An informational program will be held for Texas County livestock and forage producers from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at the University of Missouri Texas County Extension conference room in Houston (at 114 W. Main St.).

“Making the most from their investments is always a top concern for producers,” said MU Extension agriculture educator Eric Meusch. “Whether it’s finding better ways to manage soil fertility or improving the quality and marketability of livestock, it is important to stay as informed as possible.”

There conference will feature three presenters:

•Extension livestock specialist Elizabeth Picking will present the latest information on fetal programming in beef cattle.

•MFA Agri-Services precision specialist Steve Koch will present an overview of what is possible with precision fertilizer application.

•Leon Caselman, of the Buffalo Livestock Market, will provide a sale barn’s prospective how best prepare your calves to bring higher prices. 

Hosts for the conference include Texas County Extension and the Texas County Soil and Water Conservation District. Several area businesses are contributing financially to help make the conference possible.

The event will be free and a meal will be served beforehand. There is limited space available, so anyone interested in attending is asked to pre-register by March 12.. For more information or to pre-register, call the MU Extension office in Houston at 417-967-4545.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is a local link to practical education. Learn more online at http://extension.missouri.edu.

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