ABILENE Texas Cooperative Extension’s “Beef Cattle Section” has been planned for Feb. 23. An educational component of the Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Management Expo, the event will offer tips tailored to West Texas beef producers.
The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Expo Ranch House on the Taylor County Expo grounds here.
Gary Bomar, Extension agent in Taylor County, said the current bullish beef market has heightened many producers’ management awareness.
“Producers are looking for ways to maximize profits from this good market,” he said. “This program has been specifically developed with that in mind. It’s all about management and quality presented by experts who know what’s going on in the industry.”
The scheduled topics and speakers are:
-“Herd Management to Improve Animal Identification Update,” Dr. Ted McCollum Extension beef cattle, Amarillo;
-“Herd Management Options in Entomology,” Dr. Jeffrey Tomberlin, Extension entomologist, Stephenville;
-“Herd Management to Improve the Value of the Calf Crop,” Dr. Bruce Carpenter, Extension livestock specialist, Fort Stockton; and
-“Beef Quality Assurance Questions and Answers,” Todd McCartney, education resource coordinator, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Fort Worth.
The program is free and open to the public. One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit will be offered in the Integrated Pest Management category.
For more information contact the Extension office in Taylor County at (325) 672-6048.