Torrington WY beef production meeting explores profitability
October 29, 2010
Early cow pregnancy detection benefits is just one of the topics at a beef production conference for producers this November in Torrington, WY.
The Southeast Wyoming Western Nebraska Beef Production Convention is 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Rendezvous Center. The conference will feature information on improving ranch profitability and important issues facing the beef industry.
“I’m excited to see so many ranchers on the program this year talking about their experiences,” said Dallas Mount, a University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) educator in Platte County. “University experts and producers who have on-the-ground experience with the topics will be making presentations.”
A flyer with details is available at http://HPRanchPracticum.com.
UW CES and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension are event sponsors.
“Much of this year’s program is focused on seeing the ranch business as a whole and making management decisions in light of the big picture,” said Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator for the southwest Nebraska Panhandle. “This kind of information is foundational for long-term success as ranchers evaluate and plan for the direction of their businesses.”
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Workshop subjects include:
• Evaluating and using technology on a ranch;
• Lessons learned from ranch financial analysis;
• Tools to mitigate risks in marketing cattle;
• Current cattle market prices and where headed;
• Haying versus grazing meadows;
• Costs versus returns in developing replacement heifers;
• Early pregnancy detection as a management tool;
• Developing a grazing and monitoring plan for a ranch;
Preregistration is requested for a meal count. Registration is $15 and can be completed online at http://HPRanchPracticum.com or by calling the Platte County extension office at 307-322-3667.