It’s time for beef producers around the world to start planning their participation in the 68th edition Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Coursethe largest event of its kind in the nation, scheduled for August 1-3 on the campus of Texas A&M University.
The event is organized by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences‘ Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M. From the Texas Aggie Prime Rib Dinner at Cattleman’s College, the nationally and internationally recognized three-day event attracts more than 2,000 attendees each year.
“High input prices and farmer response will be a major theme of this year’s conference,” said Jason Cleere, Ph.D., conference coordinator and AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in the Department of Animal Science. .
In-person and online participation is available. The cost is $240 for in-person participation and $160 for online registration if you register before July 27. A late registration fee of $40 will be charged after this date. To register, go to tx.ag/BCSC22Reg or call 979-845-6931 for more information.
Something for everyone
The program should offer a comprehensive program for everyone from the novice breeder to the seasoned professional, Cleere said.
“Racers are currently facing very difficult times due to persistent drought across much of the state coupled with input costs that are almost double what they were a year ago” , did he declare. “Many of our sessions will address these questions. One of our forage sessions will discuss pasture management in response to drought and high fertilizer prices, as well as how to move forward economically with high seed prices (winter pastures), hay prices, high fuel prices, etc. »
Cattleman’s College will offer more than 20 concurrent sessions on topics including animal health, nutrition, breeding, breeding, genetics, breeding, research, marketing and handling. Management sessions will cover business, forage, range and purebred cattle, and speakers will also address landowner issues and fence building.
At least nine pesticide continuing education units and 14 veterinary continuing education credits are available to participants.
Additionally, more than 150 agriculture-related companies and trade show exhibitors are expected to attend.