Beef 706 programs to be held January 14-15 and 16-17, 2014


Dan Hale and group

Dan Hale and group

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

Afternoon program

  • 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 or call the Texas Beef Council at 512-335-2333 ext 220.


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