The Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo is scheduled Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. Hay samples will be on hand as part of the hay show.
The Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo is scheduled Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. Hay samples will be on hand as part of the hay show.

Beef cattle selection and a live animal evaluation will be featured as part of the Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo scheduled Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan.

Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Preregistration deadline is Oct. 10 and can be made by calling the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Brazos County at 979-823-0129.

“We will be discussing several topics that will be of interest to Brazos Valley beef cattle producers,” said Dusty Tittle, AgriLife Extension Service agent for Brazos County. “With cattle prices at record highs, everyone is looking to capture more dollars. We have something everyone can take home and apply to their operations.”

Program topics include cost of production and the relationship between grain and cattle, laws affecting pesticide usage in pastures and hay fields, managing internal and external parasites in cattle and matching hay with livestock requirements.

“We will also have our hay show,” Tittle said. “There will be several entries on hand for attendees to evaluate and see different forage types grown in the area.”

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered – one laws and regulations and one general.

For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Brazos County at 979-823-0129.