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Feb. 12 conference on rebuilding herds, pastures

January 3, 2013
SNOWED IN -- Cow and calf show the effects of a Feb. 2011 snow. (Photo courtesy Nita Cooper)

SNOWED IN — Cow and calf show the effects of a Feb. 2011 snow. (Photo courtesy Nita Cooper)

Rebuilding herds and pastures decimated by drought are topping the agenda for the Feb. 12 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference being held at I-40 Livestock Auction in Ozark, Ark.

The conference speakers are:

  • Dr. Tom Troxel, professor/associate head Animal Science – “Is it time to rebuild the herd?”
  • Dr. John Jennings, professor-forages – “Rebuilding pastures.”
  • Dr. Paul Beck, professor-Animal Science – “Uses and limitations of alternative feedstuffs for cattle.”
  • Representative from CattleFax – to speak on the future of the cattle market.

A registration fee of $20 will be collected at the door. The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Noelle Hayes for information: nhayes@uaex.edu, 501-671-2177.

For more information on cattle management during drought, visit http://arkansaslivestockdotcom.wordpress.com/.

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