The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo has announced the schedule for the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo and the 46th annual Sheep and Goat Field Day.
The two events historically attract participants nationwide and are the country’s largest sheep and goat events, said Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension regional program leader, San Angelo.
The free field day will be Aug.16 from 8-11:30 a.m. at the AgriLife center, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N., San Angelo.
The Sheep and Goat Expo will begin afterward, kicking off with a noon lunch at the Spur Arena at 200 W. 43rd Ave., San Angelo. The Sheep and Goat Expo will run from noon-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 17.
The cost of the expo is $50 for adults and $30 for children. Lunch and dinner on Aug. 16 and breakfast and lunch on Aug. 17 are included in the price.
The registration deadline is Aug. 13.
The featured keynote speaker on Aug. 16 will be Benny Cox, American Sheep Industry president, San Angelo. Day one will also feature sheep and goat industry updates from a variety of experts and an educational sheep and goat carcass evaluation.
Concurrent session topics on day two will focus on: youth, hair sheep, wool sheep, club lambs, angora goats and meat goats.
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