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Symposium Schedule

January 9: Beef Industry Outlook (Afternoon Session)


Moderator: Caren Cowan, Executive Director, NM Cattlegrowers' Association

1:00 PM: Welcome & Introductions
Manny Encinias, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
New Mexico State University, Clayton, NM

1:15 PM: The Effects of Global Beef Exports on U.S. Beef Producers
Leann Saunders, President
Where Food Comes From, Inc., Castle Rock, CO

2:00 PM: Have Ag Lending Policies Changed?
Larry Fluhman, President
Farmers & Stockmens Bank, Clayton, NM

2:45 PM: Break and Trade Show

3:15 PM: Beef Sustainability: Implications for Cattlemen
Tom McDonald, JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, Dalhart, TX
Ben Weinheimer, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Amarillo, TX

4:00 PM: Making the Weather Work for You: Looking Ahead to 2014
Brian Bledsoe, Chief Meteorologist/Climatologist
KKTV 11 News, Colorado Springs, CO

5:15 PM: Social Hour at Herzstein Museum

6:30 PM: Steak Supper at Clayton Civic Center

January 10: Rebuilding Regional Beef Herds (Morning Session)


Moderator: Darrell Brown, New Mexico Beef Council

8:00 AM: Short and Long Term Strategies to Rebuild Cattle Inventories
Stan Bevers, Extension Economist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Vernon, TX

9:00 AM: Biosecurity Considerations for Stockers and Cows
John Wenzel, Extension Veterinarian
New Mexico State University, Silver City, NM

9:45 AM: Break and Trade Show

10:15 AM: How Much is My Grass Worth: Factors to Determine Lease Rates
Kevin Dhuyvetter, Extension Farm Management Specialist
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

11:00 AM: Role of Mineral Nutrition on Performance of NM Ranch Calves
Eric Scholljegerdes, Ruminant Nutritionist
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

NOON: LUNCH

January 10: Rebuilding Regional Beef Herds (Afternoon Session)


Moderator: Luther Dunlap, Curry County Extension Agricultural Agent

1:00 PM: Management Programs for Summer Stockers
Ted McCollum, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Amarillo, TX

1:45 PM: Finding and Using the 'Right Kind' of Females
Marcy Ward, Extension Livestock Specialist
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

2:30 PM: Break and Trade Show

3:00 PM: How Should I Rebuild My Cattle Inventory: Rancher Manager Perspectives

Panel Members:
Kris Wilson, General Manager
Silver Spur NM Division (Bell & TO Ranches), Bell Ranch, NM

Bruce Davis, Owner
Pi Diversified, Inc., Cimarron, NM

Dennis Braden, General Manager
Swenson Land & Cattle Co., Stamford, TX