Cow-Calf Clinic Scheduled
The 41st Annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show will be held on Friday, October 26, at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham. Registration is $20 per person, and registration will be from 7:15AM until 8:00 A.M. All area producers are encouraged to attend to receive information which will help them make sound management decisions in their beef cattle operations.
A great list of speakers has been prepared for you based on the recommendations of the area Beef and Forage Committee members from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Lee, Waller, and Washington Counties. Dr. Paul Baumann, Extension Weed Specialist, will discuss the identification and management of many common pasture weeds that producers deal with each year. Mr. Doug Pierce, Agriculture Division Chair at Blinn College, will be the featured speaker for the morning session to discuss the basics of beef cattle selection. During his presentation, live cattle will be used as he provides a common sense approach to selection. Feral hogs are a common problem for producers, and Dr. Jim Cathey, Extension Wildlife Specialist, will provide information on their biology and management. After lunch, Dr. Barron Rector, Extension Range Specialist, will provide information on brush management to help producers understand strategies for managing problems such as huisache, mesquite, macartney rose, and others. The final presentation by Dr. Joe Paschal, Extension Livestock Specialist, will focus on the seven things that every producer needs to know. He will discuss such things as the importance of land stewardship, herd health, and stocking rate. The clinic will adjourn at 3:15PM.
Cow-Calf Clinic participants who hold a private, commercial, or non-commercial pesticide applicators license will receive two hours of continuing education in the integrated pest management category and one hour of continuing education in the laws and regulations category. Beef cattle producers certified under the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program will receive beef quality credits for attending the clinic.
Participants with special needs should contact the Extension office at least five days prior to this event in order for appropriate accommodations to be arranged. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.