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Farm Bureau Cattle Sale to Host Extension Speakers

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:22:21 CDT

Farm Bureau Cattle Sale to Host Extension Speakers
A series of cattle extension specialists will speak Friday, April 20, during the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Herd Builder private treaty cattle sale in Oklahoma City.

The three-day sale will be held in conjunction with Oklahoma City's Southern Plains Farm Show, April 19-21, at State Fair Park. Friday's lineup of extension talks will cover topics such as reinvesting in your beef herd and pasture recovery from drought. The sale and speaker series will be held in Carriage Hall, located in the east end of the travel and transportation building at State Fair Park. All extension presentations are free and open to the public.

The following is a schedule of Friday's scheduled speakers:
10-11 a.m. - livestock market outlook and reinvesting in the beef herd with Rodney Jones
11-11:30 a.m. - livestock and forage insurance as risk management tools with JJ Jones
12-12:30 p.m. - pasture recovery following drought with Daren Redfearn
12:30-1 p.m. - current tax issues with J.C. Hobbs
1-1:30 p.m. - ag leasing issues with Shannon Ferrell

The OFB Herd Builder cattle sale is open to ranchers who wish to market their bulls, cows and heifers in a private treaty setting during the Southern Plains Farm Show. Owners are responsible for feeding, watering and stall upkeep, and health certification is required for all animals.

Farm Show hours are Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Herd Builder cattle sale and the OFB extension speaker series, please contact Thad Doye at (405) 523-2307.



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