Mississippi State University beef cattle and forage research will be featured during a field day in Pearl River County March 28.

Beef cattle producers are encouraged to attend the event hosted by the White Sand Branch Unit of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Experiment Station and MSU Extension Service personnel will present highlights from recent research on various issues of concern to producers. These presentations include updates on forage research, a demonstration of heifer shrink on ryegrass, a discussion of prescribed burning as a management tool and an overview on the effects of an extended-release deworming product on performance of beef steers.

Visitors can also review the branch unit’s cool-season grasses and small-grain demonstration plots throughout the day.

There is no fee to attend, and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and includes lunch. Those interested in attending should contact event coordinator Daniel Rivera, MSU assistant professor at the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, at 601-403-8777 or jdr398@msstate.edu.

The White Sand Branch Unit is about 10 miles west of Poplarville on Highway 26 West in Pearl River County.