BRENHAM, Texas — Mark your calendars for the 46th Annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham! Registration will begin at 7:30am with the program getting underway at 8:00am. A registration fee of $20.00 per person will provide admission to the clinic, an opportunity to visit with tradeshow vendors, refreshments, a catered bar-b-que lunch, the afternoon social, and of course the GRAND DOOR PRIZE at the conclusion of the day. Make plans to join in and receive information which will help you make sound management decisions in your beef cattle operations.
A great list of program topics and excellent speakers have been prepared for you based on the recommendations of the area Beef and Forage Committee members from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Lee, Waller, and Washington Counties. The 2017 clinic will focus on adding value to the calf crop with topics ranging from, Understanding the Value of Your Calves – From a Buyers Perspective to Backgrounding/Preconditioning – Return on Investment for Producers. The day is packed full of great presentation, live cattle demonstrations, and includes a number of contests for participants to test their knowledge and skills. Throughout the day there will be time to visit with tradeshow vendors, view cattle in the contests, and network with producers, speakers, and others.
For the fourth year in a row, the Washington County Beef and Forage Committee have partnered with Texas Farm Credit has purchased a commercial heifer at the Washington County Fair and will draw for her as the GRAND DOOR PRIZE at the end of the day. Participants must be registered for the entire day and must be present to win! Be sure to get your registration ticket for this great door prize.
The tradeshow at the Cow Calf Clinic continues to grow and this year will feature some great representatives from the cattle and ranching industry. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit their booths, learn about the products and services they offer, and have an opportunity to win some of the great door prizes they will be giving out!
In addition to the tradeshow, ranches and cattle producers are invited to display their cattle at the event. Display pen fees are $50 per pen limited to (1) Bull per Pen OR (3) Heifers per Pen. Anyone interested in bringing cattle for display is asked to contact the Washington County Extension Office for additional information and details.
After the meeting is adjourned tradeshow vendors, participants, and speakers are invited to stick around for the social hour sponsored by Mike Hopkins Distributing and enjoy some Beer-Battered-Beef-Tips! Cow-Calf Clinic participants who hold a private, commercial, or non-commercial pesticide applicators license will receive one hour of continuing education in the integrated pest management category and one hour in general. Beef cattle producers certified under the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program will receive beef quality credits for attending the clinic.
For additional information and to register for the South Central Texas Cow Calf Clinic, contact the Washington County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (979) 277-6212.
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–Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
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