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UK Weaning 101 workshop set for Sept. 13 at Eden Shale Farm


LEXINGTON, Ky.
It’s almost time for beef producers to begin weaning spring-born calves. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting a timely workshop Sept. 13 at Eden Shale Farm in Owenton, Weaning 101, a hands-on weaning program.

“If the market’s got you down, you can come to this workshop and learn how to capture more money for your farm,” said Ben Crites, UK Beef Integrated Resource Management coordinator. “This program is a great opportunity to hear from UK specialists and industry experts on a variety of topics related to weaning.”

The program begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. EDT, rain or shine.

Topics of the day include developing a feeding program for weaned calves, lot management for weaned calves, vaccination protocols, implanting strategies, feeder cattle grading and economics of weaning calves.

Participants will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on, chute-side experience processing calves including proper vaccine handling and injection site, implanting techniques and ear tagging.

The program is free to producers and is limited to the first 30 participants. Elanco is sponsoring lunch. Preregister to ensure a spot by calling the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association at 859-278-0899. For questions or more information contact Crites, benjamin.crites@uky.edu; Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK extension beef cattle specialist, jeff.lehmkuhler@uky.edu or Becky Thompson, Kentucky Beef Network director, bthompson@kycattle.org.

Eden Shale Farm is located at 245 Eden Shale Road, Owenton, KY 40359. Workshop sponsors include UK Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Beef Network, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and Elanco.

 
Editor’s Note: This article by Aimee Nielson in provided by The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.