Source: AgriLife Today
Dr. Ron Gill, beef cattle specialist and associate department head for animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, recently received the National Beef Quality Assurance 2018 Educator Award.
Gill was presented the award during the Best of Beef Award Session at the National Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Phoenix, Arizona.
Beef Quality Assurance is a national effort aimed at raising consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. Its efforts are coordinated at the national level but implemented by each state affiliate and their partners. In Texas, partners are the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Beef Council and AgriLife Extension faculty in the animal science department.
Gill was recognized for his work in helping launch the initial Texas Beef Quality Assurance program focused on cow-calf and stocker operations. He served as state coordinator for AgriLife Extension for the first 10 years of the program. For the past 10 years Gill has traveled across Texas and the U.S. as part of the program teaching Beef Quality Assurance practices as well as stockmanship. He is considered a leading expert in cattle stockmanship, providing in-depth, indoor and outdoor handling demonstrations.
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