The Texas A&M McGregor Research Center will host a field day on May 18 at 773 Ag Farm Road, McGregor. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. with onsite registration and will conclude at 3 p.m.
There is no cost to attend but in order for an accurate meal count, preregistration is required by May 10 to Priscilla Dowell at 254-840-2878 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be sponsored by McGregor General Store.
The field day will include speakers from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Department of Animal Science faculty and industry experts, as well as research tour stops.
McGregor Field Day topics and experts
The field day topics and speakers are as follows:
- McGregor Research Center: Past, Present and Future, Ryon Walker, Ph.D., AgriLife Research manager of operations in the Department of Animal Science, McGregor.
- Keeping up with Data Management, Colby Buck, AgriWebb director of strategic accounts, Wray, Colorado; and Walker.
- Understanding Soil Health in a Sustainable Ranching World, Jeff Goodwin, Ph.D., director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management, Bryan-College Station.
- AgriLife Extension in McLennan County Update, Shane McLellan, Ed.D., AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, McLennan County.
- Administrative Updates, Andy Herring, Ph.D., Department of Animal Science interim department head and holder of the John K. Riggs ’41 Beef Cattle Professorship, Bryan-College Station.
- Cattle and Commodity Market Update, David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist in the Department in Agricultural Economics, Bryan-College Station.
The tour stops will feature speakers from the Department of Animal Science, all based in Bryan-College Station. The tour stops and speakers will be:
- Using Brushes to Reduce Stress in Weaned Calves, Courtney Daigle, Ph.D., AgriLife Research specialist, animal welfare; and Aiden Juge, graduate student.
- Health, Calving Performance and Fertility in Brahman/Angus Half-Blood Crosses, Herring; and David Riley, Ph.D., animal geneticist.
- Cattle Feed Efficiency and Methane Emissions—What Do They Have in Common?, Gordon Carstens, animal nutrition scientist; and graduate students Keara O’Reilly and Musah Muntari.