Rebuilding the cow herd and selection of replacement heifers are just two of several topics that will be featured at the Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan.
“With pastures in better condition compared to last year, many area ranchers are considering rebuilding their herds,” said Dustin Coufal, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for Brazos County. “The program will feature in-depth discussion addressing this as well as strategies to control weeds in forage and options for analyzing forage. We think there are topics that will be of interest to each beef and forage producer throughout the Brazos Valley.”
Cost is $15 and includes lunch and program materials. Pre-register through Aug. 31 by calling the AgriLife Extension office in Brazos County at 979-823-0129.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered for participants with a private, commercial or non-commercial pesticide applicators license.
Featured speakers, all from College Station, and their topics will be Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, herd rebuilding; Dr. Mark McFarland, AgriLife Extension fertility specialist, soil fertility and analysis; Dr. Paul Baumann, AgriLife Extension weed specialist, weed control in forages; and Dr. Tony Provin, head of the Soil and Forage Fertility Testing Laboratory, analysis of forages.
For more information, call 979-823-0129.