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Cattle Trails Stocker Conference Set July 24 in Wichita Falls

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 10:26:50 CDT

Cattle Trails Stocker Conference Set July 24 in Wichita Falls Cattle producers looking to pick up the latest science-based updates on stocker management practices should
register now to attend the July 24 Cattle Trails Stocker Conference in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The conference is a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Texas AgriLife Extension Service,
and will alternate between Wichita Falls and Lawton, Okla., in successive years. Its purpose is to help cattle owners and
stocker operators drive their animals to profit.

"We're excited about the opportunities presented by partnering with Texas AgriLife to enhance our educational and
skill-building programs for cattle producers, many of whom attended our annual Southwest Cattle Conference that
traditionally took place in September," said Bob LeValley, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension area livestock specialist.
"This new conference will replace that one."

The 2010 conference will take place at the Multi Purpose Events Center, located at 1000 Fifth St. in Wichita Falls.
Conference sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish at approximately 4:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per participant, which will include
a noon meal, refreshment breaks and proceedings of the topics discussed at the conference.

To register, producers should contact their local Cooperative Extension county office. Anyone seeking additional information should
contact LeValley through the Southwest Area OSU Cooperative Extension Office in Duncan at 580-255-0546.
Topics of this year's sessions will include animal rights versus welfare, Ohio's approach to activists; cattle and wheat market outlooks;
economics of wheat-stocker operations; wheat pasture research updates; wheat production advances; small grains forage production;
and effective backgrounding and animal health.

Sessions will be led by experts from OSU's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Texas A&M University.

Click on the PDF file link below for the program for this year's conference- this is an excellent meeting well worth your time to attend.




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