Extension Beef Cattle Intern- Tucker W.

Week 5

Week 5 started off finishing up the last little bit of preparing A.I. school binders. Tuesday evening I went with Dr. Karisch and her graduate students to the Noxubee County Cattlemen’s meeting at Tanner Farms in Shuqulak. Dr. Karisch did her presentation on “Culling the Cow Herd” for the local cattlemen.  Her presentation was very informative, and it was nice to see what she does outside the office educating the producers. We also got to see some of the bulls that would be in the Tanner Farms Production Sale later this month. We were also treated to a steak dinner which is always nice. On Wednesday I inventoried all the supplies needed for A.I. school, so we could order the necessary material. Next week will also be another exciting week with the Mississippi State Fair starting in Jackson.

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Ending February with a Bang ~Christa Gilfeather

This week at the office was mostly about finishing up preparations for the BCIA sale in Raymond, MS. Monday, I helped by putting labels on envelops and then stuffing them with BCIA forums. Wednesday, I put together a box of supplies needed at the sale.Today, Chelsea and I were also able to go out to the MAFES Physiology Unit and get together a game plan for videoing certain management implementations for sheep and goats for the MSU Beef Cattle Youtube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/MSUBeefCattle) . Last night had to be my favorite part of the week though, I was able to attend a Cattlemen’s meeting at the Mississippi State Extension office. Chelsea and I arrived early to help , Mrs. Brenda, Mrs. Stephanie, and Dr. Julie White’s intern, Miss Anna Leach, with the steak dinner preparations. Afterwards, we were able to eat dinner with and enjoy the company of the Cattlemen’s members. Last night’s lecture was on weed control presented by Dr.John Byrd. This lecture encompassed the importance of using a variety of herbicides (which herbicides are best for particular weeds), why labels for herbicides are important, and what equipment is necessary for the dispersal of herbicide. Weed control guidelines for Mississippi can be found: http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p1532.pdf and other information on weeds: http://msucares.com/crops/weeds/photo (2)