Tag Archives: Sheep

Texas A&M AgriLife sets inaugural Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day May 10 at Menard

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-657-47324, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787, lbrown@ag.tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu MENARD – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct their first Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day on May 10 at Menard. “To my knowledge, this will be the first program devoted strictly to livestock guardian dogs that our sister agencies, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, have conducted anywhere,” said Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo. “Both agencies… Read More →

Annual AgriLife ram test joins sheep, goat expo slated for Aug. 18-19

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO—Even after 70 years the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Ram Performance Test is not averse to change, organizers said. Instead of the traditional field day and sale of some of the top Rambouillet rams that  successfully completed the test, breeders this year opted to join the 2017 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, a statewide industry event now in its third year. The expo, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,… 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 →

National Sheep Improvement Program to be discussed Sept. 12 in San Angelo

Meeting to be held in conjunction with start of annual ram test Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – A meeting to discuss the National Sheep Improvement Program has been set for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. Dr. Reid Redden, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo, said the meeting is being held in… Read More →

Annual AgriLife ram test will start Sept. 12

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The 2016-2017 annual Ram Performance Test conducted by Texas A&M will begin Sept. 12 with delivery of the Rambouillet rams to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. Dr. Dan Waldron, Texas A&M AgriLife Research geneticist and the test’s coordinator, and Dr. Reid Redden, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist, both at San Angelo, will host… Read More →

Plans are set for state’s premier sheep, goat educational programs

Aug. 19-20 events in San Angelo to offer new industry technology, management, marketing aspects Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – After months of planning for this year’s Texas A&M AgriLife premier sheep and goat educational events, coordinators say all that remains is waiting out the dog days of summer. For a second year, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research coordinated two back-to-back educational programs set for Aug. 19-20 in San Angelo…. Read More →

AgriLife agencies plan sheep and goat doubleheader in San Angelo

August 19-20 events to feature the latest in sheep, goat technology, management, marketing Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Plans are fast coming together for a Texas A&M AgriLife sheep and goat doubleheader featuring two events that planners tout as this year’s premier educational events for Texas sheep and goat producers wishing to stay abreast of their industry. For the second time in as many years, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife… Read More →

AgriLife Extension offers new livestock guardian dog publication

Renewed producer interest prompted the work Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, Reid.Redden@ag.tamu.edu Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576,  tomecek@tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” This oft used nod to the U.S. Postal Service could as easily describe the work ethic of good livestock guardian dogs, according to Texas A&M AgriLife officials at San Angelo. Personnel from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the… Read More →

Crooks is named state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant

Crooks is named state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Sterling “Ty” Crooks became the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat assistant effective Oct. 12. Crooks is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. His primary duties will involve working with the state’s 4-H sheep and goat youth programs, said Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo and Crooks’… Read More →