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Timely topics and speakers for Beef Production Convention Nov. 23

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Southeast Wyoming-Western Nebraska Beef Production Convention, scheduled for Nov. 23 at Torrington, Wyo., will feature information on improving ranch profitability as well as updates on 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 Extension Educator for southeast Wyoming. “Both university experts and producers who have on-the-ground experience with the topics will be making presentations at the conference.”

The convention will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Rendezvous Center in Torrington and is sponsored by the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Workshops and presentations will feature top university and industry personnel, as well as producers who will address of the immediate issues beef producers in the region are facing.

“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 business.”

Workshop subjects include:

– Evaluating and using technology on the ranch

– Lesson learned from ranch financial analysis

– Tools to mitigate risk in marketing cattle

– Current cattle market prices and where may we be headed

– Haying versus grazing meadows

– Costs versus returns in developing replacement heifers

– Early pregnancy detection as a management tool in the cow herd

– Developing a grazing and monitoring plan for your ranch

Pre-registration is requested for a meal count. Registration can be done online at http://hpranchpracticum.com/ or by calling Mount at (307) 322-3667, or Aaron Berger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator in Kimball, Banner and Cheyenne counties, (308) 235-3122.

A flyer with details is available at http://www.hpranchpracticum.com.

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