5 County Beef Tour Scheduled

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Oxford, N.C. The 5 County Beef Tour will be held in Granville County on September 28. Tour stops include the Butner Beef Cattle Field Lab near Butner, the David and Beth Hollister Farm near Oxford; Boone’s Farm near Oxford, and Little Grassy Creek Farm near Stovall.

The tour topics of discussion for the tour stops are:

Butner Beef Cattle Field Lab – learn about the grazing research being conducted with the beef herd and the beef bull testing program. Please note – biosecurity will be practiced via foot bath for participants. Anyone who has been outside the United States in the previous three days should not participate.

Hollister Farm – The Hollister’s have angus/angus-cross cattle and utilize a grazing system. They are relatively new to the Beef industry and have been asked to share their experiences in purchasing a working farm that was in need of some repairs and upgrades.

Boone’s Farm – is a former tobacco farm that is now pastures and hay fields, along with beef cattle. The farm has dealt with a serious weed problem this summer caused by an unusual amount of Hemp Dogbane showing up in the pastures. Weed control issues and poisonous plants are the focus of this stop.

Little Grassy Creek Farm – This stop features a solar-powered watering system that was installed to make it possible for cows to graze pastures that are far from water sources and power lines.

Registration starts at 8:30 AM at the Butner Beef Cattle Field Lab. This is a “drive-it-yourself” tour, but we do encourage people to car pool where possible. There is adequate parking at each of the tour stops. Participants are asked to RSVP by Monday, September 25, by calling the Granville County Extension Center at (919) 603-1350. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. The tour will conclude by 3:00 pm.

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting NC Cooperative Extension, Granville County by phone at (919) 603-1350, by fax to (919) 603-0268, via email to paul_westfall@ncsu.edu, or in person at the Granville County Extension Center at least three weeks prior to the event.

The tour is sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension, Granville County, the Granville County Cattleman’s Association, and Granville County Farm Bureau.


North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and local government partners statewide. Extension delivers research-based education and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T that enriches the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. Extension professionals in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee provide educational programs specializing in agriculture, youth, communities, health and the environment.

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Photo of Paul Westfall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaul WestfallCounty Extension Director, Granville & Person Counties (919) 603-1350 (Office) paul_westfall@ncsu.eduGranville County, North Carolina
Updated on Sep 8, 2017
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