The 57th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled Aug. 1-3 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Historic drought conditions throughout Texas have many cattle producers concerned about the state’s future climate outlook, said Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension beef specialist and conference coordinator.

“Our topics this year will fi t right in to what Texas beef producers are going through right now with regard to dry conditions, herd management, nutrition and what to expect in the coming months,” Cleere said. “The long-term cattle market outlook is one of many other topics that will be discussed in the 21 different cattleman’s college sessions at the short course.” The cattleman’s college portion of the three-day short course provides participants with an opportunity to choose workshops based on their level of production experience and the needs of their ranch.

Registration is $140 per person and includes educational materials, a copy of the 600-page Beef Cattle Short Course proceedings, trade show admittance, admission to the prime rib dinner, meals and daily refreshments.

Registration information and a tentative schedule will be mailed to previous participants in June but can also be found on the short course website at Producers can register online at or contact Cleere’s offi ce at 979-845-6931.