Virtual program

Purdue Extension Establishes Virtual Program for Beef Farmers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Beef Experts at Purdue Extension invite producers with less than five years of experience and those considering starting a beef cattle operation to join them for Purdue Beef Basics. The virtual program runs Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, February 8 to March 29.

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills related to beef cattle management and establish good record keeping habits. Professors from Purdue University and extension specialists and educators will lead each of the eight sessions.

The topics of the sessions include:

  • Overview of the beef cattle industry.
  • Animal behavior.
  • Stockmanship and facilities.
  • Health of beef cattle.
  • Forages and nutrition.
  • Genetic selection and reproduction of beef cattle.

The registration fee is $ 50 per person. Register on before February 1. For more information, contact Nick Minton at 812-279-4330 or [email protected]

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, [email protected]

Source: Nick Minton, 812-797-7944, [email protected]

Agricultural communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Head of Department, [email protected]

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