2010-02-11 / General Stories

New Beef Cattle Regulations Seminar

The Lee County office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service will host a two-hour CEU seminar entitled New Beef Cattle Regulations: The Trichomoniasis Program. Two CEU hours will be offered (General and Laws & Regs).

The seminar will be on Thursday, February 25, beginning at 6:30 pm at the Giddings Livestock Commission. The program is free, but an RSVP is requested. Please call the Extension office at (979) 542-2753 to reserve your place. Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Thomas Hairgrove, DVM, Extension Program Coordinator for Livestock and Food Animal Systems will speak about Trichomoniasis, the disease and its affects. Dr. Tommy Barton, DVM, Texas Animal Health will discuss the new regulations all ready in practice regarding Trichomoniasis.

Cattle Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of cattle that can be contracted by bulls which in turn can transmit the disease to cows through breeding. Cows may abort early in the pregnancy and become temporarily infertile, effecting a cattle producer’s in- come.

Only testing can confirm the presence or absence of the disease.

The seminar is sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Lee County; Giddings Livestock Commission; and the Lee County Livestock and Forage Committee.

Individuals with disabilities who plan to attend this conference and may need auxiliary aids, services or accommodations must contact the Lee County Extension office at least five days prior to the event so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Keeton Ehrig is the County Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, in Lee County. He can be reached at the Lee County Extension Office by calling (979)542-2753 or at 310 S. Grimes in Giddings.

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