Multi-County beef field day set for May 5

The Connell Life Skills and Livestock Center at Boysville, 8555 E. Loop 1604 in Converse, will be the site of a multi-county beef cattle field day on May 5.

The 2007 Bexar/Guadalupe/Comal County Beef Cattle Field Day, presented by Texas Cooperative Extension, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.

The cost of the event is $10, which includes registration and lunch.

Three continuing education units will be offered: two general units and one unit in laws and regulations.

Program topics will include pasture management, beef cattle nutrient requirements and drought feeding strategies, economics of hay production, pesticide laws and regulations, and cattle market trends.

"This field day will give those in the beef cattle industry a good look at many important issues and challenges they face as producers," said Jerry Warren, Extension agent for agriculture in Bexar County. "With the difficulties producers have – such as what happens to cattle production during times of drought – it pays for them to learn all they can about the factors affecting their industry. At this field day, attendees will be exposed to a lot of information and many strategies they can apply to their own operations."

For more information and reservations, call Annette Pawelek at the Extension office in Bexar County, 210-467-6575. The deadline is May 2.

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