee covers course materials and the field practicum on July 14. 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.

If you are interested in viewing the live broadcast of Session 4 on your own computer or tablet, contact Mark Mauldin before July 12.