Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science - Agriculture



First Advisor

Dr. Candis Carraway

Second Advisor

Dr. John Michael Mehaffey

Third Advisor

Dr. Stephanie Jones


A survey of East Texas beef cattle producers was designed to evaluate the management practices that were prevalent in the area. Demographic and cattle operation data from 103 respondents were analyzed using SPSS (Version 25; Chicago, IL). This electronic-based survey was distributed through Qualtrics. Respondents were located in Angelina, Nacogdoches, or Cherokee county. Most producers (38.8%) had a Bachelor’s degree. A negative correlation was established between castration method and weaning weight (p = - 0.204). Calves were weaned 50 pounds heavier when band or surgically castrated. Females were less likely to castrate their calves or utilize a mineral program. Approximately, 49.5% of producers did not pregnancy check their cattle. Areas of future education should focus on castration and weaning methods, mineral distribution, and pregnancy detection methods.

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