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Beef Cattle Webinar Series Offered

Local beef cattle producers encouraged to participate

JAMESTOWN, NY (January 14, 2016) - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is pleased to announce educational webinars being offered for local beef cattle producers, sponsored by the Chautauqua County Beef Producers Group. The beef cattle industry is quickly evolving, and beef cattle growers need to keep pace with it. We plan to explore that evolution with three fast paced, forward thinking sessions for the 2016 Ohio Beef Cattle School webinar series.

These educational webinars will be held locally at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown on the following dates and time: January 19, February 2, and February 16, 2016. Each webinar will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 will focus on outlook, marketing and risk management. Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist, will kick off the program with his insight into the beef cattle market outlook. Sam Roberts of United Producers Inc. will offer suggestions on market risk management and capturing profitable pricing opportunities in the coming year.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 session will address management priorities for profitable beef production. Members of the OSU Extension Beef Team will address important concepts including calving windows, genetic choices, breeding management, crossbreeding and economic traits that will impact profit potential.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 will focus squarely on the end product. Dr. Lyda Garcia, Assistant Professor of Meat Sciences at The Ohio State University, will demonstrate carcass fabrication into primal and sub-primal cuts and discuss how quality and yield differences establish beef values.

Lisa Kempisty, Dairy/Livestock Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County encourages all interested beef cattle producers to attend any or all of these webinars. “Our local beef cattle producers, whether they are raising just a few cattle, 25 or even 100+ cattle, can benefit from the information which will be presented by experts involved in the beef industry. New ideas will be offered on producing and marketing beef cattle that can be used on our area beef farms.”

As this program is sponsored by the Chautauqua County Beef Producers, there is no fee to attend. Registration is appreciated to accurately plan for materials and refreshments by contacting Lisa Kempisty, at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County at 716-664-9502 ext. 203 or ljk4@cornell.edu or Ted Card, President of the Chautauqua County Beef Producers, at 716-664-0356 or lvg1259@netsync.net, at least 2 days prior to each scheduled webinar.

The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Contact

Lisa Kempisty
Agriculture Community Educator (Dairy & Livestock)
ljk4@cornell.edu
716-664-9502 ext. 203

Last updated January 14, 2016