Extension ‘Beef Outlook’ meeting set for Nov. 16 in Madison | TSLN.com

Extension ‘Beef Outlook’ meeting set for Nov. 16 in Madison

BROOKINGS, SD – The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service will host a meeting for livestock and crop producers on Nov. 16, 2010 in Madison.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at Nicky’s Restaurant, 1407 N.W. Second St, Madison, SD. Extension specialists and faculty from South Dakota State University’s Department of Animal Science will be on hand to present information and take questions with a focus on the outlook for beef production in the state.

Among the speakers will be Extension Grain Marketing Specialist Al May who will discuss the dynamics of grain markets and recent changes therein. Extension Risk and Business Management Specialist Matt Diersen also will share information with those in attendance.

Eric Mousel, Extension Range Livestock Production Specialist, will focus his comments on the challenges that go with cow-calf operations in the face of higher grain markets. He also will field questions on the continued demand for conversion from hay land and pasture to crop acres.

Extension Livestock Educators Tracey Renelt and Jim Krantz, along with Extension Farm Management Educator Heather Gessner, also will take part in the meeting, sharing some information on producer leadership and animal welfare.

There is no meal planned with the meeting, but those who attend it are welcomed to have a bite while the presentations are taking place. Extension staff can answer any pre-meeting questions producers may have. To get those answers, call Tracey Renelt at 605-854-3851; Heather Gessner at 605-425-2242; or Jim Krantz at 605-772-4661.

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