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Heart of Texas Cow/Calf Clinic set for May 13

15:52PM May 07, 2014
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The Heart of Texas Cow/Calf Clinic, a long-standing Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program geared specifically toward beef producers, is set for May 13 at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Brownwood.

The fairgrounds are located on U.S. Highway 377 just south of Brownwood toward Brady.

The clinic will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a catered beef meal sponsored by the Brown County Farm Bureau.

Individual registration is $10 due upon arrival and includes a meal, but an RSVP is requested by May 9 to ensure an accurate meal count. For more information and to RSVP call the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County at 325-646-0386.

"We are still in a drought, but even with stock tank water levels dropping, there are still some cattle here in Central Texas," said Scott Anderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Brown County. "The comparatively few cattle we have left are worth a lot of money now. So as producers, we need to optimize their profit potential by paying attention to how we buy and later market our cattle and while they are in our care, how we handle them.

"We can’t do anything about the dry weather, but as ranchers, we need to stay progressive and up to date on the trends of our industry and that’s the goal of this year’s clinic."

Topics and speakers will include: Livestock Feed Program, Cody Norris, Brown County Farm Services Agency, director; Low Stress Cattle Handling, Dr. Ronald Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, College Station; and What Are Cattle Really Worth?, Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist, Vernon.

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service