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Cattlemen Conference is Dec. 3




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A Four States Cattle Conference is set for Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Four States Fairgrounds, located at 3700 East 50th St. in Texarkana, Ark.

Registration is $30 and includes lunch and educational materials. To register or for more information, contact Dr. Paul Beck, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Hope, Ark., 877-777-9702, or pbeck@uaex.edu.

The full program brochure and a mail-in registration form can be found online at http://swrec.uark.edu/pdf_files/4-StatesBrochure.pdf.

Speakers include Beck, Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University professor of agribusiness and agricultural economics; Gary McManus, associate state climatologist for Oklahoma; Jeremy Powell, University of Arkansas professor and veterinarian; Mike McCormick, ruminant nutrition specialist, Louisiana State University; Dr. Ryon Walker, Louisiana State University assistant professor of beef cattle at the Hill Farm Research Station in Homer, La.; Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, College Station; and Dr. Brian Freking, Oklahoma State University regional livestock specialist.

Following lunch and a trade show, Gill will give a two-hour presentation and demonstration on cattle handling techniques.

The event will conclude at 4 p.m.

Robert Burns has nearly 30 years’ experience writing about agriculture and agricultural-related research. He writes about Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service activities at the Overton Center and centers in Stephenville and Temple.
 

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