CenTex Cattle Symposium set for Sept. 22nd in Riesel, Tx

Rob Williams, Texas AgriLife Today

September 5, 2023

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in McLennan County will host the 2023 CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium in Riesel on Sept. 22.

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Moreno Ranches, 948 Farm-to-Market Road 2037. The fee is $25 and payable at the door by either check or cash.

A steak tip lunch, breakfast tacos and refreshments will be provided. Also, one Texas Department of Agriculture integrated pest management continuing education credit will be available for those attending the conference.

An RSVP is required by Sept. 15 to the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County at 254-757-5180 or Candace Chapman at candace.chapman@ag.tamu.edu.

Symposium agenda

The conference includes the following topics and speakers:

  • History of Moreno Ranches—Kelvin Moreno, owner, Moreno Ranches, Riesel.
  • Concentrated beef cattle reproduction—Cary Crow, business acquisition specialist, TransOva Genetics, Bryan-College Station.
  • Ranch marketing strategies—Catherine and Luke Newumayer, marketing and advertising, V8 Ranch, Boling.
  • Nutritional needs of beef cattle—Brayden Hawkins, southern U.S. sales manager, Ridley Block Operations, Fort Worth.
  • Veterinary feed directive and the importance of developing relationship with your vet—Andrew Roemisch, DVM, Cottonwood Creek Veterinary Hospital, Waco.
  • Structural selection considerations in American-influence cattle—Joe Paschal, Ph.D., retired AgriLife Extension livestock specialist and executive vice president for the American Brahman Breeders Association, Bryan-College Station.
  • External parasite control in beef cattle—Sonya Swiger, Ph.D., associate professor and AgriLife Extension specialist in the Texas A&M Department of Entomology, Stephenville.
  • Panel discussion on the evolution of the Brahman breed.

The event is offered courtesy of the AgriLife Extension livestock committees in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Limestone, McLennan and Robertson counties.


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