Cattle herd rebuilding strategies to be discussed at BIG Conference
It can be a costly experience when rebuilding cow herds, but beef cattle producers can learn about strategies to consider at the 51st Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 4-6 in Waco.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist Dr. Stan Bevers from Vernon will be featured at the conference to be held at the Extraco Events Center.
“We will be discussing economic considerations when rebuilding cow herd inventory as well as what the trend prices will be in the next five years,” Bevers said.
On Feb. 5, Bevers will also give producers a better understanding of how much they can afford to pay for replacement cows, herd productivity levels, operational costs and price projections for the year. He will also discuss breed types, longevity, culling rates and other topics.
Overall, the conference will offer sessions on a variety of commodities – beef, grain, horticulture, cotton, forage, wildlife and more.
“We think we have something for everyone, and producers will take home plenty of strategies they can incorporate into their operations,” said Ron Woolley, conference coordinator and AgriLife Extension regional program director at Stephenville.
The annual conference is sponsored by AgriLife Extension and the Waco Chamber of Commerce.
Registration for the main Blackland Income Growth Conference on Feb. 5 is $20 per person and includes lunch. Several sessions will award continuing education units. Producers are encouraged to download the brochure at http://stephenville.tamu.edu/blackland-income-growth/conference-information/ to see specific continuing education credit allocations, sessions and speakers.
The keynote luncheon speaker Feb. 5 will be Dr. James Kroll, also known as “Dr. Deer” and is the Henry M. Rockwell Chair in forest wildlife and director of the Institute for White-tailed Deer Management and Research at Stephen F. Austin State University.
For additional information, contact the AgriLife Extension agent in your county or call 254-968-4144.
Dr. James Kroll, also known as “Dr. Deer” and is the Henry M. Rockwell Chair in forest wildlife and director of the Institute for White-tailed Deer Management and Research at Stephen F. Austin State University.