The 2011 OSU Cattle Conference and Trade Show will be held Jan. 12 at the Washington County fairgrounds in Dewey Oklahoma. A dynamic set of speakers and topics are lined up for the 2011 conference. The theme for this year's conference is "Current Affairs in the Beef Industry."
Registration will begin at 12:15 p.m. with the program kicking off at 12:45 p.m. Farm Service Agency staff will give a brief overview of the new USDA programs. At 1 p.m. Dan Stein, Ph.D., assistant professor of animal science, Oklahoma State University, will discuss temperament traits in beef cattle from an economic and handling standpoint. Dr. John Gilliam, DVM, of the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Medicine program, will discuss the pain management issues in the beef industry. He will discuss the animal welfare plus the economic side of the dialogue. Chris Rice, OSU Extension agronomist from the Ada office, will be on hand to go over the current issues relating to pasture management. He will provide the latest recommendations on broomsedge control, native hay meadow improvement, and a herbicide update. Scott Dewald, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, will deliver the latest information from the capital on items affecting the cattle industry. and Derrell Peel, Ph.D., livestock economist, professor of ag economics at Oklahoma State University, gets the difficult task of giving the market outlook for livestock and grain.
On top of all of these programs, there will also be a Trade Show with numerous vendors with ag products and services on hand for the day of activities. Equipment dealers, banks, feed companies, and animal health suppliers are among the early registrants for the Trade Show. If you have a company or service that would like to be a part of this trade show, please contact Randy Pirtle at 918-534-2216 as soon as possible for details.
The Cattle Conference and Trade Show will conclude with an evening meal at 5:30 p.m. The registration fee will be $20 if you wait to pay at the door. For more information on this Cattle Conference, contact the Washington County OSU Extension Service at 918-534-2216.
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