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Strategic Supplementation Strategies to Enhance Texas Rangelands and Reduce Livestock Production Costs

May 12, 2017 @ 9:20 am - 3:45 pm


Texas A&M Agrilife will be hosting a seminar on utilization of cedar as a nutritional
supplementation for livestock on May 12th in Kerrville at the Y.O Hotel. This will be an
informative program on an innovative approach to utilizing an abundant natural resource. Must register by May 1 at: http://sanangelo.tamu.edu/sss-conf Registration fee is $15/person. 3 CEU’s will be given to those who hold a Private Applicator License.

     Morning Session: Moderator: Mr. Roy Walston (Kerr County Extension Agent)

  • How to inventory, evaluate, and maximize sustainable use of ranch resources. Dr. Doug Tolleson (Assoc. Professor, Rangeland Management Specialist, Superintendent of the TX A&M AgriLife Research Station, Sonora)
  • Underutilized feed resources. Dr. Travis Whitney (Assoc. Professor, Livestock Nutritionist, TX A&M AgriLife Research, San Angelo)
  • Real-world experience of using ground aspen wood in cattle feedlot diets. Mr. Kirk Mautz (Owner/Manager, Mautz Feedyards, Olathe, CO)
  • The US Forest Service and TX A&M AgriLife Research trial update: Economic feasibility of using ground juniper in livestock feed. Dr. Travis Whitney

Noon time Lunch Keynote speaker: Mr. Sid Miller (TX Ag Commissioner)

Afternoon Session: Moderator: Mr. Roy Walston

  • Cowboy nutrition and immunology. Dr. William Edmiston (DVM, Eldorado)
  • Economic supplementation programs for range beef cattle. Dr. Eric Bailey (Assistant Professor, Beef Cattle Nutritionist, West Texas A&M Univ., Canyon)
  • Putting it all together: Economic scenarios, opportunities, and roadblocks. Dr. Bill Thompson (Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, TX A&M AgriLife Extension, San Angelo, TX)



May 12, 2017
9:20 am - 3:45 pm


Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center
2033 Sidney Baker
Kerrville, TX 78028 United States
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