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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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Bits and Pieces from CattleCon22
Cattle producers are rolling into Houston- and already we are hearing of lots of travel challenges that may impact the final number of folks that attend the 2022 gathering.

The major winter storm that is building for this week has some cattle producers rethinking their plans to leave their beef cow herds this week.

However- those who have already arrived seem to be happy to be in milder temperatures here in southeast Texas even though most of Monday had those of us here walking around in the rain.

The opening of Cattlemen's Collage had several sessions happening on Monday afternoon- and a lot more are on the docket for today.

In addition- there is the Opening General Session this afternoon as well as the HUGE Trade Show Grand Opening as well- the trade show is spread out over 10 acres inside the massive Convention Center here in downtown Houston- and we look forward to providing you several reports from that part of CattleCon2022.

In this email- we have featured one of the presenters at Cattlemen's Collage- Hugh Aljoe of the Noble Research Institute- and in tomorrow's email- we will feature another- Dr. Derrell Peel- who talked with us late yesterday afternoon about the Monday Cattle Inventory Report- that's our Tuesday Beef Buzz and we will feature it tomorrow morning.

By the way- the Beef Cow Herd numbers show a 2.3% drop nationally in the Mama Cow herd at 30.125 million head- Texas is- as always- the top Beef Cow state at 4.475 million head- off 3% from a year ago- Oklahoma is a solid second with 2.231 million head- down one percent from last January and Missouri dropped 5% on Beef Cow numbers and remains the third largest beef cow state with 1.941 million head.

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