Private Applicator Training

A Private Applicator Training program will be offered on Tuesday, October 7th at the Bandera County Extension Office, 2886 Hwy 16 N located at Mansfield Park.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the training to follow at 8:30 a.m.  Lunch will not be provided.  This training is for people who do not have a license or those who had […]

Record Calf Prices, Spend it Wisely!

The following article was written by Carrie Johnson and published in Southern Livestock Standard. Calf prices are setting records this year and now that you have sold; you are looking at a substantial increase in spending money. A major decision that needs to be made is whether or not profits should be used for personal […]

Fall Beef Cattle Clinic

Make plans to attend our Fall Beef Cattle Clinic Friday, October 17th from 9-12 noon at the Recreation Center in Mansfield Park.  Topics and speakers include: Herd Health and Winter Supplementation Strategies – Dr. Rick Machen, Extension Livestock Specialist, Uvalde Smart Phone Applications – Bryan Davis, CEA Wilson County Weather Outlook – Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State […]

Entomology Update

See the latest edition of Entomology Update which discusses hackberry psyllids.  Enjoy! 09- Sep14- hackberry psyllids

Fall Beef Cattle Clinic

Make plans to attend our Fall Beef Cattle Clinic Friday, October 17th from 9-12 noon at the Recreation Center in Mansfield Park.  This program is shaping up to be a good one.  Topics will include herd health, winter supplementation, smart phone applications and a weather outlook by our state climatologist in College Station.  Cost is $20 […]

Winter Forage Workshop

If you have an interest in planting a winter forage crop for grazing, hay production or wildlife, mark September 23rd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on your calendar.  Dr. Larry Redmon, State Extension Forage Specialist from College Station will be the speaker.  He is both knowledgeable and entertaining.  Topics will include everything from site selection to overall management.  The deadline […]

Fence-Line Weaning is Good Stockmanship

Fence-line weaning is another tool for managing cattle with a minimal amount of stress.  This can lead to healthier cattle, reduced feed cost and better weight gains. Weaning along the fence line is a management system in which calves are separated from the cows, but are allowed to see, hear and smell their dams. Depending […]

Mesquite: A Tree of Many Fruits

The following article was written by Kristen Tyson, M.A. Northern bobwhite hen seeks the protection of a mesquite tree. Photo courtesy of Mark Tyson. Trees have dotted the Texas landscape for years, and their various uses could be pondered for days. But what if you took that tree and made it into something better, more multi-purposed? […]

Upcoming Programs

Don’t forget about our Beekeeping Basics Program scheduled for Thursday, September 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Mansfield Park Rec Center.  The program will be worth 2 hours of CEU credit and will feature an excellent speaker panel.  Cost is $15 and the deadline to register is September 12th.  This one is filling up fast so […]

Entomology Update

Below is the latest edition of Entomology Update which discusses asps. 08- Aug14- asps