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Batesville Station hosts weaning, stocker health workshop April 17

March 23, 2018

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts

  • Batesville station program includes Beef Quality Assurance, calf health
  • Program begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • RSVP by April 13 to Jenny Branscum at 870-793-7432, or email

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BATESVILLE, Ark. – Calf health, weaning strategies and the Beef Quality Assurance program are among the topics on the agenda for the April 17 Weaning and Stocker Health Workshop at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station in Batesville, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

3-23-2018 Weaning-Stocker Workshop

"Weaning time is always stressful to calves, but there are ways to reduce the stress levels,” said Don Hubbell, resident director of the Batesville Station. “Once calves are weaned it is important to continue with good nutrition and management to get those calves off to a good start. 

“Drs. Powell and Ward will talk about reducing weaning stress and how to make timely health applications correctly,” he said “Dr. Beck will present data on nutrition research for those calves after weaning to help promote health and production while the calves are going through the weaning process." 

There’s no cost to attend, but participants are being asked to RSVP by April 13, to ensure enough lunch is provided. For information or to RSVP for lunch, call Jenny Branscum at 870-793-7432, or email

The agenda:

  • 10:30 a.m. - “Calf Health and Weaning Strategies” (At the working barn) Jeremy Powell, PhD, DVM, Animal Science Faculty, Fayetteville
  • Noon - Lunch - Administration building
  • 12:45 p.m. - “Understanding Beef Quality Assurance,” Heidi Ward, DVM, Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock
  • 1:30 p.m. - “Stocker Receiving Research at the Livestock & Forestry Research Station,” Paul Beck, PhD, Southwest Research Extension Center, Hope
  • 2:15pm - Workshop Adjourned

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About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126