The 43rd annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show will take place tomorrow at the Washington County Fairgrounds sales facility in Brenham. Kara Matheney, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Washington County says that “All area producers are encouraged to attend to receive information that will help them make sound management decisions in their beef cattle operations.” Matheney said Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist from College Station, and Doug Pierce, division chair for agriculture at Blinn College, will start the morning session with a presentation and demonstration on heifer selection and evaluation using a variety of breeds.
Dr. Steve Hammack, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist from Stephenville, will follow up with a reminder about the basics of breed characteristics for the cattle in the area. Dr. Levi Russell, AgriLife Extension economist from Corpus Christi, will discuss the economics of buying versus raising replacement heifers. Weed and brush control and fence line management will also be part of the program.
Registration is $20 and will be held from 7:15-8 a.m. Friday. KWHI's Craig Montana will be broadcasting live reports from the event from 10 till noon.