Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference set for Jan. 15
The Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference will be held on Jan. 15, 2013, in Lawton, Okla. This annual conference provides cow-calf producers the most up-to-date information on topics that influence cattle profits.
The conference, which alternates between Texas and Oklahoma each year, will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Comanche County Coliseum, 920 South Sheridan, in Lawton. Registration is $25 per person and includes educational materials, a noon meal and refreshments.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Garrett King, agricultural liaison for U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas from Oklahoma. Lucas is the current House Agriculture Committee Chairman. King will provide a farm bill and congressional update from Lucas' office.
Two speakers will address pasture conditions and recovery. Jack LeClair, DuPont Crop Protection range and pasture specialist, Saint Jo, Texas, will cover drought recovery and invasive weeds, while Bob Gillen, Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers department head at Hays, Kan., will cover the impact of drought on the Southern Plains grassland.
Traits and tools for retention and replacement of beef females will be discussed by Megan Rolf, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension beef cattle management specialist, Stillwater, Okla. Dan Hale, AgriLife Extension meat specialist, will give participants a virtual packing plant tour to close out the meeting.
Producers can register by contacting their local Extension office.