UACES Facebook Ozark Feeder Cattle Conference to cover risk management, market outlook

Ozark Stocker Cattle Conference to cover risk management, market outlook

By The Cooperative Extension Service

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    • Ozark Stocker Cattle Conference set for Aug. 1 at Durand Center, Harrison
    • Cost to attend is $20 at the door

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LITTLE ROCK – Health, risk management and at look at how the market winds are blowing are on the agenda for the Aug. 1, Ozark Stocker Cattle Conference.

Poster for conference by Chris Meux.

The conference will be held at the Durand Center in Harrison. The conference runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and the cost is $20 at the door.

“This is an opportunity for Arkansas cattlemen to take a closer look at issues directly affecting their business such as marketing and risk management,” said Danny Griffin, Van Buren County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

There will be talks from key speakers Derrell Peel, an ag economist with Oklahoma State, Daniel Scruggs, DVM, of Zoetis Pharmaceuticals, and Tim Daven of Commodity Risk Management. There will also be two sets of breakout sessions on topics including:

    • Calculating Breakeven for Making Buying & Selling Decisions - Tom Troxel, associate head, Animal Science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
    • Leaving money on the table - Shane Gadberry, associate professor-ruminant nutrition for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Wrapped around the talks is a trade show and exhibits.

For more information about the conference, contact your county extension office.

Learn more about livestock production by contacting your county extension office or visiting us online at www.uaex.edu.

Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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