August 23, 2012 | By: Aimee Nielson
PRINCETON, Ky.


The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will host Beef Bash 2012, a unique field day for Kentucky beef cattle producers, Sept. 27 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

This is the third Beef Bash event, with 500 people and more than 30 commercial exhibitors attending previous successful offerings in 2008 and 2010.

“Beef Bash is a great resource for Kentucky cattle producers to learn the most current information about beef cattle,” said Roy Burris, UK extension beef specialist. “Many of the educational opportunities will be hands-on, and producers will get a chance to network with each other and with others in the industry.”

Demonstrations and educational exhibits will include beef cutting, animal composting, cattle age determination, pasture weed control, feeding after drought, genomics in selection and management, grazing wheat, MAG 60 marketing/pre-conditioning, managing around fescue endophyte, nutrigenomics research, reducing hay loss with feeding structures, simplified ration balancing and trailer safety. Participants may also go on a forages tour and learn about sampling, testing and feeding.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CDT with field exhibits and demonstrations beginning at 9:00 am. A meal will be available for purchase the day of the event. No preregistration is required.

The UK Research and Education Center is on Kentucky 91 South, 1.5 miles southeast of the Caldwell County Courthouse in Princeton.

For more information contact Roy Burris at 270-365-7541 ext 208, email rburris@uky.edu or a local UK Cooperative Extension Service office. The Beef Bash website, http://ces.ca.uky.edu/beefirm/bash/, has more detailed information on exhibits and demonstrations.

Commercial exhibitors include ABS, Agri-Power, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, Callicrate Banders, Caudill Seed Co., Christian County Livestock Market, Farmer’s Pride, Gold Standard Labs, Kentucky Beef Council, Kentucky Beef IRM, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, Kentucky Livestock Coalition, Kentucky-Tennessee Livestock Market, Mix 20 Liquid Feed-Mid South Ag LLC, Pfizer Animal Health, Smokey Mountain Cattle and Southern States.

Contact: 

Roy Burris, 270-365-7541, ext. 208

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