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Cass County Cattlemen’s Association Winter Cattle Show

Old Fashioned County Fair Food and Craft Show

General Rules and Regulations for the Old County Fair Craft and Food Show   The fine arts contest is open to all residents of Cass County, students attending Cass County Schools or members of the Cass County 4-H, under the age of 18.   A judging committee will be established by the Family and Community Health Coalition of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Cass County.   Youth will compete in an age division based on their school grade.   0-3rd grade- Clover 3-5th grade- Junior             … Read More →

Raising Goats in East Texas

The number of goats being raised in East Texas is rising. Many people buy a few goats while they are still under the impression that goats are hardy animals that will eat almost anything. The problem occurs whenever reality hits, and new goat owners quickly realize that those hardy goats are mostly mythological creatures. The misconception of goats eating everything comes from their exploratory nature; they identify things by taste and will mouth and lick items. They won’t eat them, however and are incredibly picky animals generally. Goats… Read More →

Well Water Testing Resources

It is recommended that you get your private well tested once per year. There is a list below of locations that are within driving distance of Cass County that will test your well water. Please call our office or any of the locations below for more information– Texasd Well Owners Network TECQ Awards Video Advanced Analytical Laboratories- Whitehouse, Texas 903.561.8630   Ana Lab Corporation- Kilgore, Texas 903.984.0551   Analytical Environmental Labs- Tyler, Texas 903.509.8700   Analytical Water and Wastewater Services- Hallsville, Texas 903.668.4133   City of Texarkana Water… Read More →

Record Book Information

Texas Record Book Information   The above link gives you access to the editable pages and tip sheets provided by the Texas 4-H.   Recordbooks at a Glance– Includes what each age division must have in their completed recordbook   Project Areas– Which area does your project best fit within so that you can tailor your recordbook to be most successfull?   Recordbook Information Sheet– The first page in every age division’s recordbook   The Guide to Recordbooks– This is a comprehensive guide to each step of your… Read More →

Feeding Cattle in a Drought

Drought Feeding Management- Jessica Rymel, Cass County AgriLife Extension Agent Where pasture is still plentiful but low in quality the following suggestions are made concerning supplementation for cattle. Cost is going to be a limiting factor as hay prices rise, but producers will have to utilize all options in order to maintain the herd numbers to remain in production. First, providing a good mineral supplement is crucial to maintaining forage intake and effective utilization. This mineral needs to be a complete supplement with a composition containing 10-20% salt,… Read More →

Webinar of Cass County Texas A&M Club Manager Training

Cass County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Club Manager Training 2018-2019

Insect ID Via TAMU Entomology Specialist

Insect ID via mobile device Posted on June 27, 2018 by mike.merchant FacebookTwitterTumblrPrintShare (Last Updated On: June 27, 2018) Example of a picture sent by someone who never bothered to to make sure it was focused before sending. Yes, I know, it actually hurts to look at this picture. I get lots of images in email and on the web for identification. I get to see some amazing insects and good pictures this way, but I also receive a lot of really bad insect pictures. And since bad pictures don’t help… Read More →

Private Pesticide Applicator License Information

How to Obtain a Private Applicator License STEPS TO BECOMING A PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR Step 1: Complete a Private Pesticide Applicator training session FIRST. Contact your county Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office for training opportunities. o    You may purchase training materials from certain County Extension Offices, via mail in order form (PA-1405) at, or call (979) 845-1099 and we can take you order over the phone with a Master Card or Visa. o  You can obtain your Private Pesticide Applicator training session from your County Extension Agent, or you can obtain… Read More →

Cass County Junior Livestock Show

Cass County Livestock Show     Schedule of Events     8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Swine and Goat Weigh-In   9:00 a.m.                 Broiler Show   10:00 a.m.           Swine Show   12:00 p.m.           Goat Show   1:00 p.m.                      Rabbit Show   7:00 p.m.                      Parade of Champions   Premium Sale will follow Parade of Champions     GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS   This is a market show for each of the following animals: swine, goats, broilers and rabbits.   The show and sale… Read More →