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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

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The Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference will be held Jan. 7 in Lawton, Okla.

The annual conference that will provide cow-calf producers the most up-to-date information on topics that influence cattle profits, said Stan Bevers, AgriLIFE Extension economist in Vernon. In effect, the conference will assist those producers in driving their cattle to profits. 

It is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Comanche County Fairgrounds Coliseum, 920 South Sheridan Road. Registration is $20 per person and includes educational materials, a copy of the Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference proceedings, a noon meal and refreshments. Additional information can be obtained at .

The keynote speaker for the event will be James Henderson of the Bradley 3 Ranch near Memphis. Bradley 3 Ranch has bred Angus cattle for more than 50 years. Their cow herd runs in some of the Texas Panhandle’s roughest country, reports Stan Bevers Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service Economist. Net return per cow drives their decisions, not fads or fashions.

Henderson will be discussing fitting the cow herds to the country. In this time of price volatility and rising input costs, his expertise of matching cows to their environment can be effective in maintaining low input costs, Bevers said.

Additional speakers include faculty from both Oklahoma and Texas. Important topics of reproductive efficiency, surviving in the new cattle paradigm, marketing and forage utilization will be covered. Industry sponsors also will have their products on display during the event.


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