The conference will be in the Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St., Canadian, TX.
Andy Holloway, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Hemphill County, said the attendance is expected to reach about 500 this year.
The cost for the two-day conference and tour is $100, and a spouse ticket is $85.
The two-day ticket includes 10 speakers, three meals, a cattle-handling presentation and over 60 agriculture trade vendors. Also, five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered from the two days of presentations.
A Ladies Cultural Tour of Canadian will be from 2-5 p.m. on April 23. Tickets are $30, and pre registration is required, with a limit of 45 participants. The bus tour will include the Canadian Cultural District, Citadelle Art Museum, and an artisan chocolate and wine tasting.
On the agenda to help understand how and what to measure and manage are:
- Troy Applehans, CattleFax market analyst, Denver, Colorado, “What Do the Numbers Indicate About the Future Beef Cattle Markets Based on Supply and Demand?”
- Dr. David Lalman, Oklahoma State University Harrington Chair and beef cattle specialist, Stillwater, Oklahoma, “Fitting Your Herd Bull EPD’s to Your Ranch and Cowherd, New Research and Important Considerations.”
- Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo, “Ag Leases, Insurance Liabilities and New Ag Law.”
- Dr. Cliff Lamb, Texas A&M University animal science department head, College Station, “Using Reproductive Management to Enhance Profitability of Cattle Operations.”
- Colt Keefer, Charolais International of America regional manager, Fort Collins, Colorado, “Genetics for Growth and Quality, How Can a Rancher Add Value to His Cowherd?”
- Dr. Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Canyon, “Grass Grazing and Reproduction, How They Work Together.”
- Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension state beef cattle specialist, College Station, and Grandin, “Cattle Handling Made Easy.”