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Cattleman’s Spring Clinic slated for April 4 in Lampasas

March 12, 2013Comments Off on Cattleman’s Spring Clinic slated for April 4 in Lampasas

March 12, 2013

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu
Contact: Heath Lusty, 512-556-8271, rhlusty@ag.tamu.edu

LAMPASAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Cattleman’s Spring Clinic from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 4 in the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 North U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas.

“We’ll be offering a well-rounded program for our region’s beef cattle producers with ‘Drought Recovery Strategies for Cattlemen’ being the theme,” said Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent in Lampasas County. “Cattle prices have remained high despite drought and high feed prices, so our goal for this program is to help producers make a profit from their remaining cattle, while helping their pastures recover.”

The program’s topics and speakers will include:
– Market Update and Beef Cattle Economics, Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist, Stephenville.
– Herd Management for Current Conditions, Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Uvalde.
– Dealing with Flies and External Parasites, Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension livestock entomologist, Stephenville.
– Helping Our Land Heal, Dr. Barron Rector, AgriLife Extension range specialist, College Station.

The AgriLife Extension offices in Lampasas, Burnet and Llano counties are co-hosting the event.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, two general and one integrated pest management, will be offered.

The required $20 individual preregistration fee includes lunch.

For more information and to RSVP, call the AgriLife Extension office in Lampasas County at 512-556-8271.