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Herd health focus of San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium

DURANGO, Colo. -The 27th annual San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium will be Tuesday, March 2, at the La Plate County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., Durango, Colo.


The event is co-sponsored by New Mexico State University's San Juan County Cooperative Extension Service office and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service offices in La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma and Dolores counties.

"The San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium has become a tradition in Northwest New Mexico and Southwest Colorado. Education programs are important to help us sustain this way of life," said Mike Larsen, NMSU agriculture agent in San Juan County. "This year's program will primarily focus on disease, nutrition and herd health. There will be something of interest for everyone who is involved in or planning to be involved in beef production."

Presentation topics include marketing price risks; beef cattle nutrition and applied reproduction; herd health issues affecting cattle in New Mexico; diseases affecting cattle in Colorado; troublesome toxic plants such as locoweed and larkspur in the Four Corners area; and new developments in both native and introduced rangeland grasses.

The workshop fee is $20 per person if registering before Feb. 25. Registration after Feb. 25 is $25. The fee includes workshop materials and lunch. However, lunch and materials cannot be guaranteed for those registering after Feb. 25. For more information, contact the Archuleta County Extension office at (970) 264-5931.