KOMA Beef Conference Slated

US - The 2009 KOMA Beef Conference is scheduled for 8 JAnuary at the Community Center on the Labette County Fairgrounds in Oswego, Kansas.
calendar icon 22 December 2008
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The KOMA conference -- so named for the four states from which it draws participants: Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas – will begin with registration at 2:30 p.m. The programme will start at 3 p.m.

The programme sponsor is Kansas State University Research and Extension.

The programme will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Cow/Calf Economic Considerations for the Upcoming Year – Kevin Dhuyvetter, K-State Extension agricultural economist;
  • Economic Impacts of Cow Biological Type – Bob Weaber, University of Missouri Extension beef-cattle genetics specialist;
  • PI-BVD Testing the Herd - Larry Hollis, K-State Extension veterinarian-beef cattle;
  • Cut the Bull – Karl Harborth, K-State Extension livestock production specialist;
  • Inter-seeding Legumes – Doug Shoup, K-State Extension crops and soils specialist; and
  • Cow/Calf Mineral Nutrition – Justin Waggoner, Extension livestock production specialist.
Organisers request that conference-goers call (620-431-1530) before 8 January to pre-register and help ensure that enough food will be available. The event’s registration fee of $20 will then be payable at the door; it includes the cost of the conference’s planned barbecue beef dinner.


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