ABILENE, Texas — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Taylor County Marketing Club has set their annual public workshop for 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., December 8, at the Taylor County AgriLife Extension Meeting Room, 1982 Lytle Way in Abilene.
“This workshop is free to the public and includes lunch,” said Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension agent in Taylor County. “It’s hosted by our local agricultural commodity marketing club as a way to promote the group to prospective members. This is a longstanding club, which meets informally each month throughout the year.
“This year the program will focus on the wheat and stocker cattle markets. A glut of global wheat supplies has pressured our wheat prices for a couple of years now, so to find out where we stand today, we’ve asked Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension state grain marketing specialist at College Station, to provide us with his market outlook for the crop planted this fall. He’ll then discuss some of the psychological barriers many of us create for ourselves that can become true hindrances to profit as we try to market our grain.”
Pritz said one viable alternative for domestic wheat is to use the forage produced for grazing stocker cattle. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension state livestock marketing specialist at College Station, will speak on the U.S. beef market and the opportunities for profit grazing stocker cattle on wheat might provide.
Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist at San Angelo, will round out the program with a review of the cost of production for wheat and stocker cattle in West Central Texas.
For more information, contact Pritz at 325-672-6048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension San Angelo
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