Extension to hold fall beef management workshops

October 22, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Extension will hold its fall Beef Cow/Calf Management Workshop in two locations Nov. 3: Beaver Creek Angus Farms in East Berlin, Adams County, will host the eastern event, and Heritage Hill Farms in Clarksburg, Indiana County, will host the western event.

"Both workshops will provide hands-on training on topics such as vaccinations and worming, the proper use of handling systems, replacement heifer management, pasture care, utilizing crop residues and cattle sorting," said John Comerford, associate professor of animal science and coordinator of beef cattle programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences. "The program is tailored to any size operation and will provide information for both beginning and experienced producers."

Speakers will include extension personnel and various industry representatives.

The workshops will begin at 9 a.m. The session in East Berlin will conclude at 3 p.m. The Clarksburg session will end at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at each location.

Comerford encouraged beef producers to register for one of the events. For more information or to register, call Cheryl Fairbairn at 610-696-3500 for the East Berlin workshop, or Dustin Heeter at 724-837-1402 for the Clarksburg workshop.

A small fee will be charged to cover lunch and the cost of materials.

  • The program is tailored to any size cattle operation and will provide information for both beginning and experienced beef producers.

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Last Updated October 22, 2012