2010 Beef Cattle Short Course in San Antonio to Cover Meaty Topics

Sessions are designed to help producers get an overview of current issues.

Published on: Dec 2, 2009
Room 109 of the Performing Arts Building of Palo Alto College, 1400 West Villaret in San Antonio will serve as the site for the 2010 South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course.

Short course sessions will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on three consecutive Thursday evenings Jan. 7, Jan. 14, and Jan. 21. Registration will take place from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on each of those evenings.

The free program will be presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar Beef Cattle Committee, says Jerry Warren, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture in Bexar County.

"People are welcome to attend any or all of these sessions," Warren says. "Sessions are designed to present the cattle producer or others involved in the beef cattle industry a comprehensive overview of current issues on producing and maintaining beef cattle.

On Jan. 7, presentations will be "Restocking Your Herd After a Drought" and "Get 'Em Ready at the Ranch."

Sessions on Jan. 14 will be "Overview of Where the Cattle Industry is Headed and How Should We Sell Our Cattle—Sale Barn or Internet?" plus "Legal Issues Affecting Landowners."

Jan. 21 sessions will be "Overgrazed Pastures—What Can We Do About It?" and "Wildlife Management: Managing Cattle and Wildlife in One System."

Two continuing education units will be offered for attending both of each evening's sessions.

For more information, and to RSVP for any or all sessions, contact Annette Pawelek at 210-467-6575 or go online to apawelek@ag.tamu.edu.