Greater than 200 members gathered July 7 at Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference in Monahans, Texas, to listen to from world-renowned educator and animal conduct knowledgeable Temple Grandin, together with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists.
2021 Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference speaker Temple Grandin with followers Cody, Jasper and Eli Schoenfeldt. (Texas A&M AgriLife photograph by Staci Schoenfeldt)
Grandin mentioned the purpose of steadiness and time required to calm cattle in the event that they grow to be fearful. She additionally took pictures together with her many followers and autographed books for attendees.
“Participants were excited to hear all of our experts, and being able to host someone as influential and well-known as Dr. Grandin for the event was fantastic,” mentioned Dena Floyd, AgriLife Extension agriculture and pure sources agent for Winkler and Loving counties.
Temple Grandin, proper, autographs her books throughout the Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference. (Photograph by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)
Different featured consultants included Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural regulation specialist, Amarillo; Ky Pohler, Division of Animal Science reproductive physiologist, Bryan-Faculty Station; Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Bryan-Faculty Station; and Bruce Carpenter, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Fort Stockton. Legislative updates pertinent to ranching have been shared by State Consultant Brooks Landgraf.
State Consultant Brooks Landgraf addresses convention attendees. (Photograph by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)
Lashmet mentioned key estate-planning paperwork, what occurs should you die with no will and the distinction between a medical energy of lawyer, superior directive and sturdy energy of lawyer.
“We had so much positive feedback from our attendees on Tiffany Dowell Lashmet and our other AgriLife experts too. Our goal with this conference was to bring the latest relevant agricultural updates and news to our local beef cattle producers, and our outstanding lineup of speakers did exactly that,” Floyd mentioned.
Pohler and Carpenter lined choices for cattle being pregnant prognosis, whereas Gill offered choices to provide cattle-targeting alternate options and direct markets, in addition to manufacturing adjustments and doc necessities for various markets.
Over 1 million acres
The occasion was nicely attended by producers, distributors and different company and included a chuckwagon breakfast and lunch.
Conservative estimates from the participant evaluations mirrored that attendees have been accountable for managing about 9,616 head of beef cattle over 1,052,199 acres. Contributors reported that 80% of them anticipated a possible financial profit from what they realized on the convention, from both one or a mixture of elevated manufacturing, improved advertising and marketing/danger administration and improved effectivity.
“The success of this event can be attributed to the tremendous support, dedication and teamwork of all the AgriLife personnel involved,” mentioned Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension regional program director, San Angelo. “From the teamwork of the planning committee — which was made up of AgriLife Extension ag and natural resources agents from several counties, and district specialists — to the interdisciplinary support from the family and community health agents in host counties, everyone worked hard to make this a highly visible and relevant program for beef cattle producers.”