Beef – on the hoof and in the kitchen to highlight Aug. 22 Lampasas program

AgriLife Extension program targets consumers/producers

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,

Contact: Heath Lusty, 512-556-8271,


LAMPASAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic and Cooking with Beef Boot Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 22 in Lampasas.

Both programs will be held at the Grace Fellowship Church, 2974 U.S. Highway 281. The programs involve the AgriLife Extension offices in Lampasas, Burnet and Llano counties.

RSVP is required by calling the AgriLife Extension office in Lampasas County at 512-556-8271. Individual preregistration is $25 due on arrival.

“This joint program truly should have something for everyone interested in preparing or producing beef,” said Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent in Lampasas County. “One of the morning breakout sessions will feature preparing beef for the family while the other will deal with producing it. Both sessions will come together for an afternoon program on ranch estate planning.”

Topics and speakers for the morning beef production clinic session will include:

– Fall-Winter Health Concerns, Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, College Station.

– Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance, Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo.

– Grass-Fed Beef and Niche Markets, Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Uvalde.

The Boot Camp beef preparation session will include presentations on lean beef, cooking methods, recipe ideas and samples.

Both sessions will conclude with a beef lunch sponsored by the Texas Beef Council prior to the day’s final estate planning session.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general, one integrated pest management – will be available to participants with a valid private pesticide applicators license.

For more information, contact Lusty at 512-556-8271, .


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