News Release Distributed 05/08/12
The LSU AgCenter School of Animal Sciences will present a beef field day at the Crossbred Beef Unit on Ben Hur Drive in Baton Rouge on June 9.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by welcome and introductions by LSU AgCenter administrators at 9:30, according to Gary Hay
, director of the school.
The program begins at 10 a.m. with the following topics presented:
– Beef quality assurance.
– Source and age verification & ultrasound for carcass traits.
– Beef breeding research.
– Enhancing reproductive performance.
The overall theme of the field day is adding value to your calf crop, Hay said.
“Years ago there were beef field days here on campus,” Hay said. “So recently several of the faculty members decided that we wanted to bring that back.”
A tour of the Ag Containment Facility and the Beef Research Units at the Central Research Station will follow. The Ben Hur farm is located off Louisiana Highway 30 south of the LSU campus. More information is available from Hay at 225-578-3241. Johnny Morgan