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Beef Producer University

Livestock Update, January 2007

Dr. John B. Hall, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Virginia Tech

Beef Producers University (BPU) is an educational program intended for experienced beef producers.  Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences developed BPU to give producers intensive training on current practices and science of beef production.  This year’s program will focus on professional heifer development.  BPU will be held twice this year at two different locations in an attempt to reach more producers.  The first location for BPU will be held in Wytheville, Virginia on February 7, 2007.  The second location for BPU will be in Charlottesville, Virginia on February 8, 2007.  Registration is $30 and will include all of the sessions, breaks, supper and meeting materials.  The program will begin at 2 pm with registration beginning at 1:30 pm.  The registration deadline is January 24, 2007.

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Beef Producers University
Professional Heifer Development

When: February 7 & 8, 2007

Where: Wednesday, February 7 Ramada Inn Wytheville, VA
             Thursday, February 8 Charlottesville, VA

  Guest Speakers:
Dr. Patsy Houghton, President and General Manager, Heartland Cattle Co.
Dr. Les Anderson, Extension Beef Specialist, University of Kentucky
VA Heifer Producers
  Extension Professionals
Dr. John Hall, Extension Beef Specialist, Virginia Tech
            Dr. Scott Greiner, Extension Beef/Sheep Specialist, Virginia Tech
            Dr. Dee Whittier, Extension Veterinarian, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

General Session

Producers of Heifers – Track 1

Heifer Purchasers – Track 2

Pre-registration Form for Beef Producers University (PDF)


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