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2014 KOMA Beef Cattle Conference


Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Joplin Regional Stockyards
10131 Cimarron Rd, Carthage MO map...


The 2014 KOMA Beef Cattle Conference begins at 3 p.m., Jan. 14, 2014, at the Joplin Regional Stockyards in Carthage, Mo.

The KOMA Beef Cattle Conference is a joint effort by the Extension Services in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas to provide participants of the beef cattle industry the latest information on production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization. The Missouri portion of the conference is being held at Joplin Regional Stockyards.

Speakers for the conference cover a lot of different topics. For example:
• Scott Clawson, NE Oklahoma agriculture economist, providing a 2014 Economic Outlook on the “Beef Cattle Industry and Discussing Herd Expansion.:
• Dr. Justin Sexten, MU Extension state beef cattle nutrition specialist, discussing “Alternative Feedstuffs.”
• Voyd Brown, DVM, Barry County Veterinary Services in Cassville, will discuss “Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination.”
• Rod Lewis, Sarcoxie, will discuss “Baleage.”
• Troy Watson, Joplin Regional Stockyards Representative from Bolivar, will discuss the “Process and Procedures of Cattle Comingling Program.”
• Monte Nail, Vinita, OK, will discuss “Cattle Video Marketing.”

The keynote presenter for the evening is Dr. Dave Rethorst, Beef Cattle Institute Director of Outreach at Kansas State University and his presentation will be, "Animal Welfare, BQA and Beef Production--How It All Fits Together."

The evening meal will be catered by the cafe at Joplin Regional Stockyards.

“During the event agriculture industry supporters of the event will have booths setup that you can visit and learn more about their products that will help improve your beef cattle operation,” said Davis.


Pre-register by January 10th. If you are interested in attending the meeting, being a supporter of the meeting, or like more information on the meeting, please contact the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-276-3313 or by email at




$25 per person if you pre-register by January 10th. If you pay at the door the cost is $30 per person. This fee will include the meal.


Patrick Davis,
MU Extension in Cedar County
phone: 417-276-3313

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