Why Should You Attend:
Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers for a day of education focusing on Forage and Pasture use in Beef Cattle Farming. Get a chance to ask leading experts questions, interact with service providers, and participate in the silent auction to benefit the Maine Beef Producers Association Scholarship fund.
Who Should Attend:
Beef cattle producers wanting to learn more about forage testing, interpreting forage test results, incorporating principles of forage nutrition into their program, learning the science behind pasture health/management and appropriate stocking rates
Cost: $40 | Student Rate: $25
A limited amount of scholarships are available. A meal will be included, we’ll be serving steak!
This year we are pleased to announce two outstanding guest speakers, Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Associate Extension Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, and Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, Associate Extension Professor and State Meat Specialist, from the University of Kentucky.
Kentucky ranks as eighth in the nation for beef cattle and has the most cattle of any state in the eastern United States with 1,033,000 head of beef cattle and 33,823 beef cattle producers.
Dr. Lehmkuhler will give a talk focusing on forage and pasture nutrition and Dr. Rentfrow will highlight the new Beef Alternative Marketing (BAM) cuts by doing a cutting demonstration on ribeye primals, and then we will grill and eat the steaks for lunch!
Dr. Rentfrow is also a tremendous wealth of knowledge on grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef.
In addition, UMaine Extension would like to introduce our newest Dairy Specialist, Dr. Glenda Pereira to beef producers by sharing her knowledge of forages.
Dr. Colt W. Knight, Associate UMaine Extension Professor and State Livestock Specialist, will discuss the science behind pasture growth, management, health, and setting proper stocking rates.
More speakers are to be announced.
For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Melissa Libby Babcock, Administrative Specialist CL2, UMaine Extension Livestock Office, Food Process Authority at 207.581.2788, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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