Monday, January 8, 2024

University Extension Office

 Stockton, Mo.- “It is important to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist.  Extension services from universities of Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Arkansas are providing a joint conference titled the KOMA Beef Cattle Conference.  This year’s Missouri portion of the conference will be held on February 12, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MU Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 State Rd H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712. 

 

“This year’s conference will update the public on recent research from the 4 universities in cattle feeding, supplementation, reproduction, and grazing management,” says Davis.  These presentations will be given by university agricultural graduate students and professors.  In addition, there will be a keynote presentation given by James Mitchell who is an extension livestock economist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

 

“A catered lunch will be provided by MERCK Animal Health,” says Davis.  In addition, snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day. 

 

“Agriculture businesses that support the event will also have booths set up.  Attendees can visit the booths and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation,” says Davis.

 

To attend the event, register and pay the fee prior to February 8th.  Fee for the event is $20 per person.  No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.  No walk-in registrations allowed.  Register online at https://extension.missouri.edu/events/koma-beef-cattle-conference.  For questions related to registration or the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313, ext. 4, or by email at [email protected].




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