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December 23, 2012

Cattle-calf conference set for Oklahoma this year

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NORMAN —

· Bob Gillen, head of Kansas State University’s Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers, will showcase the effect of the drought on Southern Plains grasslands.

· Megan Rolf, OSU Extension beef cattle specialist, will share the latest information about traits and tools for the retention and replacement of beef heifers and cows.

 · Dan Hale, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension meat specialist, will provide a virtual tour of a packing plant.

Industry sponsors will have products on display as part of the conference trade show.

Anyone seeking additional information should contact the OSU Southwest District Area Extension Office at 580-255-0546.

Heath Herje is an agriculture educator for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service in Cleveland County. He also writes on wildlife issues. He can be reached at 405-321-4774.

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