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The beef cattle industry is big business in Comanche County and accounted for approximately $57,90500.00 in beef sales in 2018 in the county. That number includes calves, value added stocker cattle, cull cows and breeding cattle. Comanche ranks in the top ¼ of counties in the state for beef production. One more cog of diversity in the multifaceted agriculture industry in Comanche County.

Last year the Comanche, Erath and Hamilton County AgriLife Extension offices started the Tri-County Cattle Gathering in an effort to get top speakers and educational programs for area beef producers. This year’s annual Tri-County Cattle Gathering Tuesday, October 8th at the Dublin Livestock Auction, 9862 East, Hwy 6, Dublin. Registration will begin at 11:30 with lunch at 12:00 the program will run until approximately 3:00.

We have Dr. Hairgrove the State Extension Veterinarian will be giving his presentation on Dystocia and Management of Colostrum. Dr. Hairgorve was a large animal veterinarian for many years before becoming extensions state veterinarian. He has many years of research and practical experience and his presentations are geared toward working cattlemen. We will also have Pete Fincher Regional Director for the Texas Animal health Commission. Dr. Fincher will be giving an update on foreign and emerging diseases in cattle and the upcoming premise and cattle ID regulations and requirements.

We will have an excellent beef lunch paid for by our great livestock sponsors. As we will be serving beef for lunch and need a good idea on numbers please RSVP by October 1, so we can plan for the meal. Comanche County Agents office: 326-356-2539.

This will be an excellent program, you will not want to miss.

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