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Ranchers invited to discussion of livestock production at NMSU’s Otero County office

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Experts and producers will gather Sept. 6 for a Ranchers’ Roundtable discussion of range livestock production at New Mexico State University’s Otero County Cooperative Extension Service office.

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New Mexico State University Animal and Range Sciences Associate Professor Eric Scholljegerdes will be one of the experts on hand at the “Let’s Talk! Breakfast in Town” program Sept. 6 for ranchers in Otero County and the surrounding area. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)

“Ranching is a key agricultural activity in Otero County and the surrounding area, so we decided to bring this Roundtable to Alamogordo,” said Shad Cox, superintendent of NMSU’s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. “We’ll enjoy a good breakfast and then have ranchers ask questions of the experts who will be on hand for the event. It should be a good chance for ranchers to gain some helpful information that could make a difference in their cattle operations.”

Cox said topics of discussion at the event, “Let’s Talk! Breakfast in Town,” will depend partly on ranchers’ questions, but could include current or future nutritional needs and assessments, livestock vaccination and disease, reproductive physiology, artificial insemination and marketing.

The event will start at 8 a.m. with a free breakfast at the Extension office, located at 401 Fairgrounds Road in Alamogordo. The program will start at 9 a.m.

NMSU experts planning to be on hand include professors Eric Scholljegerdes, Amy Ganguli and Adam Summers, all in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences, as well as Craig Gifford, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist in Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources.

Register online at www.corona.nmsu.edu. For more information, contact Shad Cox at 575-849-1015 or shadcox@nmsu.edu or Otero County Cooperative Extension Service Agricultural Agent Sid Gordon at 575-437-0231 or sgordon@nmsu.edu.