Beef/range seminar slated for Far West Texas on May 18

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

ALPINE – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Brewster/Jeff Davis and Presidio counties will conduct the High Country Beef and Range Seminar at 9 a.m. May 18 at the Kokernot Lodge, located on the Scenic Loop in Alpine.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available for private license applicators.

“We’ve had no rain to speak of since last September, but provided we are blessed with good rains, producers here want to know what they can expect when it comes to range recovery and restocking, so that’s what this seminar will focus on,” said Logan Boswell, AgriLife Extension agent for Brewster/Jeff Davis counties.

Speakers will include AgriLife Extension specialists at Fort Stockton: Dr. Alyson McDonald, range specialist; Dr. Bruce Carpenter, livestock specialist; and Rob Hogan, economist.

Topics will include rangeland response to fire and drought; what customers believe about the beef industry on the rancher, feeder, packer and retail levels; and whether a $2,500 cow will return a profit.

Individual registration is $10 payable upon arrival.

For more information contact Boswell at 432-249-0265.

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