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December 1, 2017

KOMA 4-State Beef Cattle
Conference in Springfield Jan. 16

STOCKTON, Mo. - The KOMA 4-State Beef Cattle Conference begins at 4 p. m., Jan. 16, 2018, at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, 6821 West Independence Drive, Springfield. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.

This conference is a joint effort by the University Extension programs in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas.

"The conference is designed to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization," said Dr. Patrick Davis, livestock specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

Presenters and presentations at the meeting include the following.

  • Dr. David Lalman, beef cattle extension specialist at Oklahoma State University, will present, "Cow Efficiency and Matching Cows to Forage Resources."

  • Dr. Jared Decker, University of Missouri assistant professor in beef genetics, will present, "The Genetics Component of Cow Efficiency."

  • Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri extension professor of veterinary medicine will present, "Parasite Management in Cattle."

"That same evening, agriculture businesses that have supported the event will have booths. Attendees can visit and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation," said Davis.

There is a fee for the program and pre-registration is recommended. To register for the program, or for details on this event, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or email to

Source: Dr. Patrick Davis, 417-276-3313

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