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Beef Program at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show

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mixed beef cattle on pastureThe Maine Beef Producers Association, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are sponsoring a free session to help people considering getting into raising beef learn about management needs from other beef farmers, veterinarians, Department of Agriculture and UMaine Extension staff.

Starting a Small Herd of Beef will be held Wednesday, January 9th from 1 pm to 3 pm in the Washington Room at the Augusta Civic Center. Topics to be covered include: Management through the year; Handling & facilities; Veterinary & health concerns; and a Farmer panel of established farmers who will discuss how they grew their operation and what they would do differently if they were starting over.

The Maine Beef Producers Association Business Meeting will follow from 3 pm to 4 pm in the Washington Room at the Augusta Civic Center. To view the rest of the 2013 Maine Agricultural Trades Show program go to http://bit.ly/W5Gr3P.

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