Cattle Trails Wheat & Stocker Conference ~ Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – Lawton, OK
Oklahoma and Texas are famous for their cattle heritage. A large part of this heritage was the cattle drives. Cattle drives in the last 1800’s moved millions of head of cattle from central and south Texas, through western Oklahoma, to the railheads in Kansas and in some cases as far north as Montana. Two of the more famous cattle drives were the Chisholm Trail and the Great Western Trail. The Chisholm Trail started in central Texas and crossed the Red River northwest of Nocona, Texas. It moved up through central Oklahoma near the towns of Waurika, Duncan, and Oklahoma City. The Great Western Trail began near Bandera, Texas and moved cattle through central Texas passing east of Abilene, Texas. The trail crossed into Oklahoma at the historic Doan’s Crossing near Vernon, Texas and proceeded through Western Oklahoma to its conclusion near Dodge City, Kansas.
The land area between these two cattle trails still record cattle movements. Today, it is either in the mode of cow-calf operations or stocker cattle movements. This area is now the home of the Cattle Trails Cattle Conference.
The Cattle Trails Cattle Conference is a joint effort between Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The vision of its planning committee is to create an annual conference that will include up-to-date information on topics that will influence cattle profits. In effect, the conference will assist cattle owners and stocker operators in driving their cattle to profits.
The next conference will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Great Plains Coliseum, Comanche County Fairgrounds, 920 Southwest Sheridan Rd, Lawton, OK 73505
SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS in PDF format from the
Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference – JAN 15, 2013 – Lawton, OK
|What’s in Store for the 2013 Cattle Markets||Mr. Stan Bevers|
|Pasture Management for Drought Recovery and Invasive Weeds||Mr. Jack LeClair|
|Pasture Management||Dr. Robert Gillen|
|Traits and Tools for Retention and Replacements of Beef Females||Dr. Megan Rolf|