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Glade Spring Field Day

Livestock Update, September 2000

Bill McKinnon, Extension Animal Scientist, Marketing, Virginia Tech

A forage and livestock field day will be held on Thursday, September 14 at the Southwest Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Glade Spring. The field day will focus on forage and livestock research being conducted at the station along with other management information. The work conducted at the Southwest Virginia AREC concentrates on forage manipulation and stocker cattle and sheep management. The field day will afford producers the opportunity to get an up close view of various forage species and their application in southwest Virginia with cattle. Field day participants will also be able to examine the early crossbreeding work to develop ewes that will not have to be sheared. Several topics related to the management and marketing of stocker cattle and heifers will also be covered.

The field day will begin with a tour of the forage work at 3:00 p.m. Supper will be provided at 5:30 p.m. The program after supper will splite into separate sessions for cattle and sheep topics. Those producers who cannot arrive for the 3:00 p.m. start of the program are encouraged to attend as their schedules will permit.
Southwest Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Glade Spring, Va.
Forage and Livestock Field Day
Thursday, September 14, 2000
3:00 pm   Welcome and Registration
3:15 pmLoad Wagons for Forage Tour
3:30 pmRotational vs. Continuous Steer Grazing Project
Dr. Joe Fontenot
3:45 pmBermudagrass Potential for Southwest Virginia
Dr. Joe Fontenot
4:00 pmStocker Cattle Forage Systems Research
Dr. Joe Fontenot
4:20 pmYearling Cattle Marketing
Mr. Bill McKinnon & Mr. Butch Foster
5:00 pmHigh Endophyte Fescue vs. Low Endophyte/Alfalfa for Stocker Cattle
Dr. Joe Fontenot
5:30 pmSupper
6:30 pmSheep Session
New Approaches for Sheep Parasite Control
Dr. Dee Whittier
The Potential of Hair Sheep Genetics
Dr. Dave Notter & Dr. Scott Greiner
Cattle Session
Meshing Yearling Cattle and Forage Management with Marketing Strategies
Mr. Henry Snodgrass and Mr. Bill McKinnon
Short Term Calf Backgrounding
Dr. Mark Wahlberg and Mr. Bill McKinnon
The Virginia Premium Assured Heifer Program
Dr. John Hall
7:30 pmJoint Session
Fall and Winter Cattle Internal Parasite Control
Dr. Dee Whittier
8:00 pmAdjourn

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