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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.
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.