Beef cattle production seminar June 28 at Weslaco

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

WESLACO – South Texas beef producers will learn more about the outlook for the cattle market outlook and adding value to marketing their livestock at a beef cattle production seminar June 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2415 U.S. Highway 83.

South Texas beef producers will learn more about the outlook for the cattle market outlook and adding value to marketing their livestock at a beef cattle production seminar June 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2415 U.S. Highway 83. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

The free event, which includes lunch, is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension program.

Participants will learn basic practices and procedures needed for a successful livestock operation. All presentations will be held in the Hoblitzelle Auditorium.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. The following are topics and speakers:

  • Beef Cattle Market Outlook, Dr. Samuel Zapata, AgriLife Extension economist, Weslaco.
  • Adding Value to Your Calves Prior to Market, Dr. Joe Paschal, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi.
  • Feeding Hay Efficiently During Drought, Dr. Flavio Ribeiro, Prairie View Cooperative Extension..
  • Stocking Rates on Range and Pasture, Jose Martinez, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative range management specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • Pasture, Range and Forage Crop Insurance, Dr. Felipe Peguero, AgriLife Extension associate.
  • Internal/External Parasite Control in Beef Cattle, Paschal.
  • Collecting Hay Samples and Visual Appraisal of Hay, Ribeiro.

For more information, call 956-968-5585.

 

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