CORPUS CHRISTI – The 1999-2000 Ranch-to-Rail Program is having a field day on May 2 at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center here.
Speakers will address a variety of topics including: a comparison of Ranch to Rail South versus industry averages; what cattle diseases to vaccinate for in cow/calf, stocker and feedyard operations; new beef products; and a market outlook.
After the presentations, attendees will travel to Hondo Creek Feedyard in Edroy for lunch and to see the rest of the cattle on feed.
The program begins at 9 a.m., however, registration begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast served in the mesquite grove outside the center. The program will adjourn at the feedyard by 3 p.m. There is no cost.
Ranch-to-Rail gives producers in North and South Texas the opportunity to check feedlot performance and carcass traits of steer calves produced from their herds. Cattle are fed at Hondo Creek Feedyard or Friona Industries’ yard at Amarillo.
Everyone is invited, however, to register, contact Joe Paschal, Extension livestock specialist, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, P.O. Box 589, Corpus Christi, Texas 78406, telephone (361) 265-9203; fax (361) 265-9434; or firstname.lastname@example.org.