Cattle Conference to Feature Regional Experts

November 25, 2015 05:50 AM
Cattle Conference to Feature Regional Experts

Arkansas cattle producers will have the opportunity to catch up on new developments in the business at the Four States Cattle Conference on Dec. 8 at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Ark. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the LSU Ag Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Oklahoma State University Extension and Farm Credit. Registration is $30 per person, $50 per couple or $15 for 4-H and FFA students. To register, contact Jerry Clemons at or 870-246-2281.

 “Participation has continued to grow, as we provide topics that our cattle producers have requested,” said Sherry Beaty-Sullivan, Howard County extension agent. “It is also a great way for them to network with other producers and vendors at our ever expanding trade show.”

Presentations at the conference will feature sessions on:

  • The cattle market outlook by Ross Pruitt of the LSU Ag Center
  • What feeders and packers want in cattle by Tom Brink of Top Dollar Angus
  • Feeder cattle grading by James Ward of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Division
  • Managing winter hay feeding by Dave Lalman of Oklahoma State University
  • Why vaccines don’t work by John Richeson of West Texas A&M University
  • Herd health program by Dee Griffin of the University of Nebraska
  • Program wrap-up by Brian Triplett of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Source: University of Arkansas

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