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Pineywoods Beef Cow Congress set May 22 in Shelby County

Texas

The annual Pineywoods Beef Cow Congress is set May 22 at the Baty Ranch in Shelby County near Shelbyville.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch, said Cary Sims, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for Angelina County. The program will start at 9 a.m. and end by 2:30 p.m. Private pesticide applicators license holders will earn two continuing education units in the general category.

"The annual Pineywoods Beef Cow Congress is rotated throughout several counties in East Texas," Sims said. "I believe we have a great program this year with some quality speakers covering topics of particular interest."

Program topics include: an overview of the Baty Ranch; cattle herd identification program; current cattle health issues; alternative feeds; wildlife food plot development; and Texas cattle trichomoniasis regulations.

Program speakers include: Dr. Buddy Fairies, AgriLife Extension program leader for veterinary medicine; Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife and fisheries specialist; Lane Dunn, AgriLife Extension agent for Shelby County; John Toner, AgriLife Extension agent for Sabine County; and Dr. Derek Grant, large-animal veterinarian.

To get to the Baty ranch, take State Highway 87 south from Center. Go 11 miles past Shelbyville to Patroon Store and turn left on FM 2261. Go 3 miles, and turn right at the AgriLife Extension sign.

Sims recommended attendees bring their own lawn chairs.

Morning refreshments will be supplied by Agriland Farm Credit Service of Nacogdoches.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 18 by calling one of the following participating AgriLife Extension county offices: Nacogdoches County, 936-560-7711; San Augustine County, 936-275-3644; Angelina County, 936-632-8239; Sabine County, 409-787-3752; Shelby County, 936-598-7744; or Panola County, 936-693-0380.



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