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Beef production, profitability focus at Torrington meeting

Workshops covering issues affecting profitability of livestock producers are part of the Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Torrington

The convention is 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Goshen County Fairground's Rendezvous Center hosted by the Goshen County University of Wyoming Extension office and the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle.

Presentations begin with northern Montana producer Dirk O'Conner, who is combining grazing, no-till and cover crops to increase production and boost soil health, and conclude with Jim Rob from the Livestock Marketing Information Center on the market outlook.

Concurrent sessions feature agricultural professionals, extension specialists and educators and other UW faculty members. Additional topics include poisonous plants, cornstalk grazing research, annual forages, risk management, sexed semen, replacement heifer budgeting and soil moisture.

A trade show and panel discussion are also scheduled.

Cost to attend the convention and tradeshow is $20 and includes lunch. Student tickets are $10.

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Registration is requested by Nov. 12 and can be found along with a detailed schedule and more information at http://bit.ly/2014sewyobeef.

For more information, contact Goshen County extension educator Caleb Carter at 307 532-2436 or ccarte13@uwyo.edu.

–University of Wyoming

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