SAN ANTONIO – The San
Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show from Nov. 10-12 will offer
25 educational opportunities, including hands-on programs relating to
cattle, sheep and goats.
will be the
first year we will offer the San Antonio International Farm & Ranch
Expo,” said Lyle Larson, one of the show’s founders. “We will be
educational and entertaining opportunities for equestrians throughout
on Nov. 12.”
shows have included hands-on demonstrations, but that this year’s show
have additional live educational opportunities focused on livestock
will be a great opportunity for new horse owners to glean important
about horse care and training, said J.D. Folbre, Texas AgriLife
Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Karnes County.
those programs are hands-on and use live animals in the demonstrations,
will be a lot different than regular classroom
Equine programs on
Nov. 12 will begin at 9 a.m. with
“Straight from the Horse’s Mouth,” a comprehensive educational program
equine dentistry presented by Dr. Clay Stubbs, DVM.
Stubbs, a Texas A&M
graduate, operates the Stubbs Equine Dental Clinic in Johnson City,
which specializes in equine
dentistry. Since 1966, he has built and managed five veterinary
has expertise in equine sedation, restraint and pain management, as
dentistry. He has researched and developed instruments and systems for
dentistry, and through Stubbs Equine Innovations, Inc., develops,
markets equine restraint and power dental equipment.
At 10 a.m., Dr.
Kelsey Sapp, DVM will present “No Hoof, No Horse,”
a program on the importance of maintaining the proper horse hoof angle.
a graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine,
associate at Bracken Equine Clinic of San Antonio. She and has
internal medicine, neonatology and musculoskeletal disorders in animals.
well-known horse trainer Dan Keen will
present two equine programs. The first, “Dan Keen’s Equine Extravaganza
begins at 1 p.m. and focuses on Keen’s method of horse training, known
‘Wenglish’ -- a combination of best horse training practices of Western
English horses. The second, “Dan Keen’s Equine Extravaganza #2,” begins
p.m. and addresses additional horse training and control after a proper
foundation has been established.
Keen and his wife,
Kelley, of Round Top, Tex. will host the
a new television series, Keen Horses International, for which they
U.S. and other countries, visiting horse shows, equine ministries,
youth competitions and more, and introduce the viewer to the best in
equine experiences. He also was selected as one of the 200 trainers to
a wild mustang for the 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover competition in Fort Worth,
where he was
given only 100 days to prepare a wild mustang for competition. He tied
second overall in the competition and, after it ended, purchased the
Troubadour, with whom he continues train and perform.
Bryan Davis, AgriLife
Extension agent for agriculture and
natural resources in Bexar Country and show education coordinator, said
hands-on programs in sheep and goat handling will also provide a unique
instructional experience for this year’s show attendees.
AgriLife Extension livestock specialist in Uvalde, will be giving
handling demonstrations, including one for finding the proper injection
for vaccination, as well as the programs on sheep and goat handling,” Davis
another agency expert will give a demonstration on hoof trimming and
for sheep and goats.”
said while equine and hands-on educational offerings related to smaller
livestock animals may be of particular interest to show attendees,
will be other educational opportunities.
include a variety of topics and educational opportunities that will be
and timely for farmers, ranchers and others at the show,” Davis said. He
added that some of the
additional educational programs of interest will include:
demonstrations involving use of squeeze
chutes for restraint.
- A private applicator training and testing by a Texas
Department of Agriculture representative from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on
- Educational programs and demonstrations on sprayer
calibration, as well as brush and weed management and control.
- Wildlife programs feral hog control, including proper
fencing construction methods for feral hog exclusion.
Davis said this
year’s show will have more than 25
educational programs and will offer 15 Texas Department of Agriculture
continuing education units – in general, laws and regulations, drift,
integrated pest management -- for private pesticide applicators, as
credits or units for beef quality assurance and certified crop advisers.
For more information on the 2011 San
Farm and Ranch Show, go to: farmandranchexpo.com