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Southwest Beef Symposium Set for March 7-8 in Roswell, NM

By Rob Williams

The annual Southwest Beef Symposium, hosted jointly by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, NMSU, will be held on March 7-8 in Roswell, New Mexico.

The event is designed to provide producers an opportunity to catch up on the latest issues and innovations that can help them better navigate the ever-changing beef industry and keep them updated on information that helps their daily management of their operations.

The two-day symposium will be held at the Roswell Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. Registration will be $85 for those who register before March 2. After March 2, registration will be $100 at the door. To register, go to https://tx.ag/SWBeefSymposium.

Make checks out to New Mexico State University and mail to Marcy Ward, NMSU-ACES Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources, MSC 3AE, Box 30003, Las Cruces, N.M. 88000. Checks must be received before Feb. 28.

The symposium’s program will start March 7 at 1 p.m. MST and will end at 5 p.m. MST with a dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The March 8 program will begin at 8 a.m. MST and will conclude at noon.

A trade show will be held both days. Sponsorships will be available for the trade show. For a complete list of sponsorships, visit https://tx.ag/SWBeefSymposiumSponsor.

For more information, contact Bruce Carpenter, Ph.D., professor in the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science and AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Fort Stockton, at bruce.carpenter@ag.tamu.edu or call 432-336-8585, or contact Marcy Ward, NMSU Extension livestock specialist, at maward@nmsu.edu or 575-644-3379.

March 7 agenda

  • 2024 beef outlook – Derrell Peel, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension livestock marketing specialist, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • 40% to 80% choice and prime in 20 years: Reasons and implications for the industry – Ron Gill, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension livestock specialist and professor in the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science, Bryan-College Station. 
  • Late feeding mortality in feeder cattle – Greta Krafsur, Ph.D., assistant professor of practice, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center, University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
  • Genomic testing in commercial herds – Kent Andersen, manager, Team Andersen LLC., Lincoln, Nebraska.

March 8 agenda

  • Cow size and efficiency – Bruce Carpenter, Ph.D., professor in the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science and AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Fort Stockton.
  • New technology for range management – Casey Spackman, Ph.D., Extension range specialist, NMSU Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources and Range Improvement Task Force, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Latest information on prussic acid and nitrate toxicity – Jason Banta, Ph.D., associate professor in the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science and AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton.
  • Research update from Clayton Livestock Research Center – Glenn Duff, Ph.D., professor/superintendent, Clayton Livestock Research Center, NMSU, Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Mozart Fonseca, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Agriculture, Veterinary and Rangeland Sciences, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, Nevada.
Source : tamu.edu

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