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Faulkner County Extension Service to host free Beef Clinic and Heifer Show

Posted: March 30, 2013 - 5:33pm

The Faulkner County Extension Service is hosting a free Beef Clinic at the Tommy Lewis Livestock Barn located at 1100 S. Amity in Conway. The clinic will take place on April 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Have you wondered if you were keeping the right heifers for your future mamma cows? Is your heifer going to be able to carry a calf full term or will she be too small to deliver the calves from your bull? What color should I go with, I want black, but is that the same as black with a red tint? This meeting will answer all of your questions and will benefit young and old producers alike. This meeting is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, martial or veteran status or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities that require alternative means of communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the Faulkner County Extension office at 501-329-8344 as soon as possible prior to the workshop.

The Adult Heifer Show that consists of a pen of three heifers will kick things off by accepting heifers from 1-4:30 p.m. If you have three heifers and are curious how your animals stack up next to others in the county, you can place them in the show which is for two age categories, 3 months to 1 year and 13 months to 2 years and the cost is $20 per pen. Heifers will need to be in place at 4:30 p.m. In addition, local youth from 4-H and FFA livestock judging teams will be competing by evaluating and placing the heifer pens. Registration forms are available at the Faulkner County Extension Service located at 1100 South Amity in Conway.

The judge will conduct a small workshop and talk reasons for placing of heifers. Then there will be a sponsored meal provided by the Faulkner County Cattlemens Association and Judging awards will be presented. Don Hubbell, resident Director of the Livestock Experiment Station, in Batesville, will explain the reproductive characteristics they use in the selection of replacement heifers. If you have any questions, please give Hank Chaney or Kami Marsh a call at 501-329-8344.

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