Youth program offered at Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – A program featuring educational sessions specifically for youth will be offered in conjunction with the 57th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 1-3 at Texas A&M University.

The beef short course is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Beef Cattle in College Station

Youth will have the opportunity to learn more about beef production in a special program offered at the 2011 Beef Cattle Short Course. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

 

The program will feature a variety of educational sessions, ranging from beef evaluations and grading to beef advocacy, said Dr. Jason Cleere, conference coordinator and AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in College Station.

“Youth participants will also be able to attend the general session as well as the live demonstrations on Aug. 3,” Cleere said.  “Competitions will be held for the students to exhibit their beef skills and awards will be given to the winners.”

Participants will learn about beef fabrication, carcass evaluation, beef quality and other topics. The youth program is for students ages 13 to 18.

“They must have an accompanying adult that is registered and attending the Beef Cattle Short Course,” Cleere said.

Only the first 50 student participants will be allowed. The youth course has a special registration rate of $50 and $75 after July 26. Registration forms and additional information can be found at http://animalscience.tamu.edu/ansc/BCSC/family.html (period)

For more information, contact Cleere at 979-845-6931, extansc@ag.tamu.edu, or Dr. Dan Hale, AgriLife Extension meat specialist in College Station, at 979-845-3935, dhale@tamu.edu.

 

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