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Sire selection, cow herd management topics for clinics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Sire Selection and Cow Herd Management Clinics will be offered across the state Oct. 25-27.

Dates and locations are as follows:

Oct. 25—Kearney, Buffalo County Extension Office, 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 26—Ord, Valley County Extension Office, 10:00 a.m.

Oct. 26—Broken Bow, Custer County Fair Grounds, 4-H Building, 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 27—North Platte, Lincoln County Fair Grounds, 10:00 a.m.

Oct. 27—McCook, Kiplinger Arena (Red Willow County Fair Grounds), 4:00 p.m.

For the morning programs, registration will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 10:30 a.m. For the afternoon programs, registration will be from 4 to 4:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Topics and speakers for the educational programs will be: “The Genetic Toolbox: EPDs, Indexes & DNA Markers,” Dr. Matt Spangler, Beef Genetics Specialist, UNL; “Management Tips to Increase Profit Potential,” Dr. Rick Rasby, Beef Specialist, UNL; and “Body Condition Scoring,” Dr. Rick Rasby, and Dr. Matt Spangler. Cows will be available for the Body Condition Scoring presentation.

Early registration of $25, which includes meal, materials and proceedings, is due by Oct. 21.

For more information or to register, contact the site you plan to attend. Contacts are: Brent Plugge, Kearney 308-236-1235; Troy Walz, Broken Bow 308-872-6831; Brian Strauch, McCook 308-345-3390; Randy Saner, North Platte 308-532-2683; and Heather DePra, Ord 308-728-5071.

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