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AgriLife Extension to present beef production program Sept. 23

Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s Nolan County office will conduct a beef production meeting from 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Texas State Technical College Library in Sweetwater.

“Super-inflated feed prices are forcing cattle producers to take a hard look at their feeding strategies for the coming winter feeding season,” said Zack Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County. “The purpose of this program is to offer some viable options to producers now facing some tough financial times.”

Dr. Ronald Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist at Stephenville, and Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist at San Angelo, will be the speakers.

Gill will talk on managing a beef cattle operation with today’s high input costs, and Thompson will offer a market outlook for feeds and discuss stocker-cattle budgets. Gill will also give an update on the Country of Origin Labeling or “COOL” program.

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available for persons with private applicator licences.

Registration is $5 at the door.

For more information call Wilcox at 325-236-6912.

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