Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Steer Validation

With Texas Steer Validation coming soon don't forget about the online videos for refreshing your Validation Committee on the proper way to validate steers.

This and other resources can be found at: http://agrilife.tamu.edu/livestock101/

Friday, May 14, 2010

Contestants Sought for Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Contest

The Texas CattleWomen would like to encourage qualified and interested youth to participate in the Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Contest (TBLT). 

This competition is managed by the Texas CattleWomen, Inc. and sponsored by the Beef Checkoff. There are four first place winners with $1000 cash prize and $500 scholarship each. The Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Program strives to provide an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and students about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship practices of the beef industry. Texas Beef Leaders tell the beef production story to consumers and students through promotion, education, media and the online environment.

 Full details on the competition are available at www.txcattlewomen.org.  

Contestants must be 17 but not over 20 by January 1, 2011 and must be a resident of Texas. They must be single and cannot be or become married or a parent during their state term if they are selected. Contestant winners may enter the state competition only one time. Contestants requirements are to be completed and submitted by July 30, 2010 as stipulated in registration package. These include: One - Media Interview - local, state or national, print, radio or television media; One - Youth Presentation - made for elementary age youth (if it is not possible to make the presentation in the classroom, after school programs or youth organizations such as 4-H, YMCA or scouts groups may be used); and One - Consumer Promotion - consumer events such as in-store demonstrations and health fairs may be used to fulfill this requirement. The deadline for entry is July 1, 2010. There is no entry fee. For more information, contact event chair Rosemary Gambino at 281/375-8836 or rgambino@consolidated.net.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beef Quiz Bowl Questions

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to coach a new quiz bowl team, or run a quiz bowl contest with out a good set of questions.  Take some of the work out of the process and use the Beef Quiz Bowl questions released by the State 4-H Program last Spring.

You can find this set of questions on the State 4-H Web Site.

There are over 400 questions in this set and they are free for the taking, complete with references etc...


Monday, March 22, 2010

Texas A&M Horse Judging Camps - Dr. Clay Cavinder

The next round of Texas A&M Annual Youth Horse Judging Camps are just around the corner!  Camps are open to youth from ages 12-18 and the camp fee of $275 is all inclusive (food, fun, housing, etc.).  Information concerning the clinic and how to sign up are on the animal science webpage under the horse page.  The link is http://animalscience.tamu.edu/workshops/youth-workshops/tamu-horse-judging-camp.htm.  Contact Dr. Clay Cavinder for additional information at cac@tamu.edu or 979-845-7731.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Texas 4-H Horsemanship Leaders Guide AS 3-2.032 - by Teri Antilley

The Texas 4-H Horsemanship Leaders Guide AS 3-2.032 is available for sale at the Texas Agrilfe Bookstore.

This book is the definitive guide to training horses, especially with youth riders in programs such as 4-H. It takes into account the varied skill levels of riders and horses. Topics covered include haltering, tying and horsemanship from the ground; grooming; hoof and leg care; bits and equipment; bridling, saddling, mounting and dismounting; longeing and bitting up; ground driving; body position; rein aids; stops; backing; gaits and leads; circles, arcing and counter arcing; lateral bending; collection and extension; rollbacks and turnarounds; speed control; transitions and simple lead changes; and flying lead changes. For each topic there are specific objectives, lesson plans and drills. The emphasis is on using proper technique and following safety guidelines as riders and horses move from basic to advanced skills. (478 pp., numerous color photos, illustrations and diagrams)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wool and Mohair Judging

Dr. Frank Craddock and Jess Yeaman announce Wool and Mohair Judging contest dates for the coming year!!

  • April 10, Crockett County Invitational and District 6 Contest
  • April 14, District 7 & 10 contests, San Angelo
  • April 17, Kendall County Invitational
  • April 24, Schleicher County Invitational
  • May 15, Val Verde County Invitational
  • May22, Ker County Invitational
  • June 8-10, State Roundup
  • June 15-17, Sonora Wool and Mohair Show and Judging Contests

Coaches needing sample fleeces to teach with can contact Frank Craddock to arrange for purchase or exchange of fleeces.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Contest - $6000 in Scholarships

Students 17-20 years old sought for the Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Contest on July 31, 2010 at Texas A&M University in College Station.  The contest is hosted by Texas Cattle Women and sponsored by the Texas Beef Checkoff.

There are four first places!

Take a look at this short video for more information:

Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow 2009 Contest Highlight from Sandy Buller on Vimeo.

For more information contact Rosemary Gambino at rgambino@cosolidated.net or 281.375.8836