Tag Archives: Beef Cattle Short Course

Health benefits of beef brisket discussed at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas barbecue is famous for beef brisket and as a bonus for barbecue fans, it has many healthful traits, said Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Ground beef produced from the brisket contains high levels of oleic acid, which increases levels of HDL or good cholesterol in humans, Smith told beef producers at the recent 62nd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course held at Texas A&M University in College Station. That’s good news as the popularity of Texas… Read More →

International interest rises in Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – International interest in the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course continues to grow with beef producers from eight countries represented at the recent 62nd annual event. “Our international beef producers continue to have great interest in how we produce beef here in Texas, and the beef short course provides comprehensive education that no other venue can provide,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and conference coordinator, College Station. Duane Lenz, CattleFax analyst, projected growth in emerging… Read More →

Cattle producers learn how to deal with smaller profit margins

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course attracts record attendance Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – After two years of historic high cattle prices, a record 1,900 producers attending the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station learned more about the current decline in prices and maintaining profitability despite declining profit margins. “We’ve had quite a run over the past two years with regards to high cattle prices,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, conference coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist, College Station…. Read More →

Cattle market outlook to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 1

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A comprehensive cattle market outlook will be one of the featured presentations during the general session of the 62nd Beef Cattle Short Course at Texas A&M University in College Station Aug. 1-3. During the Aug. 1 general session, Duane Lenz, market analyst with CattleFax, will give an overview of the current cattle market and trends heading into the fall production cycle, said Dr. Jason Cleere, conference coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef… Read More →

Youth program to be offered at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Youth can learn more about the beef industry, including a virtual tour of a feedlot and packing operations, during a special hands-on program held in conjunction with the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course on Aug. 1-2 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The youth program will feature a variety of educational sessions, ranging from beef evaluations and grading, beef fabrication and a grilling activity, said Dr. Jason Cleere, conference coordinator and Texas… Read More →

Tractor, cattle working, Brush Busters demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Live cattle working, tractor equipment and Brush Busters demonstrations are among several activities planned for the 62nd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 1-3 at Texas A&M University in College Station. All demonstrations will be Aug. 3 at various locations. They will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. The Brush Busters demonstration will cover how to manage prickly pear, mesquite, greenbrier, Chinese tallow trees, huisache and other species. “The demonstrations… Read More →

Army veteran shares Wagyu beef cattle business success story at Texas A&M Beef Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – While beef producers were learning how to become more profitable at the 61st Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station, a veterans breakfast featured one unique success story from Austin’s Josh Eilers. Eilers, who owns Ranger Cattle, a pureblood Wagyu operation, is a Purple Heart Army veteran. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger course, considered one of the toughest leadership-focused training programs in the world. As a sergeant, he served as team leader for the… Read More →

Study examines decline of Texas livestock auction markets

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Declining cow numbers have led to consolidation in Texas livestock auction markets following devastating droughts the past decade, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension Service livestock marketing economist, provided an overview recently at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station. “Things change over time, but we were interested in the changes in the beef industry’s infrastructure, particularly livestock auction markets,” Anderson said. “Obviously we’ve experienced changes in cattle cycles,… Read More →

‘Exciting times’ in the cattle business moving forward

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course features cattle market outlook, trends Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As temperatures in College Station reached 100 degrees during Monday’s opening general session of the 61st Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, it could also accurately describe a red-hot cattle market the past two years. “These are exciting times indeed, but are they here to stay?” said Dr. Jason Cleere, conference coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, addressing one of the highest-attended short course events ever…. Read More →

Cattle Working, Brush Busters demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Fence building, live cattle working and Brush Busters are among several demonstrations planned for the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 3-5 at Texas A&M University in College Station. All demonstrations will be Aug. 5 at various locations, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. The fence building demonstration will cover different types of fencing materials and designs. Participants will learn how to build pipe and wood fences, stretch… Read More →