DeWitt, Lavaca Extension offices to host beef herd program on May 25

May 14, 2012 at 12:14 a.m.

Texas's cattle population declined continually through the past two decades.

Factors leading to this are 2011's historic drought, financing ability, economics and more, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service news release.

But an upcoming program aims to improve the situation.

The DeWitt and Lavaca county extension offices will host "Rebuilding the Beef Herd" from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 25.

The event is part of a statewide educational initiative. Topics include changes in lending policies, balancing forage recovery and cattle inventory recovery, and approaches to both securing replacement females and evaluating their worth.

The program will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church Family Center, 201 Schrimscher St. in Yoakum.

Program costs are $40 for those who pre-register and $50 for those who register on-site. Fees include a catered meal. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m.

For more information, or to RSVP, call the DeWitt County extension office at 361-275-0818 or the Lavaca County office at 361-798-2221, or visit agriliferegister.tamu .edu.



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