AgriLife Extension sets May 28 Spring Beef Cattle Meeting

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,

Contact: Josh Blanek, 432-524-1421,


ANDREWS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Andrews County will conduct their Spring Beef Cattle Meeting: “Focus on the Female” program from 5:45-8:30 p.m. May 28 at the AgriLife Extension office, 851 East Broadway Street in Andrews.

“As the name implies, this program deals specifically with the health and well-being of the cow component of the beef cattle herd,” said Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extension agent in Andrews County.

“Problems with maintaining a top breeding herd as economically as possible intensify during a drought. Our goal is to offer producers options to stretch their overhead dollars as far as possible through the use of specific management and nutritional tools and strategies.”

Topics and speakers will include: Meeting Nutritional Requirements for Reproductive Efficiency During Drought: 20 Years of Forage Quality Research, Kent Mills, nutritionist, Hi-Pro Feeds Inc., Snyder; and Calving Season Management: Getting the Most From My Herd, Dr. Bruce Carpenter, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Fort Stockton.

A sponsored meal is included with the event, so those planning to attend should RSVP by May 24 to the AgriLife Extension office in Andrews County by calling 432-524-1421.



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