There's Never Been a Better Time to be a Beef Cattle Producer

Published on Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:33pm

Renowned speakers, innovative products and technology at Sunbelt Expo 2016

  Moultrie, Georgia: It’s an exciting time to be a beef cattle producer.  More knowledgeable consumers, state-of-the-art technology, improved rations and genetics all leading to a better product from today’s producers, all lead to a perfect time to spend more time learning and growing the business of beef.   This year’s beef cattle exhibit at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia will be no exception.

Steve Blackburn, Sunbelt Ag Expo executive board member and beef cattle exhibit chair, is thrilled to bring the quality of speakers and demonstrations together for the beef industry during this three-day event.  “It really is the premiere livestock training ground for the Southeast.  Producers have a wealth of knowledge and resources at their fingertips during this event, that they can immediately take back to the ranch and implement,” said Blackburn.

 

Cattle producers, ag students or anyone looking to learn more about cattle production are welcome to attend the educational sessions each day.  of the three-day expo between 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.  

  • Educational Sessions run 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. October 18, 19, 20
  • Cattle producers can register to win a Q-Catch QC8500V manual squeeze chute valued at $7500, provided by Arrow Cattlequip.
  • A Massey Ferguson Professional DM Series disc mower and RK Series rake as well as $1000 will be given away from by Massey Ferguson as part of the Southeastern Hay Contest

 

The Expo is located southeast of Moultrie, Ga., on Georgia Hwy. 133. The gates open at 8:30 a.m. each day of the show until 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19, and until 4 p.m. on Oct. 20. Parking is free of charge. Admission is $10 per person or $20 for a three-day admission ticket. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Please visit our website www.sunbeltexpo.com after September 1 for details about online ticket sales.

 

 

At-A-Glance Schedule of Events, Beef Cattle Exhibit, Sunbelt Ag Expo 2016
Bill Patten Cattle Pavilion located in block E-8 of the exhibit grounds

Tuesday:              9:30am    SE Hay Contest Awards Presentation – Dr. Dennis Hancock
                              10:30am Selection/EPD/DNA – Dr. Rod Schoenbine Zoetis
                              11:30am Industry Outlook/update then New or Featured Products - Dr. Chris Prevatt
                              12:30pm Upcoming changes in antibiotic availability and use in animal feeds:     
                                               What farmers need to know – Dr. Lee Jones and Dr. Jason Smith
                               1:30pm  Warm Season Annual Forages: Current Research and Recommendations –
                                               Ms. Diedre  Harmon
2:30pm   Ruminant Health/Body Weight and effects on Reproduction          
Dr. Lawton Stewart and Dr. Matt Hersom

Wednesday:          9:30am   Winter Forage Grazing Systems: Current Research in the Southeast –
                                               Mr. Robert McKee            
                              10:30am  Selection/EPD/DNA– Dr. Rod Schoenbine Zoetis
                              11:30am  Industry Outlook/update then New or Featured Products Dr. Chris Prevatt
                               12:30pm Upcoming changes in antibiotic availability and use in animal feeds:     
                                                What farmers need to know – Dr. Lee Jones and Dr. Jason Smith
                              1:30pm    Integrating Alfalfa into Bermudagrass in the South – Dr. Jennifer Tucker
                              2:30pm    Ruminant Health/Body Weight and effects on Reproduction Dr. Lawton
                                                Stewart and Dr. Matt Hersom

Thursday:               9:30am   Fertilizing forages: tips and challenges – Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak
                              10:30am  Selection/EPD/DNA– Dr. Rod Schoenbine Zoetis
                              11:30am  Industry Outlook/update then New or Featured Products Dr. Chris Prevatt
                              12:30pm Upcoming changes in antibiotic availability and use in animal feeds:     
                                               What farmers need to know – Dr. Lee Jones and Dr. Jason Smith
                              1:30pm    What’s New in Forages: Southeastern Forage Update  - Dr. Anne Blount  
                              2:30pm    Ruminant Health/Body Weight and effects on Reproduction Dr. Lawton
                                                Stewart and Dr. Matt Hersom