A collection of workshops covering the issues affecting profitability of livestock producers
Goshen County Extension and The James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) will again be hosting the Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention in Torrington in November.
The Convention will be held on Tuesday, November 18th at the Rendezvous Center, on the Goshen County Fair Grounds. Registration will begin at 9:30 am with the program starting at 10. The day will begin with a presentation from Dirk O’Conner, a producer from Northern Montana who is using a combination of no-till and cover crops to increase his production capacity and soil health. He has also integrated cover crop grazing into his production.
Montana NRCS made a great video where Dirk outlines his production practices:
The remainder of the day will consist of a series of concurrent sessions as well as a producer panel after lunch. Some of the session topics will include pasture revitalization, utilizing corn stalks in grazing, feedlot research updates, risk management options, heifer development budgets as well as some tips on preparing for and surviving disaster. A trade show will also be a part of the convention activities.
To wrap up the day, Jim Rob from the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) in Denver will present on the future market outlook. Cost for the convention is $20 and includes lunch and the trade show.
Complete convention schedule:
|10:00||Welcome and Introductions – Caleb Carter||Rendezvous Main|
|10:00-10:50||Speaker – Dirk O’Conner||Rendezvous Main|
|Improving pasture productivity – Jerry Voleski||Rendezvous Main|
|Poisonous plants for livestock – Brian Sebade||4-H East|
|Sexed Semen – Chance Marshall||4-H West|
|12:30-1:30||Panel discussion||Rendezvous Main|
|Risk Management for livestock production – John Hewlett||Rendezvous Main|
|Corn stalk grazing research – Aaron stalker||Brand Room|
|Annual forages –Anowar Islam||4-H East|
|Realistic options for monitoring soil moisture – Caleb Carter||4-H West|
|Surviving disaster – Scott Cotton||Rendezvous Main|
|Replacement heifer development budgets – John Ritten||Brand Room|
|Wheat variety trial info – Keith Kennedy||4-H East|
|Feedlot research update – Matt Luebbe||4-H West|
|3:45-4:30||Market Outlook – Jim Robb, LMIC||Rendezvous Main|
|4:30-5:00||Door Prizes and Conclusion||Rendezvous Main|
Registrations are being taken online for attendees, and vendors interested in the trade show, at: http://bit.ly/sewyobeef
You can also download this brochure and mail it to:Caleb Carter, 4516 US HWY 26/85, Torrington, WY 82240
For more information call Caleb at the Goshen County Extension office at (307) 532-2436 and we hope to see you in November!