The Aggie Commercial Steer Camp is set for August 1-2 at Texas A&M University. The camp is for youth and parents to learn about purchasing and managing steers for a youth commercial steer project, as well as helping youth prepare for quizzes and interviews.
Camp activities include a virtual tour of the cattle industry, beef carcass grading instruction, selecting calves for commercial steer projects and live finished commercial steer evaluation and grading. In addition, optimal nutrition, health considerations and pre-purchase preparations for commercial steer projects will be discussed.
To help exhibitors prepare for interviews at livestock shows, camp directors will provide an overview of the commercial steer contests around the state.
Adults will participate in a round-table discussion with beef cattle specialists and successful commercial steer project families, as well as a question-and-answer session with Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Commercial Steer Committees.
To register, visit https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and type “steer” into the keyword search area or call (979) 845-2604.
Participants must be 13 years old or older as of August 1, 2013 and must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
The fee for the Aggie Commercial Steer Camp is $150 per camper and $75 per adult/chaperone.
Registration deadline is July 1, 2013 and a maxiumum of 80 participants (youth and adults) will be allowed.