Hurry! Beef 706 sign-up limited to 40
By LARRY SPRADLIN | Hopkins County Extension Agent/Agriculture

August 13, 2006 - I have just received a message from the Texas Beef Council concerning another Beef 706 program that will be coming up in College Station on Sept. 18 through Sept. 20 this year. Beef 706 is an educational hands-on course for beef producers to learn about safety and quality issues affecting their beef products. The Beef-706 College Station will reach Texas cattle producers with information enabling them to perform sound management practices that will increase consumer confidence in beef as a safe and wholesome product.

The Beef 706 program follows cattle through the production process, offering participants a revealing look at how their operation affects the end product. We have sent two groups of cattle producers to Texas A&M University for these 706 programs before, and all have came away with a better knowledge of the beef cattle process from calf to table. I would highly recommend this for anyone that is interested in bettering their beef cattle operation. Participants will also learn what affects beef's  palatability, and gain information on utilizing their herd's genetics along with feedyard performance and carcass characteristics.  

Beef 706-College Station will only be limited to 40 attendees and is available on a first-come basis. Those interested in this free program must register by September 11. They can register by phone by contact Lori Sleeper at 800-846-4113, or through her email address: loris@txbeef.org.

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