UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will be hosting the 3rd annual Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp March 7th, 2020 in Molino.  The beef cattle bootcamp is a hands-on learning opportunity for producers covering the topics of cattle handling, management, nutrition & forages. There will also be producers and extension specialists on hand to visit with participants.

Agenda:Beef cattle carcass ultrasound

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

  • Beef Heifer Development and Pregnancy Detection Technologies Evaluation of new technologies for pregnancy detection. Kalyn Waters & Nick Simmons
  • Winter Forage Demonstrations & Planting method influence on yield & quality Winter annual livestock forage plots with industry reps on hand. Libbie Johnson
  • UF beef cattle nutrition research demonstration Overview and demonstrations of research by UF/IFAS specialist in ruminant nutrition.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm

Lunchtime topics (lunch provided)Beef cattle branding

  • Current Market Trends
  • Cost Share programs

Wrap-up, Evaluations: 12:30

After lunch session: 1:00 p.m.

  • Livestock handling and trailer safety 

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

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

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

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

Use the following link for the printer freindly event flyer:  2020 Escambia Beef Bootcamp