Dean Lee beef, forage field day to be held April 21

(04/12/22) ALEXANDRIA, La. — The LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center will hold its annual beef and forage field day April 21 at the State Evacuation Shelter.

The field day will cover multiple topics, including:

— Benefits of using clovers in winter pasture systems.

— Controlling broadleaf weeds infesting clover.

— Producing and feeding baleage.

— Navigating rising input costs.

— Improving records and electronic ID demonstration.

— Cattle market update.

Registration begins at 2 p.m., and four hours of veterinary continuing education units will be available. The State Evacuation Shelter is located at 8125 U.S. Highway 71 South near Alexandria.

AgCenter extension livestock specialist Ashley Edwards said she is thrilled to have an in-person field day for the first time since the COVID outbreak.

“We are very excited to be back in-person for our annual beef and forage field day this year,” she said. “Specialists and agents will discuss navigating these times of increased input prices and give an update on the cattle market. Everyone will be fed a dinner, with beef of course, and be able to visit with vendors.”

Tara Smith, LSU AgCenter Central Region director, echoed Edwards’ sentiments and is hoping for a robust turnout.

“We are continuing to invest in our beef cattle research and extension programs at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center,” Smith said. “And we are excited to welcome our beef cattle producers and industry partners to this event.”

Event coordinators ask attendees who intend to have dinner to RSVP by April 15 by contacting Gaye Richard at

For additional information, contact Edwards at

4/12/2022 1:17:13 PM
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