Beef Cattle Program Rolls Dec. 1 in Alpine, Texas

Program packed with information on bulls and breeding with demonstrations.

Published on: Nov 17, 2010
Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties will conduct a free beef cattle program from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 in Alpine.

The program starts at Kokernot Lodge on Scenic Loop Road just north of Alpine Country Club and moves to Sul Ross State University's range animal science facilities after lunch.

"We're really looking forward to this program, because it's packed full of new information and also because it will include live demonstrations of techniques cattlemen may want to become aware of," says Logan Boswell, AgriLife Extension agent for Brewster and Jeff Davis counties. "We also have a top slate of speakers which should make the day very worthwhile for anyone in the cattle business."

Program topics include trichomoniasis regulations and management, factors affecting bull fertility, new breeding soundness examination technology, fetal programming, how much a "good" bull is worth, and bull development.

The afternoon session will include demonstrations on breeding soundness, semen evaluation equipment, and trichomoniasis testing.

Lunch is provided.

RSVP by Nov. 23 so an accurate lunch count can be made.

For more or to RSVP, contact Boswell at 432-837-6207 or Email to LBoswell@ag.tamu.edu or Jesse Schneider, AgriLife Extension agent in Presidio County at 432-729-4746 or by Email to JLSchneider@ag.tamu.edu.