The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course has a rich tradition and historical place in the programs emanating from the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dating as far back as 1942, Professor John K Riggs started the first in a series of Beef Cattle Short Courses held on the campus of Texas A&M University to discuss the results of beef cattle research from the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station with Texas beef producers. This year’s short course is held August 7-9, 2017. Find more information here.
Today, the highly respected TAMU Beef Cattle Short Course is nationally and internationally recognized as the largest attended beef cattle educational program of its type in the world. The Cattleman’s College features more than 20 concurrent sessions. Topics include animal health, nutrition, reproduction, breeding, genetics, selection, research, marketing, and handling.
Management sessions will cover business, forage, range, and purebred cattle. Topics such as landowner issues and fence building will be featured at this BCSC. Sessions are designed for everyone, from the newest member of the industry to the most seasoned producer. A number of pesticide CEUs, veterinarian CECs and BQA credits are available to attendees
Additionally, over 125 agriculture-related businesses and trade show exhibitors annually attend the course and attest to the fact that it is the most highly attended activity of its kind anywhere in the United States. Annually over 1400 participants attend the Beef Cattle Short Course to gain valuable knowledge about beef cattle production. If you plan to attend the Beef Short Course at Texas A &M, cattle equipment will be available for your viewing.