October 12, 2010

Beef management clinic scheduled for Oct. 20 in Muleshoe

By: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576  
Contact(s): Curtis Preston, 806-946-7467, cpreston@ag.tamu.edu  
MULESHOE – Wintertime beef cattle management will be the theme of a free clinic to be conducted Oct. 20 by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Bailey County.

The clinic will begin at 9 a.m. in the Bailey County Coliseum in Muleshoe.

Curtis Preston, AgriLife Extension agent in Bailey County, said the meeting will focus on winter feeding of beef cows.

“Cattle prices are very good now and there’s money to be made in the cow business, but part of that profit margin will depend on least-cost inputs,” Preston said. “Feed prices are going up, so selecting and using the right winter supplemental feeds will be a major part of optimizing profits this year and next.”

The clinic’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist at Amarillo.

For more information call Preston at 806-272-4583.