Cattle Trails Cattle Conference

 

 Cattle Trails Wheat & Stocker Conference ~ Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – 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 the home of the Cattle Trails Cattle Conferences.

The Cattle Trails Cattle Conferences are a joint effort between Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  The vision of the planning committee is to create annual conferences that will provide up-to-date information on topics that will influence wheat and cattle profits.  In effect, the conference will assist wheat producers and cattle operators in driving their operations to profits.

The next conference will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Great Plains Coliseum, Lawton, OK.  To register, call (580) 255-0546 or email marty.new@okstate.edu.

 

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

 

 

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