Beef Cattle Winter Supplementation Seminar

Bill Kunkle and Findlay Pate, Ona Research and Education Center, will cover the types of feeding programs that are available in Florida and focus on the economic and nutritional value of each. They will compare liquid, by-product and commercially available feed sources. John Arthington, Ona REC, will demonstrate a free ration balancing program developed at Oklahoma State University and how it might be used by Florida cattlemen to determine which feeding programs best suit their needs and be able to determine the total cost of a winter feeding program.

If you are interested in participating in the Winter Supplementation Seminar, contact your local County Extension Agent for registration information.

Example Schedule

Example schedule from 1999 seminar:

Time Topic Speaker
4:00pm "When and What (Energy vs. Protein) to Supplement" Bill Kunkle, Extension Beef Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, FL
4:30pm "Use of Liquid Feeds and Strategic Supplementation" Terry Weaver, Beef Specialist, US Sugar Corporation
5:00pm "Supplementing Alternatives, Costs and Specific Examples" John Arthington, Cattle Management Specialist, Range Cattle REC, University of Florida, IFAS, Ona, FL
6:00pm Dinner Sponsored by US Sugar, Catered by Sarasota County Farm Bureau
6:30pm "Supplementing with Forages" Carrol Chambliss, Assoc. Professor, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, FL
7:00pm "Standing or Stored Forages as a Supplementation?" Martin B. Adjei, Asst. Professor, Forage Extension Specialist, Range Cattle REC, University of Florida, IFAS, Ona, FL

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