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Palestine Bull, Heifer Selection Program slated Sept. 19

PALESTINE, September 13, 2013—A Bull and Heifer Selection Program will take place Thursday, September 19.  Registration will be at 5:00 p.m., and program will start at 5:30 p.m.

This program will focus on selecting Bulls and replacement Heifers. Live animals will be used to learn more about how to evaluate.

It has been said a bull is responsible for 50% of the herd’s calf crop, and a good bull is an investment that can, and often does, pay big dividends. This workshop will discuss bull selections techniques such as Visual Selection, Individual Performance Data, Bull Fertility and Bull to Cow Ratios, and Bull Care and Management. 

Whether saving or purchasing beef replacement heifers, it is a major investment and becomes the foundation or building blocks the cow herd. During this workshop, topics covered will include: puberty, breeding, will heifers be structurally large enough at calving to minimize calving difficulty, selecting the right kind, and growing them properly. 

Raising and purchasing heifers requires additional management, labor, facilities, feed and other resources.  All of this and more will be covered.

Participants are asked to RSVP at 903-723-3735, and to bring a lawn chair. There will be no charge for this workshop.

Dr. Jason Banta, Livestock Specialist of Texas A&M AgriLife, will discuss Bull and Heifer Selection.

The program will take place at Lamb Ranch. To get to Lamb Ranch, take Hwy 79 west to FM 645, make a left on CR 2907, and make a left at red double gates to the pens and barns.

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