Pasture conditions and recovery methods will be discussed at the Jan. 15 Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference in Lawton, OK, a joint effort between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

The annual conference provides cow-calf producers with up-to-date topics that can influence cattle profits, says Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon, TX. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Comanche County Coliseum. Registration is $25 per person and includes educational materials, a noon meal and refreshments.

Keynote speaker will be Garrett King, ag liaison for the current House Agriculture Committee chairman, U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas from Oklahoma. King will give a farm bill and congressional update.

Jack LeClair, DuPont Crop Protection range and pasture specialist, Saint Jo, TX, will discuss drought recovery and invasive weeds. Bob Gillen, Western Kansas Agricultural Research Center department head at Hays, will cover the impact of drought on Southern Plains grassland.

Traits and tools for retention and replacement of beef females will be discussed by Megan Rolf, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension beef cattle management specialist, Stillwater. Dan Hale, AgriLife Extension meat specialist, College Station, TX, will give participants a virtual packing-plant tour.

Visit here for more information. To preregister, contact a local AgriLife Extension county agent, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension county educator, or the Southwest Oklahoma Area Extension office at 580-255-0546.