Head to the Beef Area to learn and enjoy a beef sundae

 

 

BY CHRIS TORRES

 

You’re likely to visit New York Farm Show to see the latest and greatest equipment, but the Beef Area in the Toyota Building is an area you don’t want to miss.

Try your beef knowledge on the large interactive display and check out the two new educational displays.

And don’t forget to enjoy a delicious hot beef sundae served up daily by the New York Beef Producers and Junior Beef Producers. They will be available daily from 10:45 a.m. until sold out.

Daily presentations on Thursday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Feb. 28 will cover the following topics:

10:30 a.m.: “VCPR: The Connection Between Producer and Veterinarian,” by Dr. Shannon Carpenter.

11:15 a.m.: “An Introduction to BQAT and Why Anyone Hauling Cattle Should Be Certified,” by Mike Baker, Cornell beef specialist.

Noon: “Checklist for Marketing Your Calves,” by Phil Trowbridge of Trowbridge Angus.

12:45 p.m.: “Alternative Proteins in the Marketplace,” by Jean O’Toole of the New York Beef Council.

1:30 p.m.: “Beef Knowledge Covering All Areas: How Much Do You Really Know?” by NYBPA members.

A Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT) seminar will be held Saturday, Feb. 29 from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. You must register for the training by Feb. 20 by contacting Barbara Jones, Cornell Extension event
coordinator, at (607) 255-7712 or bjj6@cornell.edu.For more information on the training, contact Mike Baker, beef specialist, at 607-255-5923 or mjb28@cornell.edu.

Saturday presentations by New York Junior Beef Producer Members start at 11 a.m. The first will be the New York Skillathon Team and their experiences going to the national contest in Louisville, Ky., this past
November.