Cameron University Department of Agriculture to present 28th Annual Beef Cattle Improvement Conference

The Cameron University Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service and the Comanche County Cattlemen’s Association, will host the 28th Annual Beef Cattle Improvement Conference on Thursday, November 19. Feature speakers will be Larry Hawkins, DVM; Michael Kelsey, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA); and Marty New and Gant Mourer, Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension Service. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call the Cameron University Department of Agriculture at 581-2275.

“The beef cattle industry plays a vital role in the state’s economy, especially in southwest Oklahoma,” says Dr. Leon Fischer, Mary Dixie Mullin Endowed Chair in the Sciences and Chair, CU Department of Agriculture. “Cameron’s annual Beef Cattle Improvement Conference will focus on areas of interest to all beef producers and will provide information that can help ranchers maximize the value of their herds.”

Kelsey, Executive Vice President of OCA, will present a legislative update. New, Area Livestock Specialist, and Mourer, Beef Value Enhancement Specialist for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, will focus on “Adding Value to Your Calf Crop,” and Hawkins, senior technical service veterinarian at Bayer Animal Health, will speak on “Innate Immunity and Bovine Respiration Disease” as well as providing an update on fly control.

“Cameron’s Beef Cattle Improvement Conference, now in its 28th year, would not be possible without the interest and participation of our sponsors,” says Fischer. “Their support of this event allows us to continue to present topical and timely information to cattle producers throughout southwest Oklahoma and north Texas.”

The conference will include exhibits by event sponsors Phil Perryman, ABS Global, Apache; Ag Preference ACA, Altus; Ag Risk Management/ Apache Farmers Co-op, Davey Jones, Apache; Baker Vet Supply, Snyder; Bowie Livestock Auction, Bowie, Texas; Chisholm Trail Farm Credit, Chickasha; Comanche Livestock Auction, Comanche; Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Lawton; Co-op Services Inc., Lawton, Chattanooga, Grandfield; Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Woodward; L & L Farm & Tire Supply, Chattanooga; Livestock Nutrition Center, Chickasha; National Livestock Credit Corporation, Oklahoma City; Red River Veterinary Service, Frederick; Stockman-Oklahoma Livestock Marketing Inc., Apache; Stockman’s Bank, Altus; Superior Livestock Auctions, Fletcher; and Walters Co-Op Elevator Association, Walters.

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November 10, 2015

PR# 15-182