45th South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Oct. 28 in Brenham

by Blair Fannin

BRENHAM – Live cattle demonstrations, calving season recommendations plus proper chute-side methods and other presentations are scheduled Oct. 28 at the 45th South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham.

The clinic will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road. The program is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and beef committees from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Lee, Washington and Waller counties.

“The day is packed full of great presentations and live cattle demonstrations, including a judging contest for participants,” said Kara Matheney, AgriLife Extension agent for Washington County. “Following the live cattle demonstration, there will be hands-on activities including judging a class of bulls, visiting with trade show sponsors, and viewing the display cattle from area producers.”

Participants who register and attend the full day of programming can also enter to win a free heifer, sponsored by the Washington County Beef and Forage Committee and Texas Farm Credit. Attendees must be present to win, according to organizers.

Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the program starting at  8 a.m. and concluding at 4 p.m. Two continuing education units will be offered, one integrated pest management and one general to Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicators license holders. Beef Quality Assurance credits will be available for specific presentations.

For more information, call 979-277-6212 or visit http://washington.agrilife.org .