No matter how many cattle you own or manage, the genetics of the herd can greatly affect the profitability, health and performance of your operation. To help, the UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Livestock Program is offering an Improving Your Beef Cattle seminar.
Improving Your Beef Cattle – increase health, profitability and performance
Cattle owners will learn how to use performance data, including expected progeny difference and indexes, as well as physical traits to choose bulls and replacement heifers for their herd. Breed differences will also be discussed and participants will learn how yield and quality grade is determined in market cattle. This will essentially be a livestock judging class for adults!
The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service assists Pasco County residents by developing and delivering practical, educational programs in environmental horticulture; sustainable agriculture; 4-H and youth development; and family and consumer sciences. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit our website or call us at 352.518.0156.