Cattle producers voted down a state beef checkoff program. 

Several speakers will highlight the beef industry during a program March 17 sponsored by several agriculture organizations.

On the program beginning at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church in Houston are: Rick Huffman, Livestock Market Report, “Getting the Best Price for Your Cattle”; Mark Harmon, Joplin Regional Stockyards, “Contracting and Video Marketing”; and Al Vance, Ozarks Premier Beef Marketers, “Marketing Opportunities with South Ozarks Premier Beef.”

The event is sponsored by Texas County Soil and Water Conservation District, University Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service and Texas County Cattlemen Association.

Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. Registration is required for the meal. Call 417-967-2028, ext. 3, or 800-879-8894, ext. 3.


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