Cattleman’s field day set for Oct. 3

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By Steve Moore

All Henry County Cattle producers are invited to the Regional Beef Field Day Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. to dark, at the Bo and Dottie Crouch Farm on Ky. 55 in Trimble County.  The farm is located about 3.5 miles north of the intersection of Ky. 55 and U.S. 421 at Campbellsburg, at 8851 Highway 55.   The farm is on the right side of the road, and has a red plank fence and some red roofed barns.  Signs will be posted.

Topics for the tour stops will include ‘Testing Hay and Developing a Sound Winter Feeding Program;’  ‘Weed Management in Pastures and Hayfields;’  and farm pond management.   One of the sessions will be a chuteside beef quality assurance training so producers can get BQA certified. 

A sponsored beef supper will follow the walking tours.  So that we can accurately provide for the meal arrangements, please call the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 to register. 

Master Marketer

Interested in taking your beef marketing efforts to the next level?  Master marketer is a five session program designed to give any beef producer a better understanding of the industry and how to make strategic decisions to increase profit potential. 

The program starts soon, Oct. 8, so please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 as soon as possible to register.  All sessions will start at 6 p.m., with a light supper, just as we have done for all the Master Cattleman and Master Grazer series. 

The Oct. 8 meeting will be at the Oldham County Extension Office with Kevin Laurent discussing feeder cattle quality, price discovery, and sale day considerations.  Our Nov. 12 meeting will feature Dr. Kenny Burdine at the Henry County Extension Office, with the topic ‘Using Futures and Options to Manage Price Risk for Feeder Cattle.’   The Dec. 10 meeting  at the Spencer County Extension Office also features Dr. Burdine discussing advance futures and options strategies.  ‘Decision Making for Stoker Operations’ will be presented Jan. 14, by Dr. Greg Halich at the Trimble County Extension Office.  The final program will be Feb. 11, at the Shelby County Extension Office. 

Please register soon for this program to aid understanding of beef marketing strategies.