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Maryland Beef Producers Shortcourse Series I - Fundamentals of Beef

Maryland Beef Producers Shortcourse Series I - Fundamentals of Beef

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This two-day introductory workshop covers many areas of the beef cattle industry in both a classroom and hands-on environment.

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The Maryland Beef Producers Short-course Series I: The Fundamentals of Beef Cattle Production is designed as a 2-day introductory workshop for beginners, as well as a refresher for more experienced cattle producers.

Topic areas that will be covered include: Determining Daily Operating Costs and Budgets, Understanding EPD's, Animal Health and the Veterinary Feed Directive, Body Condition Scoring, Nutrition, Forage Sampling and Storage, Pasture Management and Paddock Development.

Registration is $75 per participant and includes all refreshments, lunches and educational materials.

For more information about the event, please visit our website: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/beef-extension/educational-courses#series-i

Agenda:

Day 1 – Classroom Based

Location: Will depend the date of the workshop

• 10:00am - Welcome - Introductions

• 10:15am - Economics

• 10:55am - Break

• 11:00am – Body Condition Scoring

• 11:20am – Cattle Health

• 12:00pm - Lunch

• 12:30pm – Reproduction

• 1:15pm – Genetics and EPD's

• 2:00pm - Minute Break

• 2:10pm - Pasture Management

• 3:00pm – Nutrition

• 3:45pm – Day 1 Wrap Up, Reminders for Day 2

Day 2 – Farm Based

Location: Will depend on the date of the workshop

• 9:00 - 9:15am - Welcome

• 9:15 - 9:45am – Animal Health – Chute Side

• 9:45 - 10:50am – Body Condition Scoring - Chute Side

• 10 Minute Break

• 11:00 - 12:00pm – Facilities Development/Management - Farm Tour

• 12:00 - 12:30pm - Lunch

• 12:30 - 1:15pm – Hay and Pasture Management – Field Tours

• 1:15 - 1:30pm - Shortcourse Wrap-Up, Questions

For more information about this program or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Racheal Slattery either via email (rslatt@umd.edu) or phone (301-450-1392)

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