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Cattle sorting and chute management program planned

By Todd Vineyard | Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014

There will be a cattle sorting and chute management program Thursday, April 17, at Charlie Morrison’s Ranch just outside Decatur. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., and the program is 10 a.m. to noon.

Dr. Ron Gill, professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, will cover topics such as pen sorting cattle and behavior traits in a cattle pen setting. He will also discuss proper chute management when working cattle. Participants will receive two hours of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) credit for participating in the program.

The program is hosted by the Wise County Livestock and Forage Committee, and lunch is sponsored by Agvantage Farm and Ranch Supply in Decatur.

Cost is $10. To pre-register, call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 940-627-3341 or come by the office at 206 S. State St. in Decatur.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

To get to Morrison’s ranch, take U.S. 81/287 South from Decatur and turn east on Farm Road 2264. Go one mile and turn left on County Road 4221. Go 1/8 mile and continue across the cattle guard to the cattle pens.

Todd Vineyard is a Wise County Extension agent.

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