The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will conduct a Beef Heifer Development School on Thursday, March 22.
The event kicks off at 10 a.m. CDT. The school will be conducted at the Tennessee Beef Heifer Development Center located at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Lewisburg, and the cost to attend the one-day event is $15 per participant.
“Replacement heifers are critical to the future of any beef herd. This event will hit on some topics that will definitely benefit beef producers and their herds. Plus this will be an excellent opportunity for producers to see the center’s facilities and learn more about our efforts to improve the state’s beef herds and help Tennessee producers prosper,” Matthew Webb, UT Extension director and agriculture agent in Marshall County said.
The Tennessee Beef Heifer Development Center, which opened in Oct. 2015, was built specifically to develop and breed heifers. In addition, UTIA researchers have been evaluating intensive management practices in an effort to educate producers on the best ways to improve the replacement heifer process.
The school will emphasize reproductive success and calving management for heifers through hands-on demonstrations of reproductive and carcass ultrasound, breeding management, feed bunk management, grazing and a calving simulator.
To attend, contact the UT Extension Office in Marshall County at 931-359-1929 to preregister. Registration must be completed by March 16. Those interested can also email Webb at [email protected] Onsite registration will be available, but pre-registering is the only way to receive a free lunch.

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