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