Thursday, January 30, 2014

Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference Set for February 27

The annual Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference has been scheduled for Thursday, February 27 at the Forsyth High School Cafeteria (Panther Pit) in Forsyth, Missouri.  This popular University of Missouri Extension program is attended by livestock producers in order to learn the latest information to manage their farms better and improve farm income.

“This long-running conference continues to equip livestock producers to better manage their operations and provide quality beef products for consumers,” said Tim Schnakenberg, University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist based in Galena. “The program will focus on a variety of topics useful for all livestock producers.”

A planning committee from the community organized a discussion on timely management concerns for cattlemen.  Dr. Jared Decker, state extension beef specialist from Columbia will lead a discussion on how to make good beef cattle selection decisions when producers are trying to build back their herds.

Also scheduled is a presentation by Stacy Hambelton, ag business specialist from Gainesville, on how to figure the cost of retaining heifers for the beef herd.  Tim Schnakenberg will speak on how to deal with some developing weed problems in Taney County pastures.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. at the Panther Pit cafeteria at the Forsyth High School on Thursday, February 27.  A beef pot roast supper is planned at no cost to the participant thanks to local sponsors.  Sponsors include Branson Bank, First Community Bank and Peoples Bank of the Ozarks.

To reserve a meal preregistration is required by calling the Taney County Extension Center at 417-546-4431 by February 24.

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