Source: AgriLife Today
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the West Texas Livestock and Range Conference May 26 at the Broughton Agriculture Complex on the Howard College campus in Big Spring.
The conference will open with registration at 8 a.m. The program will follow from 8:25 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The seven-county program involves the AgriLife Extension offices in Andrews, Glasscock, Upton, Reagan, Howard, Martin and Midland counties.
“Livestock and wildlife management will be the order of the day,” said Tommy Yeater, AgriLife Extension agent in Howard County. “We have some top speakers and an interesting mix of topics on everything from the cattle market to hair sheep. All of the topics stem from the questions our collective offices receive the most, so we know the subject matter will be based on what our clientele is interested in.”
The morning session’s topics and speakers will include;
– Livestock, Wildlife Interaction, Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, San Angelo.
– Cattle Market Outlook, Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo.
– Boehringer Ingelheim Product Update, Jamie Smith, sales representative, Zephyr.
– Texas Department of Agriculture Laws and Regulations, Cory Pence, Texas Department of Agriculture training specialist, San Angelo.
– Prescribed Burn Demonstration, Dr. Morgan Russell, AgriLife Extension range specialist, San Angelo.
The afternoon session topics will include;
– Brush Control with Sendero, Ralph Porter, Dow AgroSciences, Abilene.
– Livestock Theft, Kenny Wadsworth, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, special ranger, Ozona.
– Feral Hog Control, Tomecek.
– Hair Sheep, An Option for Small Acreage Producers, Thompson.
– Natural Resources Conservation Service Update, Eddy Spurgin, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, district conservationist, Big Spring.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered.
Individual preregistration is $10 if received by May 24 and $15 thereafter. The fee includes the noon meal.
For more information and to preregister, contact Yeater at 432-264-2236, firstname.lastname@example.org.