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AgriLife Research sets Texas Range Station field day


Texas AgriLife Research will conduct a free field day from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Texas Range Station between Ozona and Barnhart on State U.S. Highway 163.

Dr. Charles "Butch" Taylor, superintendent at the Texas AgriLife Research Station at Sonora, who also oversees research conducted at the Texas Range Station, said the field day should offer some eye-opening findings for area sheep and goat producers.

"We're really excited about the work going on at Barnhart, and the best way to show it off in our estimation is to hold this special field day where the actual work is being done," Taylor said.

Topics to be covered will include comprehensive prickly pear management, and economic sustainability of breeding Spanish goats with Boer goats, and with breeding Dorper sheep with Barbado sheep. Also to be discussed is the production of Rambouillet sheep and Angora goats in a low-input grazing system.

Future research planned for the Texas Range Station will also be addressed.

Lunch and three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be provided.

The field day is free and open to the public, but pre-registration for an accurate meal count by Sept. 28 is requested.

For more information and to pre-register, contact: Taylor at 325-387-3168, or angora@sonoratx.net.

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