ABILENE – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the District 7 4-H beef clinic, â€œKeys to a Successful Show Steer Project,â€ from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Abilene.
The clinic will be held in the Griffin Arena, located on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center. The event will be held in conjunction with the West Texas Fair also held at the Expo Center, which will take place from Sept.10-18.
â€œThe clinic is geared toward 4-H members who are new to showing steers, but there will also be plenty of information for those who have not exhibited cattle in a while or who need information on the latest trends involved with this particular project,â€ said Jerry Kidd, AgriLife Extension agent in Menard County and clinic coordinator.
Topics covered will include: selection considerations, the importance of a routine, halter training, hoof and health care, nutrition to optimize conformation, and hair care for slick-shorn shows and for shows in which the hair is left unshorn. The clinic concludes with showmanship tips.
The clinic is free, but those attending must purchase a ticket to enter the West Texas Fair.
For more information, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Menard County at 325-396-4787 or go to