Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference to be held Dec. 3 in Wichita Falls

December 1, 2015 06:04 AM

The Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference, jointly hosted by the  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, will be Dec. 3 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Becoming as efficient as possible is the focus for this year’s conference, said Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon, Texas. Each speaker will address how ranchers can achieve efficient levels of production and financial success while minimizing risk.

The conference is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MPEC Center, 1000 5th St. in Wichita Falls. Registration is $25 per person and includes educational materials, a copy of the Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference materials, a noon meal and refreshments.

Producers are asked to preregister by contacting their local AgriLife Extension county agent, their Oklahoma Cooperative Extension county educator or by contacting Allison Ha at 940-552-9941, extension 225 or by email at

The program will include the following speakers and topics:

– Bevers, targets for key performance activities of ranchers, including productivity levels to achieve as well as expense levels to minimize.

– Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist from College Station, balancing safety, cattle movements and cost in designing corrals and cattle processing areas.

– Derrell Peel, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension livestock economist in Stillwater, Oklahoma, an overall report on and forecast of the cattle and beef markets.

– Dave Lalman, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension beef cattle specialist in Stillwater, Oklahoma, efficient use of supplements in the cow herd.

– Twain Butler, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation forage research agronomist, Ardmore, Oklahoma, appropriate forage systems for the southern Great Plains area.

– Tiffany Dowell-Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo, factors that every landowner should know about grazing leases.

Additional information can be found at

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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