North Region beef conference set Jan. 26 in Dumas

Best management practices for cow-calf operators highlighted

The North Region Multi-County Beef Conference will provide cow-calf producers with updates on key issues. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)

DUMAS, Texas — The North Region Multi-County Beef Conference will be held Jan. 26 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave., Dumas.

This is a collaborative program involving the AgriLife Extension offices in Moore, Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Potter and Sherman counties.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The event is free, including lunch, with sponsorship from Frische Brothers Fertilizer and Ag Texas.

“We’ve joined together to bring in speakers who will address a number of key issues facing the beef-producing industry up in this region of the Panhandle,” said Marcel Fischbacher, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Moore County.

On the agenda

Topics and speakers on the agenda include:

— What Steps Can a Rancher Take to Have a Lower Input Cost Cow? – Jason Smith, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo.

— What Costs Should the Cow-Calf Producer Cut and Which Should Not Be Cut? – Smith.

— How Can Cattle Increase Regenerative Soil Properties? – Jourdan Bell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.

— What Forages Should a Cattleman/Farmer Plant to Get the Most Return on the Least Investment? – Bell.

— What I Learned About Grazing from a Sheep – Clint Hoelting, rancher, Dalhart.

— Bull Purchasing and Understanding Expected Progeny Differences, or EPDs– Fischbacher.

For more information, contact the following AgriLife Extension agents/county offices: Fischbacher at 806-935-2594 or; Mike Bragg, Dallam/Hartley, 806-244-4434,; Amanda Spiva, Oldham, 806-267-2692,; or Megan Eikner, Potter, 806-373-0713,

–Kay Ledbetter
Texas A&M AgriLife Today

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