Aug. 6, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Jaclyn Clark, director of events and education, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com.
Cattlemen’s Boot Camp Hosted this September in Florida
Register by Aug. 25 to secure a place at the educational event.
Cattle producers are invited to gather for a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp Sept. 21-22 at the Jackson County Agricultural Center in Marianna, Fla. The event is hosted by the American Angus Association® in partnership with the University of Florida, and provides purebred and commercial producers timely information presented by academic and industry professionals.
Registration is now available online and open until Aug. 25.
“There’s something for everyone at our Cattlemen’s Boot Camp events,” says Jaclyn Clark, Association director of events and education. “We hope cattle producers in the southeast consider attending as a way to stay up-to-date on the latest technology and tools available to them in the beef business.”
Open to all cattle producers, the event is funded by the Angus Foundation and features a day and a half of educational speakers and hands-on activities to help improve their herd operations. The workshop is packed with pertinent information including bull selection, reproductive technologies, genetic markets, forage management and much more.
Registration is $75 per person, and includes meals and educational materials. Registration forms are due Aug. 25 and can be submitted electronically or mailed to Clark at the American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO, 64506. Late and walk-in registrations are not accepted.
Hotel rooms are available at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Marianna. A tentative schedule follows.
2015 Cattlemen’s Boot Camp
Sept. 21-22 | Marianna, Fla.
Monday, Sept. 21
8 a.m. – Registration, Jackson County Agricultural Center
9 a.m. – Greetings and Introductions: David Gazda, American Angus Association, and Cliff Lamb, University of Florida
9:15 a.m. – Economics of Herd Expansion: Chris Prevatt, University of Florida Ag Economist
9:45 a.m. – Opportunities for Branded Beef Programs: Certified Angus Beef LLC
10:30 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. – Where we are with genetic markers and what is their current role as a selection tool?: Raluca Mateescu, University of Florida Genetics
11:30 p.m. – Selecting Bulls for the Beef Herd: Dan Moser, Angus Genetics Inc.
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – The Role of Reproductive Technologies for Herd Expansion: Cliff Lamb, University of Florida Beef Specialist
2 p.m. – Science-based Strategies for Mineral Supplementation: John Arthington, University of Florida Beef Specialist
2:45 p.m. – Break
3 p.m. – Understanding Common By-Products Available to Beef Producers: Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia Beef Specialist
3:45 p.m. – Forage Management and Storage for Enhanced Production: Kim Mullinex, Auburn Beef Specialist
4:30 p.m. – Supplementation Strategies and Considerations When Expanding the Beef Herd: Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida Beef Specialist
5:15 p.m. – Dinner
6:15 p.m. – The Value of Source Verification: Ginette Gottswiller, American Angus Association
6:45 p.m. – Decision-aid Tools for Enhanced Production: Cliff Lamb, Nicolas DiLorenzo and Lawton Stewart
Tuesday, Sept. 22
8 a.m. – Expanding Grazing Lands: Cheryl Mackowiak, University of Florida Soils Specialist
8:45 a.m. – Grazing Management Strategies to Improve Range Production: Jose Dubeux, University of Florida Forage Specialist
9:30 a.m. – Management of Weeds and Pests Affecting Forage Production: Josh Thompson, Integrated Pest Management Extension Educator
10 a.m. – Morning Break: Drive to the North Florida Research and Education Center, Beef Unit
11 a.m. – Forage Management Demonstration: Jose Dubeux, University of Florida Forage Specialist
11:30 a.m. – Reproductive Technology Demonstration: Cliff Lamb, University of Florida Beef Specialist
12 p.m. – Lunch, Q&A, surveys
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.ANGUS.org.