Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, email@example.com
Contacts: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jason Banta, 903-834-6191, email@example.com
CAMERON – A comprehensive workshop on bull selection for cattle producers in the South Central Texas area is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22 at 44 Farms in Cameron.
The ranch is located at 1945 County Road 227 in Cameron.
Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in College Station, and Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Overton, will conduct the workshop.
“A bull is responsible for 50 percent of the herd’s calf crop, and a good bull is an investment that certainly can pay dividends,” Cleere said.
“The workshop will discuss applied as well as advanced bull selection techniques. Live animals will be used to teach attendees visual selection,” Banta said.
Other topics to be discussed include cattle breeds and breeding programs; individual performance data, expected progeny differences and genetic markers; bull fertility and bull-to-cow ratios; and bull management before and after the breeding season.
Cost is $60 per person prior to April 8. Cost is $75 after. There is a money-back guarantee, and registration covers lunch and program materials.
To register online, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu or call AgriLife Extension Conference Services at 979-845-2604. For more information, call 903-834-6194.
via source AgriLife TODAY | Bull workshop scheduled April 22 at 44 Farms in Cameron
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