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UW-River Falls to host open house for St. Croix Valley Bull Test

February 18, 2015

The UW-River Falls animal and food science department, St. Croix Valley Bull Test, and UW Extension will be hosting an open house on Saturday, March 14, at the UWRF Dairy Learning Center on the Mann Valley Farm.

The open house will allow producers to preview the bulls for the sale as well as provide a short educational program addressing topics related to making bull-purchasing decisions.  As beef producers approach this spring and consider purchasing a replacement bull, this program will help with the decision-making process.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The educational program will start at 10 a.m. and includes short presentations on: 1) What do all these numbers mean and how do I use them in selection? 2) What visually should I consider when selecting a bull? 3) What is a yearling bull worth this spring?
The educational program will conclude by noon. The UWRF Student Beef Management Team will offer lunch for $6 per person. After lunch the participants are invited to preview the bulls; consignors will be on hand to answer questions.

There is no charge for the program but producers are asked to pre-register by contacting the St. Croix County Extension Office at 715-531-1930. For more information, email amy.radunz@uwrf.edu.