2018 Jackson County Cattlemen's Tour

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - More than 30 people turned out Thursday for the annual Jackson County Cattlemen's Tour.

The tour was started more than 50 years ago.

"A lot of times when you go to a place, you can learn from other people's mistakes and a lot of times people will share that with you," cattleman Andy Andreasen said.

Each year, the cattlemen tour different farms, learning more about the beef business and techniques to be successful.

"Especially some of our newer producers that are getting started, they need to get some ideas of how to put their facility together, how to work their cattle," Andreasen said.

Many of these cattlemen are producers, but not all land is the same.

At each stop, speakers share what they've learned about cattle, grass, feed, and pests.

"They'll be in a position to implement that at home to maybe either save some money or make some money or at least learn some things that will help be a safer operation for them and their animals," Andreasen said.

If you're interested in joining the Jackson County Cattlemen's Association, contact Lee Bigham at 850-718-7309.