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Angelo State set to co-host state beef cattle symposium

ASU's Department of Agriculture is co-hosting the symposium for ranchers and cattle industry professionals from across Texas.
Credit: Angelo State University

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University's Department of Agriculture is co-hosting ranchers and cattle industry professionals from across Texas for a Beef Cattle Symposium June 16-17 at the San Angelo Fairgrounds and ASU's Management, Instruction and Research (MIR) Center.

"Profitability and Sustainability in Ranching" will feature a day of open forums with specialists from across West Texas June 16 at the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo's First Financial Bank Pavilion, 4400 Grape Creek Road. Discussions will include cattle quality, marketing, medicine, rangeland health and more. More than two dozen ranching product vendors will also be on site, and the day will wrap up with a social mixer.

On June 17, a half-day of hands-on learning experiences will be held at the MIR Center, ASU's 6,000-acre ranch complex located off U.S. Hwy. 87, just north of San Angelo. Activities will include carcass evaluation, spray equipment and application, carbon sequestration and livestock handling.

Cost for the symposium is $50 per person and $150 for product vendors/exhibitors. Individual participants can register online at https://tinyurl.com/beefsymposiumparticipant. Vendors can register online at https://tinyurl.com/beefsymposiumexhibitor.

Private applicator license holders can earn three CEU credits for each day of the symposium.

The symposium is being presented by the ASU Agriculture Department, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bimeda Biologicals, Texas Grazing Lands Coalition and San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo.

Prospective participants wanting more information can contact Dr. Cody Scott in the ASU Agriculture Department at cody.scott@angelo.edu.

Prospective vendors wanting more information can contact Corey Owens in the ASU Agriculture Department at corey.owens@angelo.edu.

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