60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

TAMU BCSC
Ag Biz News Column
Chad Gulley
County Extension Agent –Ag/NR
Smith County

60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Scheduled

The 2014 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will be held Monday, August 4 – Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M University. The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is the largest beef educational event in the country. It is a three day seminar that represents the culmination of knowledge from industry leaders and experts. This year marks the 60th year for this annual conference.

Each year more than 1,300 beef producers and enthusiasts attend the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to expand their knowledge of the beef cattle industry and join in the discussion of the most current issues facing the producer. This industry gathering features the popular Cattleman’s College, a general session with the nation’s leading beef cattle experts, seminars, workshops and hands-on demonstrations.

Registration is open online or my mailing your registration form in. Registration information may be found by going to the following website: http://animalscience-old.tamu.edu/ansc/BCSC/ Registration is $180 per person. Paid registration includes three daily breakfasts, two lunch tickets, ticket to the famous Aggie Prime Rib Dinner, a copy of the 600 plus page course proceedings, access to the trade show, refreshments, and access to campus shuttle service.

Youth may attend as well. The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course offers a track for youth 13 to 18 years of age. The Beef Cattle Short Course youth program is a hands-on opportunity for youth to learn more about the beef cattle industry. All attending youth will have the opportunity to participate in a live cattle evaluation, beef quality demonstration, beef carcass competition, beef fabrication hands-on demonstration, sensory and preparation hands-on demonstration.

All attending youth must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is registered and attending the Beef Cattle Short Course. Registration for the youth portion is $80 per participant. This program is limited to 50 youth so register early! Students must be between the ages of 13 and 18 to participate. Thank you to the Texas Beef Council for sponsoring the program.

Youth will receive three breakfasts, two lunch and dinner tickets, a ticket to the famous Aggie Prime Rib Dinner, access to the trade show, a copy of the 600 plus page course proceedings, and refreshments as well. Youth registration information may be also found at the above mentioned website.

Early registration deadline ends July 30. After July 30, late registrations are accepted by including late fees listed on the registration forms. For more information on the 60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course call Kay at 979.845.7694 or 979.845.6931. A tentative schedule, list of hotels, sponsors and more are listed on the above mentioned Beef Cattle Short Course website.

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.
The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

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