Central Texas cow-calf clinic set Jan. 6 in Milano

On Friday, Jan. 6, cattlemen from six counties and beyond will converge on the Milano Livestock Exchange in Milano to learn about managing their operations during the drought, and to make plans to make improvements for the future.

The Central Texas Cow Calf Clinic has become a staple activity for large- scale and smallscale producers alike. This year’s clinic, with the challenges that we are facing during the drought, will be more important than ever.

Topics to be discussed will be discussion on pasture rebuilding and what to expect this spring, issues related to the irrigation of hay fields, rebuilding herds and stocking rate evaluation.

Clinic registration is $20 and will begin at 8 a.m. that Friday. Preregistration is not necessary, please register at the door. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Two and a half CEU hours (2.5 General) will be given to individuals who have a Private Pesticide Applicators License.

Milano Livestock Exchange is located on US 79 in Milano. For more information regarding this educational event, please contact the Milam County Extension Office, 254-697-7045.

BR A ND RE-REGISTR ATION— Make sure that you visit the county clerk in any county where you have cattle to reregister your cattle brands and identifying markings. Brands must be re-registered every ten years, and expire in years that end in “1”.

Therefore, on Dec. 31, 2011, your brands will expire and will be open and available for others to use.

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