Livestock handling

Livestock handling Photo Credit: Aly Schortinghouse, UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will be hosting the 2nd annual Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp March 2nd, 2019 in Molino, Florida.

The Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp is a hands-on learning opportunity for cattle producers and youth livestock exhibitors. Topics covered include cattle handling, management, as well as nutrition & forages. We will also have industry representatives on hand to answer questions on products and services.

Agenda:

Registration 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Welcome/Introductions 9:00-9:15 a.m.
Rotation Breakouts: 9:15 – 11:30 (45 min ea.)

  • Evaluation of Beef Carcass Quality & Management Goals for Improving Yield & Quality Grade.
    Amanda Engle
  • Winter Forage Demonstrations & Transitional Grazing Options. 35 + winter annual forage demonstration plots with Extension & industry professionals on hand.
    Libbie Johnson, Jose Dubeux
  • Livestock Identification & Traceability demonstration. Utilizing proper livestock branding and identification to improve traceability.
    Nick Simmons

Lunch (provided) 11:45-1:00 p.m.
Lunchtime topics

  • Sponsor & Industry Updates
  • Florida Cattle Policy Changes (Florida Cattlemen’s Association)

Wrap-up, Evaluations 1:00-1:30 p.m.

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

Registration fees for the Beef Cattle Boot Camp are $10/person, $15/couple, or free for 4-H & FFA members. Registration fees will be paid on-site the day of event.

We ask that you RSVP to the Escambia County Extension Office (850-475-5230) to make food arrangements.

Contact Information:
Nick Simmons
UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County
n.simmons@ufl.edu
850-475-5230