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Rebuilding herds, pastures focus of Jan. 18 seminar in Dumas

published: January 11th 2023
by: Kay Ledbetter
source: Texas AgriLife Today

Rebuilding Your Herd and Pasture Seminar will be hosted Jan. 18 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave., Dumas.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free, including lunch.

This is a collaborative effort involving the AgriLife Extension offices in Moore, Oldham and Potter counties.

On the agenda

Topics and speakers on the agenda include:

— How to rebuild your herd following severe drought – Jason Smith, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo.

— Cow efficiency studies, milk efficiencies and research – David Lalman, Ph.D., Extension beef cattle specialist at Oklahoma State University.

— Panel discussion with two local producers, Tommy Cartrite and Clint Hoelting – minimalists to advance feeding ideologies and their advantages/disadvantages.

— Economic factors to consider with rebuilding herds and markets – Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.

For more information, contact the following AgriLife Extension agents/county offices: Marcel Fischbacher, Moore County, 806-935-2594 or mhfischbacher@ag.tamu.edu; Mason Carter, Oldham County, 806-267-2692, mason.carter@ag.tamu.edu; or Megan Eikner, Potter County, 806-373-0713, megan.eikner@ag.tamu.edu.

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