Cattlemen to Meet April 13 in Pine Bluff

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

Cattle grazing 1Area cattlemen will meet Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson County Extension Service office, 500 S. Idaho Street, in Pine Bluff.

Dr. Robert Stark Jr., University of Arkansas at Monticello professor of agriculture economics, will provide information on current production costs and breakeven prices associated with beef cattle. Also, he will discuss surviving low cattle prices with alternative feeds.

Anthony Whittington’s presentation on pasture weed control includes a power point presentation by Dr. John Boyd, retired Extension weed scientist. Whittington is the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service county agent in Jefferson County. Dameion White,

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Cooperative Extension Program associate, will discuss EQIP conservation practices for pastures.

The program should be of interest to all area ranchers, said Dr. English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). The program is co-sponsored by the UAPB Small Farm Program and the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service.

For more information or if you have special needs, contact Anthony Whittington, county agent at 870-534-1033 or awhittington@uaex.edu.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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