Summer Ranchers’ Roundup slated for June 6 in Crane

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

Contact: Caleb Eaton, 432-558-3522, cleaton@ag.tamu.edu

 

CRANE – The Summer Ranchers’ Roundup is set for 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 6 in the Crane County Exhibit Hall in Crane.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will feature topics of interest for Far West Texas ranch operators and owners.

“During the morning we’ll discuss cattle herd retention strategies and brush control,” said Caleb Eaton, AgriLife Extension agent in Crane County. “After lunch, we’ll hear three unique presentations on feral hog management, then open the floor for a roundtable discussion on the topic of feral hogs.”

Topics and speakers will include: Beef Herd Retention in Drought, Dr. Bruce Carpenter, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Fort Stockton; Brush Control Update, Dr. Alyson McDonald, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Fort Stockton; Crane County Trapping Program Update, Gill Turman, Crane County trapper; Commercial Hog Hunting Success Story, Ernest Woodward, rancher, Girvin; and Feral Hog Q&A, Ken Cearley, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Amarillo.

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

Individual preregistration is $10 and includes the noon meal. Eaton asks that those planning to attend RSVP by May 31, so an accurate meal count can be made.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Eaton at 432-558-3522, cleaton@ag.tamu.edu .

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