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Upcoming series: Drought management in beef operations

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The Drought Management and Economics Series will be held online in June and July.
Three programs to address culling, weaning, vaccinations and supplementation

Drought management in beef operations will headline an online economics series June 15, July 6 and July 27.

The Drought Management and Economics Series will be presented by Jason Smith,  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist, and Justin Benavidez, AgriLife Extension economist, both in Amarillo.

High Plains beef cattle producers' systems are the focus, but the information will apply to producers across the state, Smith said.

“Prolonged drought across the High Plains and much of West Texas has left many producers searching for ways to cope with reduced forage resources,” he said. “This webinar series will focus on management strategies that will help them to respond to the current situation.”    

Program dates and topics

One-time registration for this program is at https://tx.ag/HighPlainsBRM.

Individual programs will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and start at 10 a.m. and will last an hour followed by questions and answers. Recordings will be published on the North Region Ag Podcast

The three online program topics will be as follows:

  • June 15 – Culling Decisions – Marcel Fischbacher, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Moore County, will moderate.
  • July 6 – Early Weaning and Vaccination Programs – Mason Carter, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Briscoe County, will moderate.
  • July 27 – Supplementation Decisions – Andy Holloway, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Hemphill County, will moderate.

For more information, contact Smith at [email protected] or Benavidez at [email protected].

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