cattle workshop at the Robert Wallace Farm, 12041 Port Hudson Pride Road, this Saturday, Feb. 18, starting at 10 a.m.
Veterinarian Ann Wells will discuss body condition scoring as a way of evaluating the condition of beef cattle. Participants will learn how to score cows by observing their appearance and by feeling the fat cover on the animals as they go through a squeeze chute. Body condition affects all aspects of cattle production, including overall health, calf size, milk production/calf grmvth, ability to calve annually, and winter survival.
Earl Jones, owner of Louisiana Pride Meat Goats, will speak on controlling weeds in pastures using goats and sheep. Information will also be provided on ryegrass variety performance and on National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practices on the farm.
Anyone interested is invited to attend the workshop. This is an outdoor event, so dress for the weather and wear boots. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Robert Wallace at 654-9633.
Community Cattle Enterprise is an organization of small farmers who raise Brangus cattle. The group's purpose to help small farmers succeed by connecting them with the resources and information they need to profitably grow good quality animals.
The organization meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Chaneyville Community Center. Terrance Marshall, County Agent, Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center, is the group's adviser, who provides educational programming for the meetings.