Multi-county Beef Cattle Field Day slated for May 24 in Martinez

Program to be held at Bexar County Junior Livestock Show Association Grounds

MARTINEZ – The 2013 Multi-County Beef Cattle Field Day, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Agricultural Committee, has been set for May 24 in Martinez, said event coordinators.

A multi-county beef cattle program will be held in Martinez, about 10 miles east of downtown San Antonio, on May 24. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension photo)

A multi-county beef cattle program will be held May 24 in Martinez, located about 10 miles east of downtown San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Martinez is in east-central Bexar County, about 10 miles east of downtown San Antonio.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bexar County Junior Livestock Show Association Grounds, 7514 Farm-to-Market Road 1346.

Field day registration, including coffee and donuts, begins at 8:30 a.m. with presentations starting shortly after 9. Activities begin with a welcome and introduction by Cheree Leita, AgriLife Extension agriculture youth educator for Bexar County.

“This field day will be a great learning opportunity for people involved in the beef cattle  industry,” Leita said. “There will be a lot of useful information, including cattle handling and land management techniques, that can be applied to beef cattle operations.”

The cost of the event is $10. Check should be made payable to Bexar Agricultural Committee and mailed to: Beef Cattle Field Day, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 212, San Antonio, TX  78230.

Attendees are also asked to RSVP to Angel Torres at 210-467-6575 by May 22.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one laws and regulations, 0.5 integrated pest management and 1.5 general – will be available to attendees.

Topics and presenters will include:

– “Pesticide Laws and Regulations,” Vick Alexander, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector.

– “Cattle-Handling Pointers,” Dr. Rick V. Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Uvalde.

– “Brush Management 101 – What to Use and When to Use It,” Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.

A discussion and evaluation period from 12:15–12:30 p.m. will end the program.

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