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Community Events 10-4-17


Waverly BBQ on October 14, 2017 goes from 8am until 3pm. Food will be served from 10am to 3pm.
They will also be having a silent action, live action, quilt raffle, arts and crafts, barnyard bingo, music, and even a $100.00 door prize!
SEC football will be aired in the tailgate tent! Waverly Community Center 2075 Patrick St, Waverly Al for info call 334-887-7288

Chambers County Expo Event will be held in the fields around LaFayette Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center at 1200 Alabama Highway 77, in LaFayette Al. on October 7th from 9am to 2pm.
Guest Speaker will be David Hinkle. Live music will be by area praise and worship groups. There will be Vendors and Exhibitors and along with plenty of Free Food!
Door Prizes will be given out during the day and there will be a big buck contest with Steve Lucas of Buckmasters there to hand score your antler racks. A grand prize will go to the highest scoring buck killed in 2016-2017 season.
For more info please call Joe Higgins 706-585-7761 Steve Fields 256-790-9033

Standing Rock, Alabama Fish Fry and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 28.  Catfish filets, coleslaw, hush puppies, french fries.  Plates are $10.00.  For tickets call (706) 586-0252.  Proceeds benefit Standing Rock Community Club Building Fund.

The Alabama Beef Checkoff is proud to host a Youth Production Field Day at Langley Farms in Camp Hill, Ala. on Nov. 11, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 This field day is free and open to all Alabama youth interested in learning more about the beef cattle industry. The event will involve several speakers from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) including Dr. Soren Rodning, Sarah Dickinson and Courteney Holland. Rodning will discuss Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training and do a calving demonstration to explain the first steps young cattlemen can take in the case of emergency assisted calving. Dickinson will discuss body condition scoring of cattle and how that affects reproduction, while Holland will lead a hands-on forage sampling demonstration. 
Chris Langley, owner of Langley Farms and vice president of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, was named the 2017 Alabama Farmer of the Year and was selected as a finalist for the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. The winner for the overall award will be selected at the Sunbelt Expo Farm Show in Moultrie, GA on Oct. 17, 2017. ACA staff, along with the Langley family, are excited to host this field day for youth and continue to develop the next generation of Alabama cattlemen.
Registration is now available online at www.bamabeef.org/productionfd

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a meeting covering cattle genetics and selection on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 pm CST, at the Auburn University Beef Teaching Unit (500 Shug Jordan Parkway, Auburn, AL).

The meeting, entitled “Methods of Selection in Cattle: EPDs, Phenotype, Genomics, and More”, will feature ACES Beef Cattle Specialist Lisa Kriese-Anderson. Dr. Kriese-Anderson will discuss principles essential for selecting your next herdsire, AI sire, or replacement females.

The importance of EPDs will be discussed, alongside how to use these numbers as tools for selecting animals to meet your goals. We will also learn about genomic testing, genomic enhanced EPDs, and evaluation for phenotypic measures such as skeletal correctness. An evening meal will be provided to all participants who register by the deadline of 10/16/2017.

Take advantage of this meeting as we enter the bull buying season and use the information learned here to help you select your next herdsire. Please RSVP to the Lee County Extension Office (334) 749-3353 by 10/16/2017 to reserve your spot and help us with meal planning.