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Location: UW-Madison campus

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Location: UW-Madison campus

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Marathon County Grazing Network: Cattle Handling, Freeze Branding, Vaccinating and Heifer Selection

Date: Saturday, April 22, 9am-noon

Location: Sandstone Ranch, Stevens Point, WI

Posted March 2017

This is a hands-on event. Replacement beef heifers will be evaluated with linear measurement tools to determine animal efficiency, marbling and productivity. They will be freeze branded and vaccinated. Cattle handling, working facilities and cattle restraining will be demonstrated.

For more information, visit the Marathon County Conservation, Planning, and Zoning Department website.