Tag Archive: management

  1. David McKnight ’73 Ranch Management University

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    Ranch Management University (RMU) is an intensive 4-day event that targets new or inexperienced ranchers and landowners and covers the fundamentals of soils and soil fertility, forage establishment, pasture management, and utilization by livestock. Basic livestock management practices such as castrating, vaccinating, and de-horning calves are demonstrated. Grazing management, stocking rate, and body condition scoring are also highlighted. Additionally, several wildlife management topics are covered for those interested in managing white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, feral hogs, and farm ponds.

    Approximately one-half the workshop involves lectures and discussion, with the remainder consisting of the field demonstrations including soil sampling, hay sampling, calibrating sprayers, livestock handling, feral hog management, and pond management. Various forage species, including bermudagrass, small grains, annual ryegrass, and clovers are studied by workshop attendees.

  2. Pond Evaluation and Preparing for a Professional Site Visit

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    This webinar will cover how a new or potential pond owner can evaluate an existing pond and identify the potential issues that may need to be addressed. This process starts with determining the management goals for the pond, determining the actual pond size, identifying water sources for the pond, determining the management budget and intensity, aquatic vegetation species present and potential management issues, catch or stocking records and fish population present, issues with the fish population, water quality, and who to contact for assistance.

  3. Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop

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    At the workshop, biologists will discuss the guidelines of the wildlife tax valuation, habitat management activities, wildlife management plan development, filling out required forms and applicable management practices. There will also be tips on implementing management practices such as brush management, water development, and supplemental feeding to benefit wildlife. Following the last presentation, biologists will be on hand to provide management recommendations and help develop wildlife management plans for individuals attending in person. Who should attend? Texas landowners interested in wildlife tax valuation for their property.