Beef 706 at Texas A&M University, Beef Quality Management, will be holding two sessions in January: Session 1 on January 14-15, 2014 and Session 2 on January 16-17, 2014. The program is sponsored by the Texas Beef Council and is conducted by the faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University.
Here is the agenda for the one-and-a-half-day program.
First morning program
- Introduction and purpose — Jason Bagley
- Evaluation of beef carcasses — Dan Hale
- Live cattle evaluation — Jason Cleere
- Review cattle harvest — Ray Riley
- Review video of market cattle — Dan Hale
- Hands-on beef grading — Dan Hale
- Introduction to meat cutting — Davey Griffin
- Fabricate the forequarter — Led by Davey Griffin
- Fabricate the hindquarter — Led by Davey Griffin
- Effective stockmanship –Ron Gill
Second morning program
- Genetic selection tools — Andy Herring
- Factors impacting feeder calf quality — Ron Gill
- Eating appeal of beef — Rhonda Miller
- Grid buying programs — Dan Hale
- Finished steer to boxed beef value — Davey Griffin
To sign up for this program, go to the website at Texasbeef.org/706signup/ or call the Texas Beef Council at 512-335-2333 ext 220.