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Bryan hosting livestock events this weekend

Bryan hosting livestock events this weekend

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Eagle Staff Report

A cattleman's education clinic and the annual youth commercial heifer show are set for this weekend at the Brazos Valley Livestock Commission in Bryan.

The 23rd Annual Brazos Valley-Brock Faulkner Cattleman's Clinic will be Friday, followed by the Brazos County Youth Commercial Heifer Show and Sale on Saturday.

The cattleman's clinic is sponsored by the Brazos County Extension Beef and Forage Committee. The heifer show and sale are sponsored by the Brazos County Extension Youth Commercial Heifer Committee.

Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, with the program to follow immediately. Morning events will include a live evaluation of replacement heifers by Larry Boleman. A special feature of this presentation will be the inclusion of pens of commercial heifers consigned by Brazos County 4-H and FFA members for Saturday's show and sale.

Following the heifer evaluation, attendees will hear a presentation on the grain and wheat market outlook, followed by a catered barbecue lunch.

Afternoon presentations include Farm Service Administration feed-assistance programs and feral hog management, control and research.

The program will end by 3 p.m. and will offer two hours of continuing education units for licensed private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators.

The registration fee for Friday's events will be $10 per participant and is payable at the door. This fee includes all printed materials and the barbecue lunch.

On Saturday, a barbecue dinner will be held for commercial heifer buyers and exhibitors at 5 p.m., with presentation of awards at 6:30 p.m.

The commercial heifer sale will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, to request a booth space for the trade show or to make arrangements for persons who require special assistance, contact the Brazos County Office of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 823-0129.

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