SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tom Green County will be holding a decision-making workshop for livestock producers from 1:30-5 p.m. Oct. 24 at Producers Livestock Auction Company, 1131 North Bell Street, San Angelo.
“Concho Valley livestock producers are going to have to make some tough economic decisions very soon concerning their ranges’ ability to carry their animals through the coming winter,” said Steve Sturtz, AgriLife Extension agent in Tom Green County. “Even with the great rains most of the area has had recently, effects of two years of record heat and lack of moisture – coupled with desert termite damage on forages and high feed prices – have many producers wondering what to do.
“The whole goal of this workshop is to help stockmen sort out the options that will best meet their financial and herd goals in the coming months.”
Sturtz said a slate of industry experts is scheduled to talk on topics including brush and rangeland management during and after drought and wildfire, supplemental feeding options, restocking for livestock producers and an update on livestock markets.
Individual registration is $10. RSVP by Oct. 22 to the AgriLife Extension office at 325- 659-6524.