Beef cattle, forage management field day May 10 in Sutherland Springs

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a multi-county beef cattle and forage management field day May 10 in Sutherland Springs. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Blair Fannin)

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar, Guadalupe and Wilson counties will present the Beef Cattle and Forage Management Field Day May 10.

The field day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bugg Farms, 1287 County Road 314 in Sutherland Springs.

The cost is $20, and lunch is included. An RSVP is required by May 8 to the AgriLife Extension office in Wilson County at 830-393-7357 or in Guadalupe County at 830-303-3889.n

Three hours of Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general and one integrated pest management – will be offered to commercial, non-commercial and private pesticide license holders.

Field day coordinators said attendees should bring a lawn chair and wear cool clothes, as they will be outside during the morning portion of the program.

Program topics and speakers will be:

  • Brush Management Control Options and Proper Timing, Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension range management specialist, Uvalde.

  • Weed Control and Fertility Management for Improved Forages, Joshua McGinty, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Corpus Christi.

  • Cattle Market Outlook and Value of Beef Carcass, Dr. Joe Paschal, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi

  • Best Management Practices of Irrigation Systems for Row Crops and Improved Forages, Dr. Guy Fipps, AgriLife Extension agricultural engineer, College Station.

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

Contact: Bryan Davis, 830-393-7357, bryan.davis@ag.tamu.edu

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