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Livestock School looks to improve herd productivity

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host the 2007 Noble Foundation Livestock School from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center in Ardmore.

During the Livestock School, Noble Foundation agricultural specialists will provide information on several key elements of building and managing a healthy cow/calf production system.

"We're going to focus on the best management practices and show how they fit together to increase productivity and profitability," said Clay Wright, Noble Foundation livestock specialist. "The Livestock School will be an excellent source of information for those who are in the industry. It doesn't matter the size of their herd, every participant can benefit from the Livestock School."

The morning session will kick off at 9 a.m. with an overview of the Noble Foundation's Beef Production System (BPS) protocols, followed by a presentation on how to select bulls and cows. There will also be discussions on how to define a calving season, as well as the advantages of pairing calves and cows. After lunch, Noble Foundation specialists will focus on herd health programs, preconditioning and economic/market outlooks.

The Livestock School is $10 and the cost includes lunch. For additional information or to register, call 580.224.6501 or visit

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