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Beef conference highlights better grazing management, stewardshipBeef conference highlights better grazing management, stewardship

Five-State Beef Conference offers two events, features ranchers and university specialists as guest speakers.

Kay Ledbetter

September 2, 2021

2 Min Read
Grazing management will be the primary topic of the Five-State Beef Conference in Clayton, N.M., and Perryton.Shelley E. Huguley

The Five-State Beef Conference, co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will offer two events for ranchers across five states -- Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado-- to hear experts discuss grazing management and stewardship.

The Sept. 20 event will be in the Clayton Civic Center, 124 N. Front St., Clayton, New Mexico. The Sept. 27 event will be at the Ochiltree County Expo Center, 402 Expo Drive, Perryton.

Sept. 20 program topics and presenters

The Clayton event is free, but the registration deadline is Sept. 10. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. MST, with the program from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MST. Lunch and conference proceedings will be provided. The topics to be presented include the following:

  • Designing a Better Grazing Management Program for Stewardship and Profit, Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension and West Texas A&M University range management specialist, Canyon.

  • How Stewardship Can Pay, Marcel Fischbacher, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Moore County.

  • Weeds, from Problem to Profit: Small Ruminants Improve Rangeland Health while Increasing the Bottom Line, Clint Hoelting, rancher, Dalhart.

  • Improving the Land with Holistic Management and Selling Grass-Fed Beef Direct to Consumers, Tom Sidwell, JX Cattle Company, Tucumcari, New Mexico.

  • Range Monitoring: Not Just Data and Numbers, Casey Spackman, New Mexico State University.

  • Panel Discussion.

For more information about registration, contact Talisha Valdez, Union County Extension office, 575-374-9361, Clayton, New Mexico.

Sept. 27 program topics and presenters

Topics and speakers include:

  • Designing a Better Grazing Management Program for Stewardship and Profit, Steffens.

  • Stewardship of Ranch Economics, Justin Rader, rancher, Canadian.

  • Infrastructure Development for Profitable Stewardship, Doak Elledge, rancher, Pampa.

  • Efficient Ranch Stewardship, Adam Issacs, rancher, Canadian.

  • Panel Discussion

The cost for this event is $15, and the registration deadline is Sept. 24. Mail checks to the AgriLife Extension office for Ochiltree County; 402 Expo Drive; Perryton, TX 79070–2469.

The program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m., followed by the presentations from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch and conference proceedings will be provided.

For more information or to register contact one of the following:

  • Scott Strawn, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Ochiltree County, at 806-435-4501

  • J.R. Sprague, Lipscomb County, 806-862-4601

  • Kristy Slough, Hansford County, 806-659-4130

  • Sterling Scott, Roberts County, 806-868-3191

  • Loren Sizelove, Beaver County, Oklahoma, 580-625-3464

  • Britt Hicks, Oklahoma State University area livestock specialist, 580-338-7300.

In addition to AgriLife Extension, co-hosting the events are West Texas A&M University, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University and New Mexico State University.

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