Monday, January 30, 2017

Great Opportunity for Travis County Ag Folks!

Beef 706 at The Luling Foundation

Bastrop | Caldwell | Gonzales | Guadalupe

The Texas Beef Council, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and Texas A&M University have teamed up to present a special Beef 706 program. This three-part series of hands-on sessions focusing on beef quality management and marketing opportunities is made available locally. This program is being presented by the agents of Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales and Guadalupe counties, but is open to all interested parties.


The checkoff-funded program is designed to help producers maximize profits and have a better understanding of the production process after their cattle enter the feedyard.


Session one will be held February 7, 2017 at the Luling Foundation Farm in Luling, Texas beginning at 5:30pm with dinner. Here industry experts will discuss factors effecting feeder calves. Producers will then choose a calf to monitor through the production system at the following two sessions.


Session two will be held in July (exact date TBD) at Graham Land and Cattle in Gonzales, Texas beginning at 1:30pm. During this session producers will review their cattle while in the finishing process.


Session three will be held August 14 & 15, 2017 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. This 1.5–day session will allow producers to participate in a hands–on exercise that takes their chosen fed cattle from session one through the harvest, grading and fabrication process.


Beef Quality Assurance Credits will be offered over the course of the program to all interested participants.

The cost of the program will be $50.00/participant and can be paid at the first session on February 7th. This cost is refundable based on full participation in the program.

To RSVP and Register for this program, please contact the Caldwell County Extension Office:

Julie Zimmerman

Caldwell County