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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the West Texas Livestock and Range Conference from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 27 at the Broughton Agriculture Complex on the Howard College campus in Big Spring.
The conference is a multi-county effort involving the AgriLife Extension offices in Glasscock, Upton, Reagan, Howard, Martin and Midland counties.
â€śWe have a fine slate of speakers coming who will present ranch-related information covering a wide array of topics pertinent to ranching in Far West Texas,â€ť said Rebel Royall, AgriLife Extension agent in Glasscock County. â€śThe AgriLife Extension agents planned the program based on needs from our local planning committees who share a common thread across our area, so thatâ€™s whatâ€™s being presented.â€ť
The morning session will deal with legislative water updates, the Earth Partners-Conservation Biomass, range management/wildfire prevention and Dow range herbicide products.
The afternoon program will include presentations on Heart Brand Meats, drought management, Beef Quality Assurance and beef cattle health-related topics including vaccination programs, a live animal demonstration on chute-side protocol and de-worming.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered â€” two general and one integrated pest management.
Individual preregistration is $15 if received at the AgriLife Extension office in Glasscock County by June 18 and $25 thereafter. The fee includes the noon meal.
For more information, contact Royall at 432-354-2381, firstname.lastname@example.org or the AgriLife Extension office in any of the participating counties.