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Beef and forage field day set for May 19

Beef and forage producers in Mississippi and Louisiana can learn how to improve their beef herds and pastures at a May 19 event in Walthall County, Miss.

The Mississippi/Louisiana Beef and Forage Field Day begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Livestock Producer’s Sale Barn located on Highway 98 East in Tylertown, Miss.

Topics include clover, heifer development, expected progeny difference in bull selection, herbicides, and alfalfa varieties for South Mississippi.

Attendees will visit a 2-year-old alfalfa variety demonstration plot and an herbicide demonstration plot. Selected bulls at the South Mississippi Gain on Forage Bull Test also will be on display.

Featured speakers are Ed Tidwell and Karl Harborth of Louisiana State University Ag Center and Brandi M. Bourg, Daniel Rivera and Rocky Lemus, all with Mississippi State University Extension Service.

To preregister, call the Walthall County Extension Office at (601) 876-4021 or email crhay@ext.msstate.eduby May 11.

For more information, contact Walthall County Extension Director Richard Hay at (601) 876-4021, Pike County Extension Director Mike Tynes at (601) 783-5321 or Extension area agent Mark Mowdy at (601) 384-2349.

The field day is presented in cooperation with MSU’s Extension Service, LSU Ag Center, and the South Mississippi Gain on Forage Bull Test.

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