The second annual Caprock Beef Cattle Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices of Hale and Floyd counties, will take place Sept. 9 at the Ollie Liner Center at 2000 S. Columbia in Plainview.
Preregistration is required at https://tx.ag/CaprockBeefConf. The cost is $30.
The event will be from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Two Texas Department of Agriculture general continuing education units will be available.
The conference starts with coffee and donuts and time to browse exhibits and visit with vendors. Speakers will start at 9 a.m.; lunch will be served.
“We have a great lineup of presenters and hope to provide you with some valuable resources that will help with your beef cattle operation,” said Andy Hart, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Hale County. “Preregistration is required to guarantee a meal, but registration without a meal will be taken at the door.”
Topics and speakers
– Market Outlook and Risk Management — Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.
– Vaccinations and Worming — Jason Smith, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo.
– High Protein vs. Low Protein Cube: A New Perspective to Winter Feeding — Sarah Abatti, Hi-Pro Feeds range nutritionist, Lubbock.
– Added Value of Implants on Young Calves — Nathan Carr, senior territory manager for Merck Nutrition, Canyon, and Deana Hardee, DVM, Merck Technical Service, Canyon.
– Cattle Sustainability — Dale Woerner, Ph.D., animal science and Cargill endowed professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.