different colored cattle in a pen at a ranch.
Youth who are in the 10th through 12th grades will be able to learn more about the cattle industry during the Young Cattlemen’s Symposium. (Michael Miller/Texas A&M AgriLife)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Young Cattlemen’s Symposium from June 30-July 1 on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The event will be held from noon-7 p.m. on June 30 and from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on July 1.

The symposium is geared toward high school students in the 10th through 12th grades interested in becoming leaders in the beef cattle industry.

The cost is $50, and space is limited. Individuals need to register before June 20 by visiting https://tx.ag/YoungCattlemenSymposium.

Symposium goal and agenda

The symposium’s goal is to help grow and develop the future leaders needed in today’s beef cattle industry, said Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Lubbock County.

Scott said participants will learn topics relating to beef and dairy cattle, including genetics, nutrition and grazing management, as well as financial considerations of raising cattle and how to market and sell beef.

Participants will also learn how to evaluate cattle condition and judge beef carcasses at interactive sessions during both days and will tour Lubbock Cattle Feeders and Blue Sky Farms Cotton Lane Dairy during the second day.

“We will be touring these farms where the kids will learn more about feedlots and how they work in the cattle industry,” Scott said. “At the dairy, they will get a good idea of how dairies are managed and how they work together with the beef industry.”

The event will conclude on the second day with a “Beef Wars” dinner.

For more information, email Scott at [email protected].

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