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Beef and forage field day set for May 18

Cattle health issues and forage weed control topics during a May 18 field day for Mississippi and Louisiana ranchers. 

Cattle producers in Mississippi and Louisiana can learn about cattle health issues and forage weed control measures during a May 18 event in south Mississippi.

The Mississippi/Louisiana Beef and Forage Field Day will begin with registration at 8:45 a.m. at the Livestock Producers Sale Barn on Highway 98 East in Tylertown, Miss.

Featured speakers are Jaques Fuselier, of Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Brandi Karisch, Rhonda Vann and John Byrd, all with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service.

Topics include beef cattle health, alternative feed ingredients in rations, health requirements for interstate transportation of cattle, ultrasound and cattle handling, and summer weed control. A forage tour to a local field trial site testing herbicide effectiveness begins at 1 p.m.

Participants can also view the top performing bulls from the South Mississippi Gain on Forage Bull Test. These bulls are for sale at private treaty and can be purchased before, during or after the field day.

A sponsored lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is required.

To pre-register, call the Walthall County Extension Office at (601) 876-4021 or email by May 10.

For more information, contact the local county Extension office, Walthall County Extension Director Richard Hay at (601) 876-4021 or Extension area agent Mark Mowdy at (601) 384-2349. 

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