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Rebuilding beef-cattle herds




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SAN ANTONIO -- A Texas AgriLife Extension Service program specifically designed to help beef-cattle producers plan for rebuilding their beef herd will be held Friday, May 4, at the Auction Barn on the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo grounds located at 3201 East Houston St. in San Antonio.

The “Rebuilding The Beef Herd” program in Bexar County is part of a statewide AgriLife Extension educational initiative.

The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a general session including the topics “Beef -- Better (and Different) Times Ahead,” “Forage Recovery and Pasture Restocking,” and “Evaluating Replacement Options.”

Lunch will be at noon, followed by the 1 p.m. presentation “Can a $2,500 Cow Break Even?”

From 2:30-3:30 p.m., there will be two afternoon breakout sessions -- one on flexibility in resource use and the other on leased grazing. These two sessions will be repeated from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with program adjournment at 5 p.m.

Registration is $40 per person and includes lunch.

To register, go to http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and type “beef” into the keyword field.

For the past two decades, there has been a continual decline in cattle numbers within the state, and the historic drought of 2011 has dramatically accentuated that trend, according to Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist and associate department head for animal science at Texas A&M University, College Station.

Gill said recent surveys indicate that as many as 25 percent of producers who have sold cattle due to drought do not intend to go back into beef production, and another 10 percent to 15 percent indicate they may seek alternative livestock enterprises if they do go back into production.

“This will have long-term implications on the future of the Texas beef cattle industry,” he said. “The cattle industry brings billions of dollars to the state economy, but with the cowherd at such a critically low level, Texas will start to lose infrastructure if cow numbers do not increase soon.”

Gill said this and other programs being offered by AgriLife Extension throughout the state are intended to provide information producers need to adequately plan toward rebuilding their herd.

For those in the Bastrop area, a similar program is set for Thursday, May 3, in Spring Prairie. The course will be held in the St. Mary of the Assumption Church located at 100 St. Mary’s Road in Spring Prairie.

For more information on beef-herd rebuilding, go to http://rebuilding.tamu.edu/.
 

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