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Nebraska Extension Offers Mid-Plains Beef Educational Series Session

Nebraska Extension's Mid-Plains Beef Educational Series will conduct a special session March 29 on beef quality assurance practices for spring calving cows and calves, and using reproductive technologies in cow herds.

The session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1071 County Road G near Ithaca.

The session will draw on the expertise of Rob Eirich, Nebraska Extension educator of beef quality assurance; Richard Randle, Nebraska Extension beef veterinarian and doctor of veterinary medicine; and Dave Hardin, professor in the UNL School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and doctor of veterinary medicine.

The program is designed for producers, veterinarians or others involved in the beef industry. The special session will deal with animal health stewardship, the veterinary feed directive, positioning cow herds to use reproductive technologies, and a demonstration of low-stress cattle-handing facilities and beef quality assurance practices for handling cattle. Participants will become beef quality assurance certified for two years.  

Registration is requested by March 21. Pre-registration is $25 by March 21, or $40 on March 29. The registration fee covers certification, educational materials and lunch.

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