KOMA Beef Cattle Conference in Springfield, Mo. February 18th; Preregister by February 14th

Stockton, Mo.- “It is important to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist. Extension services in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas are providing a joint conference titled the KOMA Beef Cattle Conference. This year’s Missouri portion of the conference will be held on February 18, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p. m. at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center in Springfield, Mo.

Extension services from Missouri and Oklahoma will provide speakers for this event.  This year’s presenters and presentations at the meeting are as follows:

·Dr. David Lalman, Professor-Harrington Chair Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Oklahoma State University, “Managing for weaning weight vs controlling cost”

·Dr. Eric Bailey, Assistant Professor-State Beef Extension Specialist, MU Extension “Criteria for culling cows”

·Joe Horner, Agricultural Economics Extension Specialist in Dairy and Beef, MU Extension “What it cost to take care of a beef cow”

Mingles of Springfield, Mo. will cater the evening meal.

“Agriculture businesses that support the event will have booths set up. Attendees can visit and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation,” says Davis.

The cost of the event for those who pre-register and pay prior to February 14, 2020, is $30 per person.  No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.  Mail payments to the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 113 South Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785. You can also register online at https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/koma-beef-cattle-conference.  Payment at the door will be $40 per person.

To register or for details on this event, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or by email to davismp@missouri.edu.