Rangeland nutrition, management program set June 21 in Silverton

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Mason Carter, 806-823-2521, mason.carter@ag.tamu.edu

SILVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Briscoe County will present the Early Summer Rangeland Nutrition and Management program June 21 in Silverton.

The free event will be at the Happy State Bank Pioneer Room, 500 Main St., in the case of inclement weather. However, Mason Carter, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Briscoe County, said he hopes to be able to go to the field.

The final location will be decided the day before the event. Contact Carter at 806-823-2521 or mason.carter@ag.tamu.edu for more information.

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the program starting at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served regardless of location. Two general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered.

“We are hosting this meeting as a part of our beef cattle in-depth lecture series,” Carter said. “This is an important time for beef cattle nutrition, as rainfall has been plentiful, and our rangeland has an abundant supply of plant production.

“It is important to utilize these plants when they have expressed their prime growth and before they reach peak maturity and start to lose their nutritive value. Producers can capitalize on these this year at a time that is historically dry by grazing these fresh, growing forages when they are at their highest nutritional value.”

Topics and speakers include:

– Early Summer Rangeland Nutrition and Essential Plant Species, Dr. Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Canyon.

– Prescribed Burning Impacts on Rangeland Nutrition and Economical Benefits, Dr. Morgan Treadwell, AgriLife Extension range specialist, San Angelo.

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