Agriculture

Cen-Tex Beef Cattle Symposium

The nine county Extension Beef Cattle Program will be held on the beautiful “Swinging B” Ranch, Axtell, Texas on Friday, September 29th. The ranch is located off Kirkland Hill Road,

20 minutes North East of Waco.  This years’ program will include live cattle demonstrations, a ranch tour and a ribeye steak dinner.

Speakers will include Dr. Jason Cleere – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist; Dr. Dan Miller and Dr. Todd Whitesell, of M&W Cattle Services; Lance Bauer – Beefmaster Breeders United; Hugh Aljoe – Noble Foundation; and Gustavo Toro – Marketing Director from Sexing Technologies.  Discussion topics will include Benefits of a Bull Gain Test, Managing Warm Season Forages to Meet Your Goals, Benefits of Technology in Beef Cattle, Beefmaster Breeders Update, Bull Selection and Management, and Managing a Recip. and Donor Cow Herd.  There will be several live cattle demonstrations including Dr. Dan Miller and Dr. Todd Whitesell performing a live Embryo Collection and Transfer, Dr. Cleere speaking on Bull Selection and Managing the Cow Herd.

Participants will be able to visit our agriculture business vendors while attending the seminar and be entered into drawings for multiple door prizes from our vendors.

Registration is $25.00 will begin at 7:30 a.m. on September 29th at Swinging B Ranch in Axtell.  Please RSVP by Monday, September 25th by calling the Hill County Extension office at (254) 582-4022.  One hour General TDA CEU credit will be available for licensed applicators.  Two (2) Beef Quality Credits will be offered for persons needing Beef Quality Assurance Credits.

The 2017 CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension County Beef & Forage Committees in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Limestone and McLennan Counties.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Hill County Extension Office by September 25th.

If auxiliary service is required, please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Hill County prior to the event.

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