LSU AgCenter beef, forage field day set for April 25 in Bossier City

Karol Osborne  |  3/26/2019 2:48:29 PM

(03/26/19) BOSSIER CITY, La. — The LSU AgCenter will host a northwest beef and forage field day on April 25 at the AgCenter Red River Research Station in Bossier City.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin with field tours at 9, followed at noon with a sponsored lunch.

“This past year was challenging for beef producers who faced summer droughts followed by relentless rainfall in fall and winter, putting stress on hay supplies, pastures and cattle herds,” said AgCenter livestock agent Lee Faulk.

Cattle markets have been improving, and producers are looking for ways to lower production costs while maximizing the value of their calves, he said.

AgCenter experts will provide updates on the cattle market outlook. Other topics will include using tall fescue in livestock operations, adding value to calves and bermudagrass varieties for clay soil types.

Dr. S. M. Colvin with the North Louisiana Veterinary Center will discuss how to determine cow age by mouthing.

The program is approved for Louisiana Master Farmer Phase II credit and for 4 Vet Continuing Education Units.

Register to attend by contacting Donna Haynes at dhaynes@agcenter.lsu.edu or 318-741-7430, ext. 1107.

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