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March 23, 2018
By Mary HightowerU of A System Division of Agriculture
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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.
"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 email@example.com.
For more information about cattle production, contact your county extension office
or visit www.uaex.uada.edu.
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 HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org