Tennessee Beef Agribition scheduled March 9-11

US - Tennessee Beef Agribition is more than the state’s largest combined show and sale,” according to Margie Hunter, livestock marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “It’s also the best place all year for cattle producers to find out the latest in information and technology for their industry.
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Tennessee Beef Agribition will be held in Murfreesboro, March 9-11 at Middle Tennessee State University’s Tennessee Livestock Center. The annual three day cattle show and sale event traditionally features one of the largest cattle trade shows in the Southeast, giving producers a look at new products and the direction of the industry. The trade show portion of the event will be conducted March 9-10.

The TAEP Cattle Improvement Initiative is a statewide program aimed at increasing farm income in Tennessee by providing cost-share funds to producers for the improvement of beef and dairy cattle genetics and livestock handling facilities. Producers must be pre-approved before making purchases that can be reimbursed with TAEP funds. Applications for the 07-08 fiscal year will be available in June.

“Producers who are already approved to be reimbursed for equipment purchases with TAEP dollars for this fiscal year can find what they need here,” says Hunter, “including palpation cages and semen tanks.”

“Producers will also find equipment to be included for eligibility for the next fiscal year, starting July 1,” says the marketing specialist. “Hay rings and ‘creep,’ or self feeders are two of those new items producers will find at Agribition. There are some newly designed ‘cone’ feeders that producers ought to take a look at before they make decisions about what’s right for their operations.”

Source: Southeast Farm Press

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