- By: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Dr. Jason Banta, 903-834-6191, email@example.com
OVERTON – Two Beef Quality Assurance Training events will be in North and Northeast Texas during July.
The training events are a collaborative effort among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Beef Council and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
There is no cost to attend, but organizers request RSVPs to ensure accurate meal counts. Steak lunches will be served at the sessions.
The trainings will be:
– July 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Landmark Bank Center, 1112 E. California St. in Gainesville. RSVP to TSCRA at 800-242-7820 or the AgriLife Extension office in Cooke County at 940-668-5412.
– July 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church, 1809 S. Donoho St. in Clarksville. RSVP to TSCRA at 800-242-7820 or the AgriLife Extension office in Red River County at 903-427-3867.
Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist at Overton, said the trainings are appropriate for those who have never attended Beef Quality Assurance training as well as those who need renewal credits.
Topics will include cattle and beef quality, animal handling and well-being, needle and syringe selection, vaccine handling, proper injection technique, environmental stewardship and how to avoid antibiotic residue in the meat, he said.
“The benefits of the trainings are many, including learning best management practices that ensure production of a safe, wholesome food product,” Banta said. “Additionally, many of these practices can improve the productivity and profitability of your operation.”
For more information on the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program or training opportunities, visit http://www.texasbeefquality.com.