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Fall Seminar Assisting Producers with Livestock Management Practices

Fri, 02 Sep 2011 09:10:35 CDT

Fall Seminar Assisting Producers with Livestock Management Practices The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Oklahoma State Extension and the Oklahoma Quality Beef Network will host a Basic AG Fall Management Seminar to assist new producers prepare their livestock for the upcoming season.

The event, which is offered at no cost and is open to the public, will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the OKC West Sale Barn (located at 7200 East Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla.).

"Good animal husbandry is the cornerstone of every livestock operation," said Clay Wright, Noble Foundation livestock consultant. "The Basic AG Fall Management Seminar will provide fundamental information for those new or just getting started in the livestock industry."

Seminar attendees will learn elements of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, focusing on proper injection sites and techniques. The workshop will feature a live chute-side presentation and a chance for hands-on participation. Following the chute-side presentation, Doug McKinney will present information about the Oklahoma Quality Beef Network, a value-added marketing program for commercial producers.

"The seminar will offer solid information for key issues of proper livestock care," Wright said. "The information available can be applied to many agricultural production scenarios or situations, and the hands-on activities will help new producers gain experience and confidence when working with their livestock."

The Noble Foundation's Basic AG is an educational program to benefit those new to agriculture. The series provides practical, foundational knowledge that can be used in everyday operations. The events offer information and provide new tools to achieve specific agriculture-related goals, as well as the occasional hands-on experience. Basic AG events frequently incorporate speakers from state and federal agricultural organizations.

"The Basic AG program provides quality, timely information presented in a clear and concise format," said Hugh Aljoe, Noble Foundation consultation program manager. "Each event holds the potential to immediately enhance a new producer's operation."

The Basic AG Fall Management Seminar is offered at no cost, but advance registration is required. To register, please contact Tracy Cumbie at 580.224.6411 or click here to register online.



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