County Hay Show Set for Tuesday November 5 in Rosevine

The 2019 Sabine County and San Augustine County Hay Show and Seminar will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5 at the Rosevine United Pentecostal Church (8285 Gravelhill Road, Bronson) in the Rosevine Community of Sabine County.

Cattle and hay producers are encouraged to attend the show and seminar to see and hear presentations from Lane Dunn, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent in Shelby County, concerning multiple ways to increase the volume and quality of hay and forage produced on their farms.

The hay show and seminar, planned and organized by the Sabine County Ag Committee and the San Augustine Beef & Forage Committee for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, promises to be a tremendous success with 124 hay samples submitted for analysis from the two counties.

A total of 103 hay samples produced by 57 producers in Sabine County and another 21 samples from San Augustine County will be analyzed prior to the hay show.  Analysis reports will bedistributed and explained to the hay producers at this seminar by Ronald Barlow and Shane Bridges, the county agents.

The hay analysis service is being provided at no cost to participants thanks to generous sponsorships from the Dairy One Forage Laboratory (Ithaca, NY), Piney Woods Soil & Water Conservation District #429 (Sabine & San Augustine Counties), Shell Beach Inc. (Many, LA) and Griffin Feed & Farm Supply (San Augustine).  The meal is also being provided free of charge by Shelby Savings Bank.

To close out the seminar, plaques will be presented to the producers of the highest quality hay, based upon forage analysis results from Dairy One Forage Laboratory in Ithaca, NY, which generously provided the service at no charge.

Winners will be chosen in several categories (Bahia, Bermuda and Mixed) and will be ranked using a formula developed by Dr. Jason Banta, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, that includes the TDN (Total Digestible Nutrients) and Adjusted Crude Protein percentages of the samples tested.

A $20 fee will be charged at the door to cover program costs, facility costs, speaker gratuities, awards, and shipping of hay samples.  If possible, RSVP your county agent so that a meal count is possible, by calling Ronald Barlow at 409-594-7400 or Shane Bridges at 936-275-3644.

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