A dairy animal handling program will be held March 24 at the Texas AgriLife Research Extension Center hosted by Erath, Comanche, and Hamilton Texas AgriLife Counties. 

Registration will begin at 8:30 with the program from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

The program will be offered in English and Spanish and will cover properly pulling a calf, hands-on demonstration using a dystocia calf simulator, colostrum and calf management, sanitation and cleanliness. 

Attendees will receive a certificate for four hours of training through Texas A&M AgrLife Extension Service. Meal will be sponsored by Purina.


The five-hour spring DOPA program will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7. Topics will include well regulations and management, preventing groundwater contamination, presented by Joe Cooper, General Manager at the Middle Trinity Water District, soil testing presented by Dr. Jake Mower, soil bedding and manure management, presented by Juan Pinero, manure management options and new technologies, presented by Dr. Zong Liu, and new management regulations, presented by Darren Turley. 

Five DOPA credits will be offered with two in the morning and three for the afternoon sessions. 

Lunch will be provided at no cost by our local sponsors.

RSVP to 254-965-1460. 

Lonnie Jenschke is an Erath County extension agent.