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Extension launches virtual program for beef producers

Extension launches virtual program for beef producers Extension launches virtual program for beef producers

Purdue Extension beef experts will host a new program for producers with less than five years of experience or individuals considering starting a beef cattle operation.

The virtual program, Purdue Beef Basics, is scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 starting on Jan. 19 and ending on March 9.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills related to beef cattle management and establish good record-keeping habits.

Purdue University professors and Extension specialists and educators will lead each of the eight sessions. Session topics will include:

Overview of the beef cattle industry.

Animal behavior.

Stockmanship and facilities.

Beef cattle health.

Forages and nutrition.

Beef cattle genetic selection and reproduction.

The registration fee is $40 per individual. Register at https://tinyurl.com/PUBeefBasics by Sunday, Jan. 17.

For more information, contact Sadie Davis at 812-659-2122 or by email at [email protected].

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