Multi-county sheep, goat program set for Bandera
By Paul Schattenberg AgriLife TODAY
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bandera, Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr counties will conduct their Multi-County Sheep and Goat program to address challenges and opportunities facing Texas Hill Country producers.
This year's program will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center, 2886 Highway 16 North, in Bandera.
Registration begins at 5:30 pm.
"Dry weather has impacted livestock production causing many to liquidate inventory and have to rely more heavily on purchased feed," said Sam Womble, AgriLife Extension agent for Bandera County. "While inputs may be at an all-time high, producers are also seeing some opportunities to add value to their operations by implementing a good health program and looking at various marketing options. We hope area producers will join us for this timely and informative meeting."
Womble said program topics and presenters would include:
• "Sheep and Goat Reproduction Efficiency and Diseases," Dr. Frank Craddock, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist, San Angelo
• "Toxic Weed Identification and Symptoms," Dr. Bob Dittmar, DVM, Kerrville
• "Predator Management Board Update and a Market Report," Wayne Geistwedt, Gillespie Livestock Company, Fredericksburg
Additionally, two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units - one integrated pest management and one general - will be offered for pesticide applicator licensees.
The $15 per person registration includes materials and refreshments.
Participants are asked to preregister by contacting their AgriLife Extension county office by Sept. 24.
For more information, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Bandera County at 830-796-7755, visit http://bandera.agrilife.org
or email Womble at email@example.com.
Pictured: Photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
A multi-county sheep and goat program will be held the evening of Sept. 27 at Mansfield Park Recreation Center in Bandera.