Media advisory: Beef Cattle Short Course set Aug. 2-4



Media advisory: Beef Cattle Short Course set Aug. 2-4

COLLEGE STATION – The 56th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled Aug. 2-4 in College Station.

Numerous topics related to producing beef, both for the cattle producer and consumer, will be discussed throughout the event.

The general session on Aug. 2 will feature discussions of challenges and opportunities in the cattle business. Topics include a cattle market outlook by Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax, and how beef producers feed the U.S. by Daren Williams, executive director-communications with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Aug. 3 program highlights will include an update on the cattle-tick program, drought management strategies and advanced genetic beef research.

Aug. 4 activities include will live demonstrations on handling cattle, beef-carcass evaluation and brush management techniques.

Members of the media and those interested in following news from the event can read blog posts provided by AgriLife Communications at http://agrilifeweb.tamu.edu/beefshortcourse/.

For more information about the short course and to view a complete schedule of speakers and topics, visit http://animalscience.tamu.edu/ansc/BCSC/index.html.

– WHAT: 56th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, Aug. 2-4.

– WHERE: Texas A&M University, College Station, Rudder Complex.

– DETAILS: More than 1,200 beef cattle producers and industry representatives will be attending the event. The short course is the largest of its kind in the U.S. An industry trade show featuring more than 110 businesses and service exhibits will be held.

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