Kinney County Brush Management and Livestock Update Workshop set for Dec. 19

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu
Contact: David Price, 830-563-2442, David.Price@agnet.tamu.edu

BRACKETTVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Kinney County will present a brush management and livestock update from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 19 in the Kinney County Civic Center in Brackettville.

“This workshop is meant to update area producers on some of the applied research demonstration work going on here and to catch them up on some things they’ll need to know in the livestock business,” said David Price, AgriLife Extension agent in Kinney County.

Drs. Robert Lyons and Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension range and livestock specialists, respectively, from Uvalde, are the scheduled speakers.

“Area land managers know the challenges presented by huisache, mountain laurel and coyotillo, as these aggressive plant species either limit forage production or present toxicity issues,” Price said. “All should find an interest in Dr. Lyons’ talk and the demonstration work he’ll discuss that’s being done locally to control these tough invaders.”

“Dr. Machen will discuss a variety of issues, ranging from the new cattle traceability rules, which go into effect January 1, to what markets may be in light of depleted herds and the ongoing drought. He’ll also offer some thoughts on how to best spend your dollar to meet livestock nutritional requirements this winter.”

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered – one general and one integrated pest management.

Individual registration is $10 payable upon arrival.

For more information, contact Price at 830-563-2442 or 830-703-0350, David.Price@agnet.tamu.edu .

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