Southwest Beef Symposium Is Jan. 18-19 in Amarillo

The Southwest Beef Symposium, jointly hosted by the Texas AgriLife Extension and New Mexico Cooperative Extension, is set for Jan. 18-19 in the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, TX.  Tailored for beef producers, the educational forum annually provides timely information about current industry issues and practical management, says Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Amarillo.

The program begins at 1 p.m. Jan. 18 and concludes with a steak dinner that evening. The Jan. 19 program will run from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes a lunch sponsored by Hi-Pro Feeds.  The Jan. 18 program includes a keynote presentation by the Hudson Institute’s Dennis Avery on feeding the world. In addition, other topics include: the carbon cycle and beef production, management technologies and the carbon footprint of beef production, and management technologies and food safety.

The Jan. 19 program will focus on production and includes presentations on production costs and parameters for cow-calf production, heifer management, cow and bull fertility, and cow fertility in arid environments. Other topics include weight considerations in stocker and feeder cattle, vaccine technology, and managing weight gain in stockers.   Registration is $50. For more info or to register, go to swbs.nmsu.edu                                          — Texas AgriLife Extension release

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