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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:42

Where’s the beef?

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Learn all about beef cattle in two upcoming workshops scheduled for Macon County.

The first is designed to teach the basics, from genetic selection, herd health and management, on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Macon County N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. Cost is $5.

A Beef Quality Assurance certification class will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. This is a voluntary program in which cattle producers assume responsibility for producing beef that is a healthy, wholesome, quality product and is free from defects such as injection site lesions and bruises. A test must be taken at the end of the class to become certified. The fee is $15 for members of the N.C. Cattlemen’s Association and $40 for nonmembers.

Space is limited and a headcount is needed for materials, so please pre-register for the classes by Wednesday, Oct. 18, by calling the Macon County Cooperative Extension office at 828.349.2046.

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