Beef Cattle Short Course set for January in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Sam Womble, 210-631-0400, s-womble@ag.tamu.edu

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County agriculture and natural resources committee will present the 2018 Beef Cattle Short Course in San Antonio  Jan. 9 and 16.

The 2018 Beef Cattle Short Course will be Jan. 9 and 16 at Palo Alto College in San Antonio.  (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The program will be in Room 101 of the Performing Arts building of Palo Alto College, 1400 Villaret Blvd.

Registration will begin at 6 p.m. both days, with programs starting at 6:30 p.m. and concluding by 9 p.m. The cost is $15 per person for both days. The Bexar County Farm Bureau will sponsor refreshments both evenings.

Register by contacting Denise Perez at 210-631-0400 or dsperez@ag.tamu.edu.

“This course is for beef cattle producers at all experience levels and will offer information on a variety of topics of interest to producers,” said Sam Womble, AgriLife Extension agent  for agriculture and natural resources, Bexar County. “In a relatively short time period, this course will provide a lot of practical advice and useful knowledge that can be applied to almost any beef-cattle operation.”

Womble said the program will also have door prizes and a vendor area.

Three hours of Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units — two in integrated pest management and one general — will be offered for attending both sessions.

The Jan. 9 course agenda will include:

— Developing Replacement Heifers and Adding Value to Cull Cows and Bulls, Dr. Joe Paschal, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi.

— Cattle Fever Tick Situation, Dr. Brodie Miller, Texas Animal Health Commission regional director, Beeville.

— Supplemental Feeding Strategies, Paschal.

The Jan. 16 agenda will include:

— Brush/Grazing Management 101: Back to the Basics, Drs. Bob Lyons and Megan Clayton, AgriLife Extension range specialists, Uvalde and Corpus Christi, respectively.

— Drones and Their Application on Rangeland, Clayton.

“A final list of program sponsors and vendors will be available in the coming weeks, along with a program flyer,” Womble said.

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