SAN ANGELO – The West Texas Beef Conference and Trade Show tailored specifically for West Texas cattlemen is scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20 at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Fairgrounds Sale Pavilion, according to organizers.
The conference is being conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
“It’s been a while since we’ve had a regional beef event in San Angelo and this should be a good one,” said Dr. Bruce Carpenter, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist at Fort Stockton. “We also plan to have an extensive trade show during the event which should generate much interest.”
The morning will begin with a talk on the long-term market implications of the ongoing drought by Dr. Darrell Peel, Extension economist, Oklahoma State University.
“One of the morning’s speakers of note will be Paul Colman, chief operating officer for Frontera Cattle Company at Muleshoe,” Carpenter said. “He’s been involved with the cattle feeding industry since 1970 and really knows his business.”
Colman’s talk will be “Lessons Learned” for both the industry and for individuals as they relate to the default of Eastern Livestock Company, once one of the largest cattle brokerage companies in the U.S.
Other topics and speakers will include “Feeder and Stocker Calf Health and Preconditioning,” Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist at Amarillo, and “Low Stress Cattle Handling,” Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist at College Station.
“Dr. Gill will also spend time demonstrating design and function of various types of cattle working facilities and he’ll also talk about the relevance of low stress cattle handling techniques to the industry and ultimately the consumer,” Carpenter said.
Individual pre-registration is $60. The fee includes a noon meal.
Five beef quality credits will be available for those participating in the Texas Beef Quality Producer program.
To pre-register go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and type in keyword: Beef.
For more information, contact Carpenter at 432-336-8585, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist at Uvalde, at 830-278-9151, email@example.com .