Media Release

November Livestock Programs

Monday, October 31, 2011 3:30 PM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Livestock Programs for November, 2011. These programs will be conducted by Cindy Sanders, Director/Livestock Agent.

Beef Cattle Palpation Workshop - November 17 & 18, 8:30 a.m. to noon (UF Beef Teaching Unit, 3301 SW 23rd Terrace, Gainesville)

Topics include: reproduction basics, calving difficulty, breeding season management and palpation.

The class is limited to the first 16 participants. The registration fee is $40.00 (includes lunch on Friday, November 18, 2011 & supplies). To register please call 352-955-2402 by November 1.

Basic Backyard Poultry Workshop - November 21, 5:30 p.m., at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville)

Topics include: breed selection, nutrition for backyard laying flocks, chicken tractors and requirements for selling eggs.

The registration fee is $6.00 (meal included). Register by November 15, by calling 352-955-2402.  

For more information, contact Cindy Sanders, Alachua County Cooperative Extension Director/Livestock Agent at 352-955-2402. Visit for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap. For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension office at 352-955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY 352-955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609. Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).