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Two Beef Quality Assurance courses offered in East Texas this May

published: April 23rd 2018
by: Adam Russell
source: Texas AgriLife Today


MOUNT PLEASANT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer two Beef Quality Assurance Training events in East Texas in late May.

Both events are free and open to the public and are in collaboration with the Texas Beef Council and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. The events are sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. 

Two Beef Quality Assurance courses in Mount Pleasant and Athens in May will offer instruction regarding production of safe, wholesome, high-quality beef. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service) photo)

On May 22, a training course will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Priefert Manufacturing Hangar, 409 Farm-to-Market Road 4000 in Mount Pleasant.

On May 23, a training course will be held from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hart-Morris Conservation Center, 601 County Road 4812 in Athens.

A free beef lunch and dinner will be served at the respective meetings.

Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, will be the speaker at both events. Topics will include residue avoidance, vaccine handling, proper injection technique, genetic selection, environmental stewardship and cattle handling and welfare.

“The benefits of attending the training are many, including learning best management practices that ensure production of a safe, wholesome food product,” said Banta. “Additionally, many of these practices can improve the productivity and profitability of your operation.”

To register, go to or 800-242-7820 ext. 192.

For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Henderson County at 903-675-6130 for the event in Athens or TSCRA at 800-242-7820 for either event.  


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