2007 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Set for Aug. 6-8

2007 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Set for Aug. 6-8

Contact: Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931,jjcleere@tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – The 53rd annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will be held Aug. 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

“Planning committee members from around the state have met with us and helped us put together another outstanding program,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas Cooperative Extension beef cattle specialist and conference coordinator.

This year’s short course will address cost increases in fertilizer, fuel, equipment and grain and how they affect a rancher’s profits,” Cleere said.

“Increasing feed and fertilizer costs continue to put a lot of pressure on beef cattle producers to look for new ways to produce a pound of beef more economically,” he said. “In the near future, economics may override traditional ranch practices.”

The short course, sponsored by Texas Cooperative Extension, will address these issues as well as other topics during the three-day event, providing information for the novice rancher as well as for the most seasoned one, Cleere said.

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