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2014-04-24

Spring Beef Cattle Workshop Scheduled

By Sam Womble County Extension Agent

Mark your calendar for our Spring Beef Cattle Workshop Friday, May 16, from 3-6 pm. The program will begin at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center located at 2886 Hwy 16N in Bandera and conclude at Flying A Ranch.
With low inventory numbers and high cattle prices, there appears to be a renewed interest in beef production, said Sam Womble, Bandera County Extension Agent. "More and more landowners are looking at cattle as a management tool to enhance their production system".
Program topics include:
• Basic considerations for getting started in the cattle business
• Nutrition 101
• Facilities and cattle handling
• Niche markets
Program speakers include Dr. Rick Machen, Extension Livestock Specialist, Uvalde; Keith Lake, Wildlife Biologist, Flying A Ranch; and Brent Trussell, Wildlife Biologist, Flying A Ranch.
The program will feature hands on demonstrations. The cost is $15 person and includes refreshments. Please contact the Bandera County Extension Office at 830-796-7755 by Friday, May 9 to sign up.
The program is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee.
For more information and to learn about upcoming educational programs offered, feel free to visit our website at http://bandera.agrilife.org.