A Rebuilding the Beef Herd program is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin, 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road.

“We have assembled an elite group of experts to discuss market prediction models, the latest in beef cattle health, as well what we can expect from the industry in the years ahead,” said Edward Schneider, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Robertson County.

 Rebuilding the Beef Herd program is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin, 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

Topics to be discussed include chute-side manners, pasture and hunting leases, body condition scoring of cattle, vaccine and cattle health technology and strategies, and deworming technology and strategies.

Speakers from AgriLife Extension will be Drs. Ron Gill and  Tom Hairgrove, from College Station, along with Dr. Rick Machen of Uvalde and Stan Bevers of Vernon.

Cost is $25 and includes a roast beef lunch, program materials and breaks. For meal count purposes, preregistration is requested by calling 979-828-4270. Payment may be made at time of arrival.

There will also be a contest to help sharpen management skills, Schneider said. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day to those with the highest scores. The program also will include a tour of Circle X Ranch operations at Camp Cooley.

“We will have the opportunity to view some of the ranch cattle and learn more about their management on the ranch,” Schneider said.