Danny F. Coombs, Chaney, John A. | 4/11/2006 1:48:20 AM
The LSU AgCenter’s Rosepine Research Station will host its annual Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day May 4.
Co-sponsored by the Beauregard Parish Cattlemen’s Association, the event will feature tours of research plots at the station and will include the 19th Annual Beauregard Cattlemen’s Trade Show. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend, according to LSU AgCenter animal scientist Dr. Danny Coombs.
The trade show, which will open at noon, will feature exhibits on the latest developments in the production of forage and livestock. Manufacturers and dealers will have displays of tractors, implements, trucks, trailers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, feed, fertilizers, livestock equipment, animal health products, communication, farm financial service and other business services.
LSU AgCenter personnel will conduct two tours during the field day. The first round of tours will start at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 4 p.m. Topics covered on both tours will include details on beef grazing research being conducted at the station, an update on the cow-calf vaccination programs, horn fly control, forage research, ryegrass grazing management and pasture weed control.
Industry representatives and LSU AgCenter faculty members also will be on hand for individual consultations with producers during the event, and numerous LSU AgCenter publications and commercial publications will be available for producers.
For more information about the field day, contact the Rosepine Research Station at (337) 463-7708 or visit www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/research_stations/Rosepine/. You also may obtain general information on LSU AgCenter programs from a county agent in your parish’s LSU AgCenter Extension office.
A complimentary meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the trade show and field day will close at 7 p.m.
The LSU AgCenter’s Rosepine Research Station serves beef cattle and forage producers in western and central Louisiana and has a history of providing practical, applicable information for them, as well as other producers in the state. The station is located 2 miles north of Rosepine on U.S. Highway 171.