The next Beef 706 Program will take place May 1-2 at Texas A&M University, College Station. Beef 706 programs are funded by the Beef Checkoff and is available to you!

The program focuses on beef quality and safety issues and how they affect producers and their operations. Participants will have the opportunity to see and experience the challenges facing the industry. Topics covered include herd genetics, feed yard performance, and carcass characteristics. Participants will also have the opportunity to fabricate a beef carcass with the help of a cutting instructor.

Register to attend at https://texasbeefcheckoff.com/beef-706-sign-up/. For registration questions call 1-800-846-4113 or email Jill Hodgkins at jhodgkins@txbeef.org. For hotel accommodations, call (979) 846-0300, Ramada BCS, located at 506 Earl Rudder Fwy South, in College Station.

Ask for Texas Beef Council/Beef 706 room block for an approximate rate of $90 per night, plus tax.

The Beef 706 program is paid for by your Beef Checkoff dollars and there is no additional charge for the class or your meals. You are responsible for lodging, if needed.

CATTLEMAN’S ASSOCIATION

Our vey own Harrison County Cattleman’s Association met last week and had a wonderful steak dinner prepared by several of our volunteers.

We had a great presentation from Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Assn., Special Agent Larry Hand.

He spoke about laws pertaining to stray cattle and also theft prevention. TSCRA will be hosting a Ranch Gathering in May in Henderson.

We have teamed up with the Texas Forest Service to bring you a high-quality Timber Landowner Program to be held in Hallsville, at Gold Hall, on May 10, at noon.

As there will be catfish served at no cost to you, we need to know if you are coming by calling the office at 903-935-8413. Please don’t text or email me your confirmation as I will probably not get the correct count.

We are currently taking orders for those exhibitors that would like to show a Market steer at any of the major livestock shows in the spring of 2020. Harvest Festival steers will need to be tagged at this time as well.

If you want tags, they are $15 each if I receive your money by April 18. After the 18th, the late fee makes the tags $25 each.

Heifer exhibitors need to order your UIN’s from your Ag Instructor or club leader and you will pay your validation fee at the actual validation.

The physical validation will take place June 26 at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again on June 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — two times to make sure you can plan.

Remember the Beekeepers meet the second Thursday of every month at Cumberland Presbyterian Church.