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COLLEGE STATION – A look at the future of the beef industry will be one of several featured topics at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 6-8 in College Station.
The annual event, conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will be held at various locations on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The event usually attracts more than 1,300 cattle producers from throughout the state and nation.
“Our topics will fit right into what Texas beef producers are going through right now with changes in the industry and what to expect in the coming months,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension Service beef specialist and conference coordinator.
The following are program highlights:
- 1:45 p.m., Aug. 6, general session will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lowell Catlett, economist and Regents professor, dean and chief administrative officer at New Mexico State University, discussing challenges and opportunities for ranchers in the next 20 years; and a weather outlook by Brian Bledshoe, weatherman for Southern Livestock Standard.
- 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Aug. 6-7: Various sessions will be held throughout the short course as part of the cattleman’s college, including sessions on beef cattle nutrition, breeding, selection, forage management, financial management and other topics.
- 8:30 a.m., Aug. 8: Various demonstrations on cattle handling, penning, selection and brush control.
- An industry trade show will be held Aug. 6-7, featuring more than 100 agricultural businesses and service exhibits.
For a complete schedule, visit http://animalscience-old.tamu.edu/ansc/BCSC/index.html. Additionally, blog updates will be posted throughout the event at http://agrilife.org/beefshortcourse/ and Twitter at #beefCSC12. Media can also contact Blair Fannin, Texas A&M AgriLife Communications, at 979-845-2259 or email email@example.com for story contacts and other inquiries.