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Farmers prepare for beef, poultry expo
RALEIGH -- Poultry and cattle farmers will gain the latest production recommendations from state and regional experts during educational seminars and a trade show set for April 13 in South Mississippi.
The Magnolia Beef and Poultry Expo will take place at the Smith County Agricultural Complex on Highway 35 South in Raleigh. Organizers expect producers from across the area to hear health and marketing recommendations as well as methods to improve production efficiency.
The trade show opens at 9 a.m. and will include booths ranging from agricultural equipment to medications for cattle. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. Cattle issues such as forage weed control and beef injection sites will be addressed. Topics related to poultry houses include options to reduce wind damage as well as water supply and quality. Door prizes valued at more than $2,500 will be given away during the educational seminars.
The free event is open to the public and sponsored by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Community Bank of Raleigh. For more information, contact county Extension Service directors and event co-chairs Tommy Bishop at (601) 764-2314, Victor Lee at (601) 635-2267 or Charles Waldrup at (601) 782-4454.