Southwest Beef Symposium set for Jan. 9-10

CLAYTON, N.M. – The Southwest Beef Symposium, jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, is set for Jan. 9-10 at the Clayton Civic Center, 124 N. Front St. in Clayton, N.M.

“This is the 10th year of the Southwest Beef Symposium,” said Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Amarillo. “We continue to address issues of concern to the industry at large, but also at the ranch level.

“This year we are focusing on aspects as the industry hopefully turns a corner and begins to stabilize the national cow inventory and as the weather hopefully turns a corner and allows ranchers to continue the recovery from the drought conditions of the past few years.”

Individual registration is $70, which includes a steak dinner on Jan. 9, lunch on Jan. 10, refreshments and symposium proceedings.

Registration forms are available at Registration and payment can be completed online or via regular mail. If registering by mail, checks should be made payable to: NM State University and mailed to: Southwest Beef Symposium, Box 30003, MSC 3AE, Las Cruces, N.M. 88003.

Although registration will be available onsite, those planning to attend are asked to complete registration by Jan. 3 to aid in meal planning. Late registrations cannot be guaranteed a meal.

For more information, go to the Southwest Beef Symposium website or contact McCollum at 806-677-5600 or


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