Tuesday, January 12, 2010

U of I Extension News

Upcoming 4-H Beef Camp Highlights End Product Quality

Challis--4-H and FFA members enrolled in market beef projects are encouraged to attend the upcoming Beef Camp, scheduled for January 23, at the Lincoln County Fair Grounds in Shoshone, Idaho.

This hands-on educational program will focus on end product quality and feature speakers from the University of Idaho Extension Beef Team, including Sarah Baker (Custer County), Tianna Fife (Twin Falls County), and Cindy Kinder of Gooding County.

The morning session is sponsored by Idaho Beef Producers, through a grant from the Idaho Beef Council.Topics include Selecting Market Steers, How Feeding Affects Your Placing in Quality Class, Measuring Carcass Quality, and Factors That Determine Meat Quality. Lunch, sponsored by the United Dairymen of Idaho/Meadow Gold of Twin Falls and the Richfield Wranglers 4-H Club, will be served on site. Following lunch, afternoon sessions will focus on halter breaking calves, showmanship, and weighing and measuring feeds.

All counties are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, or to register, please contact the Lincoln County Extension office at 208-886-2406, or visit the Beef Team’s website at: http://www.extension.uidaho.edu/beef/

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