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Beef Cattle Body Condition Score and Deworming Educational Program

PALESTINE, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 -- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Anderson County has scheduled a Beef Cattle Body Condition Score and Deworming Educational Program to be held September 25.  Cost for the program is $8.00 per person, meal and handouts included.  

Participants must RSVP to Anderson County Extension Office 903-723-3735 if possible by September 21 by 9:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. September 22. This is to be sure that we have enough food for the meal.  This program will be held at Ben E Keith Meeting Room located at 2019 W. Oak Street, Palestine, Texas. Registration will start at 5:00 p.m., meal will be at 5:30. Program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude around 8:00 p.m. We will discuss the importance of understanding how to optimize performance of your cattle. Variation in the condition of beef cows has a number of practical implications, many will be discussed. 

We will also discuss deworming of cattle. The Deworming approach involves more than just deworming cattle.  We will also learn more about when parasites could be compromising the health of your cattle. Timing is critical for your deworming program. Selecting the appropriate active ingredient, using proper administration techniques are truly important. When dewormers are used correctly producers will be feeding cattle not parasites. 

We will discuss all this and much more. Speaker for this event will be Dr. Jason Banta, Beef Cattle Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr. Banta is located at Texas A&M Agricultural and Extension Center in Overton, Texas.

This program is being sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Anderson County Extension Beef and Forage Committe

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