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NMSU to host ranchers’ roundtable Aug. 20 in Corona

CORONA – New Mexico State University’s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center is continuing its popular Ranchers’ Roundtable series with a group discussion on livestock nutrition and planning on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The free event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability. Lunch will be served. For directions to the center and more information on the seminar, visit http://corona.nmsu.edu/.

“The goal of the Ranchers’ Roundtable is for people to come and have a conversation about different topics that are important to them,” said Shad Cox, Corona ranch manager. “There is no lecture. Each speaker gives an introduction, but it is really the attendees who lead the program with the questions they need answered. The ranchers do not leave until they have all their questions answered.”

Speakers, who will be present to discuss various points of interest on livestock nutrition and planning, will include Marcy Ward, NMSU Extension livestock specialist; and representatives of AC Nutrition and Purina, and Kent Mills from Hi-Pro Feeds.

“The premise of the Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability is to provide a venue to bring the community and experts within the state together for more intimate discussions on different subjects that are important to the agricultural community,” said Eric Scholljegerdes, NMSU assistant professor and beef cattle nutritionist, who will serve as roundtable moderator.

“It is our hope that this roundtable will provide participants the opportunity to discuss nutritional concerns and go home with a nutritional plan for this fall and winter. In particular, how will the recent rains impact nutrition of the cow herd and nutrition programs for replacement heifers,” Scholljegerdes said.