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2013 Texas Farm, Ranch, and Wildlife Expo has something for everyone

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Published On: Feb 19 2013 07:30:55 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 11 2013 04:34:44 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

Whether you own a pair of cowboy boots or not, you'll find something neat at the Texas Farm, Ranch, and Wildlife Expo.

Day one wrapped up Tuesday but if you missed it, the expo will continue Wednesday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many of the 90 exhibitors at the expo want to appeal to people in the agriculture community.

Gerry Cates, owner and operator of Texas Range Minerals, creates supplements for cattle. He explains that the within a cow, "the bacteria turns grass into t-bone steaks".

If you're not sure what that means, don't worry.

A quick walk around the Taylor County Coliseum floor will reveal something more non-farmer friendly, like portable telescopic flagpoles.

Bill Taskey does shows all around the state selling Titan Telescopic Flagpoles. He describes the feedback that he's gotten from the first day of the expo as "tremendous".

Trip and Joy Gollihar have a both at the coliseum to show off their "Stop the Rodent" spray, a treatment that's applied to engines to keep rodents from chewing on automotive wire.

The spray was developed in Abilene after Trip, who works at a local car dealership, noticed the electrical damage vehicles sustained from mice and rats.

The Gollihars know that there is a good market for their product in the agriculture industry because keeping up production depends so heavily on the farming equipment.