The Beef Cattle Short Course, held yearly in College Station, Texas, is one of the largest beef cattle educational event in the country. The three-day event draws more than 1,600 beef cattle producers from Texas and abroad.
The short course, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, features over 20 concurrent educational sessions that are designed for varying levels of experience. Topics covered include:
- animal health
- record keeping
In addition to the sessions, live demonstrations are provided such as:
- chute-side calf working
- cattle handling
- brush management
- tractor safety
- beef carcass value determination
Participants can also earn Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide continuing education units, or CEU’s.
The highlight of the short course is the famous Texas Aggie Prime Rib Dinner!
For more information and to register for this year’s Beef Cattle Short Course (August 7-9, 2017), please visit www.BeefCattleShortCourse.com.