Cattle Trails Stocker Conference scheduled

By Gary Clayton | Published Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Texas AgriLife Extension and Oklahoma State Extension have teamed to host the Cattle Trails Stocker Conference July 24 in the MPEC Center in Wichita Falls.

The conference will include-up-to-date information on topics that influence stocker-cattle profits.

Cattle owners and operators from North Texas and Southern Oklahoma are invited to participate. The registration fee of $20 includes the noon meal, refreshments and meeting proceedings.

Topics will include cattle and wheat-market outlook, economics of wheat/stocker operations, effective backgrounding and animal health update. There will be a presentation on small-grains forage production and animal rights versus animal welfare.

Specialists from Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, Texas AgriLife and Ohio Farm Bureau will offer the full day of education. Registration will be from 8 to 8:30 a.m., and the first session begins at 9 a.m.

Information is available at the Extension office, (940) 627-3341.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Tuesday, Aug. 24. That’s the date for the 2010 Rancher’s Gathering. Come by the Extension office in Decatur to sign up. The $10 registration fee covers the evening meal. Look for details in the next couple of weeks.

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