It may look like a typical cattle auction ring, but the bulls that passed through the 43rd annual Clemson University Bull Test sale were really under a gigantic microscope. More than 300 beef business professionals were examining 49 yearling bulls for the qualities they need to improve the genetics in the next generations of beef cattle in the Southeast.
Clemson Cooperative Extension is bringing a unique educational experience focused on the latest beef industry updates and best management practices for successful cattle operations to the T. Ed Garrison Arena on Aug. 24-25.
Temple Grandin, who is nationally known as an author and speaker on autism and animal behavior, will be featured at this year’s South Carolina Cattlemen’s Association meeting April 5 at Clemson University’s T. Ed Garrison Arena.
Already one of the Southeast’s premier multi-purpose livestock facilities, the T. Ed Garrison Arena is undergoing a series of upgrades to continue supporting South Carolina’s $1.2 billion livestock industry while increasing its adaptability to host a variety of new shows and events.
The 2017 Clemson Extension Bull Test and Heifer Sale will go down as one of the best sales ever. The sale of 45 bulls brought in $143,950 for an average of $3,198 per bull at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena. The top 10 selling bulls averaged $4,900 per bull. Organizers said this year’s sale broke last year’s average.
Utilizing a systems approach to successful beef cattle production was the overall theme for Clemson's 2016 Cattlemen’s Boot Camp held March 24 at the T.Ed. Garrision Arena Cattle Complex in Pendleton.
Farmers who want to learn a systems approach to beef cattle production should attend Clemson University Extension's 2016 Cattlemen’s Boot Camp.
More than 150 participants competed in the 2015 South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up, a regional youth event that promotes the development of future leaders of the beef industry.
Bethany Prescott has more than good memories to bring home after the 2014 South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up. She has a shiny new buckle to add to her collection and, most importantly, bragging rights for a year.
Where’s the beef? It will be at T. Ed Garrison Arena Aug. 1 to 3. Nearly 150 young people will show off their prize cattle and beef-industry smarts at the annual Junior Beef Round-Up.