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New Mexico State University

2013 SW Beef Symposium Sponsors

The Southwest Beef Symposium could not take place without the continued support of the individuals, industry groups, and companies who promote producer education. Along with NMSU Cooperative Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, help us extend appreciation to our partners who help us build a better beef industry.

Steak Supper Sponsor

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Capital Farm Credit

Capital Farm Credit is a customer-owned cooperative, providing financing to rural landowners, country homeowners, agricultural operators and agribusiness firms throughout Texas. As part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, agricultural loans for farms and ag producers have been our specialty for 95 years. We have over 70 offices in Texas, staffed with professional lenders who can tailor a loan package to fit your needs.

Tanya Foerster
(806) 281-1789

Lunch Sponsor

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Silveus Insurance Group

A national leader in agricultural insurance and one of the oldest providers of crop insurance. We've worked with RMA to help implement insurance plans that have benefited ranchers across the nation.

Max Thomas
(806) 632-5988 mobile
(866) 791-1598 office

Session Sponsors

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Beef Outlook and Commodity Issues

TRU Trading Co.

TRU Trading Co. is a registered Independent Introducing Broker specializing in Livestock risk management and ingredient price protection for dairy and beef cattle producers. Through innovative technologies, integrated commodity futures/options strategies and applied fundamental market knowledge our associates tailor customized plans for each unique client.

Donna Hughes
(806) 350-2400

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Beef and Food Safety Issues

Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals through science. We offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, parasiticides, vaccines and health management solutions.

J. Free
(806) 773-5470

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Rebuilding the Beef Herd

Livestock Nutrition Center


Livestock Nutrition Center provides high quality livestock feed and nutrition. We produce the highest quality feed at competitive prices, selling only the best ingredients and blending only what the customer needs. Delivery available statewide in Oklahoma and the surrounding region.

Justin Hoffner
(580) 482-2700

Brice Sawin
(580) 482-2700

Break Sponsors

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January 15th: Afternoon Break

New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association

The purposes for which the Association is organized are to advance and protect the cattle industry of New Mexico, work toward solutions of cattle industry problems, promote the well being of the industry, provide an official and united voice on issues of importance to the cattle producers and feeders, and to create and maintain an economic climate that will provide members of the Association the opportunity to obtain optimum return on their investments within the free enterprise system.

Caren Cowan
(505) 247-0584

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January 16th: Afternoon Break

Texas Beef council

The Texas Beef Council (TBC) is a non-profit organization charged with the promotion and marketing of beef and beef products in Texas. TBC is funded by the beef checkoff program, a $1 per head assessment on the sale of cattle. Checkoff dollars are used to increase beef demand through programs of promotion, research and education. The organization is directed by a 20-member board of cattlemen, representing the state's 149,000 beef producers.

Mike McCravey
(512) 335-2333

Proceedings Sponsor

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Gold Standard Labs

Committed to providing you with accurate test results, timely reporting, and excellent customer service.

Chris McClure
(806) 681-0901 mobile
(800) 808-3552