University of Wyoming Extension News

Timely topics, speakers at Beef Production Convention Nov. 25 in Torrington

Information on improving ranch profitability as well as updates on important issues facing the beef industry will be offered at the Southeast Wyoming Western Nebraska Beef Production Convention Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Torrington.

“Rarely do you get a collection of speakers of this caliber all together at a location close to home,” said Dallas Mount, a University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) educator for Platte, Goshen and Laramie counties. “Both university experts and producers who have on-the-ground experience with the topics will be making presentations at the conference.”

The convention is 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Rendezvous Center, 7076 Fairgrounds Road, and is sponsored by UW CES and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension.

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

Workshop subjects include:

  • Understanding current market conditions
  • Developing wind energy and selling carbon credits on the ranch
  • Crossbreeding
  • Considerations for wintering stocker/yearlings
  • Developing a less expensive replacement female
  • Windrow grazing
  • Forage production with limited irrigation
  • Key areas of focus for profit on the ranch
  • Genetic selection tools
  • Range management planning and recordkeeping for the carbon credit trading program

Pre-registration is requested for a meal count and is available online at www.plattecountyextension.com or by calling Mount at (307) 322-3667, or Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator in Kimball, Banner and Cheyenne counties, at (308) 235-3122. The registration fee is $15, which includes lunch.

A flyer with convention details is available at www.plattecountyextension.com.

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