The program will start with “Water, a Ranch’s #1 Resource” with Dr. Diane Boellstorff. Dr. Megan Clayton, Extension range specialist, will discuss in the field “Effective Brush Control Techniques” followed by “Cattle Identification and Texas Animal Health Commission’s (TAHC) Marketability Program Demonstration” provided by Dr. T.R. Landsford, Texas Animal Health Commission veterinarian, and Brandon Manning from Allflex Tags. TAHC will demonstrate the proper insertion of new metal marketability tags.
These programs will be followed by a ranch tour which will include viewing of exotic wildlife, cattle operations, hay and crop production and more. The event will adjourn at approximately 12:30 p.m. Papalote Ranch is a diverse agricultural operation that will be of interest to anyone.
Three CEU(s) will be provided for Private Pesticide Recertification. The cost for this year’s field day will be $15. This Tri-County event is conducted annually through the planning efforts of the Livestock and Forage Committees and is sponsored this year by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, Allflex and Davy Ranch Supply.
For more information contact the Extension Offices of Bee County, Matt Bochat, county Extension agent, 361-362-3280; Goliad County, Brian Yanta, county Extension agent, 361-645-8204; and Refugio County, Michael Donalson, county Extension agent, 361-526-2825.