48th Annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic
Friday October 25, 2019
At the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, Brenham
Registration 7:30am, Program starts at 8:00am
Registration fee - $20 per person
Mark your calendars for the 48th Annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham! Registration will begin at 7:30am with the program getting underway at 8:00am. A registration fee of $20.00 per person will provide admission to the clinic, an opportunity to visit with tradeshow vendors, refreshments, a catered bar-b-que lunch, the afternoon social, and the GRAND DOOR PRIZE HEIFER at the conclusion of the day. Make plans to join in and receive information which will help you make sound management decisions in your beef cattle operations.
A great list of program topics and excellent speakers have been prepared based on the recommendations of Beef and Forage Committee members from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Lee, Waller, and Washington Counties. The 2019 clinic will focus on emerging issues for cattle producers ranging from landowner liability and changes in animal identification requirements to heifer development and grazing management. The day is packed full of great presentation, live cattle demonstrations, and includes a number of contests for participants to test their knowledge and skills with awards sponsored by Capital Farm Credit. Throughout the day there will be time to visit with tradeshow vendors, view cattle in the contests, and network with producers, speakers, and others.
For the second year, the South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Planning Committee is excited to offer a Youth Track. This new adventure will be a great learning opportunity for SENIOR AGE 4-H and FFA members who have an interest in animal science with a focus on beef cattle production. Topics for the youth track will include hands on activities focusing on anatomy & physiology, meats, beef cattle reproduction, path to the plate, and a grilling 101 workshop. This is an exciting addition to the South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and we look forward to working with young people who are interested in the beef cattle industry. Registration will be limited to the first 100 students and is open to youth in the multi-county area.
For the sixth year in a row, the Washington County Beef and Forage Committee have partnered with Texas Farm Credit has purchased a commercial heifer at the Washington County Fair and will draw for her as the GRAND DOOR PRIZE at the end of the day. Participants must be registered for the entire day and must be present to win! Be sure to get your registration ticket for this great door prize.
The tradeshow at the Cow-Calf Clinic continues to grow and this year will feature some great representatives from the cattle and ranching industry. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit their booths, learn about the products and services they offer, and have an opportunity to win some of the great door prizes they will be giving out!
After the meeting is adjourned tradeshow vendors, participants, and speakers are invited to stick around for the social hour sponsored by Mike Hopkins Distributing and enjoy some Beer-Battered-Beef-Tips! New for 2019, the South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Planning Committee will be selling drawing tickets for five fantastic prizes to support the scholarship and youth program. The prizes will include #1) pen of 5 heifers, #2) pen of 5 heifers, #3) a side of beef, #4) a side of beef, #5) 1 ton of cattle feed. Tickets are be $100 each and will be on sale beginning September 6th through October 25th. The drawing will be held live during the social following the Cow-Calf Clinic, so buy your ticket and come out to join us!
Cow-Calf Clinic participants who hold a private, commercial, or non-commercial pesticide applicators license will receive two hours of continuing education units, one laws and regulations and one general category. For additional information please contact the Washington County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (979) 277-6212.