Gillespie Farm Bureau to host Livestock Seminar June 27


Gillespie County Farm Bureau will be hosting its Livestock Seminar on Thursday, June 27, at the Farm Bureau Events Center at 237 Equestrian Dr.

Registration will begin at 5 p.m.

A meal will be provided, starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program. The meal is sponsored by Gillespie County Farm Bureau.

Two continuing education units will be offered.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to either the Gillespie County AgriLife Extension Office at 830-997-3452 or the Gillespie County Farm Bureau at 830-997-4396.

“Why did my lambs/goat kids bring less than my neighbors?”

Wayne Geistweidt from Gillespie Livestock Company will discuss factors that may affect the price that an individual’s lamb or goat kids will bring at auction.

He will discuss how type, weight, color, castrated/intact, docked, timing/date and other marketing factors affect the price of a particular lamb or goat kid.

There will be videos of some different classes of sheep and goats that Geistweidt will discuss.

Warren Day from NRCS and Brad Roeder from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will discuss managing common undesired weeds and pests in range pastures, field crops and yards.

From cactus to sticker burs, fungus and army worms, different strategies for and expectations for control will be given on each problem.

There will be an opportunity to interact with the speakers, and those attending are encouraged to bring their questions.