UW Lancaster Cow-Calf Field Day scheduled for July 25

The 2012 UW Lancaster Ag Research Station Cow-Calf Field Day will be held on Wednesday, July 25 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The program includes a tour of beef cattle and pasture research featuring the following topics:

  •  Straightbred vs. Crossbred: Deciding Which System Fits Your Herd – Dr. Amy Radunz, University of Wisconsin-Extension beef specialist, UW-Madison
  • Pregnancy Confirmation: New Options for Beef Cattle – Dr. Justin Luther, Animal and Food Science Assistant Professor, UW-River Falls
  • What is Mob Grazing? – Dr. Rhonda Gildersleeve, UW-Extension grazing specialist
  • Integrating Control Options for Canada Thistle – Anders Gurda, Graduate Student, UW-Madison Agronomy Department
  • Beef Cow Winter Nutrition and Breeding Protocols Research Updates – Dr. Amy Radunz and Arin Crooks, LARS Assistant Superintendent
  • Boot Camp: Beef Up Your BBQ Skills with the New Cuts – Dr. Amy Radunz (co-sponsored by Wisconsin Beef Council)

The educational program will be followed by a great beef dinner with time to network with other producers and visit with our new UW-Madison CALS Dean, Dr. Kate VandenBosch.

Cost for the program is $10 at the door, which includes the meal and informational materials. To help us plan for the event, please pre-register by phone to the Lancaster Research Station, 608-723-2580 or 723-6243 by July 20.

The UW Lancaster Research Station is located approximately 5 miles west of Lancaster at 7396 State Highways 35/81. The field day will be held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for a mid-summer Wisconsin evening and light walking. This program is co-sponsored by the UW Lancaster Ag Research Station, the UW-Extension Livestock Team, the Wisconsin Beef Council and Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association.