UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County and the Holmes County Cattlemen’s Association will host their Spring Cattlemen’s Field Day and Social on March 30, 2019 at the Williams Farm near Poplar Springs. The Field Day will be from 3 PM to 5:30 PM with the Cattlemen’s Social to begin at 6 PM.

Field Day stops will be hands-on stops that will allow you to gain a working knowledge of the following topics:

  • Dr. Todd Thrift teaching producers how to deal with calving issues. Photo Credit: Kalyn Waters

    Cool-season forage variety selection and management

  • Whole herd traceability and the Florida Cattlemen’s Association vision for the state’s traceability program
  • Dealing with dystocia (calving difficulties) with a calving simulator model (pictured right)

The event will continue with a Cattlemen’s Social. The steak dinner will begin at 6 PM following Field Day. Steaks will be provided by the Holmes County Cattlemen’s Association. Other activities include Cow Patty Bingo, a silent auction and live entertainment provided by Paula Rekow, a singer/songwriter who features songs of the old west, as well as original music inspired by her life on the ranch.

For more details and information please contact Kalyn Waters, UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County at 407-619-9862.

 

Kalyn Waters

Holmes County Extension Director working in the areas of Agricultural Management in row crop, natural resources, livestock and forage production. Specialized in Beef Cattle Production in the area of reproductive, nutritional and finical management.