Ways to make more and better hay, as well as pest issues, will be discussed by Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia (UGA) Extension forage specialist, the first day of the April 3-4 Cattlemen’s Forage Conference. It will be held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry in conjunction with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Beef Expo, set for April 3-6.

At the forage conference's April 3 afternoon session, Curt Lacy, UGA Extension livestock economist, will provide an economic outlook for 2013 and cover new drought insurance products on the market. The April 4 program kicks off at 1 p.m. with specialists from Auburn University and the University of Florida. They will speak on renovating and improving tall fescue, bermudagrass and bahiagrass pastures.

“We really think you'll find this conference to be extremely valuable. Registration is open, and our numbers are building quickly,” says Hancock, a conference organizer.

Visit gabeef.org to register. For more on the forage conference, visit http://bit.ly/14prfbp.