May 5, 1999

June 1 is the last day to register for the region's only producer-oriented beef-management training course. Cow College, sponsored by the Kentucky Beef IRM Coordinating Committee, will include extensive teaching and hands-on experience.

Cow College is a series of five sessions, from July to November. Four sessions will be held in Lexington and one session will take place at the University of Kentucky Research and Extension Center in Princeton, Ky.

"It [Cow College] will be an intense training session for beef cattle producers who desire in-depth knowledge on the latest beef management procedures," Les Anderson, Extension beef specialist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, said. "Half of this course work will take place in the field, working with cattle and forages."

Some topics that will be presented include pregnancy diagnosis, artificial insemination, calving assistance, pasture management, balancing rations, health management, using EPDs, facility design, processing feeder calves, farm business strategies, advanced marketing strategies, end-product analysis, and many more.

"We have geared the cow college to help producers at any level, from beginners to experienced managers." Anderson said.

The registration fee is $200 per session, or $750 for all five sessions. This fee includes all materials and meals; it does not include lodging. Each session is limited to 20 participants. Those registering for all five sessions will be given preference over those registering for single sessions.

Interested persons should send their name, address, phone number and a $100 deposit to Dr. Les Anderson, 811 W.P. Garrigus Building, Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0215. If you have any questions or if you need more information, contact your County Extension office.Writer: Aimee D. Heald (606) 257-9754


Source: Les Anderson (606) 257-2856