New Ranch TV website features online video courses for ranchers

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, [email protected]

Contact: Dr. Dan Hale, 979-845-3935, [email protected]

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas AM AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Beef Council have partnered to launch a new website,http://ranchtv.org, a comprehensive online site that offers video instruction and materials for livestock producers and ranchers, as well as 4-H’ers and high school agriculture students.

“The purpose of this site is to extend information on the best management practices that enhance our environment, food safety and food quality,” said Dr. Dan Hale, AgriLife Extension meat specialist in College Station and website coordinator.

Hale said through the generous support of the Texas Beef Council, courses and videos offered on the site are free.

Livestock producers can receive Beef Quality Assurance certification as well as select from a number of courses to gain a better understanding of beef cattle production management and production systems, he said.

Courses offered include cattle nutrition and feeding, creating value through low-stress handling and market cow management. Those who visit the site can also view over 400 individual videos on various beef cattle and meat science production topics, Hale said. The majority of videos are 2-6 minutes long.

“We all have busy schedules and the video content and course offerings on the site allow livestock producers and ranchers the freedom to visit and receive instruction during their own time of choosing,” Hale said. “We think we have a comprehensive offering of videos and instructional content that will help users understand all facets of beef cattle production.”

For more information, go to http://ranchtv.org/ .


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