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Beef Cattle Short Course Jan. 10
By Paul Schattenberg
SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar Beef Cattle Committee will co-present the 2013 South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course over three evenings in Room 109 of Pedernales Hall, Palo Alto College, located at 1400 West Villaret St. in San Antonio.
The short course will be presented on Thursdays, Jan. 10, 17, and 24, with registration at 6 p.m. and programs beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
The cost for each session is $10 and attendees must register by the established deadline for each individual session. Register with Angel Torres at the AgriLife Extension office for Bexar County at 210-467-6575.
Animal ID traceability program
Traceability tags will be made available by the Texas Animal Health Commission to attendees of the first session on Jan. 10.
Attendees for the first session on Jan. 10 must RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 8. In this session, Dr. Thomas Lansford, Region 5 director for the Texas Animal Health Commission in Beeville, will address details of the new cattle traceability rule.
Lansford will be followed by Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Uvalde, who will present a beef outlook titled “Better and Different Times Ahead.”
“Probably the most important aspect of this first session will be that the TAHC [Texas Animal Health Commission] will be making traceability tags available to attendees that night,” said Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension agent for natural resources for Bexar County and a short course program coordinator. “Usually, landowners with cattle have to come to the office to get these tags, so this will make getting the tags a lot more convenient.”
Dr. Paul Baumann, AgriLife Extension weed specialist in College Station, will address weed management in pastures and hay fields during the second session Jan. 17. Attendees must register by Tuesday, Jan. 15. Register with Angel Torres at the AgriLife Extension office for Bexar County at 210-467-6575.
Dr. Robert Lyons, AgriLife Extension range management specialist in Uvalde, will present on brush management and control options.
Davis said two continuing education units in the general category will be available for attendees at each session.
For more information on the 2013 South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course, contact Davis at 210-467-6575.
Paul Schattenberg is a media relations specialist and news team editor for AgriLife Communications, Texas A&M System.
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