Cattleman’s Spring Clinic set for April 7 in Lampasas

 

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

Contact: Heath Lusty, 512-556-8271, rhlusty@ag.tamu.edu

LAMPASAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the “Cattleman’s Spring Clinic-Ranching with Drought in Mind” on April 7 in Lampasas.

The clinic starts with registration at 8 a.m. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 N. U.S. Highway 281.

Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent in Lampasas County, said the clinic will offer information critical to West Central Texas beef producers.

“This will be a very concise program, but one that will offer timely topics on four crucial production areas,” Lusty said. “And those topics will key off our theme of ranching with drought. We’ll also end the clinic with a hamburger lunch and will be offering Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units.”

Topics and speakers will include:

– Central Texas Weather Outlook, Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University state climatologist, College Station.

– Cattle Market Outlook and Updates, Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo.

– Adding Value to Calves, Dr. Whitney Whitworth, consultant, Lyssy and Eckel Feeds, Llano.

– Mineral Programs for Cow Herds, Jeff Prokop, Purina sales representative, Llano.

Individual registration is $20 and includes the meal. Pre-registration is required by April 4. For more information and to preregister, call the AgriLife Extension office in Lampasas County at 512-556-8271. Three private applicator continuing education units will be offered – two general and one integrated pest management.

The clinic is a collaborative effort among the AgriLife Extension offices in Lampasas, Burnet and Llano counties.

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