NY Beef Industry Council Offers Beef Programs

1/16/2013

The New York Beef Industry Council will present a series of beef programs February 21-23 during the New York Farm Show. These programs are free to the show visitors and will be held at the New York Beef Industry Council display in the dairy building. Many interesting and informative topics will be discussed daily.

10 a.m.          Techniques for Halter Breaking
                      Learn to halter-break calves with ease. Different techniques discussed.

10:30 a.m.     Fitting Cattle for Exhibition or Show
                      The proper clipping procedures to prepare an animal for the show ring. Grooming products and show                       day preparation will be discussed.

11 a.m.          Ultrasounding Cattle for Carcass Quality
                      Demonstration on ultrasounding will be performed. Information on why this is an important factor                       in cattle selection and profitability.

12 p.m.          Reproductive Technology and Practical AI
                      Learn how to put reproductive technologies, such as estrus synchronization and artificial insemination,                       to work in your cow/calf operation to enhance the performance and profitability of your herd.

1 p.m.           Cattle Handling System and Management
                     Safety and ease will be discussed in relation to setting up a cattle handling system for both the                             producer and animal.

2 p.m.           Proper and Effective Castration Methods for Feeder Calves
                     Castration can be a large stress factor on calves. Discuss different types of castration and proper                      methods.

2:30 p.m.      Preconditioned Feeder Calves
                     Proper vaccines, wormers and essential programs to get feeder calves preconditioned for profitability.

3 p.m.           Name That Cut
                     Join the New York Beef Industry Council staff in interactive games of beef knowledge. Test your                      knowledge against the pros or sit back and watch. Either way, you will learn more about beef. Prizes                      for the winners.

Come and learn all the latest developments in the beef industry and attend these outstanding programs sponsored by the New York Beef Industry Council.

Tickets for the show are available to you free from your Northeast Equipment Dealers or by writing to New York Farm Show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request by February 15. Admission is $5 at the door, and children under 18 are free. Free parking and bus shuttles are available. For additional information, visit www.newyorkfarmshow.com.