Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Jon Gersbach, 254-697-7045, JMgersbach@ag.tamu.edu
MILANO – A beef cattle market outlook for 2014 will be one of the featured presentations at the Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic scheduled Jan. 3 at the Milano Livestock Exchange.
Cost is $20 and includes snacks and a barbecue lunch. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. The clinic will conclude at 3 p.m.
“This annual five-hour educational clinic has focused on helping beef producers solve the issues and challenges that we face as cattle producers,” said Jon Gersbach, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Milam County. “This year’s program will contain six presentations that should benefit all producers in the area.”
Gersbach said Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension livestock economist, College Station, will provide a cattle market outlook.
“Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension state forage specialist in College Station, will present forage production and protection and ways that we can assess and properly manage our pastures,” Gersbach said. “In addition, we will have a presentation from Texas Department of Agriculture on pesticide application laws and regulations.”
A fencing demonstration by San Antonio Steel representative Gary Craig will feature discussions on the differences in post and wire, as well as some tips on proper fence construction, Gersbach said.
“The day will close out with Tiffany Dowell, AgriLife Extension law specialist in College Station, who will discuss pasture leasing and how to construct a lease. This topic will be helpful whether you are a producer or a landowner looking to lease land.”
The clinic is sponsored by Capital Farm Credit and Milano Livestock Exchange. Producers who hold a Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicators license will be eligible to receive two hours of continuing education units – one land resource and one general.
The program is sponsored by AgriLife Extension county offices in Bell, Burleson, Milam, Falls, Robertson and Williamson counties.
For more information, call 254-697-7045.