Thanks to everyone who attended the Clark County Extension Field Day last Saturday. Special thanks to Rick and Suzy Smith and their family for allowing us to use Stoneybrook Farm for the day. And special thanks to Zeldon Angel and David Lemaster for cooking the steaks.
Anyone who missed the field day, and would like some information about weed management in pastures, can pick up a copy of publication AGR-172 at the Extension Office.
The Kentucky Beef Conference will be Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Fayette County Extension Office. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the program will start promptly at 10 a.m.
Randy Blach, senior analyst at Cattle-FAX, will present his perspective on cattle markets and marketing. Dr. Jeffery Hall, from Utah State University, will bring some very interesting information about the significance of trace minerals in beef cattle production. Hall has done extensive research into the role that trace minerals play in animal health and disease resistance.
In addition to the two out-of-state speakers, our own Dr. Les Anderson will speak briefly about the new MAG 60 program, which will provide an opportunity for producers to gain some valuable information about the performance of their cattle.
The $10 per person registration fee will pay for printed materials and lunch for each participant, with the other costs of the conference being supported by sponsors. In order to be sure that adequate lunches and other materials are prepared, pre-registration is requested. Those who plan to attend should pre-register by calling the Clark County Extension Office at 744-4682.