Central Texas cow-calf clinic set Jan. 3 in Milano

Texas A&M University

MILANO – A beef cattle market outlook for 2014 will be one of the featured presentations at the 2014 Central Texas Cow-Calf clinic scheduled Jan. 3 at the Milano Livestock Exchange.

Cost is $20 and includes snacks and a barbecue lunch. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. The clinic will conclude at 3 p.m.

“This annual 5 hour educational clinic has focused on helping beef producers solve the issues and challenges that we face as cattle producers,” Jon Gersbach, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Milam County, said. “This years’ program will contain six presentations that should benefit all producers in the area.”

Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist, College Station, will provide a cattle market outlook.

“Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension state forage specialist in College Station, will present Forage Production and Protection and ways that we can assess and properly manage our pastures,” Gersbach said.

In addition, we will have a presentation from Texas Department of Agriculture on Pesticide Application Laws & Regulations.

“A fencing demonstration by San Antonio Steel representative Gary Craig will feature discussions on the differences in post and wire, as well as some tips to on proper fence construction,” Gersbach said. “ The day will close out with Tiffany Dowell, AgriLife Extension law specialist in College Station, who will discuss pasture leasing and how to construct a lease. This topic will be helpful whether you are a producer or a landowner looking to lease land.”

The clinic is sponsored by Capital Farm Credit and Milano Livestock Exchange. Producers who hold a Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators License will be eligible to receive two hours of continuing education units CEUs (one land resource, one general).

The program is sponsored by AgriLife Extension in Bell, Burleson, Milam, Falls, Robertson and Williamson County offices. For more information, call Gersbach at 254-697-7045.

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