Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic set for Jan. 11 in Cameron

Rob Williams, Texas AgriLife Today

January 2, 2024

The annual Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic will be Jan. 11 in Cameron. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Milam, Robertson, Bell, Burleson, Falls and Williamson counties will host the event.

Cattle in a field. The Jan. 11 Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Cameron will feature topics such as cattle market updates, herd health and planning for extended winters.
The Jan. 11 Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Cameron will feature topics such as cattle market updates, herd health and planning for extended winters. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Milam County Youth Exposition Building, 301 S. Houston Ave.

Registration is $20 and an RSVP is requested for a meal count by Jan. 4. To RSVP, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Milam County at 254-697-7045. One Texas Department of Agriculturegeneral continuing education unit will be available for those needing renewal of their private applicator licenses.

There will also be a trade show featuring local vendors, with door prizes and special offers.

On the agenda

The speakers and topics will include:

  • 2023 beef cattle market update and what can we expect to pay for replacements? – Jason Johnson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist and associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Stephenville.
  • Pasture restoration and reestablishment following drought – Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage specialist and professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Overton.
  • Planning for extended winters: Feed alternatives, barn and equipment preparations — Ron Gill, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension livestock specialist and professor in the Department of Animal Science, Bryan-College Station.
  • Herd health demonstration: What needs to be done, why to do it and the value it adds – Jason Cleere, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist and associate professor in the Department of Animal Science, Bryan-College Station.
  • Meet the vets: Veterinarian panel discussion over veterinarian-client-patient relationship, antibiotic use, reproduction and more – Tommy Barton, DVM, Texas Animal Health Commission regional director, Rockdale; Trey Richter, DVM, Richter Vet Clinic, Holland; Jared Ranly, DVM, Ranly Veterinary Services, Lott; and Eric Clemons, DVM, Austin Vet Care at Central, Austin.
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