Tag Archives: Event

“The Legacy of Ranching” exhibit opens at George Bush Presidential Library

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) – Ranching played a crucial part in the history of Texas and continues to shape the state today. There’s a new exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library that celebrates the legacy of ranching. There are opportunities to learn about the legendary King Ranch, the history of branding, and more. “There’s also hides of different animals that are here and they can feel them and they get to guess which one it is. There’s interactive media as well, like a barbecue exhibit section there… Read More →

Grass-fed beef conference scheduled May 2-3 in College Station

Production systems, nutrition, fabrication methods to be featured Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Ron Gill, 845-3579, rgill@tamu.edu Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Consumer interest and demand for grass-fed beef continues, and beef producers can learn more about this aspect of production from pasture to plate during a May 2-3 conference at Texas A&M University in College Station. The conference will cover a broad range of important topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production and is open to both beef producers and consumers. “This comprehensive… Read More →

Plans for third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo underway

Tentative August 18-19 dates set for statewide event Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Wheels are in motion for a third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo based on  strong feedback from planners and participants of the Aug. 2016 event held at San Angelo’s Spur Arena, said the event’s chairman. Marvin Ensor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader at San Angelo, said a recent planning committee meeting confirmed the momentum remains high behind conducting a third such top-tier program. “AgriLife Extension’s Texas… Read More →

AgriLife sheep shearing and wool classing schools set Jan. 3-5 in San Angelo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, Reid.Redden@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ronald Pope, 325-653-4576, Ronald.Pope@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct two wool production educational schools Jan. 3-5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. “We are very excited to be hosting the Texas A&M AgriLife Shearing and Classing Schools again this year,” said Dr. Reid Redden, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo. “These sessions are designed to train the next… Read More →

Southwest Dairy Days offers a look at new technology, management strategies

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ellen Jordan, 972-952-9212, e-jordan2@tamu.edu DALHART – The recent Southwest Dairy Day gave dairy producers a glimpse at new technology and latest best-practices designed to provide better care for their animals and better products for consumers, said Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension dairy specialist from Dallas. Southwest Dairy Days gives the dairy industry a chance to come together to see some advances and new technologies being used in the industry around the region and state to advance genetics, environmental protection,… Read More →

ISAG conference returns to the US after 16 years

Dr. Clare Gill, professor of animal genomics, hosted the 35th conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 23- 27, 2016.  It was the first time in 16 years that ISAG was held in the US, with almost 600 delegates from 47 countries in attendance.  Sharing the latest developments in creating and applying community genetic and genomic tools and resources to aid advancements in the productivity, health and well being of commodity species (i.e., cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, poultry and aquaculture) and companion animals… Read More →

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug.1-3

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – After a historic run in beef cattle prices, producers are left with many decisions regarding the future of the cattle market, consumer demand and long-term weather projections, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle expert. These topics and more will be discussed at the 62nd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 1-3 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “We’ve had quite a run over the past two years with regards… Read More →

Dip in cattle prices not deterring Texas ranchers’ optimism

Hundreds attend 2016 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu FORT WORTH – Hundreds of Texas cattle producers gathered at the 2016 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in Fort Worth Friday to learn more about current industry issues and with optimism despite  a dip in high prices, according to organizers. Calf market prices have fallen from historic highs a year ago, but the event proved there’s still big interest in cattle across the state, they said. “You know the bloom is a… Read More →

Barbecue town hall meeting attracts owners, pitmasters to Texas A&M

Meat price outlook, carcass grading, cuts discussed Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jeff Savell, 979-845-3992, j-savell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Low corn prices are helping to produce more pounds of meat, whether it’s beef, pork or chicken, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. That’s good news for barbecue restaurant owners who continue to purchase and smoke thousands of pounds of meat to satisfy a growing demand for Texas barbecue. As a whole, meat prices are coming down from 2014 levels, especially beef, said Dr…. Read More →

Aggiefest livestock contest, horse judging workshop set for Oct. 24

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest and Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop will be held Oct. 24. The livestock judging contest will be held at Louis Pearce Pavilion, 555 George Bush Drive West, in College Station. The horse judging workshop will be held at Freeman Arena located at 7802 Turkey Creek Road in College Station. The Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest is sponsored by the Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team and is open to all 4-H and FFA members. Individuals and four-member… Read More →