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Ranchers invited to meet in Quay County with NMSU livestock production experts

TUCUMCARI, N.M. – Agricultural producers will gather with New Mexico State University livestock experts Tuesday, Feb. 27, for presentations on cattle-related topics and a Ranchers’ Roundtable discussion of range livestock production at the Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 Route 66 in Tucumcari.

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New Mexico State University’s Marcy Ward, Extension Livestock Specialist in Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources, will be one of the experts on hand at the “Let’s Talk! Breakfast in Town” program Tuesday, Feb. 27, for ranchers in Quay County and the surrounding area. (NMSU photo by Andres Leighton)

“We are sponsoring a breakfast with an Extension Animal Science and Natural Resources program,” said Shad Cox, superintendent of NMSU’s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. “Producers will have a chance to hear updates on the Tucumcari Bull Test and ACES High calf program, and hear a presentation on applied reproduction techniques.” The Roundtable discussion will follow the breakfast.

The event will be presented in partnership with the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office.

Topics of discussion at the Quay County event, “Let’s Talk! Breakfast in Town,” will depend partly on ranchers’ questions, but experts on hand will be especially well-versed in cow/calf/stocker nutrition, reproduction and management.

The event will start at 8 a.m. with a free breakfast. The event is free to attend.

Among the experts from NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences planning to be on hand are professor Eric Scholljegerdes in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences; Marcy Ward, Extension Livestock Specialist in Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources; and Craig Gifford, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, also in Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources.

The Quay County program follows a similar event that took place Feb. 14 in Chaves County.

Register online at www.corona.nmsu.edu. For more information, contact Shad Cox at 575-849-1015 or shadcox@nmsu.edu.