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Annual beef symposium set for Jan.14-15 in Amarillo

The Southwest Beef Symposium is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 14-15, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3100 Interstate 40 West, in Amarillo, Texas.


The annual event is jointly hosted by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

?Looking to the Future? is the theme of this year?s conference, said Mary Ward, NMSU Extension livestock specialist.

?After some very rough years of drought, we will address issues of concern to the industry at large, but also at the ranch level,? she said. ?Hopefully we have turned the corner and are beginning to stabilize the national cow inventory.?

The opening session from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, will address big-picture emerging issues in the global beef industry.

Session topics will focus on industry issues, range management and beef herd management.

Individual registration is $80, which includes a steak dinner on Jan. 14, lunch on Jan. 15, refreshments and symposium proceedings. Registration is required by Jan. 9 and seating is limited to 150, so participants are advised to register early. Others will be put on a waiting list.

For the agenda and to register online, visit swbs.nmsu.edu.