McGregor Research Center Field Day Set for May 18
April 20th, 2023
Make plans to attend the McGregor Research Center Field Day on Thursday, May 18, in McGregor, Texas.
The agenda includes speakers from across the industry and Texas A&M University, including faculty in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and more. After a welcome from Ryon Walker, Ph.D., operations manager for McGregor Research Center, he will provide a look into the past, present and future of the research center. Discussions will include data management and understanding soil health in a sustainable ranching world. There will also be an update from the McLennan County Extension office, department of animal science administration and AgriLife Research administration.
The field day will include research tour stops featuring animal science faculty and graduate students. A cattle and commodity market update, presented by an extension specialist in the department of agricultural economics, will wrap up the field day.
McGregor Research Center Field Day
May 18, 2023
773 Ag Farm Road
McGregor, TX 76657
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McGregor Research Center Field Day Schedule of Events
|9:00 am||Welcome |
Ryon Walker, Ph.D., Operations Manager
|9:10 am||McGregor Research Center: “Past, Present and Future”|
Ryon Walker, Ph.D.
|9:30 am||Keeping up with Data Management|
Colby Buck, AgriWebb; Ryon Walker, Ph.D.
|10:00 am||Understanding Soil Health in a Sustainable Ranching World|
Jeff Goodwin, Ph.D., Director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management
|10:45 am||McLennan County Extension Update|
Shane McClellan, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension Specialist
|11:00 am||Administrative Updates|
Andy Herring, Ph.D., Interim Head of Department of Animal Science; AgriLife Research Administration
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|12:30 pm||Research Tour Stops|
|2:15 pm||Cattle & Commodity Market Update|
Dave Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension Specialist, Department of Ag Economics
Research Tour Stops
|Stop name and speaker|
|Using brushes to reduce stress in weaned calves|
Dr. Courtney Daigle, Aiden Juge
|Health, calving performance, and fertility in Brahman/Angus half blood crosses |
Dr. Andy Herring, Dr. David Riley
|Cattle feed efficiency and methane emissions—what do they have in common?|
Dr. Gordon Carstens, Keara O’Reilly, Musah Muntari