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Free Summer Beef Day Offers Speakers and Tours

by Penn State Extension Berks County

Jun 27, 2019
Participants Will Learn About Sustainability, Government Policies and Stockmanship
The annual Beef Summer Field Day on July 20, 2019 features a variety of speakers discussing important information and offering helpful stockmanship ideas for cattle producers. Beef cattle producers in all segments of the industry will get the chance to hear an array of relevant topics at the field day.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Penn State Snider Ag Arena and the day concludes at 3 p.m. “Our planning committee put so much thought into the speakers we asked to come,” said Cheryl Fairbairn, Penn State Animal Science Educator. “We wanted to offer a good cross-section of material for beef producers in our area and worked hard to bring in presenters who would deliver that.”
The field day will emphasize topics on beef sustainability, current government policies affecting the beef industry, and effective stockmanship and low-stress handling of beef cattle. The event, which includes the workshop sessions, lunch, and subsequent tour, is free because of the sponsorship of the PA Beef Producers Working Group.
Speakers include Dr. Sara Place, Senior Director of Sustainable Beef Production Research, NCBA, Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, NCBA, Dr. Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist, and Dr. Ron Gill, Associate Department Head and Program Leader for Animal Science, Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service.
Dr. Gill will work cattle in a live setting at the ag arena and will discuss the use of the “bud box,” an efficient tool for handling cattle for many producers. Lunch will be served by Carvers Deli & Barbecue, State College. and tours of the Penn State Beef Barns and Haller Farms will be available following the end of the program.
To register, please visit or call customer service at 877-345-0691. Registration deadline is July 14, 2019.

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