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Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference Highlights Ranch Efficiency

Posted May 24, 2018

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute will host its seventh annual Texoma Cattlemen's Conference, the premier beef conference in the Southern Great Plains, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, at the Ardmore Convention Center.

This year's conference theme is The Road to Ranching Efficiency. Several new features have been added, including a new farm tour the day before the conference.

"Greater efficiency is always the objective for ranch operations, although it is seldom a stationary target," said Hugh Aljoe, producer relations manager. "Ranching efficiency takes on multiple facets within an operation such as production, marketing, expenses and weather. It is critical for producers to maintain awareness of the emerging technologies and management practices that have greatest potential to enhance efficiencies in their operations."

Conference speakers include:

  • Donnell Brown, R.A. Brown Ranch: "Providing Viability and Sustainability to the Land, Livestock and Family"
  • G. Cliff Lamb, Ph.D., Texas A&M University animal science department head: "Improving Herd Efficiency Through Management"
  • Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing and Information Center senior analyst: "Cattle Market Outlook"
  • Noble Research Institute researchers: "Agriculture Research Project Updates"
  • Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen's Beef Association senior vice president of government affairs: "Clarity From Chaos"
  • Representatives from the Oklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association: "Industry Updates"
  • Ron Hays, Oklahoma Farm Report, moderator

"Operational efficiency results from strategically applying technologies and practices to the land and cattle – the elements of a ranch system," Aljoe said. "The challenge is identifying which of these are most applicable then incorporating them into a management plan. This conference will help producers understand this critical process."

Conference trade show opens at 7 a.m. Registration is $40 and includes lunch. Four continuing education units for the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists have been approved for this conference.

To help producers gain first-hand insights into processes to gain efficiency, the Noble Research Institute will host a farm tour on Thursday, June 14. The farm tour will be hosted on two Noble farms and will share applied agricultural systems research results, demonstrations and technologies applicable to regional beef producers.

Those who sign up for the tour will meet at the Ardmore Convention Center and travel by bus to the farms. Farm tour registration is $25 and includes lunch.

To read more about what the farm tour and conference will entail, please visit www.noble.org/what-youll-gain-from-tcc. For more information or to preregister, please visit www.noble.org/events or call 580-223-5810.

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Cattle grazing in pastureThe Noble Research Institute will host its seventh annual Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference, the premier beef conference in the Southern Great Plains, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, at the Ardmore Convention Center.

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Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Research Institute, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

Robyn Peterson, Public Relations Coordinator
580-224-6294

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