Native warm-season grasses, feed additives and de-worming in beef cattle production are among the topics on the agenda for the April 21 field day at the Livestock and Forestry Station.

“We’re focused this year on technology and techniques and how beef producers can transform their operations with some of the findings from our researchers,” said Don Hubbell, resident director of the Livestock and Forestry Station, also known as the Batesville Station.

There is no cost to attend and no pre-event registration required. For information, visit www.batesvillestation.org or call the station at 870-793-7432.

This year’s agenda:

  • 8:45 a.m.   Registration
  • 9:15 a.m.   Welcome
  • 9:30 a.m.   EPD’s: How they’ve been applied in 300 Days Grazing Herd Management and Application Results from the Batesville Station - Dr. Shane Gadberry, Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Science-Cooperative Extension Service.
  • 10:15 a.m. Developing heifers using feed additives - Dr. Paul Beck, Professor, Dept. of Animal Science, SWREC.
  • 11 a.m.      What cattle feeders want from your feeder cattle – Dr. John Richeson, Asst. Professor, Dept. Agricultural Sciences - West Texas A&M.
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. Current Research on De-worming in Cow/Calf Operations – Elizabeth Backes – Ph.D candidate, Dept. of Animal Science, Fayetteville
  • 1:15 p.m.   How “on the farm management” affects the final product – Dr. Jason Apple, Professor, Dept. of Animal Science, Fayetteville.
  • 2 p.m.        Establishing/Managing Native Warm Season Grass species in Arkansas –  Dr. John Jennings, Dept. of Animal Science-Cooperative Extension Service.
  • 2:45 p.m.   Visit to native wild grass species site on the station.     

For more information about livestock production, visit www.uaex.edu or contact your county extension office.