BROWNWOOD — The Heart of Texas Cow-Calf Clinic, now in its 21st year, is an annual rite of spring for West-Central Texas cattlemen.
The long-running Texas Agricultural Extension Service program will be May 6 in the Brownwood Coliseum. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8 a.m. There is no registration fee.
Kelley Watkins, San Angelo-based radio personality with the Voice of Southwest Agriculture Radio Network, returns for the third consecutive year as master of ceremonies for the day-long program.
The clinic opens with the talk, Positioning Yourself to be a Viable Producer in The Future, with animal geneticist, Dr. Ronnie Green of Colorado State University. Paul Colman, vice-president of Cactus Feeders at Amarillo, will follow with his views on the future of feedlots.
Dr. Joe Outlaw, Extension economist at College Station, will complete the morning with his presentation, Making the Tough Decisions to Stay Viable. Trade show visitation will take place during the morning and afternoon sessions.
A free catered noon lunch will be provided by the program’s sponsors and exhibitors, including TU Electric/Lone Star Gas, Federal Land Bank, Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills, and San Saba county offices of the Extension Service.
The program resumes at 1 p.m. with Stan Bevers, Extension economist from Vernon speaking on beef marketing alternatives and complimentary enterprises.
The day’s final presentation will be a branding and herd health briefing given by the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association.
For further information contact Scott Anderson, Brown County Extension agent, at (915) 646-0386 or contact the Extension offices in any of the participating eight counties.